Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Public Programming

Website Fordham University School of Law

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Fordham University School of Law (Fordham Law) is one of Fordham University’s professional graduate schools. In the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report, released March 2020, Fordham Law ranked No. 27 among the 198 U.S. law schools included, and the Law School’s evening program as the No. 2 best in the United States. Fordham Law’s programs are ranked among the top 25 in the country: Trial Advocacy (No. 12), Dispute Resolution (No. 13), International Law (No. 15), and Clinical Training (No. 25). National Law Journal ranked Fordham Law No. 21 in its “Go-To Law School” ranking, which is determined by the percentage of graduates that find associate jobs in the largest 100 law firms.

Fordham Law is at a pivotal and exciting moment in its history. In addition to enhancing its reputation as a nationally-acclaimed, go-to law school for all practices, Fordham Law is expanding to provide students with a world-class education that prepares them for emerging and alternative careers in law, including technology law, compliance, and the usage of artificial intelligence. The Law School seeks to further strengthen its global alumni network, in doing so creating connections that allow alumni to make a difference across the world.

To help fulfill its institutional vision and connect alumni to resources, Fordham Law seeks an exceptional leader and alumni relations professional to serve as the Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Public Programming (SDARPP). The SDARPP will lead the Alumni Relations team and provide innovative, effective strategies and management. In accordance with Fordham Law’s vision, the SDARPP has the opportunity to design and execute a strategic plan that will connect alumni across the world and create a pipeline to help the next generation of alumni and legal professionals.

S/he will bring senior leadership experience and a record of success in alumni/constituent relations in an institution of higher education. Along with confidence and high emotional intelligence, the SDARPP will have strong management experience and the demonstrated ability to effectively engage a passionate alumni network of 22,000. The SDARPP will be a dynamic leader who will implement creative strategies to build capacity by identifying, tracking and nurturing alumni, while ensuring that relationships with existing constituencies are broadened and deepened, and promoting a bond of loyalty and support between Fordham Law and its graduates and supporters. Leadership and management abilities will include effective motivation, mentoring, and team building. S/he will possess the talent to leverage team members’ existing capacity and strengthen performance, while maintaining best practices, camaraderie, and shared accountability.

Fordham Law has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at

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