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Assistant Provost for Corporate Relations

Fordham University

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Assistant Provost for Corporate Relations

Office of the Provost, Multiple Campuses

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000
undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.

  • Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life,
    and disability insurance.
  • We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents.
  • A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for
    the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain
    public and certain nonprofit employers.
  • As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days,
    6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.
  • University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to
    help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.
Position Summary
The Assistant Provost for Corporate Relations represents the academic face of Fordham University to major corporations. The Assistant Provost will present an enterprise-wide view of all Fordham’s intellectual assets (business, law, media, ethics, counseling, technology, healthcare, education, etc.); develop customized non-degree educational programming and cross-disciplinary approaches to talent development for the corporate client; and introduce Fordham’s preeminent faculty members as potential research collaborators and consultants.

As the lead point of contact to Chief Talent Officers, Chief Learning Officers and/or Chief Scientific Officers of major firms in the tri-state area and beyond, the Assistant Provost will bring potential partnership opportunities to relevant deans and academic leaders for their consideration. The Assistant Provost will serve as the project manager in negotiating terms, developing agreements and meeting agreed-upon timetables.

The Assistant Provost for Corporate Relations will report directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Essential Functions
  • Develops a comprehensive understanding of Fordham’s intellectual assets and academic offerings
  • Cultivates relationships with corporate leaders to learn more about their organization, the challenges they face in recruiting and developing talent,
    and the mutual benefits of a potential partnership with a human-centered, educational institution.
  • Demonstrates a relational approach to building partnerships that focus on meeting the needs of the client
  • Exhibits an entrepreneurial approach to solving problems through creative and practical solutions
    Negotiates terms of agreements that both provide value for the client and align with the business model and practices of Fordham University.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Required Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in related field
  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience
  • Experience working with Higher Education administrators and faculty on developing novel academic programs
    Experience developing or executing business plans within the corporate sector
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to DEI practices.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.


Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a similar position working with corporate clients and developing customized educational programs.

Minimum Starting Salary: $132,000

Maximum Starting Salary: $165,000

Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.



APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/5625

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an
exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000
students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx
and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center
Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and
welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other
protected categories


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