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Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Assistant, Associate or Senior Associate Director, Athletics Major Giving will report to the Director of Development for Athletics and is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals who are capable of making gifts of $100,000 to $999,999. The successful candidate will manage a portfolio of approximately 200 prospects that are inclined to support Boston College Athletics and will be expected to meet specific visit and solicitation goals. To be successful in meeting these goals, the fundraiser is expected to devise cultivation strategies which advance relationships and lead to the solicitation of prospects. The fundraiser will communicate effectively and persuasively in letters, proposals and in person, and will work collaboratively with development colleagues, coaches and Athletic Department leadership to maximize fundraising productivity. Additionally, the fundraiser will serve as a liaison and content expert for non-athletics fundraising staff and develop productive working relationships with key volunteers.  Portfolio composition may include leadership giving prospects and/or major giving prospects, commensurate with candidates’ experience.


This position requires a Bachelor's degree, and for the Assistant Director, a minimum of 3-5 years directly related fundraising experience successfully closing gifts of $25,000 or more; for the Associate Director, a minimum of 3-5 years directly related fundraising experience successfully closing gifts of $50,000 to $100,000; for the Senior Associate Director, a minimum of 5-7 years directly related fundraising experience successfully closing gifts of $100,000 or more, all levels preferably performed in a complex higher education environment.  Travel is required to be successful in the role. Evening and weekend work, primarily centered on athletic events, is also required to be successful in the role.  A valid driver’s license is required.   A demonstrated ability to speak and write persuasively about higher education and the Jesuit tradition is expected.  Proficiency with technology and relevant software applications, such as e-mail, MSWord, MS Excel, and PowerPoint is also expected.  To be successful, must be a team player who is highly motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education.   An appreciation for college athletics as well as Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of Boston College are critical.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at