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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 Director, Alumni Class Engagement and Reunions reports to the Director, Alumni Engagement and is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of alumni events and activities designed to engage Boston College alumni in the life of Boston College through their respective classes.  

Specific responsibilities include:
• Interacting and working closely with up to 25 assigned Boston College classes, both reunion and non-reunion, in all appropriate event-related matters, including the coordination of Reunion Weekend programs and management of reunion committee volunteers. 
• The recruitment, cultivation and training of volunteers to work as representatives of the classes; working with class committees in the planning and implementation of individual class activities; partnering with the Annual Giving team to increase participatory giving among undergraduate alumni.
• Establishing policies and procedures for class volunteers to follow when planning annual events; developing operating plans and budgets for future events that will achieve objectives and are cost-effective; establishing and adhering to event standards and timelines necessary to plan and deliver successful programs and events.
• Helping to manage the peer solicitation model for reunion committee volunteers; educating and training peer solicitors and ensuring progress on volunteer assignments and achieving class participation goals. 
• Working in unison with Alumni Relations and other University Advancement colleagues on promoting alumni engagement through non-Reunion Weekend events including but not limited to chapter and regional programming, council or affinity group programming, faith and service opportunities, alumni career and networking events.

Position Details:
Department: 034221 - Alumni Relations
Position: 00012550 - Assistant/Associate Director, Class Engagement and Reunions



Requirements

This position requires a Bachelors’ degree and for the entry level Assistant Director, a minimum of one year of alumni relations, event planning, development or other related work experience; the next level Assistant Director requires a minimum of one to three years professional level alumni relations experience or a combination of alumni relations and directly related work experience, such as events planning or development; the Associate Director requires a minimum of three-five years experience working in alumni relations programs at the professional level, preferable in an institution of higher education engaged in a capital campaign. 

All job levels require the following:
• Proven personal and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate, engage and work with a wide variety of constituents including colleagues, alumni, volunteers, donors, students and University administrators. 
• Strong operational skills that demonstrate professionalism, organization, strong time management, managing and measuring work, and the ability to prioritize work to perform both independently and collaboratively in a team setting. 
• Ability to provide the detailed planning and budget management necessary to ensure that events and programs are run in a fiscally responsible manner, cost-effective and break-even.
• Motivation to learn, flexibility towards change, adaptability towards new programs in an emerging and fast paced environment.
• Must be a team player who is highly motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education.  An appreciation for Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of Boston College is critical.
• Some travel and significant evening and weekend work is required. 

Preferences:
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and desktop publishing is strongly preferred.
Experience with fundraising software (Millennium or Blackbaud) is a plus.



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 http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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