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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 Regional Director, Major Giving, reports to the Associate Vice President, Major Giving and is responsible for providing leadership to Boston College’s major gift fundraising efforts in one of four geographic regions.  The Director will oversee a team of up to five major gift fundraising professionals whose sole responsibility is to advance philanthropic relationships with alumni and parent prospects rated $250,000 to $4,900,000 - team members work out of the Boston College University Advancement office.  The Director will also manage a portfolio of 50-75 major gift prospects. 

In collaboration with the AVP, Major Giving, the Director will develop a comprehensive regional engagement and cultivation strategy that includes the deployment of University Leadership to grow major gift commitments.  Additional responsibilities include the oversight and provision of individual solicitation strategies including the utilization of University Leadership and key volunteers when appropriate; ensuring that prospects are moving through the donor engagement process at pace; holding fundraisers accountable to performance metrics; and proactively engaging in the professional development of team members.  Critical to the success of the Director will be the ability to collaborate with other fundraising units including Athletic Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Gift Planning, and School Development.  Productivity will be measured through regional growth of philanthropic commitments at the major gift band.

Position Details:
Department:  033201 Major Giving
Position: 00011895 Regional Director, Major Giving


This position requires a proven track record of soliciting and closing six- and seven-figure gifts. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or higher and a minimum of seven to ten years of professional experience as a performance-driven gift officer within higher education or another nonprofit organization.

Experience mentoring high-performing team members; developing successful programs; and superior oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills - with specific application to compelling development communications - are required.  In addition, an understanding and appreciation of Boston College’s Jesuit, Catholic mission is a must.

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