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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 Associate/Senior Associate Director, Major Giving, reports to the Regional Director, Major Giving and is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals who are capable of making gifts of $250,000 to $ 4.9M; The Associate/Senior Associate Director manages a portfolio of 150 or more donors and prospects and is expected to meet specific goals for contacts and completed solicitations within the context of a major Capital Campaign.  To be successful in meeting those goals, the Associate/Senior Associate Director is expected to devise strategies for guiding the relationship and for the ultimate solicitation of prospects. The Associate/Senior Associate Director writes effective solicitation letters and proposals and works collaboratively with peers in other fundraising units including Gift Planning, Athletics, School Relations and Organizational Giving to maximize fundraising productivity, provides staff support for volunteer committees as assigned and develops productive working relationships with key volunteers. 

Position Details:
Department: 033201 - Major Giving
Position: 00012563 - Associate/Sr. Associate Director, Major Giving
Grade: 3RD

Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:

First Level Associate Director: $86,650 - $108,300
Second Level Associate Director: $98,000- $122,500
Senior Associate Director: $ 108,300 - $135,250



This position requires a Bachelor's degree, and for the first level Associate Director, a minimum of 1-3 years directly related experience successfully closing gifts of $50,000 or more; for the second level 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 and some evening and weekend work is required to be successful.  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.  Must be a team player who is highly motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education and have an appreciation for Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of Boston College. 

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