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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 Affinity Programs is responsible for the cultivation, recognition, stewardship, and volunteer management of several high profile Alumni Affinity Councils, including the Alumni Arts Circle, LGBTQ+ Alumni Council, West Coast Technology and Entrepreneurship Council, and the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Alumni Council.  Reporting to the Director of Alumni Affinity Programs, the Assistant/Associate Director provides programming guidance for the Councils as well as stewardship for all Council members, including working closely with the Council's leadership, many of whom are Trustees and significant donors to the University, in addition to planning and overseeing each Council’s annual meetings.  The Assistant/Associate Director also develops outreach programs for the broader alumni population with targeted interests in the areas relative to their portfolio, and works with Regional Engagement to cultivate their interests in and connection to Boston College.  In addition, the position will serve as the primary liaison with Advancement Information Systems, Programs & Events, and Advancement Communications & Marketing teams in partnering to meet goals for engagement and participation. The Assistant/Associate Director also helps to prioritize the goals of each Council as well as assisting the Director to evaluate competing programming priorities.  Also works with the Director on the development of new alumni networks and councils and assessing their viability.  

Position Details:

Department: 034221 - Alumni Relations
Position: 00011440 - Assistant/Associate Director, Alumni Affinity Programs

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

Assistant Director: minimum 1 year of alumni relations, event planning, development or other related work experience: $46,550- $58,200
Second Level Assistant Director, one to three years professional level alumni relations experience or a combination of alumni relations and directly related work experience: $51,350 - $64,200
Associate Director, minimum 3-5 three to five years professional level experience working in alumni relations programs: $56,700 - $70,900



Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor’s 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 event planning or development; the Associate Director requires a minimum of three to five years professional level experience working in alumni relations programs, preferable in an institution of higher education engaged in a capital campaign.  Experience working with diverse populations and shared identity groups is preferred but not required.  

In addition, this position requires exceptional interpersonal, customer service, oral and written communication skills and the ability to provide the detailed planning and budget management necessary to ensure that events and programs are cost-effective and break-even.   To be successful, must have the ability to  manage volunteers in a fast paced environment.  Some travel and occasional evening and weekend work is required to meet job responsibilities.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel and desktop publishing is expected, familiarity with Millennium, or other alumni software, is strongly preferred.  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 https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits including depending on your job classification eligibility;

Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance 
Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay
Additional benefits can be found on www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

 

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity/compliance/nondiscrim

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