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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.



Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving Programs, The Assistant/Associate Director of Annual Giving Programs will be an integral member of the Annual Giving Programs team. They will help recruit, train, motivate and manage a portfolio of alumni fundraising volunteers that are representative of all members of the BC community and establish the philanthropic volunteer outreach strategy to enhance the impact of alumni volunteers.

Working closely with the Director of Annual Giving Programs the Assistant/Associate Director will support the annual giving goals of Boston College through volunteer management, personal solicitations and stewardship.  In addition to managing established fundraising volunteer committees, including the Neenan Council and BC Law Reunion Committees, the Assistant/Associate Director will be a significant partner for the philanthropy of the BC Alumni Board of Directors.  They will also collaborate with affinity and/or regional alumni volunteer committees that would benefit from philanthropic outreach components through building plans to ensure successful fundraising outreach for all groups who incorporate this element.

This metric-driven position will be measured on progress to goals for volunteer giving and the reach of volunteer fundraisers, the number of personal solicitations and the amount of annual leadership commitments to Boston College.  

The ideal candidate will have a depth of knowledge about best practices in the intersection of engagement activities leading to larger philanthropic support, which they can then develop for BC. They will be a thought partner with the Director as well as be creative and self-driven in their approach to their work. The expectation is that they will collaborate with colleagues across Advancement including Marketing and Communications, Programs & Events, Athletics, Annual and Leadership Giving, Major Gifts and Research

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

Assistant Director: $52,400-$65,500

Associate Director: $57,850-$72,300



Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and for the Assistant Director requires a minimum of 1 year of experience with managing fundraising volunteers and/or direct fundraising in a higher education institution. The Associate Director position requires a minimum of 2 years of professional volunteer management with proven fundraising experience soliciting and closing gifts of $10,000 or more.

This position requires superior communication skills—both in writing and orally, and the ability to communicate effectively to such diverse audiences as faculty, University as well as Advancement staff, and current and prospective donors. Additionally, applicants need to demonstrate the ability to lead and motivate others toward a goal and handle difficult conversations.  Must be able to work independently and manage multiple projects, setting deadlines and ensuring program accountability. Must be able manage, track, and analyze data and able to maintain confidentiality of frequently sensitive information. Must also be highly competent in Microsoft Excel, knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and comfortable with CRM software applications.  Candidates should be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment that will require some night and evening work.

Must be a collaborative 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.

The office of University Advancement supports the mission of Boston College by promoting a culture of inclusion and values each individual.  Our recruiting practices support that commitment to build diverse teams reflecting our community; students, alumni, parents and friends of Boston College.



Closing Statement

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

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

Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination 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's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.

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