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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 Boston College Alumni Association (BCAA), the largest Catholic alumni organization in the world, serves over 170,000 alumni with a wide array of programs and services including class year events, regional chapter events and community service opportunities. The Assistant or Associate Director, Alumni Chapters will play an integral team role by planning, coordinating, and implementing the Boston College Alumni Association’s national chapter initiative. The goal of the national chapter initiative is to develop a stronger national and international Boston College community which will foster alumni connections to Boston College in support of the University’s mission. The Assistant or Associate Director, Alumni Chapters reports to the Senior Associate Director, Alumni Chapters. Specific responsibilities include:  recruiting, training, and retaining chapter leaders and volunteers; acting as a liaison between chapter leaders/volunteers and various University constituencies; planning and executing chapter events including meetings, receptions, speaker’s series, service projects and conferences; establishing effective budgets and timelines for chapter events and programs; working with the BCAA Communications Team to develop chapter communication formats, policies, and content; formulating, implementing, and maintaining national chapter standard operating policies and procedures; assist at several general BCAA events during the year; and perform other duties as assigned. As a primary point of contact with alumni, the Assistant or Associate Director, Alumni Chapters must be able to represent the University and the Alumni Association in a professional, enthusiastic manner with a customer service and team focus. Public speaking ability is a key success factor for this position.  

Position Details:
Department: 034221 - Alumni Relations
Position: 00013790 - Assistant/Associate Director, Alumni Chapters
Grade: 3RD


Requires a Bachelor’s degree.  For the entry level Assistant Director, a minimum of one year of alumni relations, event planning, development, or other related work experience is required.  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 professional level experience, such as event planning, development or volunteer management.  The Associate Director requires a minimum of three to five years of professional level experience working in alumni relations programs, preferably at an institution of higher education engaged in a capital campaign.  All job levels require an 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; an ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines; excellent interpersonal, oral and written skills including public speaking when necessary; an ability to work well with volunteers in a fast paced environment.  Weekend and evening work is required according to the event, meeting, and work schedule of Alumni Relations. Extensive domestic travel evening and weekend work as well as a flexible schedule are required.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; 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.  An appreciation for Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of Boston College is critical.
Prior experience working with regional chapter networks at an institution of higher learning, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.   Familiarity with Millennium or other alumni software.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

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