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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 Development Assistant works alongside fundraisers, university colleagues and external constituents to develop, support and maintain programs and activities consistent with securing philanthropic support for the University.  Primary responsibilities include: administrative support of fundraising and recognition events in University Advancement, assistance with stewardship correspondence, completing transmittal forms for pledges and gifts received, using internal systems to pull lists and analyze data, and managing internal databases directly related to day to day work of the team. Development assistants also support the work associated with external constituents’ visits to campus, meetings and special events, often interfacing with the Programs and Events team, to maximize event effectiveness within budgetary guidelines. This position in the Leadership Giving Events unit provides support for up to two assistant/associate directors and one director.  Given the extensive independent contact with external constituents including alumni and parents, donors, and university officials, this position requires strong interpersonal and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy; excellent oral and written communications skills; and complete discretion regarding the handling and storing of confidential data.

Position Details:
Department:  033001– Annual Giving
Position: 00014896 – Development Assistant, Leadership Giving Events
Salary Range: 38,750 – 48,450


This position requires 2-3 years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in a professional setting; strong interpersonal and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy; excellent oral and written communications skills including effective phone communication skills; accurate typing skills;  a working knowledge of Windows PC, including Microsoft Word, Excel; exceptional proofreading; strong attention to detail; a commitment to accuracy; and very adept at handling multiple tasks and working well within deadlines.  Also requires good judgment, discretion in handling confidential materials, ability to work independently without close supervision, and flexibility to work beyond the regular hours of the workday when necessary.  Candidate must possess solid knowledge of grammar and punctuation.

Requires a high school diploma, bachelor’s degree preferred.  Candidates should be highly motivated to work in a fast paced environment that will require some night and evening work.  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.  A desire to build a career in advancement is a plus.

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