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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

Reporting to the Director, Stewardship & Donor Engagement, the Senior Writer is responsible for the complete gift acknowledgement protocol for Boston College’s President and the Senior Vice President and Vice President for University Advancement (UA), including drafting gift acknowledgment letters, submitting them for approval and producing final copies for signature. In addition to acknowledgments, the incumbent will also draft other correspondence from the President relating to University Advancement initiatives.
The Senior Writer is also responsible for creating reports and/or monitoring stewardship carried out by Boston College’s centers and institutes, many of which were funded by the University’s largest donors. Lastly, this individual will proofread reports to BC’s largest donors.
These actions result in timely and appropriate recognition of University donors, and ensure that we are communicating the impact of investments in Boston College in a meaningful and professional manner.
Position Details:
Department:  031061 – Stewardship & Donor Engagement
Position: 00011236 – Senior Writer, Stewardship & Donor Engagement
Salary Range: FY18  64,800 – 81,000 


This position requires a minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience in writing, communications or donor relations, preferably in a large or complex institution, or the equivalent level of experience in other non-profit or for-profit environments. The incumbent must be capable of managing simultaneous, high-level projects and collaborating and communicating well. A high level of attention to detail is also needed, as is embracing both the writing/editing and the project management components of the position.  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.

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