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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

With a focus on increasing the number of annual leadership-level alumni donors, the Classes team is a critical unit within the Annual Giving department that manages alumni and student fundraising volunteers with respect to Reunions, Senior Class Gift, G.O.L.D. (Graduates of the Last Decade), and Neenan Society. The Assistant or Associate Director of Annual Giving, Classes reports to the Director of Annual Giving & Volunteer Engagement and is responsible for the implementation and oversight of programs to enhance volunteer engagement and promote increased giving from undergraduate alumni and/or students to Boston College. Responsibilities include working with reunion and non-reunion class volunteers to secure annual gifts, with an emphasis on growing the number of annual cash gifts of $1,000 or more. This work could include staffing two or more reunion Class Gift campaigns and several non-reunion classes. The Assistant or Associate Director is expected to travel locally and regionally to recruit volunteers and solicit alumni in the assigned classes.

Position Details:
Department: 033001 - Annual Giving
Position: 00011910 - Assistant/Associate Director, Annual Giving, Classes
Grade: 2ND


The Assistant Director position requires a minimum of 1-2 years of fundraising experience or a combination of some fundraising and other directly related experience. The Associate Director position requires a minimum of 2-3 years professional level fundraising experience, demonstrated leadership and organizational skills, and with a proven record of soliciting and closing gifts of $10,000 or more. Ideal candidates have experience preferably in higher education or comparable settings that have afforded increasing responsibility with annual giving programs and experience working directly with volunteers and donors. The Assistant/Associate Director is required to demonstrate success in collaborative work, have excellent spoken, written and interpersonal communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to speak and write persuasively about higher education and the Jesuit tradition. Successful candidates will be both individual contributors and team players who are highly motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree and valid driver’s license. Travel, evening, and weekend work is required to fulfill responsibilities. Proficiency with technology and relevant software applications, such as Google applications and the MS Office suite is also expected. An ability to appreciate the Jesuit Catholic values that are educationally and culturally foundational for Boston College is critical.

Closing Statement

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

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