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As we embark on Soaring Higher: the Campaign for Boston College, we invite you to join our community. Driven by our mission in ways that advance the university for years to come, priority areas for this $3B comprehensive campaign include Financial Aid, Academics, and Student Life.

Based on a fundamental Jesuit tenet of developing the whole person, University Advancement is large enough to benefit from many campus resources, yet small enough to be agile and creative in supporting all associates.  With an average tenure of close to 10 years at Boston College, our 250-person centralized organizational structure offers a variety of roles across fundraising, alumni relations, operations, and communications and engagement.  We invest in the professional growth of every staff member through individual and team-based programs.  Likewise, we aim to attract the very best, seeking team members who are as ambitious and as committed to our team as we are.  We value a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging while actively promoting team members who contribute to the success of University Advancement.

See below the current opportunity to begin (or return to!) your Boston College experience!

Job Description:

The Assistant/Associate Director, Leadership Giving reports to the Director of Annual and Leadership Giving and is responsible for identifying, soliciting, and stewarding gifts ranging from $10K through $249K from Boston College alumni, parents, and friends.  The Assistant/Associate Director manages a portfolio of roughly 150 regional prospects and is expected to meet specific goals surrounding meetings, solicitations, and new commitments.  Assistant/Associate Directors on the Leadership Giving team are responsible for conducting 140 meetings a year and raising $800K to $1M per year.  The Assistant/Associate Director writes effective solicitation letters and proposals and works collaboratively with peers in other fundraising areas including gift planning, athletics development, school development, and organizational giving to maximize fundraising productivity.  In addition, the Assistant/Associate Director works with the Director to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to increase annual cash giving through the solicitation, recognition, and stewardship of annual leadership donors.  The Assistant/Associate Director assists in the functional supervision of one development assistant.

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

Assistant Director: minimum 1-3 years of professional level frontline fundraising experience: $73,300 – $91,650
Associate Director, minimum 3-5 years of professional level frontline fundraising experience: $82,900 – $103,600



This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1-3 years of professional level frontline fundraising experience for the Assistant Director level, and 3-5 years at the Associate Director level.  A proven record of soliciting and closing annual cash gifts of $10,000 – $25,000 at the Assistant Director level and $25,000 or more at the Associate Director level, preferably in a higher education environment, is required.  Determination of job level and compensation will be commensurate with experience. 

Travel and some evenings and weekend work is required to be successful.  A valid driver’s license is required.  A demonstrated ability to speak and write persuasively about higher education and the Jesuit tradition is expected.  Proficiency with technology and relevant software applications, such as Google mail (Gmail), MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint is expected. 

Must be a 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 that values each individual. Our recruiting practices support that commitment to build diverse teams reflecting our community; students, alumni, parents and friends of Boston College.

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