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Job Description

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:

Reporting to the Vice President for Development, the Associate Vice President for Major Giving oversees those units focused on fundraising from alumni, parents, and other constituents at the major gift bands ($250K-$4.9M). 

As Boston College propels forward with Soaring Higher: the Campaign for Boston College, the role of the Associate Vice President for Major Giving remains increasingly pivotal. Philanthropic resources will be the cornerstone of the University’s future, with the primary catalyst for this growth being the increase in donors making substantial gifts at the major giving levels. Our focus is on doubling the number of gifts between $1M and $4.9M, a goal that the Associate Vice President will play a key role in achieving.

The Associate Vice President will lead all facets of major gift fundraising, including staff and program design, implementation, and assessment.  The incumbent will supervise five major gift directors across four regions and parent development; additionally, this individual will manage a partial portfolio of major giving prospects, emphasizing individuals capable of making a gift of $1M or more to the University.  The Associate Vice President will be responsible for establishing and ensuring success against goals for the unit, including monthly or quarterly metrics to ensure progress against those goals.  The incumbent will also be a key decision maker – in partnership with Prospect Development – in assigning prospective donors to fundraiser portfolios. 

The Associate Vice President will be a regular collaborator, working closely with colleagues in Advancement Marketing & Communications, Stewardship, and Strategic Engagement.  This person will also partner with the Executive Director of Gift Planning to develop strategies that ensure our most highly rated donors are aware of and utilize the various gift planning tools available. Additionally, the Associate Vice President will work in tandem with the Executive Director of Development and other colleagues to create and implement regional strategies that maximize giving at all levels of the gift pyramid.

As a member of the Advancement Office’s senior leadership group, the Associate Vice President will ensure that the units under their purview work strategically, collaboratively, and effectively.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $206,500 to $258,100; salary commensurate with relevant experience.



The successful candidate will have a minimum of ten years of experience in development, preferably within a higher education setting.  This individual should have demonstrated progress in leadership/management roles, especially within a complex higher education setting; preference will be given to those individuals with a proven track record of closing gifts at the $1M+ level.  Frequent travel, evening, and weekend work are required to successfully perform the duties of this position.

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.


Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
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Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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