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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 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students.  Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.

 

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!

Reporting to the Executive Director of Gift Planning, the Associate Director of Gift Planning is a key fundraising position within the Development Office.  The Associate Director manages a portfolio of approximately 80-100 donors and prospects and is expected to meet specific goals for contacts and completed solicitations. Associate Directors on the Gift Planning team are responsible for conducting a minimum of 80 meetings a year and raising $2-$2.5M per year.  Additionally, the Associate Director will be assigned an internal partnership portfolio of approximately 10-14 fundraisers on the Annual, Leadership, Athletics, Parents, and Major Gift teams.

The Associate Director plays a significant role in meeting the goal of increasing the number of planned gifts for the University.  Primary responsibilities include: cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of alumni, parents, and friends, with a focus on the specialty area of gift planning including bequests, life-income gifts, complex gift transactions, and outright major and principal gifts as appropriate; collaborating and partnering with other Boston College fundraisers in developing donor strategy and/or presenting planned gift options to viable prospects in both the Greater Boston area and other US regions; responding to planned giving inquiries and to prepare qualified gift proposals; developing productive working relationships with key volunteers whose goal is to promote planned gifts among their peers; training advancement colleagues and volunteers in gift planning and its impact and importance; attending gift planning or other University cultivation events and regional events as needed.

Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
First Level Associate Director (1-3 years of fundraising or directly related experience): $96,100 – $120,100
Second Level Associate Director (3-5 years of fundraising or directly related experience): $108,700 – $135,850

Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, and for the first level Associate Director, 1-3 years of professional level frontline fundraising experience, and for the second level Associate Director, 3-5 years of professional level frontline fundraising experience, concentrated in gift planning and preferably in a higher education setting.  Other professional experience in related fields including estate planning, trust and estate management, and charitable giving tax law will be considered.  Also required is the ability to articulate complicated gift-planning concepts to donors, professional advisors, and internal constituents including trustees, volunteers, development staff, and faculty leadership.  Must meet specific annual goals for contacts and solicitations; and, work closely with the Executive Director in furthering the long-term, multi-year goals of the department.  To be successful, the candidate must be self-motivated, a collegial and collaborative team player, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated tact and maturity in difficult or sensitive situations.  Travel, evening, and weekend work is required to fulfill responsibilities.  Demonstrated computer skills, including knowledge of software applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite, PG Calc, or other gift planning software, are expected.  A valid U.S. driver’s license is required to fulfill the job requirements.

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.  A desire to build a career in advancement is a plus.

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
Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
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 https://www.bc.edu/diversity.

Boston College’s Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.