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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.
The Regional Director, Major Giving (Northeast) reports to the Associate Vice President, Major Giving and Athletic Advancement and is responsible for providing leadership to Boston College’s major gift fundraising efforts and regional engagement strategy in the Northeast (New York, Connecticut, New Jersey) region in partnership with fundraising leaders across University Advancement. The Director will oversee a team of up to six major gift fundraising professionals whose primary responsibility is to raise gifts from alumni and parent prospects rated $250K to $4.9M and successfully lead and motivate a team of fundraisers. The Director will also manage a portfolio of 40-60 major gift prospects and be responsible for individual visits and asks, securing at least $3M annually in philanthropic revenue and will demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive work culture and working with diverse external stakeholders.
The Director will be responsible for the oversight and provision of individual solicitation strategies including the utilization of University Leadership and key volunteers when appropriate; ensuring that prospects are moving through the donor philanthropic process at pace; holding fundraisers accountable to performance metrics; successfully managing a portfolio of prospects and meeting their own fundraising objectives, and proactively support the professional development of team members. The Director will serve as the expert on the cultural and philanthropic values of the Northeast region with a deep understanding of the region’s demographic profile. The Director will manage a thoughtful and strategic discovery process for unmanaged rated prospects across the leadership and major giving prospect managers in the Northeast region and develop a strategic plan for regional fundraising growth and engagement that aligns with the priorities and goals of Boston College’s future campaign. The incumbent will be expected to build a pipeline for future philanthropic leaders in the region with a concerted focus on prospects from diverse backgrounds, provide intelligence on existing prospects, seek feedback on programming, and the hosting of events.
Critical to the success of the Director will be the ability to effectively collaborate with fellow Regional Directors, the Director of Parents, as well as other fundraising units including Athletic Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Gift Planning, Leadership & Annual Giving, and School Development. Productivity will be measured through the growth of individual performance and regional gift commitments across the major gift bands.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $135,800 to $169,750; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
This position requires a proven track record of soliciting and closing six- and seven-figure gifts or closely related and transferable experience. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and seven to ten years of professional experience as a performance-driven gift officer, preferably within higher education or another nonprofit organization. A Master’s degree is preferred.
The successful candidate should have proven experience with mentoring and leading high-performing team members; strategic planning; and superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with a specific ability to create a compelling case for support, including written proposal development. Travel and some evenings and weekend work is required to be successful. A valid driver’s license is required.
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.
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.
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