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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 Director of Development, the Assistant/Associate Director of Schools & Programs will serve as a content expert for a portfolio of schools and programs that comprise BC’s most prominent areas of research, teaching, and service. As a content expert, the AD will serve as a resource to colleagues in functional areas across UA, primarily Development, Stewardship, Communications, and the Alumni Association. The AD will be responsible for supplying verbal and written content and access to relevant university partners. They will also play a key role in ensuring consistency and accuracy of messaging across these functions. The AD will maintain relationships with campus partners, noting that many relationships with senior administrators will require coordination with Directors and the AVPs. On occasion, the AD may be asked to develop new areas of expertise and/or work on other projects as assigned.

The Assistant/Associate Director in Schools & Programs will partner with the BC School of Law, the Lynch School of Education and Human Development and other academic initiatives to increase support and awareness for the Schools’ and Areas’ innovative programs, faculty and student achievements, research, and interdisciplinary initiatives. These content areas are subject to change at any given time.

The Assistant Director/Associate Director will be responsible for developing written content that can be used effectively for numerous Advancement purposes, including proposals, appeals, reports, and correspondence. The Assistant/Associate Director will also be expected to work with Prospect Research to help identify a pipeline of constituent and non-constituent prospects for the schools and programs in their areas of coverage.

At the Associate Director level, will manage a small portfolio of prospects whose gifts are connected to their areas of content expertise, with 3 visits and 10% of time expected to be spent on direct fundraising. As the Associate Director progresses developmentally, this portion of the job may increase commensurate with skills and career aspirations.

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

Assistant Director: $61,650 – $77,050 (1-3 years professional experience)
Associate Director level 1: $68,100 – $85,150 (3-5 years professional experience)
Associate Director level 2: $73,300 – $91,650 (5+ years professional experience)


This position requires a bachelor’s degree or higher, and for the Assistant Director position, 1-3 years of professional-level experience in higher education or a minimum of two years professional experience in a relatable fundraising area; for the first level Associate Director position, 3-5 years of experience in a higher education setting, with particular emphasis on communications, stewardship, project management, and some frontline fundraising; for the second level Associate Director, a minimum five years of experience in a higher educational setting, with particular emphasis on communications, stewardship, project management, and some frontline fundraising.

To be successful, the Assistant/Associate Director must possess intellectual rigor; the ability to bridge sectors; excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to understand the needs of- and work equally effectively with university officials and staff colleagues; and the ability to manage time and conflicting priorities.

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 building 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

Boston College’s Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at