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Senior Associate Director, Major Giving

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, 02467
Development and Fundraising
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

The Senior Associate Director, Major Giving reports to the Regional Director, Major Giving and is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals in Western Europe and New England regions who are capable of making gifts of $250,000 to $ 4.9M.  The Senior Associate Director manages a portfolio of 120 or more donors and prospects with an entrepreneurial approach and is expected to meet specific  goals for contacts and completed solicitations.  Senior Associate Directors on the Major Giving team are responsible for conducting 120 meetings a year and raising $2M-$5M per year.  The Senior Associate Director will spend roughly 50% of their time in Western Europe and 50% of their time in New England as reflected by their portfolio makeup and discovery opportunity in those respective markets.

be successful in meeting those goals, the Senior Associate Director is
expected to devise creative strategies for
guiding the relationship and for the ultimate solicitation of
prospects.  The Senior Associate Director writes effective solicitation letters and proposals & demonstrates strategic relationship
management to maximize fundraising productivity, builds a robust pipeline of future campaign major donors and
develops productive working relationships with
key volunteers as part of the
campaign effort.

Critical to the success of this
position will be the ability to effectively collaborate & partner with the
International Senior Philanthropic Advisor and AVP for Principal Giving by
contributing to University Advancement's international fundraising strategy. In
addition, the Senior Associate Director will need to collaborate effectively
with fellow major gift officers, 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 individual performance.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring
Range (minimum 5-7 years of fundraising or directly
related experience): $119,950 - $149,950;
salary commensurate with relevant experience.


This position requires a
Bachelor's degree, and a minimum of 5-7
years directly related fundraising experience successfully closing gifts of $250,000
or more and 3-5 years of international fundraising experience; preferably performed in a complex higher education environment. Travel and some evening 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 e-mail, MSWord, MS Excel, and PowerPoint is also 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.

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

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  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

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