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Development Assistant

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 9,484 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

The Development
Assistant position is currently available in the following unit:

Giving: This unit is responsible for securing current-use dollars for Boston
College by collaborating with frontline fundraisers from all annual,
leadership, major, and principal giving units, through leadership volunteer
activity and annual donor recognition. 
The Development Assistant reports directly to the Director, of Annual Giving.

Equivalent Hiring Range: $24.09/hr to $30.11/hr salary commensurate with relevant

Positions in the Annual Giving unit provide support for up to four annual giving officers. Fundraising work in this unit is focused on managing reunion class giving volunteers, reunion driven participatory giving and leadership cash fundraising for gifts between $10,000 and $100,000.


position requires 2-3 years of increasingly responsible administrative
experience in a professional setting; strong interpersonal and organizational
skills with attention to detail and accuracy; excellent oral and written communication
skills including effective phone communication skills; accurate typing skills; a
working knowledge of Windows PC, including Microsoft Office, and familiarity
with Customer Relationship Management databases; exceptional proofreading;
strong attention to detail; a commitment to accuracy; and very adept at
handling multiple tasks and working well within deadlines.  Also requires good judgment, discretion in
handling confidential materials, ability to work independently without close supervision,
and flexibility to work beyond the regular hours of the workday when
necessary.  Candidate must possess solid
knowledge of grammar and punctuation.

a high school diploma, bachelor's degree preferred.  Candidates should be highly motivated to work
in a fast-paced environment that will require some night and evening work. 

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

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.

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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