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Senior Associate Director, Alumni Class & School Engagement

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, 02467
Alumni Relations
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!

Job Description:

The Senior Associate Director,
Alumni Class & School Engagement position within Alumni Relations is
designed to engage Boston College alumni in the life of Boston College through
their respective class year, degree and School affiliation.  It reports to the Director, Alumni Regional
& Class Engagement is charged with managing the engagement strategy, goal
setting and budget management of a variety of programs and events, including but
not limited to student and GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) programs,
Reunion Weekend, Law School Reunion, additional School based engagement
programs and class committee oversight of the 1st year Reunion through the 65-year
Reunion for undergraduate Boston College alumni. The Senior Associate Director
will be expected to closely collaborate with the Annual Giving team to develop
and execute specific strategies with the primary goal of increasing alumni
engagement and participatory giving of undergraduate alumni population. 

Essential functions include:

  • Responsible for directly overseeing Reunion Weekend, an annual 3-day program consisting of 40-50 events for over 5,000 alumni and guests.
  • Guiding and supporting the team's work flow of Reunion Engagement Committees, including GOLD Leadership Council and Newton College.
  • Overseeing recruitment, cultivation, and training of class and Reunion volunteers to work as representatives of Classes.
  • Managing the programs intended to introduce the connection between students and alumni, through Alumni Relations.
  • Driving the engagement programming for GOLD alumni and working closely with the BC Annual Fund and other partners.
  • Establishing policies and procedures, standards and timelines necessary to plan and deliver successful events.
  • Developing organizational goals, operating plans and budgets that will achieve set objectives.
  • Managing a team of four individuals, including three Assistant/Associate Directors and one Alumni Relations Assistant.
  • Working with Development and all other University Advancement colleagues, specifically School Development, Marketing and Communications and Advancement Information Systems, as well as other university constituencies including Dean and faculty, to develop, implement and communicate specific class and School based initiatives.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $80,850 to $101,050; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


This position requires a Bachelor's
degree and a minimum of five years of professional work experience in alumni
relations, fundraising, development, donor relations, nonprofit management,
research, marketing, communications, sales or similar professional work.  A minimum of two years of management
experience, including staff, and a minimum of one year of experience developing
and managing a budget required. 

To be successful, must have
excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills, strong fiscal management
and supervisory skills, demonstrated program and event management skills,
including diplomacy, creative thinking, vigilance, problem solving, and the
ability to quickly resolve issues with common sense and available resources.
Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact required.
Also, must have an ability to interact effectively with volunteers, donors,
University administrators and Trustees and a commitment to regularly work night
and weekend events, some with travel, as necessary to manage programs
successfully.  A strong knowledge and
application of MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint is expected; experience with Customer
Relationship Management software is a plus.  Strong leadership qualities, including the ability both to delegate and
to execute, thereby leading by word and by example required; ability to work
collegially and collaboratively in a team setting required. An exceptional work
ethic and track record of personal initiative required. Outstanding
interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen,
to speak, and to write well required. Must be flexible and adaptable to new
programs in an emerging and changing environment 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

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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