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Assistant/Associate Director, Annual Giving Direct Marketing

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 experience!

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving Direct Marketing, the Assistant/Associate Director is responsible for the coordination and execution of Boston College's Annual Giving direct marketing communications. With the goal of increasing both discretionary dollars raised and overall alumni giving participation, they assist with the development of effective solicitation and stewardship strategies that utilize direct mail, email, email, social, and other emerging technologies for fundraising in collaboration with Advancement Information Services and Communications and Marketing. 

The Assistant/Associate Director is a vital contributor to the successful implementation of multichannel appeals, including day-to-day project management, end-to-end production management of campaigns, and reporting fundraising results. They will work closely with annual giving colleagues to produce content briefs for appeals to support an annual fundraising calendar and will be responsible for production timelines. They will work with partners in Advancement Communications and Advancement Services to establish best practices for annual giving fundraising and data personalization. Other responsibilities include online giving page production and online campaign page creation and maintenance.       

Together with the Director of Annual Giving Direct Marketing, the Assistant/Associate Director will be expected to help develop specific strategies to support multichannel fundraising campaigns with measurable results including ongoing email/mail campaigns, automated and ongoing gift anniversary appeals, retargeting journeys, and recurring giving campaigns. 

To be successful, the Assistant/Associate Director must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with demonstrated project management skills. A strong attention to detail and experience with data analysis and technical competencies within a sophisticated database and desktop programs is required.

The Assistant/Associate Director provides project coordination and supervision for one work study student.

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

Assistant Director: $55,850 - $69,800
First Level Associate Director: $61,650 - $77,050 
Second Level Associate Director: $68,100 - $85,150 


position requires a Bachelor's degree and for the Assistant Director position,
a minimum of one year of directly related direct marketing fundraising
experience or related experience, with proven organizational and project
management skills. The Associate Director position requires either a minimum of
three years directly related direct marketing experience, or a combination of
professional fundraising and other directly related experience with proven
organizational and project management skills, preferably in an institution of
higher education in a campaign environment or in comparable settings. 

position requires excellent spoken, written and interpersonal skills, a keen
eye for detail, and superior project management and proof-reading skills.
Aptitude for analysis and understanding data and numbers is critical. A
demonstrated ability to speak and write persuasively about higher education and
the Jesuit tradition is highly desirable.  Some evening and weekend work is required to fulfill job

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.

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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