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Development Assistant

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
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

Development Assistant works alongside fundraisers, university colleagues and
external constituents to develop, support and maintain programs and activities
consistent with securing philanthropic support for the University. Primary responsibilities include: preparing
materials for fundraiser prospect visits, making travel arrangements,
completing transmittal forms for pledges and gifts received, filing visit
reports in Blackbaud, drafting gift acknowledgments, and requesting research
and pulling additional donor or prospect information from various systems. Done well, these tasks assist fundraisers in
identifying the most desirable prospects and donors.

assistants also support the work associated with external constituents' visits
to campus, meetings and special events, often interfacing with the Programs and
Events team, to maximize event effectiveness within budgetary guidelines. Given the extensive independent contact with
external constituents including alumni and parent volunteers, donors, and
university officials, this position requires strong interpersonal and
organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy; excellent oral and
written communications skills; and complete discretion regarding the handling
and storing of confidential data.

Assistant positions are currently available in the following units:

Giving: Fundraising work in this unit is focused on managing the qualification,
solicitation and stewarding of individual giving from alumni, parents and
friends for gifts between $250,000 and $4,999,000. The Development Assistant reports to the
Regional Director, Major Giving and supports up to four major giving officers.

& Programs: Positions in this unit are the primary conduit between the
Advancement Division and the deans, and serve as content experts for a
portfolio of schools and programs that comprise BC's most prominent areas of
research, teaching and service.

& Foundation Relations: Fundraising work in this unit is focused on
supporting academic units across the university through the identification,
cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities of foundations and corporations
for funding of $50,000-$1,000,000+. Positions in the CFR unit provide support for 2-3 CFR officers. Additional responsibilities include assisting
with the preparation of proposals and reports, collaborating with the Office
for Sponsored Programs, and researching corporate and foundation funders.

Giving: Fundraising work in this unit is focused on the identification,
solicitation and stewarding of individual giving from alumni, parents and
friends for gifts of $10,000 or more and multi-year commitments of $50,000 or
more. The Development Assistant reports
to the Director of Annual & Leadership Giving and supports leadership
giving officers.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $41,100 to $51,400; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


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
communications 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

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-Sponsored403bRetirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sickand Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status.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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