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Director, Alumni Affinity Programs

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
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 9,445 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 Director, Alumni Affinity Programs reports to the Associate Vice
President, Alumni Relations and supervises three professional staff members and one
administrative professional. The Director is
responsible for overseeing all aspects of alumni affinity programming which
includes more than 200 alumni stakeholders, 14 different councils and networks
who function and operate year-round and in turn produce more than 100 executive
committee meetings and events annually. The Director strategically advises staff who supervise these affinity
groups to significantly and strategically increase opportunities of engagement
and philanthropic support of the University while creating more meaningful
relationships with one another as well as with Boston College.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $77,750 to $97,200; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


This position requires a Bachelor's
degree and a minimum of ten years of professional work experience in alumni
relations, fundraising, development, donor relations, non-profit management,
marketing, communications, sales or similar professional work. A minimum of two years of management
experience, including staff and volunteers and a minimum of one year of
experience developing and managing a budget is required. To be successful, the incumbent 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, and problem solving. Having a proven track record of successfully
overseeing a high volume portfolio of relationship management and programmatic
oversight with multiple complex and competing priorities, including recruiting,
training and cultivating key volunteer relationships strongly preferred. Ability to manage confidential information
with discretion and tact required.

Also, must have an
ability to interact effectively with Boston College alumni volunteers from diverse
backgrounds, high profile donors, University administrators and Trustees 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, including internal
partners throughout the Division of University Advancement. An exceptional work ethic and track record of
personal initiative required. Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, communications and writing skills required. Must be flexible and adaptable
to new programs in an emerging and changing environment.

A commitment to regularly work night
and weekend events, with some travel,
as necessary is required. A strong
knowledge and application of Google Drive products as well as MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint is expected; experience
with Blackbaud fundraising
software is a plus.

Must be a highly
collaborative team player who is
motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education. An appreciation for Jesuit Catholic education
and the goals and values of Boston College is critical.

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

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 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

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