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Associate/Senior Associate Director, Gift Planning

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

Reporting to the Director of Gift Planning, the Associate/Senior
Associate Director of Gift Planning is a key fundraising position within the
Development Office. The Associate/Senior
Associate Director plays a significant role in meeting the goal of increasing
the number of planned gifts for the University. Primary responsibilities include: cultivating, soliciting, and
stewarding a portfolio of alumni, parents, and friends, with a focus on the
specialty area of gift planning including bequests, life-income gifts, complex
gift transactions, and outright major and
principal gifts as appropriate; collaborating and partnering with other
Boston College fundraisers in developing donor strategy and/or presenting
planned gift options to viable prospects in both the Greater Boston area and
other US regions; responding to planned giving inquiries and preparing
qualified gift proposals; developing productive working relationships with key
volunteers whose goal is to promote planned gifts among their peers; training
advancement colleagues and volunteers in gift planning and its impact and
importance; attending gift planning or other University cultivation events and regional
events as needed.

Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based
on the following titles and hiring ranges:
Associate Director: at least three
years of experience $83,700 - $104,600
Sr. Associate Director: at least
five years of experience $101,950 - $127,450


This position requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of
three years (Associate Director) or five years (Senior Associate Director) of
professional fundraising experience concentrated in gift planning and
preferably in a higher education setting. Other professional experience in related fields including estate
planning, trust and estate management, and charitable giving tax law will be
considered. Also required is the ability
to articulate complicated gift planning concepts to donors, professional advisors,
and internal constituents including trustees, volunteers, development staff and
faculty leadership. Must meet specific
annual goals for contacts and solicitations; and, work closely with the
Director in furthering the long-term, multi-year goals of the department. To be successful, the candidate must be
self-motivated, a collegial and collaborative team player, and possess
excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated tact and
maturity in difficult or sensitive situations. Travel, evening and weekend work is required to fulfill
responsibilities. Demonstrated computer
skills, including knowledge of software applications, such as Microsoft Office
Suite, PG Calc or other gift planning software, is expected.

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 College. A desire to build a career in advancement is
a plus.

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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