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Assistant/Associate Director, Annual Giving

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

The Assistant/Associate Director of
Annual Giving reports to the Senior Associate Director, Annual and Leadership
Giving and is responsible for increasing annual gifts from undergraduate alumni
to Boston College through personal outreach. With an emphasis on donor
retention and prospect discovery, the Assistant/Associate Director works with
the Senior Associate Director to develop a comprehensive strategy to identify,
solicit, and steward leadership-level alumni prospects and donors with the goal
of increasing annual, unrestricted, current use cash. The Assistant/Associate
Director is expected to meet specific goals for contacts and completed
solicitations. In addition, the Assistant/Associate Director writes effective
solicitation letters and works collaboratively with colleagues in other areas
including alumni relations, gift planning, athletics development, school
development, leadership giving and major giving to maximize fundraising
productivity. The Assistant/Associate Director is expected to work weekends as
needed and conduct meetings virtually and by phone. Local and regional travel to solicit alumni
in the assigned region may be required.

Title and salary commensurate with
relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
Assistant Director: $53,950 - $67,450
Associate Director: $59,550 - $74,450
Associate Director: $65,800 -


This position requires a Bachelor's
degree and a minimum of 1-2 years of fundraising experience or a combination of
some fundraising and other directly related experience, with demonstrated
ability to close gifts of $1,000 to $10,000 or more at the Assistant Director
level. The Associate Director requires 2-3 years of professional level
frontline fundraising experience at the first level and 3-4 years at the second
level. A proven record of soliciting and
closing annual cash gifts of $10,000 or more at the first level Associate
Director and $10,000 to $25,000 or more at the Associate Director level,
preferably in a higher education environment, is required. Determination of job level and compensation
will be commensurate with experience.

The Assistant/Associate Director is
required to demonstrate consistent and highly professional behavior, have
excellent spoken, written, and interpersonal communication skills and a
demonstrated ability to speak and write persuasively about higher education and
the Jesuit tradition in particular. Travel, evening, and weekend work is
required to fulfill responsibilities. A valid driver's license is required.
Proficiency with technology and relevant software applications, such as Google
applications and the MS Office suite is also 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

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-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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