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Boston College Assistant/Associate Director, Annual Digital Giving in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

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:

The Assistant/Associate Director, Annual Digital Giving reports to the Senior Associate Director, Annual Digital Giving and is responsible for increasing annual gifts from alumni to Boston College by leveraging digital and in-person engagement to effectively solicit gifts, and deepen alumni’s philanthropic ties to BC.

The Assistant/Associate Director will manage a portfolio of donors, with clear metrics and goals for outreach, donor meetings, dollars brought in, donor count and pipeline growth. The Assistant/Associate Director will leverage technology including EverTrue’s cloud platform, social media platforms and video conferencing software tools to build rapport, steward and solicit donors in an alumni centric, targeted, high-velocity manner. Additionally, the Assistant/Associate Director will execute monthly and quarterly touchpoint cadences (averaging 30+ outbound touchpoints per day) across portfolio to ensure consistent and relevant donor communication.

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills across mediums are necessary, especially via video conferencing. Collaborative work with colleagues in other areas of University Advancement is key; these include Alumni Relations, Gift Planning, Athletics Development, School Development, Leadership Giving, and Major Giving. This position is expected to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed and conduct meetings virtually and by phone. Local and regional travel to solicit alumni may be required.

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

Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 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 level. The Associate level 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 and $10,000 to $25,000 or more at the second level Associate, 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. 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 College.

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-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

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 https://www.bc.edu/diversity .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination .

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