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Boston College Development Assistant 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!

The Development Assistant position is currently available in the following unit:

Annual Giving: This unit is responsible for securing current-use dollars for Boston College by collaborating with frontline fundraisers from all annual, leadership, major, and principal giving units, through leadership volunteer activity and annual donor recognition. The Development Assistant reports directly to the Director, of Annual Giving.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $24.09/hr to $30.11/hr salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Positions in the Annual Giving unit provide support for up to four annual giving officers. Fundraising work in this unit is focused on managing reunion class giving volunteers, reunion driven participatory giving and leadership cash fundraising for gifts between $10,000 and $100,000.

Requirements

This 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 communication 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.

Requires 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.

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 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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