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.
The Assistant Director, StudentPhilanthropy, reports to the Senior Associate Director, Young Alumni Giving andis responsible for the implementation and oversight of programs to educate andengage undergraduate students on philanthropy at Boston College.
Recruit, educate, train, motivate and communicate regularly with a group of 50 to 60 volunteers from the senior class. The committee is responsible for creating a culture of giving annually to BC by soliciting a gift from every senior to drive a robust Senior Legacy campaign. Each committee member will be responsible for contacting a minimum of 25 classmates personally throughout the year.
Educate the committee on the impact philanthropy has on the entire campus community and why annual gifts, of any size, are important for BC. The Assistant Director will facilitate this education so the members can relay the importance of giving back to their classmates and ask them to consider a gift.
Establish an environment and culture of collaboration and leadership for the committee that involves measuring success both through educational outreach and fundraising success. Provide the tools for the leaders of the committee to take ownership for their class campaign to promote accountability and motivate success.
In partnership with Annual Giving, BC Alumni Association, Programs and Events, and Advancement Communications and Marketing, manage a calendar of direct marketing (digital, email, social) and programming of milestone events. Will work with partners on operations and execution of calendar.
Identify opportunities to educate and engage all undergraduate alumni on philanthropy. For example, collaborate with University and Advancement partners to grow awareness of the Legacy Grants program, which awards funding for student service projects and is funded through the success of the senior gift campaign.
Work with partners in Advancement Information Systems to build processes and reports to optimize timely gift operations, acknowledgement procedures, and accurate reporting of progress. Identify and assist with implementation of new technologies that support the fundraising work of the senior gift campaign.
Maintain and improve process as it relates to efficiencies in volunteer management, gift gathering and processing, data entry and database management, internal reporting, goal setting and achievement, and event logistics.
The Assistant Director is expected to travel locally and regionally to recruit volunteers. The individual will have metrics for both committee recruitment and donor participation. They will also assist in the direct solicitation of the most recent undergraduate alumni classes.
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
First Level Assistant Director:minimum 1-2 years of fundraising or directly related experience: $48,900 -$61,150 Second Level Assistant Director:minimum 2-3 years of fundraising or directly related experience: $53,950 - $67,450
This position requires a Bachelor'sdegree and, for the first level Assistant Director position, a minimum of 1-2 years of fundraising experience ora combination of some fundraising and volunteer leader experience. Theindividual must be organized, comfortable with speaking in front of others, beinnovative and have the ability to multi-task. The ability to work well in agoal oriented and fast paced environment is preferred. The second levelAssistant Director position requires a minimum of 2-3 years professional levelfundraising experience. A proven track record of innovation and the ability towork well in a goal oriented and fast paced environment is required. Experience working with undergraduatestudents in higher education is ideal.
The Assistant Director is requiredto have excellent spoken, written and interpersonal communication skills and ademonstrated ability to speak and write persuasively about higher education andthe Jesuit tradition in particular. Demonstrated ability to work collaborativelyacross teams and to be open to feedback and coaching is essential to the role.Travel, evening, and weekend work is required to fulfill responsibilities. Avalid driver's license is required.
Proficiency with Google Suiteapplications, MS Office suite is required, advanced skills with Microsoft Excelis preferred. Experience with the following software is a plus: Blackbaud CRM,Evertrue Volunteer Management (or other volunteer system) and GiveCampus (orother crowdfunding platform).
Must be a team player who is highlymotivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education and have anappreciation for Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of BostonCollege.
The office of University Advancementsupports the mission of Boston College by promoting a culture of inclusion thatvalues each individual. Our recruiting practices support that commitment tobuild diverse teams reflecting our community; students, alumni, parents andfriends of Boston College.
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
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 https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.