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Associate/Sr. Associate Director, Parents Fundraising

Boston College

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Associate or Sr. Associate Director, Parents' Fundraising reports to the Director of Alumni & Parent Major Giving and is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current Boston College parents capable of gifts greater than $100,000. The Associate or Sr. Associate manages a portfolio of 200 or more donors and prospects and is expected to meet specific goals for contacts and completed solicitations. To be successful in meeting those goals, the Associate or Sr. Associate is expected to devise strategies for guiding the relationship and for the ultimate solicitation of parent prospects. The Associate or Sr. Associate writes effective solicitation letters and proposals and works collaboratively with peers in other fundraising areas including gift planning, athletics development, school development and organizational giving to maximize fundraising productivity; provides staff support for volunteer committees, as assigned, and develops productive working relationships with key volunteers as well as assisting in the implementation of development programs for parent prospects.

Position Details:
Department: 033201 - Capital Giving
Position: 00012561 - Associate/Sr. Associate Director, Parents' Fundraising
Grade: 3RDRequirements

This position requires a Bachelor's degree, and for the first level Associate Director, a minimum of 1-3 years directly related experience successfully closing gifts of $50,000 or more; for the second level Associate Director, a minimum of 3-5 years directly related fundraising experience successfully closing gifts of $50,000 to $100,000; for the Senior Associate Director, a minimum of 5-7 years directly related fundraising experience successfully closing gifts of $100,000 or more, all levels preferably performed in a complex higher education environment. Travel and some evening and weekend work is required to be successful. A valid driver's license is required. A demonstrated ability to speak and write persuasively about higher education and the Jesuit tradition is expected. Proficiency with technology and relevant software applications, such as e-mail, MSWord, MS Excel, and PowerPoint is also expected. Must be a team player who is highly motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education. An appreciation for Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of Boston College is critical.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

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