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Boston College Assistant Director, Annual Giving in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 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 or Associate Director of Annual Giving reports to the Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving and is responsible for increasing annual gifts from undergraduate alumni to Boston College through personal outreach. With an emphasis on donor retention and relationship building, 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 or Associate Director is expected to work weekends as needed, travel locally and regionally to solicit alumni in the assigned region.

Position Details:

Department: 033001 - Annual Giving

Position: 00011880 - Assistant or Associate Director, Annual Giving

Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with relevant experience:

Assistant Director: 1-2 years of experience $51,350 - $64,200

Associate Director: 2-3 years of professional level experience $56,700 - $70,900


This position requires a Bachelor's degree and, for the Assistant Director position, 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. The Associate Director position requires a minimum of 2-3 years professional level fundraising experience with a proven record of soliciting and closing gifts of $10,000 or more with a focus on closing gifts of $10,000 to $25,000 with proven leadership and organizational skills. Both the Assistant and the Associate Director are 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 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

    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 .

    Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at