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Boston College Associate/Senior Associate Director, Major Giving (Northeast region) 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 Associate/Senior Associate Director, Major Giving, reports to the Regional Director, Major Giving and is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals in the Northeast region (NY metro/tri-state area) who are capable of making gifts of $250,000 to $ 4.9M; The Associate/Senior Associate Director manages a portfolio of 150 or more donors and prospects and is expected to meet specific goals for contacts and completed solicitations within the context of a major Capital Campaign. To be successful in meeting those goals, the Associate/Senior Associate Director is expected to devise strategies for guiding the relationship and for the ultimate solicitation of prospects. The Associate/Senior Associate Director writes effective solicitation letters and proposals and works collaboratively with peers in other fundraising units including Gift Planning, Athletics, School Relations and Organizational Giving to maximize fundraising productivity, provides staff support for volunteer committees as assigned and develops productive working relationships with key volunteers.

Position Details:

Department: 033201 - Capital Giving

Position: 00011878 - Associate/Sr. Associate Director, Major Giving

Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:

First Level Associate Director, minimum 1-3 years of fundraising or directly related experience: $83,350 - $110,450

Second Level Associate Director, minimum 3-5 years of fundraising or directly related experience: $99,950 124,950

Senior Associate Director, minimum 5-7 years of fundraising or directly related experience: $110,350 - $137,950


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 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