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Boston College Director, Prospect Development 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 9,377 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 37 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Director of Prospect Development is responsible for supporting Boston College’s fundraising efforts by overseeing all activities related to prospect identification, management, and research. The Director will ensure the effective management, measurement, and analysis of movement of prospects through the donor lifecycle, with an overall focus on developing and maintaining a robust prospect and donor pipeline for Boston College.

The successful candidate will have an overall knowledge of strategic partnerships, philanthropy, fundraising processes, and prospect development initiatives, including prospect identification techniques, and research and prospect management best practices.

The Director will be responsible for building and maintaining partnerships with fundraisers to effectively manage prospect assignments, providing insights for portfolio and prospect strategy through ongoing portfolio and pipeline analysis and optimization, administration of prospect management data in the CRM and reporting on prospect management systems, providing ongoing training opportunities to fundraisers, and assessing and continually improving prospect management policies, practices and procedures.

Position Details:

Department: 031081 - Prospect Development

Position: 00005834 - Director, Prospect Development

Grade: 4TH

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $99,950 to $124,950; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and a minimum of 5-7 years of progressively responsible success in research and prospect management. Candidates must have effective communication and strong analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with clients and partners across the organization. Experience managing staff and a record of initiative innovative problem solving, and adaptability is required. Proficiency in using a relational database management system necessary.

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