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Boston College Report Writer 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

Reporting to the Associate Director, Systems Management & Data Analysis, the Report Writer is the first responder to all reporting inquires for University Advancement, collaborating with colleagues from across the division to deliver information in a timely fashion to help achieve the fundraising and engagement goals of Boston College.

The Report Writer will be responsible for:

•Running ad hoc queries and creating reports from the Blackbaud CRM application on a daily basis using a variety of reporting tools and business intelligence tools.

•Coordinating basic data imports through CRM Batch utilities, BrightVine Data Loader or partnership with UA Systems Management & Data Analysis team or ITS programmer/developers.

•Collaborating with the Senior Business Systems Analyst to ensure that all report requests, application updates, and business processes are properly documented and tested before deployment.

•Collaborating with the Associate Director, Data Management and Records Assistants to ensure the data integrity of the CRM database.

•Collaborating with UA/ITS Developers when application data or configuration needs to be added or changed.

This successful candidate will possess the technical skills to assist the Systems Management & Data Analysis Team using variety of reporting tools including but not limited to: Blackbaud CRM Ad-Hoc Query, Export Definitions, T-SQL, SQL Server Reporting Studio, Power BI, Tableau, Oracle Application Express and Excel.

Position Details:

Department: 031001 - Advancement Information System

Position: 00000748 -Report Writer

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $56,700 to $70,900; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Boston College conducts background checks, including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and one to three years application development and reporting experience with development and alumni data processing systems, preferably in an institution of higher education in a campaign environment.

Technical and operational support skills required include:

•Knowledge of development and alumni data processing systems; Blackbaud CRM is preferred.

•Experience in developing reports using T-SQL and Business Intelligence tools listed above.

•Excellent analytical skills for application and report specification development; must be able to communicate well with personnel of varying technical expertise in order to translate their business needs.

In addition, must have good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, an aptitude for working with numerical data, an ability to work independently with careful attention to detail, a respect for the confidentiality of donor records and a customer service focus. To be successful, must be able to balance priorities and meet deadlines in a fast paced office environment.

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