Boston University SENIOR FOUNDATION RELATIONS ASSOCIATE, Office of Foundation Relations in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description


If you want to join a dynamic, mission-driven team in the best college town in the U.S.—at a prestigious university that knows where it wants to go, and is competitive in its compensation and benefits—consider us. If you want to help bring a $1.5 billion-dollar campaign to a successful conclusion—and maybe do some of your best work as an advancement professional—consider joining our team.

This historic effort will depend upon a dedicated, creative, and diverse staff. Boston University’s Development and Alumni Relations’ top leadership includes outstanding individuals recruited from some of the best institutions in the world and is led by Senior Vice President Scott Nichols.


Boston University’s Office of Foundation Relations (OFR), which is part of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, is located on both the Medical and Charles River Campuses. Its team members work with BU faculty and administrators to build sustained, mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and the charitable organizations that share our research, teaching, and social service missions. We pursue this goal by assisting individual BU faculty members with prospect identification and proposal development and submission, by managing institution-wide relationships across the University, and by working with the president, provost, and deans of Boston University’s 16 schools and colleges to support priority programs and projects.


The Senior Foundation Relations Associate reports to the Director of Foundation Relations for the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) and plays a key role in increasing foundation funding for the School of Medicine (MED), the School of Public Health (SPH), and the Goldman School of Dental Medicine(SDM). The primary responsibility of the person in this position is to assist the BUMC FR Director and the Director of FR for MED (FR directors) to identify, cultivate, and solicit leadership- and major-gift-level foundation prospects. This can also include assisting the Medical Campus deans and faculty to prepare requests for funding and associated documentation and reports. Occasionally, the Sr. FR Associate will help the FR directors to support the work of the Charles River Office of Foundation Relations as required.

The ideal candidate will have had prior experience in development; possess strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills, both verbal and written; be interested in learning about a breadth of topics related to public health and medical education and research; and be able to work both independently and productively with staff of all levels, faculty members and senior leaders. The role requires a mix of taking initiative and being collaborative on all levels

Required Skills

Candidates must have three to five years’ experience, a masters’ degree is preferred. Additionally, written communications, analytical skills, collaboration, and project management skills are required. An inherent joy of working with data is a requirement to be successful. Strong computer, organizational and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to prioritize the workload. The selected candidate must be able to handle confidential material responsibly and interact professionally with a wide spectrum of individuals. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

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Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard torace, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Tracking Code: 6393/G2518

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Competitive