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Boston College Senior Philanthropic Advisor 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


Senior Philanthropic Advisor will be responsible for building relationships and

securing seven- and eight-figure gifts from high net worth individuals in

support of University priorities. With a primary focus on Boston

College’s international constituency, s/he will manage a portfolio of

approximately 75 alumni, parents, and friends and will be responsible for

developing strategies, often in partnership with Development colleagues, that

deepen prospective donors’ understanding of Boston College’s mission and

priorities. Success will be measured by the Senior Philanthropic Advisor’s

ability to move prospective donors through the qualification and cultivation

processes to solicitation, the outcomes of these solicitations, and his/her

ability to collaborate effectively with Development colleagues and University


Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $148,400 to $185,500; salary commensurate

with relevant experience.

Position Details:

Department: 030021 Principal Giving

Position: 00015464


This position requires a bachelor’s degree and a

minimum of ten years fund-raising experience, preferably in a higher education

campaign environment or other complex non-profit setting. Alternatively, experience at a leadership

level in a role that would have direct correlation to success as the Senior

Philanthropic Advisor at Boston College will be considered. In either case, the incumbent must have

demonstrated the ability to successfully solicit and close seven-figure plus

gifts or investments from individuals. Experience

working in environments that require strong cross-cultural competencies is

necessary with the ability to speak multiple languages is preferred.

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


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


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