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Boston College Assistant/Associate Director, Alumni Class & School Engagement in Chestnut Hill, 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 Assistant/Associate Director, Alumni Class Engagement & Reunions reports to the Director, Alumni Class & School Engagement and is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of class-based alumni activities for up to 25 Boston College classes with an emphasis on GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) class engagement. This role also supports our efforts to engage alumni based on their school affiliation and degree program and will work to develop relationships with Woods College of Advancing Studies and create programming and events that will more closely connect Woods College alumni with BC.

Specific responsibilities include interacting and working closely with all assigned classes, both reunion and non-reunion, in all appropriate event-related matters, including the coordination of all the reunion programs. In addition, responsibilities include the recruitment, cultivation and training of volunteers to work as representatives of the classes; working with class committees in planning and implementation of individual class activities; acting as liaison between classes and university constituencies in the development of each class event; coordinating with Advancement Communications & Marketing staff in the development of all materials necessary to properly publicize class events; working closely with Student Affairs and other appropriate departments to provide connections between students and Alumni Relations; partnering with the Annual Giving team to support GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Leadership Council programming and fundraising goals; working in unison with Alumni Relations and other University Advancement colleagues on events including Laetare Sunday, Legacy events, First Generation events, GOLD AHANA events and programs and, most importantly, Reunion Weekend; establishing policies and procedures for class volunteers to follow when planning annual events; developing operating plans and budgets for future events that will achieve objectives and are cost-effective; and establishing and adhering to event standards and timelines necessary to plan and deliver successful programs and events.

Position Details:

Department: 034221 - Alumni Relations

Position: 00011614 - Assistant/Associate Director, Alumni Class & School Engagement

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

Assistant Director 1: $47,500 - $59,350; minimum one year experience

Assistant Director 2: $52,400 - $65,500; 1-3 years professional experience

Associate Director: $57,850 - $72,300; 3-5 years professional experience


This position requires a Bachelors' degree and for the entry level Assistant Director, a minimum of one year of alumni relations, event planning, development or other related work experience; the next level Assistant Director requires a minimum of one to three years professional level alumni relations experience or a combination of alumni relations and directly related work experience, such as events planning or development; the Associate Director requires a minimum of three to five years experience working in alumni relations programs at the professional level, preferably in an institution of higher education engaged in a capital campaign. In addition, this position requires exceptional interpersonal, customer service, oral and written communication skills and the ability to provide the detailed planning and budget management necessary to ensure that events and programs are cost-effective and break-even. The successful candidate will have the ability to work well with volunteers in a fast paced environment. Some travel and significant evening and weekend work is required.

Preferences: Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, and desktop publishing is strongly preferred.

Must be a collaborative 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 including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination 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 .