Boston College Dir. of Dev MCAS, library #4015 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Looking ahead, multidisciplinary teaching and research will be an area of focus for Boston College, with several high-level gifts committed. Operating as an integral member of the Office of University Advancement and key philanthropic agent for the assigned academic areas, the Director will further partner with the ED to understand the University?s philanthropic priorities, fully contribute to and benefit from the achievements of the department and the University as a whole, and jointly execute ambitious fundraising strategies for these areas. The Director will develop a small portfolio of prospects and key stewardship relationships and will direct the efforts of an Associate Director and Development Assistant as well as collaborate closely with other gift officers and administrators in University Advancement to cultivate and steward those at other abilities of giving. The Director of Development?s primary areas of responsibility will be the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, Schiller Institute, University Libraries and other schools and program priorities as assigned. They will drive fundraising and direct all aspects of development for the Schools and Programs area and other fundraising priorities as assigned. Reporting into the Executive Director of Schools and Programs, the Director will promote coordinated and focused action for the development activities with the aim of advancing the School?s and Program?s priorities; the Deans? and Academic Leaders? vision; and increasing support and awareness for the School?s and Area?s innovative programs, faculty and student achievements, research and interdisciplinary initiatives. Position Details: Department: 033511- School Development Position: 00012772 - Director of Development, Morrissey College or Arts & Sciences, Schiller Institute, and University Libraries Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $110,350 to $137,950; salary commensurate with relevant experience. Requirements Successful candidates will have at least 7-10 years of progressively responsible development experience, including partnering with academic deans, faculty, academic leaders and university officials to cultivate and close major and principal gifts. Experience with developing and executing program and curriculum for strategic engagement boards, councils, and small and large cultivation dinner and events. A proven track record of individual success in the cultivation and stewardship of donors at the six- and seven-figure and the maturity to partner with high profile faculty experts and prominent business leaders is highly desired. A sophisticated understanding of the full spectrum of fund development, including major and principal gifts, corporate and foundation relations, planned giving, annual and special gifts, special events, and donor relations will be critical for success - as is the strategic ability to devise focused and systematic fundraising plans that take into consideration donor interests, and an entrepreneurial mindset that is willing to explore new pathways. The candidate must have experience fundraising for engineering and/or science, interdisciplinary priorities, and proven success working and closing gifts with Corporations. Exceptional judgment, strong managerial and motivational skills are required, as well as the compassion, clarity, and communication skills necessary to articulate clear philanthropic goals and inspire others to action. A strong intellectual curiosity, ability to translate academic content to donors, which requires strong verbal and written communication skills. Candidates will have a deep appreciation for Boston College?s mission and culture and the ability to create advancement strategies that reflect the broader Jesuit mission and worldview. A bachelor?s degree and demonstrated success in environments that require strong cross-cultural competencies are required. An advanced degree is preferred.