Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
Reporting to the Director, Stewardship & Donor Engagement, and working closely with colleagues in stewardship reporting, Advancement, and with other University stakeholders, the Senior Writer is responsible for the complete gift acknowledgement protocol for Boston College's President and the Senior Vice President and Vice President for University Advancement (UA), including drafting gift acknowledgment letters, submitting them for approval and producing final copies for signature. In addition to acknowledgments, the incumbent will also draft other correspondence from the President relating to University Advancement initiatives. This may include database research as well as collaboration with prospect managers and other colleagues. In addition, upon occasion the Senior Writer may also be asked to write ad hoc letters. As part of the stewardship team, the Senior Writer helps ensure that the University creates, nurtures, and sustains strong and lasting personal relationships with its alumni and friends groups; strengthening engagement, recognition, and satisfaction, and inspiring further support for Boston College's important programs and initiatives.
The Senior Writer also works with the stewardship reporting team to create, edit, and manage impact and financial reports on endowed funds and other gifts and is specifically responsible for creating reports and/or monitoring stewardship carried out by Boston College's centers and institutes, many of which were funded by the University's largest donors. Lastly, this individual will copyedit reports to BC's largest donors. These actions result in timely and appropriate recognition of University donors, and ensure that we are communicating the impact of investments in Boston College in a meaningful and professional manner.
In this position, the Senior Writer is responsible for editing and proofreading impact reports, adhering to product/high quality standards and ensuring accuracy and consistency. Responsibilities also include copyediting and formatting report content submitted by UA staff or other University partners and ensuring appropriate format for distribution.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $66,100 to $82,600; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
This position requires a minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience in writing, communications or donor relations, preferably in a large or complex institution, or the equivalent level of experience in other non-profit or for-profit environments. The incumbent must be capable of managing simultaneous, high-level projects and collaborating and communicating well. A high level of attention to detail is also needed, as is embracing both the writing/editing and the project management components of the position. 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.
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 http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 2824
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.