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.
Assistant/Associate Director, Student-Athlete Alumni Engagement reports to the Sr. Associate Director, Athletics Stewardship and is responsible for identification and recruitment of student-athlete alumni volunteers & new donors and managing solicitation strategies of student-athlete alumni. S/he is expected to manage relationships of potentially high-capacity/high impact individuals with a customized and high-touch approach throughout the entire process. S/he will be responsible for building out a comprehensive engagement strategies and programming for our 7,000 living student-athlete alumni in partnership with Athletics Administration, Alumni Association, and Athletics Advancement leadership that will lead to increased giving participation and deepened connection to Boston College Athletics. As part of the student-athlete alumni engagement strategy, s/he will strategically coordinate a prospect management plan with respective prospect managers, other University Advancement & Athletics leadership and colleagues to ensure a seamless and meaningful experience for our student-athlete alumni. As an independent contributor and also in support of the Athletics Advancement leadership team participates in leadership and major gift strategy meetings with expertise on the student-athlete alumni perspective, and manages a portfolio of $50K+ rated student-athlete alumni to solicit leadership gifts ($1,000-$50,000) to the Flynn Fund with a concerted focus in the Northeast region.
Responsibilities include: Student-Athlete Alumni Management, Engagement, and Solicitation *Work closely with Athletics Advancement leadership team to develop and implement processes and strategies for engaging student-athlete alumni to give annual gifts of $1,000 to $50,000+ and serve as active ambassadors to their peers to support BC Athletics *Develop and manage an active portfolio of 50-75 leadership giving level student-athlete alumni prospects focusing on solicitations of $10,000 and above with mature prospects. Emphasis on portfolio and program building in the first 2 years. *Conduct at least 75 in-person moves with student-athlete alumni prospects and donors per year, and participate in a minimum of 40 solicitations per year. *Develop and maintain an astute awareness of social, business, and philanthropic cultures within the student-athlete alumni community, and serve as an expert liaison for the BC Athletics Advancement team. *Collaboratively develops recruitment and/or solicitation strategies with prospect managers for student-athlete alumni. *Ensure consistent and appropriate contact, facilitate or make solicitations, and ensure effective stewardship *In partnership with Associate Director of Stewardship, develop & manage annual calendar of engagement experiences and opportunities for student-athlete alumni *Support the event execution and planning of the BC Athletics Hall of Fame as part of engagement and solicitation strategy for student-athlete alumni
Operational Leadership Functions *Work with Athletics Advancement Leadership and Advancement Communications & Marketing team to develop promotional, and customized solicitation materials for print, digital, and online presence. *Monitor and communicate progress updates to internal key stakeholders and develop communication plan to update and steward student-athlete alumni. *Partner with Student-Athlete Development team on engagement opportunities for student-athlete alumni to connect and mentor current student-athletes that will deepen relationship with BC Athletics *Manage Sport Liaison program for Athletics Advancement
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges: Assistant Director, minimum 1-2 years of experience: $51,360 - $64,200 First Level Associate Director, minimum 2-3 years of professional experience: $56,720 - $70,900 Second Level Associate Director, minimum 3-4 years of professional-level fundraising experience: $62,650 - $78,300
This position requires a Bachelor's degree and, for the Assistant Director position, a minimum of 1-2 years of experience; the Associate Director position requires a minimum of 2-3 years professional experience, with proven leadership and organizational skills; the second level Associate Director position requires a minimum of 3-4 years professional level fundraising experience, with proven leadership and organizational skills. All positions require a proven record of soliciting and closing gifts of at least $1,000 and the ability to aciculate the case for annual support, and an understanding or exposure of the student-athlete experience.
Both the Assistant and the Associate Director are required to demonstrate consistent and highly professional behavior, have excellent spoken, written and interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to speak and write persuasively about higher education and the Jesuit tradition in particular. Travel in the Northeast region, evening, and weekend work is required to fulfill responsibilities. A valid driver's license is required. Proficiency with technology and relevant software applications, such as Google applications and the MS Office suite is also expected. 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.
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Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits including depending on your job classification eligibility;
Tuition remission for Employees Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance Low-Cost Life Insurance Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans Paid Holidays Annually Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay Additional benefits can be found on www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
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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.