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.
The Assistant Director, Student Philanthropy, reports to the Associate Director, Young Alumni Giving and is responsible for the implementation and oversight of programs to enhance volunteer engagement and promote increased giving from undergraduate students to Boston College. Responsibilities include:
*Recruit, train, and motivate a group of 50 members of the senior volunteer committee and work closely with the committee to drive gifts through a robust Senior Legacy campaign. *In partnership with Annual Giving, BC Alumni Association, Programs and Events, and Advancement Communications and Marketing, manage a calendar of direct marketing (digital, email, social), programming, milestone events, and peer to peer solicitation strategies to increase giving from undergraduate students. Will work with partners on operations and execution of calendar. *Collaborate with University partners to raise awareness and manage the Legacy Grants program which awards funding for student service projects and is funded through the success of the senior gift campaign. *Work with partners in Advancement Information Systems to build processes and reports to optimize timely gift operations, acknowledgement procedures, and accurate reporting of progress. Identify and assist with implementation of new technologies that support the fundraising work of the senior gift campaign. *Maintain and improve process as it relates to efficiencies in volunteer management, gift gathering and processing, data entry and database management, internal reporting, goal setting and achievement, and event logistics. *The Assistant Director is expected to travel locally and regionally to recruit volunteers and may solicit alumni in assigned young alumni classes.
Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with relevant experience First Level Assistant Director: minimum 1-2 years of fundraising or directly related experience: $46,550- 58,200 Second Level Assistant Director: minimum 2-3 years of fundraising or directly related experience: $51,350 - $64,200
This position requires a Bachelor's degree and, for the first level Assistant Director position, a minimum of 1-2 years of fundraising experience or a combination of some fundraising and other directly related experience. The second level Assistant Director position requires a minimum of 2-3 years professional level fundraising experience in an annual giving program and/or directly related professional level experience, in addition to superior organizational and project management skills. Experience working with undergraduate students in higher education is preferred.
The Assistant Director is required to 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. Strong organizational skills and project management experience is required as well as an ability to work well in a goal oriented and fast paced environment. Travel, evening, and weekend work is required to fulfill responsibilities. A valid driver's license is required.
Proficiency with Google Suite applications, MS Office suite is required, advanced skills with Microsoft Excel is a plus. Experience with the following software is a plus: Blackbaud CRM, Evertrue Volunteer Management (or other volunteer system). To be successful, must be a team player who is highly motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education. An appreciation for Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of Boston College are critical.
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 https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity
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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Internal Number: 3796
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.