Assistant/Associate Director of Schools & Programs
Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 8326
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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.
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Based on a fundamental Jesuit tenet of developing the wholeperson, University Advancement is large enough to benefit from many campusresources, yet small enough to be agile and creative in supporting allassociates. With an average tenure ofclose to 10 years at Boston College, our 250-person centralized organizationalstructure offers a variety of roles across fundraising, alumni relations,operations, and communications and engagement. We invest in the professional growth of every staff member throughindividual and team-based programs. Likewise, we aim to attract the very best, seeking team members who areas ambitious and as committed to our team as we are. We value a culture of diversity, equity,inclusion, and belonging while actively promoting team members who contributeto the success of University Advancement.
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Reporting to the Director of Development, the Assistant/AssociateDirector of Schools & Programs willserve as a content expert for a portfolio of schools and programs that compriseBC's most prominent areas of research, teaching, and service. As a content expert, the AD will serve as aresource to colleagues in functional areas across UA, primarily Development, Stewardship,Communications, and the Alumni Association. The AD will be responsible for supplying verbal and written content andaccess to relevant university partners. Theywill also play a key role in ensuring consistency and accuracy of messagingacross these functions. The AD willmaintain relationships with campus partners, noting that many relationshipswith senior administrators will require coordination with Directors and the AVPs. On occasion, the AD may be asked to developnew areas of expertise and/or work on other projects as assigned.
TheAssistant/Associate Director in Schools & Programs will partner with the BCSchool of Law, the Lynch School of Education and Human Development and otheracademic initiatives to increase support and awareness for the Schools'and Areas' innovative programs, faculty and student achievements, research, andinterdisciplinary initiatives. Thesecontent areas are subject to change at any given time.
The AssistantDirector/Associate Director will be responsible for developing written contentthat can be used effectively for numerous Advancement purposes, includingproposals, appeals, reports, and correspondence. The Assistant/Associate Director will also beexpected to work with Prospect Research to help identify a pipeline ofconstituent and non-constituent prospects for the schools and programs in theirareas of coverage.
At the AssociateDirector level, will manage a small portfolio of prospects whose gifts areconnected to their areas of content expertise, with 3 visits and 10% of timeexpected to be spent on direct fundraising. As the Associate Director progresses developmentally, this portion ofthe job may increase commensurate with skills and career aspirations.
Title andsalary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles andhiring ranges:
AssistantDirector: $61,650 - $77,050(1-3 years professional experience) AssociateDirector level 1: $68,100 - $85,150 (3-5 years professional experience) AssociateDirector level 2: $73,300 - $91,650 (5+ years professional experience)
This position requires a bachelor's degree or higher, and forthe Assistant Director position, 1-3 years of professional-level experience inhigher education or a minimum of two years professional experience in arelatable fundraising area; for the first level Associate Director position, 3-5years of experience in a higher education setting, with particular emphasis oncommunications, stewardship, project management, and some frontlinefundraising; for the second level Associate Director, a minimum five years ofexperience in a higher educational setting, with particular emphasis oncommunications, stewardship, project management, and some frontline fundraising.
To be successful, the Assistant/Associate Director mustpossess intellectual rigor; the ability to bridgesectors; excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability tounderstand the needs of- and work equally effectively with university officialsand staff colleagues; and the ability to manage time and conflictingpriorities.
Must be a team player who is highly motivated and dedicatedto the goals of advancing higher education and have an appreciation for JesuitCatholic education and the goals and values of Boston College.
The office of University Advancement supports the mission ofBoston College by promoting a culture of inclusion that values each individual.Our recruiting practices support that commitment to building diverse teamsreflecting our community; students, alumni, parents, and friends of BostonCollege.
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
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. 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/diversity.
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.