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 of Class and School Engagement, the incumbent is responsible for the management and execution of five school and class-based engagement programming including but not limited to Reunion Weekend and associated volunteer recruitment and committee management. S/he actively contributes to team-based strategic discussions and creative brainstorming about the overall advancement plan, including volunteer leadership engagement, alumni outreach, alumni communications, and strategic involvement. The goal of this position is to effectively manage alumni volunteers, develop and provide meaningful volunteer leadership opportunities through committee engagement work, close partnership with Deans, their school-based team and respective UA partners, annual events, and other engagements initiatives as assigned.
The following responsibilities are associated with this position:
* Working with the Director of Class & School Engagement to create a vision and annual program plan for the alumni constituencies within the assigned school-based engagement areas of focus. Manage the year-round activities and the subcommittees that fall within this portfolio, particularly focused on Reunion Weekend engagement. * Building a strategy and planning to execute special small group cultivation events that are focused on deepening the engagement of the defined target audiences. Duties include; managing budgets and timelines; confirming speakers, all in accordance with best practices followed across UA. * Develop new, compelling opportunities that deepen alumni connections to each school as well as other class committees as assigned.
Position Details: Department: 034221 - Alumni Relations Position: 00012550 - Assistant/Associate Director, Class & School Engagement Grade: 3RD
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
Associate Director - $56,700 - $70,900; 3-5 years professional exp Assistant Director - $51,350 - $64,200; 1-3 years professional exp Assistant Director - $46,550 - $58,200; 1-3 years exp
This position requires a Bachelor's degree.
For the Assistant Director, a minimum of 1-3 years of serving in an alumni relations role is required or a combination of alumni relations responsibilities along with annual giving, event planning, development, or other related work experience.
For the Associate Director, a minimum of 1-3 years of professional level alumni relations experience or a combination of alumni relations and directly related professional level experience such as event planning, development or volunteer management is required, preferably at an institution of higher education. Experience managing volunteer boards or councils is preferred.
For the Associate Director, a minimum of 3-5 years of professional level alumni relations experience or a combination of alumni relations and directly related professional level experience such as event planning, development or volunteer management is required, preferably at an institution of higher education. Experience managing volunteer boards or councils is preferred.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, and PowerPoint is necessary. Experience with a sophisticated alumni or constituency database software is strongly preferred. Prior fundraising experience as well as a proven track record in soliciting and closing gifts is required. Some travel, evening and weekend work is required. 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: 3383
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.