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.
Looking ahead, multidisciplinary teaching and research will be an area of focus for Boston College, with several high-level gifts committed. Operating as an integral member of the Office of University Advancement and key philanthropic agent for the assigned academic areas, the Director will further partner with the ED to understand the University's philanthropic priorities, fully contribute to and benefit from the achievements of the department and the University as a whole, and jointly execute ambitious fundraising strategies for these areas. The Director will develop a small portfolio of prospects and key stewardship relationships and will direct the efforts of an Associate Director and Development Assistant as well as collaborate closely with other gift officers and administrators in University Advancement to cultivate and steward those at other abilities of giving.
The Director of Development for the Connell School of Nursing, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, Schiller Institute, School of Social Work, and University Libraries will drive fundraising and direct all aspects of development for the Schools and Programs area and other fundraising priorities as assigned. Reporting into the Executive Director of Schools and Programs, the Director will promote coordinated and focused action for the development activities with the aim of advancing the School's and Program's priorities; the Deans' and Academic Leaders' vision; and increasing support and awareness for the School's and Area's innovative programs, faculty and student achievements, research and interdisciplinary initiatives.
Position Details: Department: 033511 - School Development Position: 00011232 - Director of Development, Connell School of Nursing, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, Schiller Institute, School of Social Work, and University Libraries
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $110,350 to $137,950; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Successful candidates will have at least 7-10 years of progressively responsible development experience, including partnering with academic deans, faculty, academic leaders and university officials to cultivate and close major and principal gifts. Experience with developing and executing program and curriculum for strategic engagement boards, councils, and small and large cultivation dinner and events. A proven track record of individual success in the cultivation and stewardship of donors at the six- and seven-figure and the maturity to partner with high profile faculty experts and prominent business leaders is highly desired. A sophisticated understanding of the full spectrum of fund development, including major and principal gifts, corporate and foundation relations, planned giving, annual and special gifts, special events, and donor relations will be critical for success - as is the strategic ability to devise focused and systematic fundraising plans that take into consideration donor interests, and an entrepreneurial mindset that is willing to explore new pathways.
Exceptional judgment, strong managerial and motivational skills are required, as well as the compassion, clarity, and communication skills necessary to articulate clear philanthropic goals and inspire others to action. A strong intellectual curiosity, ability to translate academic content to donors, which requires strong verbal and written communication skills. Candidates will have a deep appreciation for Boston College's mission and culture and the ability to create advancement strategies that reflect the broader Jesuit mission and worldview. A bachelor's degree and demonstrated success in environments that require strong cross-cultural competencies are required. An advanced degree is preferred.
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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.