Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
TheDevelopment Assistant works alongside fundraisers, university colleagues andexternal constituents to develop, support and maintain programs and activitiesconsistent with securing philanthropic support for Boston College Athletics. Primary responsibilities include: preparingmaterials for fundraiser prospect visits, making travel arrangements,completing transmittal forms for pledges and gifts received > $10,000,filing visit reports in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database,drafting gift acknowledgments, requesting prospect research, pulling donor orprospect information from various systems. Additionally, the DevelopmentAssistant will work closely with the Advancement Communication and Marketingteam to manage the production of Athletics Development collateral.
Done well,these tasks assist fundraisers in identifying the most desirable prospects anddonors to identify and schedule for local visits and regional trips and assistswith the tracking of results. Development assistants also support the work associated with externalconstituents' visits to campus, meetings and special events, often interfacingwith the Athletics Stewardship and Events team, to maximize event effectivenesswithin budgetary guidelines. Given theextensive independent contact with external constituents including alumni andparent volunteers, donors, and university officials, this position requiresstrong interpersonal and organizational skills with attention to detail andaccuracy; excellent oral and written communications skills; and completediscretion regarding the handling and storing of confidential data.
Positionsin Athletics Fundraising support up to three major giving officers and the Sr.Associate Athletics Director for Development. Fundraising work in this unit is focused on managing the qualification,solicitation and stewarding of individual giving from alumni, parents andfriends for gifts between $100,000 and $1,000,000. Additionally, this positionwill interface frequently with members of the Athletics department andUniversity Advancement. This work includes partnering with the Athletics AnnualFund and Athletics Stewardship staff, managing the production of Advancementbriefings for the Director of Athletics, and producing fundraising progress reportsfor the Director of Athletics and other internal constituents.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $42,350 to $52,950; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Thisposition requires 2-3 years of increasingly responsible administrativeexperience in a professional setting; strong interpersonal and organizationalskills with attention to detail and accuracy; excellent oral and writtencommunications skills including effective phone communication skills; accuratetyping skills; a working knowledge of Google Suite and Windows PC, includingMicrosoft Office, and familiarity with CRM databases; exceptional proofreading;strong attention to detail; a commitment to accuracy; and very adept athandling multiple tasks and working well within deadlines. Previous experience with InDesign and AdobeAcrobat Pro are a plus. Also requires good judgment, discretion in handlingconfidential materials, ability to work independently without closesupervision, and flexibility to work beyond the regular hours of the workdaywhen necessary. Candidate must possesssolid knowledge of grammar and punctuation.
Requires ahigh school diploma, bachelor's degree preferred. Candidates should be highly motivated to workin a fast-paced environment that will require some night and evening work.
Must be ateam player who is highly motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancinghigher education and have an appreciation for Jesuit Catholic education and thegoals and values of Boston College. Adesire to build a career in advancement is a plus.
The officeof University Advancement supports the mission of Boston College by promoting aculture of inclusion that values each individual. Our recruiting practicessupport that commitment to build diverse teams reflecting our community;students, alumni, parents and friends of Boston College.
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 and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 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/offices/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.