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.
As we embark on SoaringHigher: the Campaign for Boston College, we invite you to join ourcommunity. Driven by our mission in ways that advance the university for yearsto come, priority areas for this $3B comprehensive campaign include FinancialAid, Academics, and Student Life.
Based on a fundamental Jesuit tenet of developing the whole person, UniversityAdvancement is large enough to benefit from many campus resources, yet smallenough to be agile and creative in supporting all associates. With anaverage tenure of close to 10 years at Boston College, our 250-personcentralized organizational structure offers a variety of roles acrossfundraising, alumni relations, operations, and communications andengagement. We invest in the professional growth of every staff memberthrough individual and team-based programs. Likewise, we aim to attractthe very best, seeking team members who are as ambitious and as committed toour team as we are. We value a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion,and belonging while actively promoting team members who contribute to thesuccess of University Advancement.
See below the current opportunity to begin (or return to!) your Boston Collegeexperience!
Development Assistant positions are currentlyavailable in the following units:
Annual Giving: This unit is responsible for securing current-use dollars for Boston College bycollaborating with frontline fundraisers from all annual, leadership, major,and principal giving units, through leadership volunteer activity and annual donorrecognition. The Development Assistant reports directly to the AssociateVice President for Annual and Leadership Giving.
Corporate & Foundation Relations: Fundraising work in this unit is focused on supporting academicunits across the university through the identification, cultivation,solicitation, and stewardship activities of foundations and corporations forfunding of $50,000-$1,000,000+. Positions in the CFR unit provide support for2-3 CFR officers. Additional responsibilities include assisting with thepreparation of proposals and reports, collaborating with the Office forSponsored Programs, and researching corporate and foundation funders.
Gift Planning: This team focuses onsecuring planned gifts to Boston College, often through bequests andbeneficiary designation, which enables individuals to meet their financial andphilanthropic goals while also strengthening the BC experience for the nextgeneration of Eagles. The Development Assistant reports to the Director of GiftPlanning and also assists the Director with the preparation and implementationof Gift Planning marketing and communications and events.
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 written communicationskills including effective phone communication skills; accurate typing skills; aworking knowledge of Windows PC, including Microsoft Office, and familiaritywith Customer Relationship Management databases; exceptional proofreading;strong attention to detail; a commitment to accuracy; and very adept athandling multiple tasks and working well within deadlines. Also requires good judgment, discretion inhandling confidential materials, ability to work independently without close supervision,and flexibility to work beyond the regular hours of the workday whennecessary. Candidate must possess solidknowledge of grammar and punctuation.
Requiresa high 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.
Mustbe a team player who is highly motivated and dedicated to the goals ofadvancing higher education and have an appreciation for Jesuit Catholiceducation and the goals and values of Boston College. A desire to build a career in advancement is aplus.
Theoffice of University Advancement supports the mission of Boston College bypromoting a culture of inclusion that values each individual. Our recruitingpractices support that commitment to build diverse teams reflecting ourcommunity; 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. 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.