Boston College Introduction
Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
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.Job Description
TheDevelopment Assistant works alongside fundraisers, university colleagues andexternal constituents to develop, support and maintain programs and activitiesconsistent with securing philanthropic support for the University. Primary responsibilities include: preparingmaterials for fundraiser prospect visits, making travel arrangements,completing transmittal forms for pledges and gifts received, filing visitreports in Blackbaud, drafting gift acknowledgments, and requesting researchand pulling additional donor or prospect information from various systems. Done well, these tasks assist fundraisers inidentifying the most desirable prospects and donors. Developmentassistants also support the work associated with external constituents' visitsto campus, meetings and special events, often interfacing with the Programs andEvents team, to maximize event effectiveness within budgetary guidelines. Given the extensive independent contact withexternal constituents including alumni and parent volunteers, donors, anduniversity officials, this position requires strong interpersonal andorganizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy; excellent oral andwritten communications skills; and complete discretion regarding the handlingand storing of confidential data.
DevelopmentAssistant position are currently available in the following units:
Corporate& Foundation Relations: Fundraising work in this unit is focused onsupporting academic units 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 for 2-3 CFR officers. Additional responsibilities include assistingwith the preparation of proposals and reports, collaborating with the Officefor Sponsored Programs, and researching corporate and foundation funders.
GiftPlanning: This team focuses on securing planned gifts to Boston College, oftenthrough bequests and beneficiary designation, which enables individuals to meettheir financial and philanthropic goals while also strengthening the BCexperience for the next generation of Eagles. The Development Assistant reportsto the Executive Director of Gift Planning and also assists the Executive Directorwith the preparation and implementation of Gift Planning marketing andcommunications and events.
Full-TimeEquivalent Hiring Range: $42,350 to $52,950; salary commensurate with relevantexperience.Requirements
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 Windows PC, including Microsoft Office,and familiarity with Customer Relationship Management databases; exceptionalproofreading; strong attention to detail; a commitment to accuracy; and veryadept at handling multiple tasks and working well within deadlines. Also requires good judgment, discretion inhandling confidential 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.
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.Closing Statement
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
- Paid Holidays Annually
- Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
- Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
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's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.