Massachusetts Education Jobs

MassHire JobQuest Logo

Job Information

Boston College Director, Advancement Talent in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

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

The Director, Advancement Talent is responsible for developing, maintaining and enhancing a comprehensive program of talent recruiting, professional training & development, retention and career development for the University Advancement division. The program and associated curriculum must optimize human resources needed to execute Advancement strategies by attracting and developing talented staff; guiding performance toward optimal productivity through effective alignment of staffing and divisional goals; and identifying new sources of value in staff performance through innovation and continuous improvement.

The Director is responsible for establishing goals and initiatives for increasing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging across the division.

The Director will advance onboarding activities and targeted training programs – often working in tandem with colleagues in University Human Resources – to build Advancement-specific skills, knowledge and competencies; will be responsible for developing new systems, strategies and policies to increase employee effectiveness and retention through mid-management training, team building activities and selected career planning.

The Director reports to the Associate Vice President, Operations & Planning and supervises four exempt and one non-exempt employee.

Salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Position Details:

Department: 030001 – Sr. VP University Advancement

Position: 00015208 – Director, Advancement Talent


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred, and at least 10 years of professional experience, ideally bringing together a combination of fundraising experience with significant management experience. The ideal candidate will also have experience with planning and decision making as it pertains to policies and procedures and must have experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

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.

The office of University Advancement supports the mission of Boston College by promoting a culture of inclusion that values each individual. Our recruiting practices support that commitment to build diverse teams reflecting our community; students, alumni, parents and friends of Boston College.

Boston College has retained Lindauer Global to conduct this search. All inquiries and applications may be sent via email to:

Wendy Lazar

(857) 366-5419

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

    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 .

    Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at