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Boston College Senior Philanthropic Advisor 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 Senior Philanthropic Advisor will be responsible for building relationships and securing seven- and eight-figure gifts from high net worth individuals in support of University priorities. The Advisor will manage a portfolio of approximately 75 alumni, parents, and friends and will be responsible for developing strategies, often in partnership with Development colleagues, that deepen prospective donors’ understanding of Boston College’s mission and priorities. Success will be measured by the Senior Philanthropic Advisor’s ability to move prospective donors through the qualification and cultivation processes to solicitation, the outcomes of these solicitations, and the Advisor’s ability to collaborate effectively with Development colleagues and University leaders.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $151,350 to $189,200; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


This position requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten years fund-raising experience, preferably in a higher education campaign environment or other complex non-profit setting. Alternatively, experience at a leadership level in a role that would have direct correlation to success as the Senior Philanthropic Advisor at Boston College will be considered. In either case, the incumbent must have demonstrated the ability to successfully solicit and close seven-figure plus gifts or investments from individuals.

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.

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 including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination 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