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Boston College Assistant/Associate Director, Alumni Affinity Programs in Chestnut Hill, 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 Assistant/Associate Director, Alumni Affinity Programs is responsible for the cultivation, recognition, stewardship, and volunteer management of several high-profile Alumni Affinity Councils and Networks, including the BC Technology and Entrepreneurship Council and Spirituality Programming. Reporting to the Director of Alumni Affinity Programs, the Assistant/Associate Director provides programming guidance for the Councils as well as stewardship for all Council members, including working closely with the Council's leadership, in addition to planning and overseeing each Council’s monthly meetings. The Assistant/Associate Director also develops outreach programs for the broader alumni population with targeted interests in the areas relative to their portfolio, and works with Alumni Regional Engagement to cultivate their interests in and connection to Boston College. In addition, the position will serve as a liaison with Annual Giving, Advancement Information Systems, Programs & Events, and Advancement Communications & Marketing teams in partnering to meet goals for engagement and participation. The Assistant/Associate Director also helps to prioritize the goals of each Council as well as assisting the Director to evaluate competing programming priorities. Also works with the Director on the development of new alumni networks and councils and assessing their viability.

Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:

Assistant Director 1: $48,900 - $61,150

Assistant Director 2: $53,950 - $67,450

Associate Director: $59,550 - $74,450


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and for the entry level Assistant Director, a minimum of one year of alumni relations, event planning, development, or other related work experience is required. The next level Assistant Director requires a minimum of one to three years of professional level alumni relations experience or a combination of alumni relations and directly related work experience, such as event planning or development. The Associate Director requires a minimum of three to five years of professional level experience working in alumni relations programs, preferably in an institution of higher education engaged in a capital campaign. Experience working with diverse populations and shared identity groups is preferred but not required.

In addition, this position requires exceptional interpersonal, negotiation, oral and written communication skills and the ability to provide the detailed planning and budget management necessary to ensure that events and programs are cost-effective and break-even. To be successful, one must have the ability to manage volunteers and volunteer expectations in a fast-paced environment. Some travel and evening and weekend work is required to meet job responsibilities. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel and desktop publishing is expected, familiarity with SPARK (Blackbaud) or another CRM, is strongly preferred.

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 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 .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at .