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Boston College Assistant/Associate Director, Alumni Regional Engagement 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 or Associate Director, Alumni Regional Engagement will play an integral team role by fostering alumni connections to Boston College in support of the University’s mission. Specific responsibilities include: recruiting, training, and retaining regional leaders and volunteers; acting as a liaison between regional leaders/volunteers and various University constituencies; planning and executing regional events including receptions, service projects and Athletics events; establishing effective budgets and timelines for regional events and programs; developing collateral materials necessary to foster continued volunteer interaction and participation; working with the BCAA communications team to develop and implement regional communication formats, policies, and content; assisting at several signature BCAA events during the year; educating alumni populations about the importance of philanthropy, and performing other duties as assigned. As a primary point of contact with alumni, the Assistant or Associate Director of Regional Engagement must be able to represent the University in a professional, enthusiastic manner with a customer service and team focus. Public speaking ability is a key success factor for this position.

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

Assistant Director 1: $47,500 - $59,350

Assistant Director 2: $52,400 - $65,500

Associate Director: $57,850 - $72,300


Requires a Bachelor’s degree. 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 professional level alumni relations experience or a combination of alumni relations and directly related professional level experience, such as frontline advancement, event planning, or volunteer management. The Associate Director requires a minimum of three to five years of professional level experience working in alumni relations and advancement programs, preferably at an institution of higher education that has engaged in a capital campaign.

All job levels require an ability to provide the detailed planning and budget management necessary to ensure that events and programs are run in a fiscally responsible manner, cost-effective and break-even; an ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines; excellent interpersonal skills including public speaking when necessary; the ability to effectively write event briefings, talking points, and event timelines; and an ability to work well with volunteers in a fast-paced environment. Weekend and evening work is required. Willingness to travel domestically as well as a flexible schedule are required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, familiarity with Customer Relationship Management databases 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 .