Boston College Associate Director, Alumni Class and School Engagement in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
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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.
Reporting to the Director of Alumni Class and School Engagement, the Associate Director is responsible for the management and execution of all Boston College Law School alumni engagement programming including but not limited to Law School Reunion Weekend, Law Day and associated volunteer recruitment and committee management. This position will manage all Law school volunteer boards including the Black Alumni Network, Alumni Board and GOLD Engagement Committee. The Associate Director will communicate and serve as the liaison with Law student groups including but not limited to the Business Law Society, Black Law Student Association and the Law Student Association. They will also consult with the communications staff at the Law School to increase alumni connection with BC Law and create quarterly electronic newsletters that promote the Law School to the alumni community.
This position will also strategize, plan and execute all Law School annual regional engagement events and programs in all major Law alumni markets, including but not limited to Boston, NYC, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The Associate Director actively contributes to team-based strategic discussions and creative brainstorming about the overall advancement plan, including volunteer leadership engagement, alumni outreach, alumni communications, and strategic involvement. The goal of this position is to develop and provide meaningful volunteer leadership opportunities through committee engagement work, close partnership with Deans, their School based team and respective University Advancement partners in order to deepen their relationship with BC Law and promote the impact their philanthropy and involvement has on their community.
In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, this role also includes the following frontline fundraising duties:
Working with the Law Day Committee, they are responsible for raising $100,000-$200,000 for the annual Law Day Program through, but not limited to, firm/corporate sponsorships.
Responsible for soliciting and securing annual gifts from the Law Alumni Board, Black Alumni Network, GOLD Committee and Law Day Committee to ensure 100% participation.
Working closely with partners in Annual Giving, they are responsible for managing the Law Alumni Board's Annual Giving Committee which executes annual giving initiatives such as peer to peer solicitation and specific Law School giving campaigns.
Hiring Range: $63,900 - $79,850; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
The Associate Director, Class & School Engagement requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of professional level alumni relations experience or a combination of alumni relations and directly related professional level experience such as event planning, development or volunteer management is required, preferably at an institution of higher education. Experience managing volunteer boards or councils is preferred.
Requires the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines, ability to provide the detailed planning and budget management necessary to ensure that events and programs run in a fiscally responsible manner; excellent interpersonal, oral and written skills including public speaking when necessary; an ability to work well with alumni volunteers in a fast-paced environment. Weekend and evening work is required according to event, meeting and work schedule of Alumni Relations. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, and PowerPoint is necessary. Experience with a sophisticated alumni or constituency database software is strongly preferred. Prior fundraising experience as well as a proven track record in soliciting and closing gifts is required.
Must be a highly collaborative team player who is motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education. An appreciation for Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of Boston College is critical.
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 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 .
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