The Director for Development/Senior Associate Athletic Director leads all aspects of fundraising for Athletics at Boston College, ensuring alignment with the Athletic Director’s (AD) vision, BC’s mission, and fundraising best practices. The Director reports to the Vice President for Development with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Athletic Director. The Director serves on the Executive Leadership Team of the Athletics Department and on the VP’s leadership team.
The Director leads a dedicated staff of ten professionals focused on major giving, annual giving, and stewardship of Athletics donors. The incumbent develops departmental plans that reflect near and long-term goals and ensures successful completion of the Greater Heights Campaign, while planning for the next Athletics campaign and supporting the planning for the next comprehensive university campaign. The incumbent provides thoughtful insight on planning, implementation, and completion of capital projects for Athletics facilities. S/he supports Athletics principal giving strategy in partnership with the principal giving team, the Vice President, and the AD. The Director is charged with significantly increasing the number of donors making six and seven-figure commitments while strategically growing leadership annual gifts. Additionally, the Director carries a small portfolio of donors with the objective of developing and implementing strategies that will maximize their philanthropy to Boston College Athletics. S/he collaborates closely with colleagues across the University, in Athletics and in University Advancement and models that behavior for his/her staff.
The Director has regular contact with University leadership and candidates should bring both a commitment to accountability and a growth mindset to the role. •Familiarity with and significant interest in Division I college athletics is required. •The role requires 5-7 years demonstrated success in fundraising and experience managing a team to success. •As a member of the University Advancement leadership team, the Director is expected to be a visible presence in the offices of University Advancement as well as university athletics facilities. •The candidate will ideally will have had a role in campaign planning and/or capital project fundraising. •Maturity, intellectual athleticism, and a collaborative spirit are critical to partner effectively within the larger Boston College community and University Advancement. •The candidate must have a deep appreciation for Boston College’s academic mission and culture and the ability to create advancement strategies that reflect the University’s Jesuit tradition. •Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. •Significant travel, evening, and weekend work is required. •A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s is preferred.
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
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