Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,377 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 37 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
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. With a primary focus on Boston College's international constituency, s/he 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 his/her ability to collaborate effectively with Development colleagues and University leaders.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $148,400 to $185,500; salary commensurate with relevant experience. Position Details: Department: 030021 Principal Giving Position: 00015464
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. Experience working in environments that require strong cross-cultural competencies is necessary with the ability to speak multiple languages is 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.
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
Boston College conducts background checks 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 https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.