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 Gift Planning, the Assistant Director of Gift Planning is responsible for the management and operations for all estate, life income gifts, gifts-in-kind and all complex gifts, as well as other key operational functions for the Office of Gift Planning. This individual serves as the main point of contact for the University for all executors, trustees, and other fiduciaries of estates. The Assistant Director also manages the administration, monitoring and tracking of all active and deferred planned gifts. The Assistant Director confers with and makes recommendations to the Director of Gift Planning, and communicates as needed with departments and units throughout BC, to determine the proper allocation and distribution of funds from estates, and other planned gifts.
The Assistant Director will also manage, in coordination with the Director of Gift Planning, the Planned Gift Predictive Modeling project as well as additional projects that will help to identify and cultivate the BC planned giving prospect pipeline. The Assistant Director will create and manage a pipeline portfolio of newly identified prospects from these prospect generating projects that they will qualify/disqualify and determine next steps in the overall prospect strategy. Additionally, the Assistant Director will help to manage the Shaw Society (currently at 3,000+ members) and will work to grow the Society by seeking planned gift donors via new pipeline identification projects.
The Assistant Director will also work on or manage other projects as assigned by the Director.
Position Details: Department: 033421 Gift Planning Position: 0003308 - Assistant Director, Gift Planning Operations
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $57,850 to $72,300; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree a minimum of one to three years of professional level experience in higher education or a minimum of two years professional experience in a relatable area, preferably in planned giving, legal or finance. This position requires superior communication skills--both in writing and orally, and the ability to communicate effectively to such diverse audiences as estate representatives, advisors, faculty, staff, and current and prospective donors. Must be able to work independently and manage multiple projects, setting deadlines and ensuring program accountability. Must be able manage, track, and analyze data. Also able to maintain confidentiality of frequently sensitive information. A familiarity with planned giving software, PGM is desirable. Must also be highly competent in MSExcel, knowledgeable in MSWord, and, Google Docs, and comfortable with CRM software applications. Occasional evening and weekend event work.
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 including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination 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.