Assistant Director, International Advancement

Boston, Massachusetts
03 Jun 2019
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01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for International Advancement, the Assistant Director will develop and oversee advancement programs to engage high capacity international alumni and families of current students. In conjunction with, and at the direction of the Associate Vice President for International Advancement, the Assistant Director will regularly communicate with major, principal and presidential prospects and donors, as well as senior administers, deans and faculty in performing these duties.

As part of a major and principal gift strategy, the Assistant Director will build strong, sustainable relationships with international students and engage them in philanthropic and advancement activities during their time on campus. Working closely with the Office of Family Philanthropy, the Office of Leadership Relations and the Office of Alumni Relations, the Assistant Director will build relationships with international parents and alumni and help to create strong communities of stakeholders in strategically important parts of the world. S/he will build partnerships with both faculty and administrators across the university to enhance, and develop engagement opportunities for international constituents. S/he will have fundraising responsibilities that will include engaging and educating international students about the importance of philanthropic support and actively soliciting these students and their families for gifts.

This position requires strong interpersonal skills, the ability to listen, a service oriented attitude, a strong work ethic, knowledge of and interest in international fundraising, and an appreciation for and sensitivity to Asian, Middle Eastern, European and Latin American cultures. The individual must be self-motivated and detail oriented, able to manage workload independently and prioritize and manage ongoing projects at the same time. Challenges include juggling multiple responsibilities in a very busy environment.

The position is ideal for an experienced professional who is interested in pursuing a career in university advancement and leveraging their experience(s) in one or more of the following fields: fundraising, admissions, academic advising, student life, and/or alumni/parent relations.

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