Assistant Director, Development & Alumni Relations, Annual Giving

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
03 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description


If you want to join a dynamic, mission-driven team in the best college town in the U.S.—at a prestigious university that knows where it wants to go, and is competitive in its compensation and benefits—consider us. If you want to help bring a $1.5 billion-dollar campaign to a successful conclusion—and maybe do some of your best work as an advancement professional—consider joining our team.

This historic effort will depend upon a dedicated, creative, and diverse staff.  Boston University’s Development and Alumni Relations’ top leadership includes outstanding individuals recruited from some of the best institutions in the world and is led by Senior Vice President Scott Nichols.

Annual Giving at Boston University is simple. Each year, alumni, students, parents, and friends choose to support everything from softballs to software at BU. These gifts are then deployed to fund research, provide emergency student assistance, pay for travel to academic conferences, and lots more throughout the year.


As a key member of the Annual Giving team, the Assistant Director is responsible for increasing student participation through the Senior Class Gift, and undergraduate philanthropy programs, and the coordination of the first-year-out experience. The Assistant Director will be responsible for recruiting volunteers, planning events, and coordinating stewardship for Class Gift donors and volunteers. Additionally, the Assistant Director will manage strategy on student philanthropy and engagement efforts, including supervision of Student Philanthropy Manager.

Required Skills

Bachelor's degree, masters preferred, with three to four years of experience working with students/alumni to coordinate fundraising campaigns, events, and marketing efforts. Proven ability to recruit, train, and motivate volunteers. Experience conducting prospect research and soliciting gifts in person, over the phone, and in writing. Must be creative, organized, and analytical with strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be goal driven, results oriented, and collaborative. Will need to be able to travel occasionally and work some evenings and weekends. Play a leading role in BUs $1.5 Billion campaign, and join us today. Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Location BOSTON, , United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular