Director, Athletics Development

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
18 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

JOIN BUs $1.5 BILLION CAMPAIGN TEAM If you want to join a dynamic, mission-driven team in the best college town in the a prestigious university that knows where it wants to go, and is competitive in its compensation and benefitsconsider us. If you want to help bring a $1.5 billion-dollar campaign to a successful conclusionand maybe do some of your best work as an advancement professionalconsider joining our team.

This historic effort will depend upon a dedicated, creative, and diverse staff. Boston Universitys 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.

Athletics Development at Boston University is comprised of a team of four full-time staff, based in Boston and covering domestic regions, responsible for raising six and seven figure gifts toward the Campaign for Boston University. This team collaborates closely with annual giving, leadership and principal gifts, planned giving and alumni relations in order to enhance varsity and club sports programs, support student-athlete scholarships, create head coaching endowments as well as provide funding to upgrade Athletics facilities.


The Director of Athletic Development reports to the Vice President for Alumni Relations, this position works closely with the Senior Vice President for Development, Director of Athletics, Executive Director of Annual Giving, head coaches and other Athletics staff. He/she is responsible for planning and advancing athletic fundraising programs and priorities and securing gifts to advance the Campaign for Boston University and meet Campaign goals for Athletics. This position will identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward leadership gifts for the benefit of BU Athletics, and provide oversight and management of three full-time Athletic Development staff members. In addition this position will develop solicitation strategies, coordinate the involvement of other administrators, coaches, alumni and volunteers, and facilitate the development outreach with athletic prospects.

Required Skills

More than eight years of relevant or related experience is required. Proven ability to solicit and close six and seven figure gifts. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and demonstrated ability to build relationships in a highly collaborative environment is a must, as is the ability to manage up in working directly with managers; engaging laterally by building relationships of trust and mutual value added with colleagues across campus; and managing down to ensure the support and cooperation of staff both within and outside of Development. Must include cover letter in order to be considered. 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, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular