Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Senior Writer, Principal Giving reports to the Associate Vice President, Principal Giving and will support the wide-ranging communications and stewardship efforts of an expanding and ambitious principal giving fundraising program through writing, editing, and production-related assignments for traditional and new media. Serve as project manager, editor, and writer for a variety of proposals, stewardship and donor recognition materials, and coordinate general institutional communications needs that largely impact principal gift donors. She/he will work collaboratively across University Advancement to create and provide meaningful and highly personalized stewardship and recognition via communications and experiences that inform and inspire principal giving donors to advance their relationship with Boston College.
Lead proposal writer responsible for drafting compelling, customized concept papers, proposals, pitch decks and related material to support major philanthropic requests for BC priorities.
Collaborate with central Stewardship & Donor Engagement team on the planning, writing and production of stewardship reports and special occasion recognition materials for principal gift donors
Partner with Stewardship and Donor Engagement to plan and produce meaningful and creative recognition gifts (commemorative books, testimonials, gifts, etc.) for principal giving donors in collaboration with UA partners and external vendors
Work in conjunction with school and athletics development officers, development initiatives, and marketing/communications to repackage content in other written and digital materials and/or develop a variety of custom documents and other projects aimed at educating and informing principal giving donors about transformational giving opportunities at BC.
Work closely with University Advancement Stewardship and Donor Relations, Marketing/Communications, and School Development teams to research and develop compelling and creative narratives and impact stories to clearly convey the importance and impact of principal giving and transformational philanthropy
Partner with Stewardship and Donor Engagement on tracking gift agreements and acknowledgments for Principal Gift Donors
Position Details: Department: 030021 - Principal Giving Position: 00015572 - Senior Writer, Principal Giving Grade: 3RD
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $66,100 to $82,600; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing or a related field preferred; Master's degree preferred, and five to seven years related work experience in communications, marketing, fundraising stewardship or donor relations for a nonprofit or higher education institution.
In addition, this position requires:
Grant writing or proposal writing experience strongly preferred
Exceptional writing skills and ability to translate often complex information with an understanding of writing for print, web, and e-mail
Solid computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software; InDesign or document design software experience helpful
Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
Strong project management and organizational skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Solid analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills
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.
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 http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 2363
About Boston College
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.