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 Director of Parent Development leads Boston College's parent major gift fundraising efforts and is responsible for one of the nation's most successful and ambitious parent philanthropy programs in higher education. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Major Giving, the Director shapes and implements programmatic and engagement strategies for parents with identified capacity from $250,000 to $4,900,000, while closely partnering with the Principal Gift team to develop comprehensive strategies for our most highly-rated parents. The Director will also manage two fundraising professionals as well as a portfolio of 30-40 parent prospects. Ambitious growth in the number and pace of commitments at the $250,000 and higher levels and of five-figure and higher annual giving are key measures of success for this role.
Specific responsibilities include the development of events, volunteer opportunities, and communications to maximize engagement and philanthropy of BC's parent community, both on-campus and regionally across the US; management of the full pool of prospective parent donors with major gift potential; oversight of individual solicitation strategies, ensuring that philanthropic conversations are moving through the donor engagement process at pace and tracking the parent giving pipeline; management of parent prospect strategy review meetings to ensure effective utilization of University leadership and key volunteers; and management and professional development of team members. The ability to collaborate with other fundraising units will be critical to the success of the Director, including the Office of the Senior Vice President, Athletic Development, Corporate and Foundation Relationship, Gift Planning, Principal Giving and School Development.
Position Details: Position #00015657 Title: Director, Parent Development DeptID #033201 Development Office, Major Giving Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $122,450 to $153,050; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
This position requires a proven track record of soliciting and closing six- and seven-figure gifts. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or higher and a minimum of seven to ten years of professional experience as a performance-driven gift officer within higher education or another nonprofit organization.
Experience mentoring high-performing team members; developing successful programs; and superior oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills - with specific application to compelling development communications - are required. 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.
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Internal Number: 2753
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.