Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
The Regional Director, Major Giving, reports to the Associate Vice President, Major Giving and is responsible for providing leadership to Boston College's major gift fundraising efforts. We have opportunities in both the Southern States and the New York Tri-State Region. The Director will oversee a team of up to four major gift fundraising professionals whose sole responsibility is to advance philanthropic relationships with alumni and parent prospects rated $250,000 to $4,900,000 and successfully engage and motivate a team of fundraisers through virtual and in-person platforms. The Director will demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive work culture. The Director will also manage a portfolio of 40 - 60 major gift prospects and be responsible for individual visits and asks, securing at least $3M annually in philanthropic revenue.
The Director will be responsible for the oversight and provision of individual solicitation strategies including the utilization of University Leadership and key volunteers when appropriate; ensuring that prospects are moving through the donor engagement process at pace; holding fundraisers accountable to performance metrics; and proactively engaging in the professional development of team members. The Director will serve as the expert on the cultural and philanthropic values of the Southern States region with a deep understanding of the demographic profile of the region. The Director will manage a thoughtful and strategic discovery process for unmanaged rated prospects across the leadership and major giving prospect managers in the Southern States region and provide strategic direction for regional engagement. The incumbent will also be expected to build a pipeline for future philanthropic leaders in the region with a concerted focus on prospects from diverse backgrounds, provide intelligence on existing prospects, and seek feedback on events and programming, and hosting of events.
Critical to the success of the Director will be the ability to effectively collaborate & partner with fellow Regional Directors, the Director of Parents, as well as other fundraising units including Athletic Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Gift Planning, Leadership & Annual Giving, and School Development. Productivity will be measured through individual performance and regional growth of philanthropic commitments across the major gift bands.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $127,350 to $159,200; 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 with mentoring and leading 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.
The Office of University Advancement supports the mission of Boston College by promoting a culture of inclusion that values each individual. Our recruiting practices support that commitment to build diverse teams reflecting our community of students, alumni, parents, and friends of Boston College.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination 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 https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
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.