Reporting to the Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Senior Associate Director or Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations participates in a comprehensive program for corporate and foundation fundraising requiring positive, productive and ongoing interaction with faculty, senior administration, trustee volunteers and major donor prospects. Specific responsibilities include identification of prospects based on extensive analysis using written and on-line research resources; participation in the cultivation and stewarding of corporate and foundation donors of all levels; involvement in the direct solicitation of corporations and foundations; developing and drafting major proposals for senior administration and volunteers and other assignments, as necessary.
Position Details: Department: 033521 - Corp & Foundation Relations Position: 00008948 - Senior Associate Director/Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
This position requires a Bachelors degree, a graduate degree is preferred, and to be eligible for consideration for the Senior Associate Director a candidate must show evidence of leadership, self-direction, initiative and problem solving ability and have had a minimum of five years of professional experience successfully managing a major corporate and/or foundation prospect portfolio, preferably at an institution of higher education or a hospital; the minimum
Requirements to be considered for the Associate Director position are three to five years professional level experience in corporate and foundation fundraising, preferably at an institution of higher education or a hospital. A combination of corporate, foundation, or organizational fundraising and other directly transferable experience from such fields as government grant seeking or corporate philanthropy will be considered for all levels. Irrespective of the job level, the position requires excellent interpersonal skills; a demonstrated ability to compose strong, clearly written material, including general correspondence and major proposals that articulate funding priorities. In addition, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to speak persuasively concerning higher education; a working knowledge of research resources for corporation and foundation fundraising; and, a familiarity with Windows PCs and Microsoft Office suite. Preference will be given to those who have the skills and experience necessary for the Senior Associate Director position. To be successful, must be a mature team player who is highly motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education. A commitment to Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of Boston College are critical.
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 tea...ching 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.