The Development Assistant works alongside fundraisers, university colleagues and external constituents to develop, support and maintain programs and activities consistent with securing philanthropic support for the university. Primary responsibilities include: responding to inquiries made through the BC Fund's toll-free number and/or email account, supporting Annual Giving direct mail, telemarketing, and web-based e-marketing programs, coordinating pledge collection and gift acknowledgement mailings via mail and email, ongoing reporting of results and analyses, preparing materials for weekly team meetings, processing of invoices, and assisting with select events. Done well, these tasks assist the Marketing & Participation team in achieving its annual alumni participation goals. Given the extensive independent contact with external constituents including alumni and parent volunteers, donors, and university officials, this position requires strong interpersonal and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy; excellent oral and written communications skills; and complete discretion regarding the handling and storing of confidential data.
Positions in the Annual Giving unit provide support for up to four annual giving officers. Fundraising work in the Marketing & Participation unit is focused on direct mail, telemarketing, and digital and email marketing.
This position requires 2-3 years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in a professional setting; strong interpersonal and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy; excellent oral and written communications skills including effective phone communication skills; accurate typing skills; a working knowledge of Windows PC, including Microsoft Word, Excel and FileMaker Pro; exceptional proofreading; strong attention to detail; a commitment to accuracy; and very adept at handling multiple tasks and working well within deadlines. Also requires good judgment, discretion in handling confidential materials, ability to work independently without close supervision, and flexibility to work beyond the regular hours of the workday when necessary. Candidate must possess solid knowledge of grammar and punctuation.
Requires and high school diploma. Candidates should be highly motivated to work in a fast paced environment that will require some night and evening work. Must be a team player who is highly motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education. An appreciation for Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of Boston College is critical. A desire to build a career in advancement is a plus.
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.