Reporting to the Director of Gift Planning, the Assistant or Associate Director of Gift Planning is a key fundraising position within the Development Office. The Assistant or Associate Director plays a significant role in meeting the Light the World Campaign goal of increasing the number of bequest society members to the University. Primary responsibilities include: cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding an assigned group of alumni, parents, and friends, with a focus on the specialty area of gift planning to include bequests, life-income gifts, and other complex gift transactions; collaborating with other Boston College fundraisers in presenting planned gift options to viable prospects, both in the Greater Boston area and other US regions; responding to planned giving inquiries and preparing qualified gift proposals; managing the gift planning reunion program which includes working with alumni legacy volunteers to educate peers on gift planning and to solicit and close new planned gifts; training advancement colleagues and volunteers in gift planning and its impact and importance; attending gift planning or other University cultivation events and planning regional events as needed; and assisting with the administration and processing of planned and outright gifts as needed.
*For the Assistant Director, a minimum of three years professional fundraising experience in gift planning, estate planning, trust and estate management, charitable giving tax law or other directly related fields.
*The Associate Director requires a minimum of five years of concentrated experience in professional fundraising, with a particular emphasis on planned giving, estate planning, trust and estate management, or charitable giving tax law.
*Also required is the ability to articulate complicated gift planning concepts to donors, professional advisors and internal constituents; for meeting specific annual goals for contacts and solicitations; and, works closely with the Director in furthering the long-term, multi-year goals of the department.
*Must be self-motivated and possesses excellent writing and communication skills.
*Travel, evening and weekend work is required to fulfill responsibilities.
*Demonstrated computer skills, including knowledge of software applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite, PG Calc or other gift planning software, is expected.
*Must be a 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.
*An advanced degree in a related field is preferred
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.