Associate Director, Athletics Stewardship

Posting Date 
Boston College
Boston, MA
Job Type
Full Time - Experienced
Preferred Education
Bachelor's degree

Job Description
The Associate Director, Athletics Stewardship will report to the Director of Development for Athletics, and work in close conjunction with the Assistant/Associate Director Athletic Event & Donor Engagement. They will be responsible for creating and executing individualized stewardship plans, including experiences and events, for major donors to Athletics with the goal of positioning donors and prospects for increased future philanthropic commitments. 
They will work closely with the Director of Athletics, Athletics Fundraisers, coaches and University Advancement partners to personally manage the individualized stewardship of key funds and gifts of $1 million or more, creating unique experiences and meaningful communications for high potential prospects and donors supporting endowment, capital projects and other priorities. These experiences and celebrations will take place both surrounding, and independent of, athletics contests. They will serve as the liaison with the University Advancement office’s Stewardship and Donor Engagement team and Programs and Events team. In addition to stewarding the largest gifts to Athletics, they will develop and send all impact reports to those donors with endowed funds of $250K or more, or current-use Athletics scholarships of $25K or more. 
The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong project and event management skills. They will also be able to think creatively, create unique events and experiences, and design and implement effective donor recognition and stewardship strategies.  They should be comfortable interacting with the University’s most generous donors and highest potential prospects. They should be nimble and accepting of projects outside the immediate scope of this description.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $61,400 to $76,750; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Department:  033201 – Major Giving
The Associate Director requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of event planning, stewardship, or fundraising experience, preferably in a college athletics setting or the equivalent level of experience in other non-profit or for-profit environments where event management and stewardship is critical.

Employer Information
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.
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