If you want to join a dynamic, mission-driven team in the best college town in the U.S.—at a prestigious university that knows where it wants to go, and is competitive in its compensation and benefits— consider us . If you want to help bring a $1.5 billion-dollar campaign to a successful conclusion—and maybe do some of your best work as an advancement professional—consider joining our team .
This historic effort will depend upon a dedicated, creative, and diverse staff. Boston University's Development and Alumni Relations' top leadership includes outstanding individuals recruited from some of the best institutions in the world and is led by Senior Vice President Scott Nichols.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, YOUNG ALUMNI LEADERSHIP
Annual Giving at Boston University is simple. Each year, alumni, students, parents, and friends choose to support everything from softballs to software at BU. These gifts are then deployed to fund research, provide emergency student assistance, pay for travel to academic conferences, and lots more throughout the year.
Reporting to the Associate Director, Annual Fund Leadership & Constituency Programs, the Assistant Director, Young Alumni Leadership is responsible for developing strategies and leading programs to increase engagement and leadership annual giving by the university's youngest alumni. S/he will develop and grow strategy for increased leadership level gifts; leverage best volunteer management practices to lead successful campaigns; and develop and solicit a pipeline of young alumni and annual leadership donors. The Associate Director will plan, organize and implement current annual giving fundraising trends, including direct marketing, new media, and special events. Occasional travel is required.
Overseeing the strategy to increase young alumni engagement and participation in fundraising efforts, this role will identify and implement best practices for engaging Young Alumni through events, solicitations, stewardship, and volunteer opportunities. Working with DAR colleagues to constantly generate and review lists of current and prospective future leadership donors and volunteers to determine necessary steps to engage young leaders, the Assistant Director will analyze data through customized reports in order to set Young Alumni goals, develop solicitation strategies, and measure outcomes.
Leading the development of strategies to increase young alumni membership in the Annual Fund Leadership Giving Society (AFLGS) this role will define, document and updates plans, schedules and tactics throughout the year, including benchmarking industry best practices and study peer institutions to identify new ideas for growth, and identify and personally soliciting leadership annual fund gifts from young alumni.
In collaboration with the Associate Director, the Assistant Director will develop and maintain Annual Fund volunteer program for Young Alumni; including defining volunteer roles and job descriptions for young alumni volunteers, identify and manage peer-to-peer fundraising volunteers, and periodically meet with alumni to survey, enlist and manage program volunteers engaged in annual fund efforts.
The Assistant Director will also provide oversight and strategic guidance for young alumni direct marketing (mail, telephone, and email) appeals, events, and stewardship, work with direct marketing team on mail, email solicitation packages and messaging specifically for a Young Alumni audience, and plan and execute events that are compelling and relevant for this constituency.
This position will also be expected to manage reporting and analysis efforts for Young Alumni program, and Young Alumni AFLGS membership, including analyzing data to set program goals and measure outcomes, creating custom reporting and training materials, and documenting all activity in the institutional advancement database, BBEC.
Boston University is no small operation. With over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 140 countries, 10,000 faculty and staff, 16 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, our two campuses are always humming.