The Vice President for Development (VPD) is an outstanding opportunity for a seasoned manager and accomplished advancement professional to lead and inspire a high-performing and experienced team as Boston College (BC) enters a new phase of fundraising growth and prepares for its next campaign.
As the primary thought partner to the Senior Vice President for University Advancement (SVP) and serving as an Officer of the University, the VPD will manage the day-to-day operations of a growing fundraising team of approximately 90 and mobilize and inspire a talented staff in engaging an extraordinarily loyal community of BC alumni, parents, and friends; and achieve ambitious growth in charitable giving.
Currently ranked 38th among national universities in U.S. News & World Report, Boston College (BC) is one of the nation's best and most selective universities. Grounded in the ideals that inspired its Jesuit founders, BC endeavors to educate a new generation of leaders — men and women who will be capable of shaping the future with vision, justice, and charity — with a sense of calling, and with concern for all humankind.
BC’s Office of University Advancement, led by Senior Vice President Jim Husson, has experienced significant growth and success in recent years. Currently staffed at 195 with the goal of hiring 30 incremental staff prior to the launch of the next campaign, the division has attracted some of the most capable and collegial professionals in the field. With one of the industry’s highest retention rates combined with a culture of community, collaborative best practice, and career progression, BC Advancement is a leader among its peers
The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with exceptional judgement who is drawn to the academic and societal mission of Boston College. This is an outstanding opportunity for a skilled manager and a strategic, creative, and collaborative colleague. A successful track record leading teams that represent best practice models in higher education and a passion for developing talent is essential.