Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
The Director, Advancement Talent is responsible for developing, maintaining and enhancing a comprehensive program of talent recruiting, professional training & development, retention and career development for the University Advancement division. The program and associated curriculum must optimize human resources needed to execute Advancement strategies by attracting and developing talented staff; guiding performance toward optimal productivity through effective alignment of staffing and divisional goals; and identifying new sources of value in staff performance through innovation and continuous improvement.
The Director is responsible for establishing goals and initiatives for increasing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging across the division.
The Director will advance onboarding activities and targeted training programs - often working in tandem with colleagues in University Human Resources - to build Advancement-specific skills, knowledge and competencies; will be responsible for developing new systems, strategies and policies to increase employee effectiveness and retention through mid-management training, team building activities and selected career planning.
The Director reports to the Associate Vice President, Operations & Planning and supervises four exempt and one non-exempt employee.
Boston College conducts background checks, including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.
Salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Position Details: Department: 030001 - Sr. VP University Advancement Position: 00015208 - Director, Advancement Talent
This position requires a Bachelor's degree, advanced degree preferred, and at least 10 years of professional experience, ideally bringing together a combination of fundraising experience with significant management experience. The ideal candidate will also have experience with planning and decision making as it pertains to policies and procedures and must have experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Must be a team player who is highly motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education and have an appreciation for Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of Boston College.
The office of University Advancement supports the mission of Boston College by promoting a culture of inclusion that values each individual. Our recruiting practices support that commitment to build diverse teams reflecting our community; students, alumni, parents and friends of Boston College.
Boston College has retained Lindauer Global to conduct this search. All inquiries and applications may be sent via email to:
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
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 teaching 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.