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Education: Higher Education

Vice President for Development

Boston College , Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Boston College (BC), one of the nation’s best and most selective universities, 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 Opportunity

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 enters a new phase of fundraising growth and prepares for its next campaign.

As the primary thought partner to the SVP, the VPD will implement annual organizational and longer-term fundraising growth strategies and create a sustainable model for the future. The VPD will lead office-wide development goal setting, organizational assessment, continuous improvement processes, and talent management for the fundraising organization. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with superb judgement who is drawn to the academic and societal mission of Boston College. This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly skilled manager and a strategic, creative, and collaborative colleague.

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