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SENIOR LEADERSHIP GIFT OFFICER, QUESTROM, Development & Alumni Relations

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SENIOR LEADERSHIP GIFT OFFICER, QUESTROM, Development & Alumni Relations
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JOIN BU’s $1.5 BILLION CAMPAIGN TEAM

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.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP GIFT OFFICER, QUESTROM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

In 2013, the Questrom School of Business celebrated its first 100 years of innovation. With a record-setting $50 million gift in 2015, Allen Questrom (Questrom’64, Hon.’15) and his wife Kelli (Hon.’15), and the Allen and Kelli Questrom Foundation helps to further the commitment to developing the next generation of innovative leaders. Since moving into the Rafik B. Hariri Building on Commonwealth Avenue, the School has expanded significantly, with the student body almost doubling in size over the past 25 years. Reinforcing a more expansive philosophy, the former School of Management was renamed the Questrom School of Business. Swapping “management” for “business,” says Dean Kenneth W. Freeman, reflects the latter word’s broader scope, “representing the vast and vibrant range of industries, encompassing everything from for-profit to nonprofit enterprises around the world, for which we aim to prepare our students.”

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The Senior Leadership Gift Officer works closely with the Director of Development for the Questrom School of Business at Boston University in planning and advancing a wide range of fundraising activities, programs and priorities. Pursue five, six, and seven-figure leadership gifts for endowed and current use purposes to benefit the School. This position will identify and cultivate alumni and parent prospects, develop solicitation strategies and coordinate the involvement and program support of other administrators, faculty, alumni and volunteers.

The Senior Leadership Gift Officer for the Questrom School of Business at Boston University will be a professional fund raiser with a successful track record of board management and engagement with prospects and donors.

A minimum of five years of direct fund-raising experience with a proven track record of soliciting and closing gifts is required. Additionally critical is experience in an institution of considerable organizational complexity typified by matrix relationships of power and influence.

Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build relationships in a highly collaborative environment is a must, as is the ability to “manage up” working directly with University leaders; engage laterally by building relationships of trust and mutual value added with colleagues across campus; and manage “down” ensuring the support and cooperation of staff both within and outside of Development. A capacity to think strategically and creatively is necessary, this involves the ability to inquire about and listen to a prospect's needs, and then to understand and determine how to best develop a successful strategy for engagement.

Candidates must have a bachelors’ degree; a masters is preferred, and five to eight years’ fundraising experience. Additionally, advanced written communications, analytical skills, collaboration, and project management skills are required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Play a leading role in BU’s $1.5 Billion campaign, and join us today.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree preferred, as well as 3-5 years related experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.



BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Full-Time/Regular

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Posted: 11/2/2018
Application Due: 1/1/2019
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