Job description


As a member of the Global Leadership Development team, the International Development Gift Officer – Asia (IDGO-Asia) serves as a principal gift fundraiser on the University’s Global Leadership Development (GLD) team and will report to the Director of Global Leadership Development for Middle East/Africa, Scandinavia & India. The IDGO-Asia will also work closely with the Senior Vice President and the Vice President of Development and other principal gift and leadership gift officers.

The role of the IDGO-Asia is, to promote Boston University’s overall international fundraising strategy, through engagement with undiscovered prospects in Asia. He/she will work closely with the Director of GLD to map out and advance a wide range of activities, programs and priorities. Key to this role is fundraising by identifying, cultivating and soliciting prospects-alumni, parents and friends of the University. The IDGO-Asia will prioritize to:

  • Develop a detailed strategy to review our Asian alumni population base, to discover new prospects with a goal to engage and cultivate new relationships.
  • Employ innovative research methods to identify alumni and parent prospects
  • Develop a detailed alumni and parent engagement strategy.
  • Collaborate with the University’s Development and Alumni relations team to involve our schools and colleges Deans, faculty, senior academic administrators, other team members and our volunteer alumni where opportunity arises, to promote the vision and goals of the university.
  • Build a portfolio of highly rated prospects and develop a pipeline of gift solicitation and gift close in accordance with the goals of the university;
  • Map out a prospect driven travel strategy with an expectation to travel frequently to Asia to engage our large cohort of undiscovered alumni and parent population. Travel could include planning trips with our senior administrators, faculty, as well as Deans of any of our schools and colleges when necessary.
  • Assist the Director of GLD: to identify potential board members for the President’s International Advisory Board and also members for the international boards formed by any of our school-based Deans; to identify venues for these board meetings as well as other such regional international events; and, to oversee any special projects focusing on the region.

Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred & 3-5 years of experience.

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States






Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 11/22/2018
Application Due: 1/12/2019
Work Type: