WHO WE ARE TODAY
With nearly 30,000 students, 2,800 faculty, and over 300,000 alumni worldwide, Boston University is an international, private research university. It is a rapidly evolving, remarkably diverse, exceptionally engaged, and academically broad institution that encompasses the liberal arts, science and engineering, the fine arts, and the professions.
Under the leadership and direction of President Robert A. Brown, Boston University has made the choices necessary to thrive and grow. Launched in September 2012, The Campaign for Boston University has advanced knowledge, enhanced student life, and built the campus. Due to the success of the Campaign in reaching the $1B goal ahead of schedule, in September 2015 BU announced the Campaign has been extended to 2019 with an increased goal of $1.5B.
This historic and continued 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, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Development at the School of Medicine, the Senior Leadership Gift Officer will work to identify, discover, cultivate, and solicit prospects for six-figure gifts to the School of Medicine. Interacting across the school with faculty, deans, chairs, alumni relations colleagues, and colleagues at central university development and alumni relations, this position requires strong frontline fundraising experience, a deep understanding of fundraising principles and practices, a familiarity with medical research, strong communication and organizational skills, self-motivation, collegiality, and professionalism. The chosen candidate should be comfortable working independently to develop a prospect portfolio. This position also requires a significant amount of national travel.
The Senior Leadership Gift Officer will build a portfolio of 200 prospects and identify new alumni, parent, and friend prospects through face-to-face meetings and strategic prospect cultivation strategies. Prospect work may include designated geographic regions, specific research areas, and milestone reunion classes. Metrics will include 100 or more in person visits and 10-15 submitted proposals. This position requires working with fellow gift officers and taking the lead on creating a parent program for the School of Medicine as well as effectively communicating School and program area needs as appropriate in proposals, stewardship, and presentations. The selected candidate must develop productive working relationships with faculty and researchers. The Senior Leadership Gift Officer will work collaboratively with colleagues in both the school and university level development and alumni relations offices, and will participate as needed in annual donor cultivation events, reunion, and other special events.