Associate Director, International Family and Special Programs, Advancement

Staff Boston, Massachusetts



Working with the Senior Vice President of Advancement and senior leadership, the successful candidate will:

35% Fundraising:

Engage in fundraising activities to support the goals of Advancement and the University Strategic Plan.

  • Develop fundraising strategies for the engagement, acquisition, stewardship, retention and upgrading of donations from internationally-based alumni, parents and friends, and in so doing, cultivate long-term international philanthropic partnerships with the University.
  • Qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward international alumni, parents and friends who possess the capacity to make commitments of $1 million and above in support of the University’s mission and strategic plan for internationalization and global reach.
  • Staff the Senior Vice President, President, Provost and other senior leadership as appropriate on a monthly International Fundraising strategic planning meeting, including preparing relevant reports, briefings and memos.

35% Program Development:

Develop progams for our international constituency to encourage their engagement and future philanthropy.

  • Conceptualize, plan and develop international committees, boards and volunteer structures to support the development of an international principal and major gifts program.
  • Develop engaging programs to support and promote philanthropy among our most affluent students and graduates of the last decade.
  • Develop an international parents program sufficient to the needs and concerns of our most affluent international families.
  • Plan and implement international events, both on campus and abroad, such as receptions and special meetings, working with Advancement colleagues and other University offices.
  • Develop strategies and coordinate international Advancement travel to maximize senior leadership’s engagement with the University’s top international prospect portfolio.
  • Work with domestic high net worth families who are principal gift donors to provide special stewardship including events, reports, and special communications.

30% Communications:

Plan and produce a communications portfolio that addresses the alumni and philanthropic interests of our international constituency.

  • Develop correspondence and multi-channel communications that are culturally sensitive, appropriate, and multi-lingual (Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin) on behalf of the University’s fundraising leadership designed to attract and engage the interest of the University’s wealthiest international constituents.
  • Staff senior colleagues on the development of successful written proposals and cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship materials for international major and principal gifts.
  • Work with colleagues in OMC and Public Affairs, Admissions, Student Life, and other University offices to develop and maintain a robust website presence for our international constituents that includes multi-lingual components.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in developing engaging Advancement programs for international, high-net worth individuals.
  • Proficiency in a language other than English including either Spanish, Arabic, or Mandarin.
  • High energy and enthusiasm for the University’s international strategic goals.
  • Extensive cross-cultural expertise and international experiences.
  • Ability to work well with, lead, and train a diverse team of volunteers to reach fundraising goals.
  • Willingness and ability to work independently with minimal supervison. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with digital communications tools.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and alumni-philanthropic database software.
  • Ability to travel, especially internationally, and work weekends and evenings as assigned.