Boston University

Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Relations, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
Location: Boston, MA

Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies (BU Pardee) seeks an entrepreneurial and collaborative Assistant Dean, Development & Alumni Relations (Assistant Dean) to lead fundraising and alumni engagement at an exciting time of momentum and transformation. The next Assistant Dean at the Pardee School will build upon a strong foundation and partner with an inspirational new dean in service of Pardee’s visionary and urgently relevant global mission. This is an excellent opportunity for an enterprising development leader to join an institution at the outset of a campaign that will propel ever-more ambitious achievement.

Established in 2014 and dedicated to the idea of “Advancing Global Human Progress,” the Pardee School seeks a future with peace that lasts, development that works, and knowledge that transforms. The Pardee School of Global Studies builds on several of the oldest and proudest BU traditions: a commitment to being global, to cutting-edge scholarship that helps us understand the world, to a productive and practical engagement with the world, and to preparing a generation of leaders motivated and empowered to make the world a better place. Pardee focuses on the kind of tough, knotty issues that transcend borders and which call upon multiple knowledge bases and skill sets for successful resolution. No matter the field of focus—international health, economics and development, diplomacy, foreign policy, human rights, security, or climate change—Pardee prepares students to tackle pressing issues that are global in scope.

In partnership with Pardee’s Dean and Assistant Vice President for School Development Lara Brown de Fuenmayor, the Assistant Dean will be chiefly responsible for systematically engaging and soliciting a larger group of individual prospects who have potential to make significant philanthropic contributions to the School. Serving as a member of the Dean’s leadership team, the Assistant Dean will mentor and provide strategic guidance to two staff members.

The Pardee School has a unique cross-collaborative identity, which nourishes fertile networks of leaders. The next Assistant Dean at Pardee will continue to build and inspire pride and community among loyal Pardee constituents. The development program at Pardee is built on a strong legacy but still nascent, providing the next Assistant Dean with a solid base and significant runway to grow the program, shaping the future of the School alongside a new Dean, a warm and excited community of alumni and friends, and with eager and committed team members.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring leader and an effective advocate with all constituents. The Assistant Dean will work closely with other school- and centrally based colleagues to execute a comprehensive fundraising and engagement strategy for the School. The Assistant Dean will maintain the strong partnership between Pardee and centrally based staff, encouraging a culture of collaboration and cooperation.

The successful candidate will have at least eight years of directly applicable experience, including management of a comprehensive development program within a complex academic setting. The Assistant Dean will possess a collaborative and collegial style, strong work ethic, and enthusiasm for the mission and goals of the Pardee School and the broader University. A bachelor’s degree is required. In accordance with its core values and mission, BU is especially interested in recruiting members of diverse communities and individuals with a commitment to multiculturalism.

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Boston University has partnered with Talent Citizen to assist in this recruitment. Please contact President Tracy D. Welsh and Senior Associate Rachel K. Partin to share your resume and cover letter via email at:

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