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Boston College Assistant Director, Financial Aid in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

Boston College seeks a collaborative individual to serve in the position of Assistant Director of Financial Aid. Following the mission of the college and the Office of Student Services, this position serves as a bridge between students’ financial needs and their educational goals while assuming the responsibility of equitably awarding institutional, federal, and state funding.

The Assistant Director will share the vision of maintaining a supportive, student-centered environment and can expect growth potential, an excellent benefits package, and a competitive salary. This position reports to the Associate Director, Undergraduate Financial Aid.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Awarding Boston College students federal, state, and institutional financial aid funds using federal and institutional need-based analysis methodologies within a one-stop Student Services environment.

Managing a caseload of approximately 600 students with financial aid funds totaling between $20 and $25M.

Advising students and families about educational financing, including financial aid, loans, and alternative means of educational financing.

Staying current with regulatory changes and professional best practices, and following those practices throughout the academic year to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance.

Making presentations to students and families.

Over time, acting as a specialist to provide oversight and management for an internal or external program such as Pell or state scholarships.

Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:

Assistant Director - 2+ years of professional financial aid experience

Hiring Range: $51,350-$64,200

Assistant Director - 0-2 years of professional financial aid experience

Hiring Range: $46,550-$58,200


A Bachelor's degree. At least two to three years of direct financial aid experience or three to four years in a related field in higher education. Proven experience analyzing student cases, determining financial aid eligibility, and awarding aid in accordance with state, federal, and institutional policy. Demonstrated ability to explain and interpret policy and practice. Demonstrated ability to manage a high volume workload and operate in a hectic environment.

Familiarity with document management systems preferred.

Additional hours may be necessary during the financial aid awarding cycle from February through June and during Admission Open Houses.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees

  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements

  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Low-Cost Life Insurance

  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on

    Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

    Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at .

    Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at