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Boston University ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, STUDENT ENGAGEMENT, School of Law, Student Affairs in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Boston University School of Law looks forward to welcoming an experienced student activities professional who is excited to work with an active and enthusiastic population of law student leaders. As a top-20 law school, BU Law students are smart and capable leaders with ambitious goals, and this role will take the lead in achieving those goals. The Assistant Director for Student Engagement plays an integral role in empowering our student leaders, creating equity through the review, revision and administration of our operations and policies, and supporting the rich co-curricular environment of the law school.

This role is responsible for engaging our community through the direct support, oversight, and advising of 40+ student organizations. In this position, you will oversee organizations with budgets ranging from $500-$200,000; develop and implement the policies and procedures to create great events and experiences; and facilitate annual training and leadership transitions. This work must be done with the highest commitment to equity and care for our community, and will include contributing to the diversity, equity and inclusion work done by our team and our students. Attention to detail, responsiveness, and clear, consistent communication will be essential to your success in this role. Situated in the Student Affairs Office, you will also be part of a student-centered team committed to the thriving of team members and our students. Given the student-facing nature of the work, this is a largely in-person position currently, with consideration given to flexible or remote work arrangements as team staffing permits. There are occasional night and weekend responsibilities.

Required Skills

No person has every qualification on the following list, but the ideal candidate for this role will possess many of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, plus 3 years of full-time experience directly in student activities; or an advanced degree in Higher Education, Law, or a related field, plus at least 1 year of full-time experience in higher education

  • Experience working directly in student activities and/or as a student leader

  • Competency in identifying and developing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) resources related to individual and group programming

  • Experience with program planning and event management

  • Experience facilitating DEI trainings and discussions

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with individuals and groups of various identities.

  • An understanding of the relationship between student leadership and advancing equity in legal study and practice

  • Commitment to developing and continuously improving the systems, processes, and technologies that we use to enable effective and equitable student engagement

  • Ability to quickly master new technologies

  • Experience with budgeting and/or oversight of others budgets

  • Experience working with a graduate and/or professional school population

  • Comfort with Microsoft office, Google Suite, and/or WordPress

  • Experience with marketing and communication for events and trainings

  • Exposure to the legal profession

    A cover letter is required for consideration.

    Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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