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Boston College Senior Financial Administrator 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

The OpenSciEd Equitable Instruction Initiative (OEI) is seeking a Senior Financial Administrator (FA). The FA will oversee the administrative and operational functions pertaining to the Initiative. Key responsibilities include:

Developing and analyzing grant reports, establishing procedures for maintaining compliance, evaluating grant activity data pertaining to costs in order to plan budgets, and overseeing grant processing procedures and financial control functions of the OEI Initiative.

Maintaining all OEI budgets including departmental, grant and revenue accounts.

Approving allowable expenses including reimbursements and travel expenditures to staff for travel related to grant(s), processing of payroll on a monthly/weekly basis, ensuring compliance with IRB, effort reporting and export control requirements.

Conduct all financial processes for the distribution of funds to the OEI schools according to the grant requirements.

Perform budget transfers and facilitate material purchases and maintain equipment inventory.

Serve as the primary liaison between the OEI Initiative and the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Lynch Service Center, Vice Provost Office and Dean’s Office.

Prepare quarterly reports as part of the overall forecast process required by every department at Boston College as well as the Annual A-133 audit if selected.

Report to the Associate Director of Grant Administration at the Lynch School and participate in meetings and trainings accordingly.

Assist OEI staff in developing a future sustainable revenue model for the OEI Initiative.

When applying please include a resume with contact information for at least three references and a cover letter describing how your past experiences align with the job and goals of the OEI Initiative.



Bachelor’s Degree.

Strong written and oral communication, analytical thinking, resourceful problem solving skills required.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Expert in grant accounting

Expert in developing budgets, forecasts and cost projections.

Strong organizational skills.

Must be able to multitask and prioritize frequently changing needs.

Ability to work with multiple stakeholders

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $60,800-76,000; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

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 including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination 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