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Boston College Assistant Director, Orientation, Leadership & Student Engagement, Mission & Ministry in Chestnut Hill, 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

Under the Director of FYE, the Assistant Director for Student Leadership & Engagement will support the successful execution of multiple formational programs run out of the Office of First Year Experience, namely University Orientation for incoming undergraduates and their families and First Year Academic Convocation. Given the small and collaborative nature of the FYE team, this position will also support other FYE programs, including the 48hours retreat program and the Compass mentoring program.

The Office of First Year Experience is responsible for communicating the Jesuit, Catholic identity of Boston College and introducing incoming students and families to BC’s distinctive tradition of formative education. Thus, the office offers programs designed to welcome students into the University in a way that begins to engage them in its formational goals. This effort requires that our current programs be constantly reviewed, renewed and enriched while at the same time new programs are being developed to further extend student formation throughout the University. To effectively influence the culture of the University, FYE programming must be intentional in terms of scale, ever reaching out to wider circles of the University community, including incoming students, their parents/guardians, and upper-class students who serve as leaders for our programs.

Student leaders are critical components in the operation of the office, and recruitment and training of such leaders remains a priority. The Assistant Director will be expected to approach students on and around campus in order to develop mentoring relationships so as to lead them to leadership positions within FYE programming and follow-up programs within the Division of Mission and Ministry. This position will work with colleagues from across the University to gain access to groups of students and student organizations through which to promote FYE programs to both potential participants and potential leaders.

This position will jointly supervise a part-time graduate assistant to assist in these duties and programs.

Position Details:

Department: 051101 - First Year Experience

Position: 00013246 - Assistant Director

Grade: 2ND

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $57,850 to $72,300; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Higher Education, Developmental Psychology, Counseling or a related field highly preferred.

A minimum of three years of demonstrated work experience with students is required.

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 .