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Boston College Assistant Director, Student Organizations 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 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.

Job Description

Assistant Director, Student Organizations

The Assistant Director for Student Organizations oversees operations and advising, supporting the student organization program at Boston College which directly impacts student engagement within a Jesuit, Catholic context. This position is located in the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) which includes the following functions: student organization advising; leadership development, student government and student programming. The Office also supports major events including Senior Week, Weeks of Welcome, Marathon Monday, and Homecoming.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • overseeing a portfolio of student organizations in their event planning, financial transactions, and goal implementation;

  • overseeing the Student Organization Funding Committee, financial training, and the budgetary controls for over $800K, including the management and allocation of the student fee, and the expenditure process for 200+ registered student organizations;

  • overseeing the Student Involvement Fair and supports student organization registration, training and development, including Student Organization Day;

  • supervising graduate assistants and undergraduate student assistants;

  • monitoring and managing budgetary controls and accountability for various programs, including the SOFC budget of over $800,000;

  • contributing to the greater goals of the division and the university. These contributions (outside of your primary work area) may include supporting division and university-wide initiatives, staffing events, and serving on committees as needed;

  • collaborating with event management, risk management, Robsham Theater Arts Department, business service center, and other campus partners to support student organization programming initiatives; and

  • some of this work may take place on weekends and outside of normal business hours; and evening and weekend work to support student programming.

Each staff member in the Division of Student Affairs is expected to support division and university-wide initiatives, staff events, and serve on committees as needed.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $63,800 to $79,750; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


  • Master’s degree required

  • Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated progressive student affairs experience, preferably in the development of student organization development, student programs and/or activities, and student group advising

  • Understanding and supportive of the Jesuit Catholic mission of Boston College

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in student leadership and/or programming

  • Comprehensive understanding of current student development and learning theories

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Ability to work collaboratively with students

  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills

  • Strong leadership, judgment, managerial, organizational, interpersonal, and motivational skills

  • Demonstrated financial management skills

  • Strong writing and public speaking skills

  • Commitment to professional development

  • Experience in a position that clearly demonstrates the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students

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 pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. 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 .