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Boston College Associate Director, Academic Services., Law School 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

The Associate Director works with the Law School’s Assistant Dean of Academic & Student Affairs to develop a community at the law school that focuses on integrating students’ intellectual, social and spiritual lives during their time at Boston College Law School. The position works collaboratively across campus to ensure our students are supported both in and out of the classroom. The Associate Director is also the lead administrator advising law students regarding disability accommodations and dual degree programming both internally at Boston College and with partner Universities. The Associate Director is an expert on academic policies and procedures and advises students related to registration and degree audits.

Student organizations are a critical part of the law school’s community and programming. This position advises most student organization leaders and ensures a coordinated approach for event planning and community building at the law school. The Associate Director has oversight of all student organization budgets and budget requests.

The position supervises the Assistant Director, Academic & Student Services Assistant, and the Graduate Assistant.

Essential functions include:

Student Organizations & Student Formation

  • Serves as the contact and advocate for the Law Student Association and most student organizations

  • Develops, evaluates, and enforces all student organization policies

  • Acts as primary liaison to the Office of Graduate Student Life and serves as a subject matter expert on related student service matters for the Law School

  • Responsible for the approval of new organizations based upon the developed guidelines/policies

  • Advises student organization leaders to help ensure a coordinated approach for event planning and community building for the Law School, and supports their events

  • Oversees the allocation for student organization budget and budget requests

  • Works with the Assistant Dean to help build community among the law school population

  • Proposes and plans for improvements to student organization policies and programs

Accommodations & Wellness

  • Lead administrator working with law students for accommodations

  • Works directly with students and coordinates services with Connors Family Learning Center and the Office of Disability Services

  • Works with the Assistant Dean, faculty, and Registrar to coordinate disability accommodations from initial request to implementation based on individual accommodation plans

  • Monitors student inquiries related to accommodations and hires note takers as needed for classes

  • Works collaboratively across campus to promote wellness for the community and creates wellness programming

General Academic and Other Student Advising

  • Acts as a policy expert in areas related to registration and degree audits

  • Advises students related to registration, graduation requirements, ABA standards, and degree audits.

  • Trains and supervises the Assistant Director in registration policy and degree requirement questions; works with team to answer general inquiries and support students

  • Advises students regarding their issues and concerns, helps resolve and recommends appropriate resources both at the Law School and the University

Dual Degrees

  • Primary point person for dual degree advising, coordination with law faculty leads for each program

  • The Law liaison to the other schools' faculty advisors for our internal dual degrees (MSW, MBA, MED & MA, Phil MA and PhD) and our external partners

  • Creates dual degree information sessions, tracks dual degree student enrollment and progress, informs and updates relevant constituents regarding program changes or new dual degree programming

  • Meets regularly with prospective and current dual degree students to provide advice and facilitate course registration, and ensure they are on track to meet graduation requirements

The Associate Director is involved in a variety of Law School programs and services such as Commencement, Open Houses, Orientation, and the Academic Support Program. The Assistant Director works with other departments within the Law School and the University, including Academic Services, Career Services, Admissions, the Alumni Office, Communications, Parking & Transportation, the Office of Graduate Student Life, and the Bureau of Conferences.

Position Details:

Department: 056101 - Law School Student Services

Position: 00013430 - Assistant Director, Law School Student Services

Grade: 2ND

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $63,900 to $79,850; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years of directly related and progressively responsible experience, specifically in the area of student activities and academic advising

  • Computer and systems proficiency with particular expertise in Google Docs and Sheets, Microsoft Office, and the ability to learn new technologies, software, and applications

  • Expertise in registration platforms and student life platforms is a plus

  • Some evening and weekend work may be 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 https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

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 https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination .

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