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Boston College Staff Assistant - Lynch 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 9,484 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

This position will support both the Mary E. Walsh Center for Thriving Children (CTC) and Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy (CSTEEP) within the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. This is a 20 hour per week benefits eligible position.

The Mary E. Walsh Center for Thriving Children at Boston College studies the most effective ways to address the out-of-school factors impacting student learning and thriving, especially in high-poverty urban schools. It’s flagship the City Connects initiative, provides on-the-ground support to schools serving disadvantaged students. The support includes (i) provision of various

non-educational services that enhance the capacity of students to learn, and (ii) assisting classroom teachers in identifying student needs and tracking student progress through the school year. Implemented in over 90 schools across six states (and internationally in Ireland), City Connects engages districts, schools, and partnering community agencies to connect every student to a tailored set of supports and enrichments in the school and community.

CSTEEP conducts research on technical aspects of education policy, analysis of large-scale education data bases, technology-supported teacher professional development and 1:1 computing interventions. It is a University–supported research center internationally recognized for its work in the policy uses of tests and is a rich resource in educational reform, teacher professional development, and the impact of educational technology.

The Staff Assistant will work with two Administrators (fiscal and regular), the Director of CSTEEP, and senior administrative/research staff associated with the City Connects initiative in support of the administrative activities associated with the two centers. S/he will also interact with faculty, staff and visitors.

Responsibilities include:

· Assist Administrators in events/meetings logistics and preparation of materials

· Assist Fiscal Administrator in processing expenses/vouchers and related tasks

· Maintain grant, non-grant and general filing systems

· Keep inventory and order supplies for both Centers

· Submit work-order requests

· Mail (incoming and outgoing) mail merges and FedEx

· Answer telephones, greet visitors and general office duties

· Maintain printers/copiers/shredding bins/fax machines (toners, kits, paper, fix

jams, schedule repairs) in multiple offices

· Maintain/update numerous databases

· Support induction of new hires

· Photocopying, scanning, printing, editing, data-entry

· Support audit process

· Assist with special events

Hiring Range: $20.00 to $25.00; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Google Docs/applications, Excel, Power Point)

Superior customer service orientation and focus and the ability to work effectively independently as well as in a team environment

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Familiarity with Boston College systems, such as PeopleSoft, preferred

Excellent writing and oral communication skills

Ability to maintain data security and confidentiality of all data at all times

1-3 years increasingly responsible administrative experience (in higher education setting is preferred)

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 .