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Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

As a team member within Boston College’s Office of International Programs (OIP), the Application & Technology Specialist oversees the processing of approximately 1,000 student applications for full-year and semester programs and 200 applications for scholarships, including the McGillycuddy-Logue Travel grants. Overseeing these application processes requires strong time management, planning, and organizational skills, with an attention to detail. The incumbent communicates with over 70 universities around the world in addition to working with six OIP advisors and multiple on-campus university offices. She/he works with a graduate assistant in processing application materials.

The incumbent is responsible for managing the technology needs for an office of thirteen full-time staff members, fifteen to twenty graduate students, and approximately 20 overseas coordinators. This work involves monitoring and implementing enhancements to the OIP’s online application system, appointment management system, and other systems as required.

In coordination with the Associate Director, Health & Safety and Communications, the incumbent is responsible for all changes to the office’s website – the largest on campus. Much effort goes into keeping information accurate and appealing to students, faculty, and staff.



Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred.
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in higher education administration and/or international education required. Experience and comfort level working with international contacts and students; high level of multicultural competence.
  • Positive approach and quick thinking when coordinating multiple international visitors.
  • Patience and understanding when working with students.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks under time pressure.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro.
  • Excellent knowledge of database operations, Excel, and office software.
  • Early morning and/or late evening work (approximately once per week).
  • Weekend work (approximately 2-3 times per semester).


Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks 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 http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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