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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

Under the supervision of the Director of Marketing Services within the Office of University Communications, the Senior Associate Director provides day-to-day direction for the development and execution of a wide range of projects that achieve strategic marketing goals for the University's Division of Student Affairs. Working with the Vice President for Student Affairs and senior leadership team, the Senior Associate Director conceives, produces, and executes external and internal marketing strategies and tactics as needed.

 As the Office of University Communication’s primary liaison to the Division of Student Affairs, the Senior Associate Director offers both consultation and project management for a broad range of print, web, video, and digital marketing efforts in conjunction with the design, web and photography staff within University Communications. S/he also works as a key partner with the Assistant Director for Marketing and Communications within the Division of Student Affairs on both internal and external communications, including advising on social media strategy. The Senior Associate Director creates content that may include but not be limited to student communications, policy drafts, internal notices, and briefs. The Senior Associate Director also serves as managing editor for Student Affairs’ quarterly newsletter to parents. 

Position Details:
Department: 025001 - Student Affairs VP Office
Position: 00011937 - Senior Associate Director, Student Affairs Marketing & Communications
Grade: 3RD
Hiring Salary Range: $76,950 - $96,200


Minimum Qualifications:

University Core Competencies
A high level of proficiency is required in teamwork, customer focus, decision making/problem solving, communication, applying technology, valuing diversity, big picture perspective, openness to change and productivity in particular.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Bachelor's degree required, advance degree preferred
Five to seven years of experience in marketing and communications management, client relations, and event management, or comparable experience; higher education experience preferred
Excellent writing and editing skills, integrity, discretion, and creativity
A keen understanding of student affairs and its role in the life of a college student is critical
Strong understanding of:
Higher education communications issues and appreciation of the academic culture
Web-based technologies and experience in content creation for multi-channels/platforms
Digital marketing and the importance of using data to inform and refine marketing efforts
Ability to develop strong collaborative partnerships with colleagues and University partners, and to earn trust within an organization
Superb project management skills and the ability to oversee a wide range of projects concurrently, while developing appropriate priorities and meeting all deadlines
An appreciation for Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of Boston College are critical

No phone calls or emails, please. Only applications received through the Human Resources site at will be considered for review, provided the minimum qualifications are satisfied.

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