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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

The Assistant Director for Leadership Programs oversees experiential and other leadership programs supporting student engagement within a Jesuit, Catholic context.

The Assistant Director assists in the creation and implementation of comprehensive leadership
development opportunities for Boston College students utilizing best practices and theoretical models in student leadership.

The Assistant Director manages programs including the Emerging Leaders Program, the LEAD sophomore year leadership program, LeaderShape, and leadership development and recognition initiative for student organizations.

The Assistant Director also supervises graduate assistants and undergraduate student assistants. This position is responsible for monitoring and managing budgetary controls and accountability for various programs, totaling approximately$150,000.

This position is located in the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) which includes the following functions: student organization advisement, leadership development, student government, and student programming. The Office also supports the BC Bands Program; advises major events including Senior Week, Super Fan Zones, and Family Weekends; and supports campus wide programs including Welcome Week and Homecoming.

This position requires evening and weekend work

Position Details:
Department: 025101 - Campus Activities
Position: 00004690 - Assistant Director for Governance- Student Programs Office
Grade: 3RD
Starting Salary Range: 60,200 - 75,250


Master’s degree required
Minimum of 3 to 5 years of demonstrated progressive student affairs experience, preferably in the development of student leadership programs and student programs and/or activities
Understanding and supportive of the Jesuit Catholic mission of Boston College 
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in student leadership and/or programming
Prior experience in student group advising, student programming, and/or activities
Comprehensive understanding of current student development and learning theories
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
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 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