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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 Program Manager is responsible for advising Boston College students about study abroad, scholarships, and internship opportunities in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic and Austria. Regions are subject to change.

Advising duties for outgoing BC students include assisting with program selection of both BC and approved external programs, application process, information and advice on curricular infrastructure and course offerings of programs, and tailored pre-departure orientations; organizing and executing help with visa process, communicating regularly with students while they are abroad and with relevant BC faculty advisors, parents, and host university staff; managing reintegration activities, evaluation, and reporting of the study abroad experience.

S/he communicates closely with other study abroad advisors in the Office of International Programs and works closely with multiple BC on-site coordinators in Ireland.

S/he communicates often and in close cooperation with the host universities and partners and especially with the BC on-site coordinators. In coordination with the Director, s/he plays a significant role in the ongoing monitoring and development of programs to ensure that the OIP offerings meet BC students’ academic and personal needs.

Along with the Associate Director for Health & Safety and Communication, s/he helps to lead the office in promoting health and safety abroad through efforts to implement office policy and monitoring; assists in drafting and implementing a revised emergency response plan for the office and ensuring compliance with the Clery Act and Title IX; revises office materials for students, including the Study Abroad Handbook; and, as assigned, liaises with university offices to provide health and safety updates.

Hiring range: $49,350 - $61,070



  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and follow-up
  • Excellent cross-cultural skills
  • Advanced understanding of systems of higher education in the United States, Europe and Oceania
  • Strong computer skills and evidence of ability to develop strong innovative technology applications
  • International experience with focus on health and safety
  • Foreign language fluency
  • Master’s degree preferred

Exceptional Work Schedule:

  • Early morning and/or late evening work (approximately 4 times a week)
  • Weekend work (approximately 6 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