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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 Administrative Assistant to the Executive Vice President interacts with all University departments, including senior offices and administrators as well as external contacts that may include trustees, donors, consultants and vendors. The Administrative Assistant ensures efficient management and operation of the Office of the Executive Vice President.  To this end, s/he sets priority and develops approaches to achieve defined goals and outcomes.  

This critical role assesses the level of urgency represented by callers, staff and visitors and acts accordingly and escalates as necessary. Successful candidates will be proficient in the management of the EVP’s calendar and schedule with a critical eye towards high impact issues and requests. S/he will serve as an information liaison in dealings with all levels of the University and will follow up with appropriate staff on behalf of the EVP.  The Administrative Assistant will also provide support to the Special Assistant to the EVP.With respect to written communication and technology skills, this individual will meticulously prepare and produce correspondence, agendas, reports, presentations and mailings for the University community and Trustees.


Hiring Range is $45,000-$62,000; salary commensurate with relevant experience


A Bachelor's degree is preferred and a minimum of 3-5 years of increasingly responsible administrative experience; strong interpersonal and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy; excellent oral and written communication skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google G Suite (Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar); PeopleSoft experience preferred, and an ability to handle multiple tasks and work well within deadlines. Also, requires good judgment, discretion in handling confidential materials, and the ability to work independently without close supervision.

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