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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

About the Office of Residential Life

The mission of the Office of Residential Life is to create safe, inclusive, and well maintained living communities. We engage our community members in opportunities to develop spiritually, socially, and academically in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition of the University. Under the leadership of the Associate Vice President, Director of Residential Education, and Director of Operations, the department consists of 40 professional staff members, 24 graduate positions, 192 resident assistants, and additional student employees.

Under the leadership of the Associate Vice President and Director of Residential Life, and Director of Operations, the department consists of 40 professional staff members, 24 graduate positions, 192 resident assistants, and additional student employees.

 About the Associate Director for Housing Operations Position

The Associate Director for Housing Operations serves as the deputy for the residential life operations staff. In the role, the Associate Director supervises the Assistant Director for Off-Campus Living, the Assistant Director for Transitional Housing and Business Operations, the Residential Life Systems Administrator, and the Social Media, Access, and Web Specialist.The Associate Director is primarily responsible for overseeing the summer housing program, the fall semester move-in operations, the spring semester move-out, and mid-year transitions. This person serves as a project coordinator for large projects within the department and projects that are specific to housing operations. These include assessments of operational practices, managing residence hall access plans, and implementing new technology and systems.

The Associate Director directly supervises the off-campus housing, summer housing, and technology units within the Office of Residential Life. In this capacity, the Associate Director provides guidance and leadership for these units and assists with meeting their operational goals and requirements.

 The Associate Director serves as a manager for large scale projects within Residential Life. The Associate Director manages the move-in process for approximately 2,300 first-year students and 5,200 returning students over a three-day period. The Associate Director coordinates the move-out process for all students, including approximately 2,000 graduating seniors. The Associate Director serves on project teams and committees for various institution wide projects that impact the residence halls, including the campus security and access project, the Division of Student Affairs assessment committee, and Student Affairs and Facilities project team.

 This position supports the off-campus student living program by providing direct supervision to the Assistant Director for Off-Campus Student Living. The Associate Director provides guidance and support to the off-campus housing program, and helps execute educational programming for off-campus students and directs students to resources to assist them with the off-campus housing search and with living in the off-campus community.

The Associate Director provides guidance and support to the summer housing program through direct supervision of the Assistant Director for Summer Housing and Operations. The Associate Director manages the annual profit and loss report at the end of the summer. The Associate Director is responsible for ensuring the department complies with all university procedures related to housing minors on campus. The Associate Director collaborates with Residential Life, Facilities Services, and Event Management Staff to ensure appropriate buildings are being utilized during the summer.

 The position provides guidance and support  for all technology aspects of the department. These include the purchasing of new programs, systems, and hardware to meet departmental goals. The Associate Director assists the technology staff with identifying and procuring appropriate and effective technology to meet departmental needs and improve departmental functions. The Associate Director, in working with technology staff, ensures the department website is accurate and social media is active

Position Details:
Department: 025301 - Residential Life
Position: 00013819 - Associate Director for Living-Learning Programs, Residential Life
Grade: 3RD

Hiring Range: $67,700 - $84,650; salary commensurate with relevant experience


Master’s degree in Education, Business, or comparable field

At least five years of experience working in university housing, conference services, or related Student Affairs or higher education operational area

Comprehension and appreciation of the Jesuit and Catholic values and mission and the traditions and heritage of Boston College, and a willingness to express and abide by those values and mission

Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion

Experience with business practices, managing revenue, managing large budgets, assessment, and project management preferred

Experience working with technology systems, including Ccure, StarRez and project management software preferred

Proven competencies to work in a team environment that aspires to service excellence with strong individual organizational, planning, and communication skills

Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

Ability to coordinate and oversee multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

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