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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 Off-Campus is a 12-month, live-off professional staff member, and the only professional staff member in Res Life dedicated to off-campus affairs. The AD is supported by one graduate student and one undergraduate office assistant during the academic year.

Primary Areas of Responsibility

> Counsel and advise students and others about the off-campus housing market, provide legal and general advice about rental policies, and assist off-campus legal issues, roommate problems, complaints or inquiries from students, parents, landlords, or rental agents

> Organize and direct housing fairs for students seeking off-campus placement, including junior year students and incoming transfer, graduate, and law students

> Conduct campus-wide and individual off-campus housing information sessions and participate in panel presentations for parents, transfer students, and international exchange students at orientation sessions

> Work collaboratively with Off Campus Partners (the university’s off-campus housing partner) to manage and optimize the off-campus housing and roommate-finder website; assist Off Campus Partners by scheduling and attending sales meetings with local brokerage firms and track complaints and remove problem properties, landlords, and real estate agents from the housing database

> Formulate and prepare electronic forms, documents, brochures, and literature for web accessibility; update the off-campus housing website ( -campus) to streamline information sharing

> Design, implement, and evaluate social, civic, and educational events for students living off-campus. Signature programs include, but are not limited to, the Taste of Off-Campus, the Breakfast Club (neighborhood clean-up group), A capella Night, and participating in the city of Boston’s Love Your Block Neighborhood Clean-up.

> Conduct research of the off-campus housing market. Benchmark procedures used by other universities/institutions and continually update office services. Develop and distribute surveys, collect information and compile data

> Communicate with parents of rising sophomores informing them of their students’ upcoming off-campus housing search process; notify parents of students scheduled to live off-campus of important City ordinances, mandatory meetings, resources, and local address compliance requirements

> Provide liaison with University Administrative Offices including the Office of the Dean of Students, first-year, transfer, and law Admissions, Graduate School of Management, Office of International Students and Scholars, Office of International Programs, and Office of Governmental and Community Affairs

> Collect and track the local addresses of all full-time students living off-campus each semester in order to comply with the City of Boston’s University Accountability Ordinance

> Present to neighbors and City officials at monthly Campus Community Partnership Initiative meetings, Boston Town and Gown Meetings, and City of Boston Inspectional Services Department meetings


Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $55,600 to $69,500; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required, Master’s degree in Higher Education or related field preferred

One to three years of experience working with Housing/Student Affairs preferred

Excellent customer series and effective management and project

Completion of the Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson course preferred

Experience in town / gown relations preferred

Evening and weekend attendance needed at community meetings and programs required

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