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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 Assignments and Occupancy is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing all undergraduate room assignments for the academic year. The position manages the housing application and assignment process for approximately 2,300 new first-year and 150 new transfer students. The Assistant Director is responsible for all aspects of a complex room selection process that houses approximately 5,200 returning students.

The Assistant Director provides strategic direction for all areas related to room assignments, fees and charges, room space management, and assignment process documentation. The Assistant Director provides statistical analysis and reporting for enrollment trends and forecasts, education and training to residential life staff, and collaborates with Information Technology Services on troubleshooting technical challenges. The Assistant Director advises parents and students regarding housing assignment concerns, including advising students with health or psychological needs that affect their housing requirements and collaborating with Disabilities Services on providing reasonable accommodations for students with disability, medical, and psychological needs.

This position oversees mid-year withdrawals and leaves of absences, living-learning community housing placements, and placements for students with medical and disability needs. The Assistant Director supervises the administration of the housing wait list and junior year housing appeal process; oversees first-year roommate matching and the upperclassman room selection process; makes recommendations for policy revisions; and acts as departmental liaison to university constituents and to parents regarding placement policy and issues. The Assistant Director collaborates with several departments regarding housing needs and occupancy, including Facilities Services, Information Technology Services, Undergraduate Admissions, and Office of International Programs.

The Assistant Director tracks building occupancy and academic year housing revenue. The Assistant Director is responsible for assessments related to housing occupancy and assignment processes.

The Assistant Director directly supervises one professional support staff, and indirectly supervises one graduate assistant and two student employees

Position Details:
Department: 025301 - Residential Life
Position: 00003075 - Assistant Director, Assignments and Occupancy
Grade: 3RD

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $62,650 to $78,300; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Bachelor’s Degree required; Master's in Higher Education or comparable field strongly preferred

 Minimum of five years of progressive responsibility and related experience, preferably in university housing

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Advanced knowledge of housing database applications; experience with StarRez preferred

Proficient with the Microsoft Office

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