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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

The Associate Director for Housing Operations oversees the off-campus housing, summer housing and business operations, and technology units within the Office of Residential Life. The Associate Director serves as a project manager for large scale functions, including move-in, move-out, and housing transition periods.

Primary Areas of Responsibility
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. The Associate Director 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 Transitional Housing and Business Operations. 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 Associate Director supervises two technology staff positions; a Systems Administrator and a Social Media, Access, and Web Specialist.  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.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $69,100 to $86,350; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


  • A Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field is required.
  • 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience working in a student affairs setting at the professional or graduate level. 
  • Prior residence hall experience at the graduate or professional level is preferred.
  • 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
  • Demonstrated understanding of student development theory.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with technology systems is preferred. Experience with CCure or StarRez is preferred.
  • Experience managing large or complicated budgets is preferred.
  • Experience with project management or assessment is preferred.

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

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits including depending on your job classification eligibility;

Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance 
Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay
Additional benefits can be found on


Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at