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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 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

The main purpose of this position is to support the research mission of Boston College and the goals of  OSP.

 The primary functions of this position include:

• Facilitate the work activities of the OSP Sponsored Programs Administration Teams
• Provide assistance to the OSP Director and Associate Directors
• Coordinate and assist in the development of the OSP educational and training programs
• Compile timely information and periodic reports for BC administrative offices
• Provide guidance and assistance to the BC research community as needed
• Serve as office manager and supervise all the OSP student employees


This position requires excellent communication skills, the ability to manage multiple projects, a high degree of self-motivation and a professional attitude. This position must have knowledge of the Boston College financial accounting system and general policies and procedures. This position must be resourceful in identifying alternatives to resolving problems and obtaining information for both internal and external parties.  This position requires strong interpersonal, organizational and supervisory skills in order to be responsive to OSP needs as well as requests from Boston College faculty and administrators. Proficiency with PeopleSoft financial systems and various word processing programs, database programs, database management and use of the Internet is necessary.  A general understanding of Federal regulations OMB 2 CFR 200 is also required.

This position will perform functions (i.e. Cashnet entries, journal entry requests, etc.) to facilitate and enhance the work of the OSP Research Administration Teams. This position coordinates about 400 sponsored project proposals annually in excess of $120,000,000 and helps produce and distribute monthly and annual reports on proposal activity. Will maintain and oversee the OSP budget of about $300,000. This position supervises 4-5 student employees.

Hiring Range: $41,100-$51,400


Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Minimum 3-5 years experience working in sponsored programs administration or corresponding experience working with faculty/departmental administrators in an academic setting. 
Experience required in database management and report development. 
Knowledge of Boston College internal financial accounting, payroll, procurement and budget is preferred. 
Participation in professional research administration organizations.

*Experience with PeopleSoft Financial systems is preferred

Closing Statement

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

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

Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination 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's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at