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.
Administrative Officer Center for Optimized Student Support Lynch School of Education
The Center for Optimized Student Support (COSS) at Boston College studies the most effective ways to address the out-of-school factors impacting student learning and thriving, especially in high-poverty urban schools. Its flagship practice, City Connects, is implemented in 80 schools in five states. COSS is seeking an experienced Administrative Officer for a position of central importance to its work. The position supports the Center's research, implementation, and public relations efforts, and in particular provides high-level support for the Executive Director. This support requires not only responsiveness to the dynamic needs of the Center's evolving work, but also a high level of initiative, responsibility, and capacity for judgement.
The position involves three core areas of responsibility: (1) operational management (managing day-to-day scheduling, space, materials, travel, and logistics; planning events and meetings; human resources and PeopleSoft administration); (2) information management (entering and retrieving information; synthesizing information and drafting documents; anticipating needs for information flow; managing electronic and paper files); (3) external relations (serving as primary contact for the Center and City Connects; serving as a liaison to external partners, advisors, vendors, BC offices, and others).
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $51,350 to $64,200; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
* Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Higher Education, or related field
* Up to five year of experience in professional level project administration and/or project and events management, preferably in a University or research setting
* Ability to deal with multiple constituencies with tact and diplomacy
* Ability to deal with all levels within and outside of the organization
* Ability to take initiative, multitask, and prioritize work
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team
* Strategic thinker with exceptional attention to detail
* Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience with PeopleSoft Financials highly preferred
* High level of professionalism and discretion
* Sound judgment and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
* Occasional early morning hours, extended work days, and ability to lift and carry heavy items will be required to support project events and activities
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 http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 3349
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.