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.
The Administrative Assistant provides administrative, database and secretarial support to the Associate Vice President / Student Engagement and Formation, the Office of Student Conduct, and Student Outreach and Support Services. The Administrative Assistant manages staff calendars, prepares materials for meetings and reports, manages budgets, updates and maintains office files in Maxient database, sends correspondence, and organizes meetings and special events. The position is also responsible for hiring and supervising undergraduate student employees and processing graduate research assistantship stipends and tuition remission credits, as well as the administration of the main reception desk and management of the day-to-day operations of the offices.
The Administrative Assistant serves as the first professional point of contact for students, faculty, parents, administrators, investigators, lawyers and other guests to the offices. It is important to set a professional yet friendly tone for the office and maintain a calm and neutral environment for students in crisis and those that are involved in judicial matters, alcohol/drug issues, and students with medical disabilities.
Bachelor's degree preferred
3-6 years experience in an administrative support environment
Requires strong supervisory and organizational skills
Understanding of college student life and excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential
Proficiency with word processing in Mac or PC environment required
Office management experience preferred
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 https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity
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Internal Number: 3425
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.