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.
*** This is a 25 hour per week position - 25 Hr/Wk Hiring Range for this position: $29,372 to $36,715; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for welcoming scholars and students in the Lonergan Center and directing them, both in person and on the phone. The Administrative Assistant helps with logistics for Institute events, keeps the website, email, and journal subscriptions up to date, and provides administrative support to the Director and Assistant Director to facilitate daily operations and long-term programs. Finally, the Administrative Assistant works with the Director, Assistant Director, and other Institute-related faculty to contribute to the overall mission of the Lonergan Institute to further the work of Bernard Lonergan, SJ and the Jesuit mission of Boston College.
The position will be responsible for providing support for the Institute's international visiting scholars, assistance with conference and travel planning and reimbursements, and creative work on long-term projects. The Administrative Assistant is also responsible for coordinating work requests and procurement for the Institute's on campus residence for visiting scholars, Flanagan House.
This position includes corresponding with other Lonergan Centers around the world, along with personal subscribers and librarians. Professional and welcoming responses to a variety of inquiries and situations will be critical for a successful candidate. Problem solving, particularly as it relates to immediate needs of scholars living on campus, is a requirement. Finally, this position requires a knowledge - or the ability to quickly learn - Boston College's systems for reimbursement, room reservations, and other conference support.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and organizational skills.
Knowledge of website editing and/or cataloguing.
Proficiency at intermediate level in MS Word, and Excel and Google suite of applications (experience with Filemaker Pro is a plus).
Some evening and weekend work may be required.
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
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 https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
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.