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.
Hiring range: $35,500 - $44,400; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
The Admissions Assistant position is a full-time position in the School of Social Work. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Occasional evenings and weekend work may be required. Some travel, when appropriate.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Admission, the Admissions Assistant coordinates all aspects of the admission process related to program information dissemination, collection of electronic applications, and communication of admission and scholarship decisions. In addition, the Admissions Assistant coordinates the process for awarding graduate assistantships, organizes volunteer peer advisors, and supervises student employees. Specific job functions include prospective student customer service, application and scholarship process management, database maintenance, event planning, coordination of graduate assistantships, and other duties. This position will oversee a team of graduate student assistants.
Essential functions include:
Manage day-to-day operations of Admissions Office. Provide excellent customer service to prospective students and their families. Welcome and greet visitors in person or on the phone; answer e-mail or phone inquiries regarding academic programs and resources; provides advice to students and their families regarding admissions and/or records and registration process and eligibility; interact with students and/or families to follow up on missing or deficient information; resolve problems related to admissions process by clarifying complaint, determining cause of the problem, and advising the best solution.
Manage collection of application materials for approximately 1,000 MSW applicants. Review, verify, and assess applications and supporting documentation in accordance with established guidelines to determine admission eligibility; reviews documents to ensure accuracy and completeness. Contribute to the maintenance of Slate CRM system as a power user and a resource for the School of Social Work.
Coordinate various admission related events pre-and post-selection (i.e. attendance to career fairs, incoming student reception, new student orientation).
Create and maintain the various admission and financial aid databases to be shared by Admissions. Field Education, and Student Services.
Provide internal customer service with advice and guidance to other departments within the School and within the University.
Attend Graduate and Professional School Fairs, and other trade meetings (i.e. the Council in Social Work Education annual conference, and other recruitment fairs) as needed.
Coordinate the award of graduate assistantships.
Boston College conducts background checks, including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred. At least two years of college admissions experience is required.
The Admissions Program Assistant must be a self-starter, and able to work independently in a deadline-oriented environment. They must also possess excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills. They should be able operate in diverse settings and surroundings. The ability to set priorities is imperative.
The Admissions Assistant should also be a team player who is adaptable to change. Flexibility is a must. Be highly proficient in use of all standard office equipment. Proficient with PCs (Word and Excel), on-line student information systems, and other appropriate office equipment.
Ability to represent Boston College and the School of Social Work in an outgoing and professional manner at public events. Superior customer service orientation and focus and the ability to work effectively independently as well as in a team environment. Superior written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work with varying constituencies including faculty, staff, and students. Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and attention to detail. Familiarity with Boston College systems including Slate, EagleApps, FolderWave, and AEM is preferred. Excellent computer skills (Excel, FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Word, Power Point). Ability to maintain data security and confidentiality of all data at all times. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrable problem-solving skills.
Ability to hire, delegate, oversee, follow-up and supervise student employees (valuing diversity). Ability to create and maintain systems for efficient office management.
Ability to work with others under pressure in order to meet deadlines. Ability to engage in discerning conversations with prospective and admitted students.
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 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.