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.
About Boston College and the Office of Residential Life Boston College is a Division One university with approximately 9,100 undergraduate students (7,600 residential), located on 118 acres in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, a beautiful suburb seven miles from the center of Boston. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1863, Boston College has strong Jesuit Catholic educational values, which are used as a foundation for our work with and care for students.
The mission of the Office of Residential Life is to create a respectful, healthy, and safe living community for our residents. We are committed to integrating the Ignatian tradition into the formation of each student by connecting their intellectual, ethical, religious, and spiritual lives through a myriad of programs and services. Our role in this formational development is achieved by promoting the academic mission, encouraging responsible and ethical behaviors, engaging residents in conversations regarding diversity, and creating safe, well-managed learning environments where students can seek the greater good.
Under the leadership of the Associate Vice President and Director of Residential Education and Director of Operations, the department consists of 40 professional staff members, 29 graduate positions, 192 RAs, and 20 additional student employees.
Basic Function and Responsibility The Manager of the Recovery House Program oversees the development and operation of programs at Boston College to support the needs of students in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs and is the primary staff member responsible for oversight of the recovery housing component of the overall program. The Program Manager will develop inclusive social and educational events, facilitate group meetings, and will meet with students in recovery, both individually and in groups. This position's primary responsibility is the oversight of the recovery housing component of the overall program for all students in recovery. The program is rooted in a 12-step approach and successful candidates will have meaningful experience working with 12-step programs. The Program Manager also works with other students in relapse prevention and recovery who may not be in the residential program. In addition, the Manager also has the responsibility to continuously develop and improve the program as students' needs in recovery change and/or as additional students in recovery are encountered.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $49,900 to $62,350; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Boston College conducts background checks, including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.
Education/Training and Certification, Licensure, Registration Requirements
Master's degree in counseling, social work, or a related field required; and
Professional License relevant to Alcohol and Drug Counseling and/or life experience equal to two years in substance addiction counseling program with supervision. If hired, unlicensed individuals will receive clinical supervision from a licensed mental health professional.
Demonstrated experience in supporting individuals in recovery from substance dependency;
Experience in recovery support or substance dependence treatment including a working knowledge of 12 Step Programs and Motivational Interviewing Skills
Competence in organizing specific programs and activities for students;
A general understanding of residential education and student affairs;
Interpersonal skill and the ability to relate well to both college students and administrators;
Experience in working with vulnerable populations;
Experience with confidentiality and HIPAA and FERPA regulations;
Experience in developing community and social gatherings; and
Experience with the enforcing university (or similar) policy.
Exceptional Work Schedule Demands
This position will need to be available for programming in the evenings and crisis intervention as needed;
Additionally, this individual may be asked to support the University during large-scale events such as housing transitions, football games, etc.;
Exposure to individuals with a history of trauma and mental health concerns; and
Light lifting and cleaning.
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.