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.
The Admissions Assistant position is full-time. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9:00amto 5:00pm. Occasional evenings andweekend work may be required. Some travel, when appropriate.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Admission, the AdmissionsAssistant coordinates all aspects of the admission process related to programinformation dissemination, collection of electronic applications, and communicationof admission and scholarship decisions. In addition, the Admissions Assistantcoordinates the process for awarding graduate assistantships, organizesvolunteer peer advisors, and supervises student employees. Specific jobfunctions include prospective student customer service, application andscholarship process management, database maintenance, event planning,coordination of graduate assistantships, and other duties. This position willoversee a team of graduate student assistants. Essential functions include:
Manage day-to-day operations of Admissions Office. Provide excellentcustomer service to prospective students and their families. Welcome and greetvisitors in person or on the phone; answer e-mail or phone inquiries regardingacademic programs and resources; provides advice to students and their familiesregarding admissions and/or records and registration process and eligibility;interact with students and/or families to follow up on missing or deficientinformation; resolve problems related to admissions process by clarifyingcomplaint, 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 inaccordance 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 aresource 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 tobe shared by Admissions. Field Education, and Student Services.
Provide internal customer service with advice and guidance to otherdepartments 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 otherrecruitment fairs) as needed.
Coordinate the award of graduate assistantships.
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred. Atleast two years of college admissions experience is required. The AdmissionsProgram Assistant must be a self-starter, and able to work independently in adeadline oriented environment. They must also possess excellentcommunication, organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills. They should be able operate in a diverse settings and surroundings. The abilityto set priorities is imperative. The Admissions Assistant should also bea team player who is adaptable to change. Flexibility is a must. Be highlyproficient in use of all standard office equipment. Proficient with PCs (Wordand Excel), on-line student information systems, and other appropriate officeequipment. Ability to represent Boston College and the School of SocialWork in an outgoing and professional manner at public events. Superior customerservice orientation and focus and the ability to work effectively independentlyas well as in a team environment. Superior written and oral communicationskills. Ability to work with varying constituencies including faculty, staff,and students. Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, andattention to detail. Familiarity with Boston College systems including Slate, EagleApps,FolderWave, and AEM is preferred. Excellent computer skills (Excel, FileMakerPro, Microsoft Word, Power Point). Ability to maintain data security andconfidentiality of all data at all times. Strong interpersonal skills anddemonstrable problem solving skills. Ability to hire, delegate, oversee,follow-up and supervise student employees (valuing diversity). Ability tocreate and maintain systems for efficient office management. Ability to workwith others under pressure in order to meet deadlines. Ability to engage indiscerning 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 pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. 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.