Assistant Director for Transitional Housing & Business Operations

Boston College  |  Chestnut Hill, MA

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director for Transitional Housing & Business Operations

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Chestnut Hill, MA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 11,000 Students
Employer ID: 849
Application Deadline: 08/05/2018

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$50,000 - $65,000
Additional Compensation:
Professional development funds available Ability to serve on department, division, or university-wide committees and initiatives. Ability to present, both locally or at national conferences. Ability to teach a 1 credit course based on need and subject area. Ability to advise first year students. Attend retreats to enhance both personal and professional aspects of your life. Participate in service or immersion trips. Networking opportunities with others in the field of Higher Education around city of Boston and New England Region.
Housing for Position:
None provided
RESUME COLLECTION ONLY

This employer is collecting resumes only and will NOT conduct interviews at the TPE Onsite event.
Benefits
Salary Range:
$50,000 - $65,000
Additional Compensation:
Professional development funds available Ability to serve on department, division, or university-wide committees and initiatives. Ability to present, both locally or at national conferences. Ability to teach a 1 credit course based on need and subject area. Ability to advise first year students. Attend retreats to enhance both personal and professional aspects of your life. Participate in service or immersion trips. Networking opportunities with others in the field of Higher Education around city of Boston and New England Region.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

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 Roman Catholic and 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, modeling and encouraging
responsible and ethical behaviors in conformity with the religious and moral principles of the
Roman Catholic Church, engaging residents in conversations regarding respect for cultural
diversity, and creating safe, well-managed learning environments where students can seek the
greater good in conformity with the Jesuit tradition of service to others.

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, 24 graduate
positions, 192 RAs, and additional student employees.

Basic Function and Responsibility
The Assistant Director for Transitional Housing & Business Operations provides management of
the summer conferences and camps, including scheduling, placement, and billing of all summer
students, conference, and camp participants. This position works with University constituents
(First Year Experience, Athletics, Dean of Students Office, Alumni, Dining Services, etc.) to
ensure that all policies are disseminated and followed, and coordinates services from Event
Management, Facilities Management, and Housekeeping for all summer residence hall
occupancy activities.

Primary Areas of Responsibility
The Assistant Director for Transitional Housing & Business Operations has primary
responsibilities for the opening and closing of the residence halls; managing summer bookings
for summer students and for conferences and camps; managing all information and processes
relating to early arrivals and housing extensions; and overseeing transitions. This position is
responsible for establishing and reviewing summer housing guidelines and the management of
all summer housing contracts.

The Assistant Director ensures that all student employees follow the Protection of Minors
policy and guidelines, and that all background check and Protection of Minors paperwork is
completed. They work with Event Management and Human Resources to confirm that all
internal and external clients utilizing summer housing meet the Protection of Minors guidelines.
This position is also responsible for the day-to-day functional management of the StarRez
housing application, testing system upgrades, and training summer staff as needed. The
Assistant Director works with technology staff to manage residence hall access for the summer
months. They also serve as a back-up for managing summer access cards and access plans
utilizing CCure.

The Assistant Director for Transitional Housing & Business Operations projects income,
expenses, and summer housing rates, conducts comparative rate and service studies with other
universities and colleges, provides budget forecasts for summer operations, reconciles summer
operations revenues and expenses, and oversees relationships with all external vendors.
The Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring that billing, charges, fees and approximately
$3 million in annual revenue and expenses generated by approximately 13,000 summer
residents and guests are accounted for accurately.

This position conducts an annual profit and loss analysis at the end of the summer to ensure
that all summer housing expenses are covered. They also assists in the management of budgets
for the entire department and ensures that lines are appropriately funded. The Assistant
Director tracks budget lines throughout the fiscal year to ensure budgets are being managed
and funded at the correct levels.

The Assistant Director for Transitional Housing & Business Operations supervises a full-time
assistant and four summer Resident Directors (RD’s), and is responsible for recruiting, hiring,
training, and supervising 120 summer student staff.


Job Requirements

● Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business, or comparable field; Master’s in Higher
Education, Business, or comparable field preferred
● At least two years experience in university housing, conference services, or related
Student Affairs or Higher Education operational area
● Comprehension and appreciation of the Jesuit and Catholic values and mission, and the
traditions and heritage of Boston College and a willingness to express and abide by
those values and mission
● Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion
● Understanding of a comprehensive conference and summer camps program
● Demonstrated experience managing a summer conference and camps program, which
includes multiple internal and external clients
● Proven success in business operations, budget management, and/or accounting
● Ability to resolve conflicts with students, conference attendees, and university
stakeholders
● Significant professional experience supervising student employees
● Demonstrated leadership abilities and interpersonal skills
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Strong technical background; experience with StarRez database and CS Gold preferred
● Proficient with technology in the office environment, including Microsoft Office
● Ability to use current technology to effectively communicate and reach out to students
● Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills


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 of Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

Application Information

Please visit www.bc.edu/hr to view the official posting, and submit your application materials online. If you have any issues please feel free to contact Greg Jones, Director, at gregory.jones.2@bc.edu. Thank you, and we look forward to reviewing your materials!

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