Associate Director for Housing & Operations

Boston College  |  Chestnut Hill, MA

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Associate Director for Housing & 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: 08/17/2018

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$65,000 - $75,000
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:
$65,000 - $75,000
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 Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
5-7 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
5-7 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 Associate Director for Housing Operations serves as the deputy for the residential life
operations staff. In this role, the Associate Director supervises the Assistant Director for Off-
Campus Living, the Assistant Director for Transitional Housing and Business Operations, the Residential Life
Systems Administrator, and the Social Media, Access, and Web Specialist. The Associate
Director is primarily responsible for overseeing the summer housing program, the fall semester
move-in operations, spring semester move-out, and mid-year transitions. This person serves as
a project coordinator for large projects within the department, and projects that are specific to
housing operations. These include assessments of operational practices, managing residence
hall access plans, and implementing new technology and systems.


Primary Areas of Responsibility
The Associate Director directly supervises the off-campus housing, summer housing, and
technology units within the Office of Residential Life. In this capacity, the Associate Director
provides guidance and leadership for these units and assists with meeting their operational
goals and requirements.

The Associate Director serves as a manager for large scale projects within Residential Life. They
oversee the move-in process for approximately 2,300 first-year students and 5,200 returning
students over a three-day period. This person coordinates the move-out process for all
students, including approximately 2,000 graduating seniors in one day. The Associate Director
serves on project teams and committees for various institution wide projects that impact the
residence halls, including the campus security and access project, the Division of Student Affairs
Assessment Committee, and Student Affairs and Facilities Project Team.

This position supports the off-campus student living program by providing direct supervision to
the Assistant Director for Off-Campus Student Living. They provide guidance and support to the
off-campus housing program. This includes helping execute educational programming for offcampus
students, and directs students to resources to assist them with the off-campus housing
search and living in the off-campus community.

The Associate Director provides guidance and support to the summer housing program through
direct supervision of the Assistant Director for Transitional Housing and Business Operations. They manage
the annual profit-and-loss report at the end of the summer. They are also responsible for
ensuring the department complies with all university procedures related to housing minors on
campus. The Associate Director collaborates with Residential Life, Facilities Services, and Event
Management Staff to ensure appropriate buildings are being utilized during the summer.
This position provides guidance and support for all technology aspects of the department.
These include the purchasing of new programs, systems, and hardware to meet departmental
goals. They assist the technology staff with identifying and procuring appropriate and effective
technology to meet departmental needs and improve departmental functions. In working with
technology staff, this person ensures the department website is accurate and social media is
active.


Job Requirements

● Master’s Degree in Education, Business, or comparable field
● At least five years of 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
● Experience with business practices, managing revenue and large budgets, assessment,
and project management preferred
● Experience working with technology systems, including Ccure, StarRez and project
management software preferred
● Proven competencies to work in a team environment that aspires to provide excellent
customer service with strong individual organization and planning
● Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
● Ability to coordinate and oversee multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment


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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