Boston College Introduction
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
The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society is
seeking an Assistant Director, Programs, to support the programming
and communications initiatives of the Institute. The Assistant
Director, Program, is responsible for establishing an
infrastructure to support and bring together Boston College
students and faculty, and build community among them through the
development and organization of Schiller programs. The Assistant
Director, Programs is also responsible for the design, branding,
marketing and communication of Schiller activities and programs to
increase awareness of Schiller on campus and on a national scale,
working in tandem with efforts undertaken by University
Communications. Key responsibilities include:
- Develop and organize Schiller related programs, including
student and faculty programs, conferences, and other events.
- Manage the day-to-day operations of the programs, such as
leading committee meetings, interacting with stakeholders, managing
events, and building community.
- Develop and execute the communication plan for Schiller
activities and programs to increase awareness of Schiller on campus
and on a national scale, working in tandem with efforts undertaken
by University Communications.
- Oversee, edit, and create content for the Schiller website;
develop and manage a Schiller newsletter, including a national
strategy for engagement; and create social media accounts and
generate content daily.
- Generate reports on Schiller programs, at least on an annual
basis, to highlight student and faculty achievements, illustrate
the impact of the Schiller Institute, and evaluate whether any
aspects can be improved.
- Analyze the Institute’s website, newsletter, and social media
accounts, to track engagement and make continuous enhancements to
ensure that the website is current and meets Boston College
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $52,400 to $65,500; salary
commensurate with relevant experience.
The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society is the
centerpiece of the 150,000-square-foot integrated science and
engineering facility that is slated to open in late 2021 and will
usher in a new era of interdisciplinary collaboration and research
at Boston College. The Institute will take an integrative approach
to research and pedagogy, with initiatives designed to investigate
complex global issues related to the environment, energy, and
health from an interdisciplinary perspective. More information can
be found on the Institute’s
Key functional and technical competencies include:
- Must possess excellent written and verbal communications
- This position requires someone who works well with a variety of
personalities and possesses poise under pressure. Must be able to
successfully represent the Schiller Institute with internal and
external constituencies with a professional customer service
- A solid knowledge of web applications and Microsoft systems
including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. Ideally candidates will be
familiar with Adobe Experience Manager or a similar website
management software. Candidates should also be familiar with social
media best practices.
- Candidates should have a creative mindset and be excited by the
opportunity to build new programs from the ground up.
Professional experience in higher education is strongly
preferred, as well as in events management, communications, or a
related field. Bachelor’s degree required.
Attendance and coordination of occasional evening or weekend
functions will be required. Work after 5 PM may be necessary based
on time-sensitive projects.
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
- Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Low-Cost Life Insurance
- Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and
Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
- Paid Holidays Annually
- Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
- Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College conducts background checks including education,
and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring
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's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed
In order to be considered an official candidate to Boston
College, please apply online at www.bc.edu/bcjobs.