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.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $40,300 to $50,400; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
The Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA) focuses on understanding trajectories of risk and resilience in children facing multiple forms of adversity, including poverty, conflict, and infectious disease. Through quantitative and qualitative research methods, the program investigates key mechanisms shaping child development and mental health. The program develops targeted psychosocial interventions that support positive life outcomes that can be effectively delivered at scale in low-resource settings. Overall, the program team works to develop evidence-based, transdiagnostic interventions that are feasible and cost effective, to support positive life outcomes. These outcomes are key to child health, social services, and the economic development agendas.
As primary administrative support to the Faculty Director of the Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA), the Administrative Assistant will perform administrative and research tasks. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for processing the high volume of requests for the Faculty Director's time and attention, and for managing a calendar, that accurately reflects the Director's priorities. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for domestic and global travel planning, meeting support, and expense reporting. The Administrative Assistant will prepare and copy edit documents, retrieve library articles, perform literature searches, and organize peer-reviewed articles for submission. Superior aptitude for working in a fast-paced environment, managing multi and shifting priorities is required. Additional responsibilities include assisting with event coordination and managing materials for committees and other responsibilities of the Director. The Administrative Assistant helps the Faculty Director by coordinating and assisting with the Faculty Director's multiple work, schedule and travel demands. Essential Functions include:
*Oversee Faculty Director's schedule *Provide domestic and global travel support to the Faculty Director.Makes travel arrangements including creation of itineraries, the preparation and organization of background and/or meeting material and completing travel expense reports as needed *Help Faculty Director in performing administrative and research tasks (including but not limited to document preparation and copyediting, retrieving library articles, performing literature searches, setting up conference calls; photocopying, filing, and mailing) *Serve as point person for people who need to work with the Faculty Director and manage materials for committees and other constituencies with whom the Faculty director works *Interact professionally with a variety of University personnel as well as external contacts providing excellent customer service *Must be able to deal with multiple time-sensitive interests requiring the Faculty Director's attention *Work with other RPCA lab employees to plan and advertise events *Provide reimbursement and travel support to other lab personnel
The Administrative Assistant may be required to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
*Bachelor's degree highly desired *3+ years of experience in public health, human rights, or international development settings, including responsibility for program administration activities; combination of education and experience will be considered *Creative problem solving and flexibility will be needed to support the Faculty Director who has multiple projects to oversee. Diplomacy when dealing with various constituencies is required *Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and with competing deadlines requiring the Faculty Director's attention *Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills *Superior organization and multi-tasking skills along with the ability to prioritize the workload *Possess a high degree of discretion, judgement and diplomacy *Attention to detail and analytical skills *Proficient in the Microsoft Office and Google Suite *Prior experience coordinating office events and special projects as well as higher education experience preferred
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.