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.
Boston College seeks a strategic thinker and leader who can direct a complex unit and partner with colleagues across the University to enhance the University's commitment to intellectual excellence, care and respect for others, and formative education shaped by its Jesuit, Catholic roots and values.
As a University officer, the Vice President for Student Affairs works closely with senior leadership and other key stakeholders on and off campus. The individual chosen to be the next head of Student Affairs at Boston College must be able to provide the vision, decisions, and leadership needed to strengthen an efficient, effective, and collaborative Student Affairs unit and contribute to the University's distinctive mission. Candidate Profile The Vice President for Student Affairs will have the following experiences, capabilities, and talents: * Proven success as a leader working in roles with increasing responsibility; including planning, resource and personnel management, and program development; * Appreciation of and ability to contribute to the traditions, culture, and mission of Boston College, especially its Jesuit, Catholic dimensions; * A commitment to diversity and inclusion; * Demonstrated success in building partnerships and programming to integrate curricular and co-curricular offerings involving the Office of the Provost as well as Vice President for Mission and Ministry; * Significant leadership experience in residential housing operations; * Ability to develop and lead a cohesive and collaborative team of professionals; * Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of groups, including students, faculty, staff, and administrators; * A deep and intuitive understanding of student development theory and leadership; * Knowledge of national trends and best practices related to student affairs; * Bachelor's Degree required, Advanced Degree preferred (doctorate strongly preferred).
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*About Boston College
Boston College was founded by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1863 as a liberal arts college for men in the South End of Boston. Today, it is a vibrant, coeducational, national, and increasingly international university enrolling approximately 14,000 students on a campus of 240 acres located about six miles from downtown Boston. The University focuses on undergraduate education, the liberal arts and sciences, and student formation. It offers selected graduate and professional programs, and has more than 800 faculty engaged in teaching, research, and scholarship. Boston College is ranked 35th among national universities by U.S. News & World Report and has an operating budget over $1.2 billion. With nearly 40,000 applications this year for a first-year class of 2,325 students, Boston College is one of the nation's most selective institutions for undergraduate education. For more information on Boston College, please visit its website.
* Strategic Directions at Boston College On August 30, 2017, Boston College announced a new 10-year Strategic Plan, Ever to Excel: Advancing Boston College's Mission, which continued momentum of the past decade furthered by the previous strategic plan and the University's $1.6-billion Light the World campaign. BC is as an R1 research institution and intends to remain true to its Jesuit, Catholic intellectual and religious values, heritage, and mission For further information, please refer to the Strategic Plan announcement.
*About the Division of Student Affairs The Division of Student Affairs reports to the Executive Vice President and offers a diverse set of programs and activities that support student learning and formation. With a current budget of $68 million, it consists of 15 departments and 177 staff members, including: Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center; BC Bands; the Student Affairs Business Service Center; the Career Center; University Counseling Services; the Office of Graduate Student Life; the Office of Health Promotion; University Health Services; the Office or Residential Life; Robsham Theater Arts Center; the Office of Student Conduct; the Office of Student Involvement; the Office of Student Outreach and Support; and the Women's Center. Approximately 7,400 undergraduate students live in Boston College campus housing.
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.