Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic, Career, and Student Services, the Assistant Director works collaboratively with other staff in the three areas of Academic, Career and Student Services to develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate all student services activities for the Law School. Acting as a liaison between students, the Associate Dean for Academic, Career, and Student Services, and the faculty, the Assistant Director serves as a central point of contact for students. This role includes answering questions about general Law School policies and student services, serving as an emergency contact for students, handling faculty inquiries and following up with others to ensure that all questions referred to another department have been answered.
Advising and Oversight of student organizations- the Assistant Director will serve as an advocate for over 42 student organizations, including helping the organizations to plan, organize, budget, and publicize events throughout the year.
Event Planning - the Assistant Director will plan (and assist with planning) events for law school organizations, Student Services Department, Sidebar retreats for students, assisting with the annual PILF auction and other events as needed.
Disability and Accommodation Requests - the Assistant Director will work with the Associate Dean to coordinate disability accommodations from initial request to implementation and will coordinate with the University Learning Center. The Assistant Director will also keep current on disability requirements and policies.
Communications/Publicity - the Assistant Director will maintain the Student Services website, develop a communications plan, and use social media and other emerging technology to communicate effectively with students. The Assistant Director will coordinate student event calendars and develop and maintain a comprehensive student events calendar. The Assistant Director will also create and maintain Academic and Student Services forms.
Certification Process- the Assistant Director will prepare and file certification applications for students in clinics, other approved placements, and summer public sector positions.
Student Services Administration - The Assistant Director will coordinate student appointments, prepare necessary correspondence and be involved in a variety of Law School programs and services as needed.
The Assistant Director will work with other departments within the Law School and the University.
A Master's Degree in either Higher Education or Counseling is required. Candidates with a Juris Doctor and prior legal experience will be considered only if candidate has significant experience working with student organizations or in a university Student Affairs Office.
Two to three years prior experience counseling or working with student groups and organizations in an academic setting is essential.
The position requires a holistic understanding of today's law students and the pressures and stresses they face. Consequently, the position requires a keen sense of empathy, exceptional judgment, the ability to handle pressure and to be able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously. Discretion and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive material are crucial. A successful candidate must exhibit grace under pressure and excellent communication.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel is needed. Knowledge of website and publishing programs is strongly preferred. Knowledge of web design is a specialized skill required for this position, as well as knowledge of programs for designing posters, flyers, and other print media. Anyone hired will need to learn and utilize BC student record systems on a regular basis and to master other technology as appropriate.
Some evening and occasional weekend work required.
All applicants must submit cover letters with their resumes.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.