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Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

Institution: Boston College
Location: Newton, Massachusetts
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Posted: 03/20/2018
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description


The Associate Vice President is a senior administrator in the Division of Student Affairs, providing leadership and direction to key areas within the division and outreach to other areas of the university. The Associate Vice President is responsible for strategic leadership and programmatic oversight of five significant departments in Student Affairs:

  • The Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center

  • University Counseling Services

  • Graduate Student Life

  • University Health Services

  • The Women’s Center

‚ÄčThe Associate Vice President has direct supervision of the directors of these five areas, as well as two additional staff in the Vice President’s Office, and indirect supervision of 62 staff in the reporting areas. 

The Associate Vice President serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator for students, responsible for campus-wide education, prevention, and response efforts regarding sexual assault and sexual misconduct.

In addition the Associate Vice President:

  • Directs the division’s comprehensive assessment program

  • Oversees accreditation processes for all Student Affairs areas

  • Leads the creation and supervision of collaborative programs with Academic Affairs, including credit-bearing seminars on leadership, gender, sustainability, and other contemporary issues

  • Researches, develops, and facilitates educational presentations on students, student concerns, Student Affairs programs and operations, and contemporary student issues to major campus constituents

  • Serves as the Vice President’s liaison to Academic Affairs

  • Serves as a liaison to designated faculty, academic, and administrative offices

  • Represents the Vice President as required and carries out significant special assignments assigned by the Vice President





Advanced degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel Administration, or related field; Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Higher Education strongly preferred

Minimum of 10 years of university experience in complex student affairs organizations with progressive levels of responsibilities

Demonstrated organizational and supervisory experience

Proven success in working with faculty

Expertise in Title IX , including thorough understanding of the law and federal guidance related to Title IX, and experience in prevention, education, outreach, and response protocols

Excellent writing and communications skills, including online communication techniques and services

Expertise in student learning assessment and proven success in building assessment programs

Knowledge of research in higher education student affairs areas, particularly assessment and Title IX

Knowledge of contemporary issues in student affairs

Background in developing and managing new programs

Closing Statement

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 prot

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