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Boston College Assistant/Associate Director, Companions Program Recruiter in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

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 $2.8 billion.

Job Description

Boston College is searching for a recruiter for the Assistant/Associate Director, Companions Program, a newly created intergenerational, lifelong learning program. The Jesuit tradition is at the center of the program and designed to facilitate a cohort of adult learners (Fellows), who are accomplished leaders and professionals, to renew purpose, explore discernment, and deepen spirituality. Fellows will audit courses with undergraduate and graduate students helping to bridge generations while learning together. Fellows have access across the University to create distinctive learning opportunities. There will be a curriculum specific for the Fellows and each Fellow will have their own advisor. Retreats and a pilgrimage are also part of this year-long experience. (Please visit the Boston College Companions website for more information.)

The Assistant/Associate Director, Companions Program Recruiter will be responsible for all levels of recruitment of cohort, including and programming around recruitment and onboarding and coordination of marketing and communications. The recruiter will also help create and maintain an alumni council of cohort members.

  • Identify, recruit, interview, and manage the application pool of domestic and international Fellows.

  • Coordinate the logistics for the review of applications, including interviews with colleagues.

  • Compile application dossiers and present to leadership team.

  • Coordinate reports. Create, track, and keep statistics of applicant pool.

  • Support all aspects of the candidate selection, financial aid, and communication / marketing processes. Establish a calendar for selection and onboarding.

  • Liaison for marketing and communication needs of the program.

  • Serve as the primary web content coordinator. Responsible for working with director and maintaining the website.

  • As the initial point of contact with candidates, provide exceptional service, guidance to candidates, and detailed information about the program and University. Create a packet of information for prospective Fellows.

  • Develop programming in order to recruit and yield a cohort of Fellows.

  • Proactively help with onboarding to ensure a smooth transition.

  • Coordinate with Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) for international Fellows.

  • Serve as a visible representative of the office in engaging campus partners.

  • Ensure data is collected for various offices for enrollment and tracking purposes.

  • Co-create and work with alumni council.

  • Partner with colleagues in Center for Centers who support operational efficiency for this program.

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Salary commensurate with experience:

2-5 yrs experience : Assistant Director ($59,560 - $74,450)

5+ yrs experience: Associate Director ($65,800 - $82,250)


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Must have a high degree of self-motivation, a professional attitude, and ability to work autonomously and part of a team.

  • Stellar customer-service skills.

  • Commitment to recruiting and enrolling a diverse cohort of Fellows and an ability to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds as well as to work closely with senior executives and senior leaders both internally and externally. Integrity to handle sensitive and confidential information.

  • Demonstrated capacity to implement new technologies and improve efficiencies.

  • Strong computer skills. Ability to manage data entry, ensure data integrity, develop operational policies, and implement recruitment policies, procedures, and best practices.

  • Exceptional oral/written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of and appreciation for the Jesuit Catholic education and tradition.

  • Must be available for evening and weekend work to meet job responsibilities.

  • At least 2-5 years of experience in recruiting field.

  • Evening and weekend work may be required for recruitment efforts.

Closing Statement

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

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at .