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Boston College Facilities Supervisor - ResLife 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

The Facilities Supervisor ensures that all residential areas are properly furnished and maintained. The position is directly responsible for all furnishings assigned to 7,500 residents and all furnishings within residential life storage. This position requires regular manual labor in service of the movement of furnishings within student rooms in the residence halls, in all storerooms, and at an off-site warehouse.

The Facilities Supervisor is responsible for maintaining all student lounge and common areas, including making recommendations for better use of space, and reporting all maintenance and housekeeping issues. Additional responsibilities include conducting ongoing inspections of resident housing facilities, conducting inventory of furnishings, maintaining accurate records pertaining to items in storage, responding to student furniture work order requests, managing deliveries of furniture, cutting and hanging shades, changing furniture inserts, and performing light furniture refurbishing/refinishing.

The Facilities Supervisor coordinates activities related to an off-site warehouse, including maintaining order and control within the space, coordinating deliveries, and working with the Boston College warehouse supervisor as necessary.

The Facilities Supervisor supervises and is supported by approximately 15 students during the academic year and up to 45 student employees during the summer. These students work alongside the Facilities Supervisor team in the movement of all furniture, physical inspection and repair of bed springs, bed ends, mattresses, dressers, desks, desk chairs, living room and lounge couches, chairs, coffee/dining/study tables and chairs.

At the direction of the Assistant Director of Facilities and the Senior Facilities Supervisor, additional responsibilities include the day to day support of all operational functions within the Office of Residential Life. This includes assisting the Summer & Transitional Housing team with summer housing programs, the opening and closing of residence halls each semester, and period relocation of students and live-in staff.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $40,500 to $50,600; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Must have good customer service skills.

Knowledge of basic hand tools and repairs to furnishings is required. Previous supervisory experience and experience moving furniture required.

Flexible schedule necessary to accommodate emergency situations or off-hours furniture deliveries.

Valid driver's license required.

Some weekends are required during move-in and move-out periods.

Must be able to lift, carry, and move large furniture items weighing up to 50 lbs.


Good computer skills are required; familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, StarRez, Maximo,, and ABO or other work order ticketing systems preferred.

Experience managing inventory both physically and electronically preferred.

Experience with inventory databases and systems preferred.

Experience with project management and project management training preferred.

Bachelor's degree in related field.

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 background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination 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 .

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