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Director, Catholic Religious Archives Program

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Religious and Spiritual Life
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 seeks a Director for its newly established Catholic Religious Archives Program. The Director will be responsible for leading strategic acquisitions of the archival records of Catholic religious congregations and communities in North America and hiring and directing a team of archivists to preserve, process, and provide research access to the records. The Director will also develop and direct programs and events that support the study and appreciation of Catholic religious life and its many contributions to contemporary society.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across the university on programing and research issues. Theywill also work with other academic institutions and congregational leaders to devise and implement practical strategies for the development of what will be a rich resource for students and scholars of Catholic history and spirituality, as well as the many other aspects of U.S. society touched by American Catholic religious congregations.

Boston College Libraries operate in
accordance with our Equity, Diversity,
and Inclusion values statement (,
which is central to our mission. We acknowledge historical, structural, and
systemic injustices and are actively working to build a culture that
recognizes, values, and empowers all people and provides space for discourse
and growth. We expect applicants for this position to demonstrate a commitment
to sustaining a respectful, accountable, and intentionally inclusive culture.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $87,900 to $109,900; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Ideal candidates will have one or more
graduate degrees, including a doctorate, in relevant fields, such as history,
theology, sociology, and information science, along
with a record of publication in collections-based research and
demonstrate excellent written and oral communication and an evident passion for
studying and promoting the value of Catholic religious life. The successful
candidate should also have prior experience in academic, library, or archives
administration, and a record of service in relevant professional and academic

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-Sponsored403bRetirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sickand 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

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