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Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs, Biology

Boston College
Job Location:
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

Provide direct support to the Associate Chair of the Biology Department and the Undergraduate Program Director in the implementation of undergraduate degree programs in biology and biochemistry for a thousand students. Provide direct and ongoing academic advising and engagement with students. Manage undergraduate research opportunities. Organize career and professional development programs for undergraduate students. Manage communications between biology faculty and undergraduate students. Work closely with multiple departments across the university to support student success. Assist and support department activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist Undergraduate Program Director with analysis and qualification of the undergraduate program
  • Manage program policies and procedures
  • Organize and coordinate undergraduate programs
  • Plan and coordinate professional development programs
  • Engaging biology and biochemistry alumni in student programming
  • Design and develop statistical records for bench-marking and tracking the undergraduate program
  • Assist undergraduate students and faculty with program issues
  • Assist in developing and managing a mentoring program for undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds
  • Support the Gateway Scholars Program
  • Manage and track the undergraduate program budget
  • Serve as primary resource for students to access information across campus
  • Stay current on trends and competing academic programs

Position Details:
Department: 053301 - Biology
Position: 00011064 - Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs (Biology)
Grade: 2ND

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $52,400 to $65,500; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Bachelor's degree is required, with a degree in Life Sciences preferred. Two years of experience required with the following qualities:

  • Demonstrates a high degree of initiative
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills and use of Google applications
  • Database management
  • Knowledge of University systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines
  • Experience with handling confidential and sensitive matters
  • Familiarity with undergraduate biology curriculum preferred
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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