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Assistant Director, Connell School of Nursing

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

Reporting to and in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate
Programs, and Dean of the School, this position oversees the operations of the
Undergraduate Nursing Program. The Assistant Director serves as the first point
of contact and advocate for undergraduate students within the Connell School. The
incumbent independently tracks academic program requirements for active
undergraduate students. She/he serves as the key contact person for core
requirements, schedules, special case changes in clinical sequences; acting as
the "first-level" of student contact and consulting with the Associate Dean for
high-level student cases or concerns.

Liaison: They act as a liaison between students and faculty to resolve a variety of academic services questions, and issues. Serve as primary liaison with Admissions, First-Year Experience, Student Services, Woods College of Advancing Studies, Philosophy, Theology, PULSE, OIP, and Core Curriculum office. Responsible for training, supporting, and developing the Academic Advisor curriculum and answering ad-hoc questions especially during the Fall & Spring Registration period. Collaboratively develop and present training for academic advisors with the Associate Dean. With the guidance of the Associate Dean, administer the semester Academic Standards Advisory Committee reports and letters to students and their advisors. Meet with potential internal transfers to discuss pre-requisites, summer courses, and the transfer process and alternate pathways to nursing. Communicate with prospective students (tours, informative meetings). Create & Distribute the Final Exam Schedule for Undergraduate & MSE courses. Act as emergency contact for students and ensures that students are notified about important information.
Monitor and maintain the CSON undergraduate enrollment numbers to facilitate decisions about internal/external transfers. Provide on-going support for all transfer students to facilitate smooth transition into CSON including course planning and registration into CSON.

Advising and Mentorship: They train the Orientation Leaders on the CSON curriculum for proper summer advising. Advise and assist with registration of all incoming first-year students over the 7-week summer orientation program. They advise the Junior and Senior leads of NURS1010. Collaborate with the Assistant Dean of Student Services in the management of NURS4824. This position collaborates with the Department Chair's Office to coordinate the 300+ nursing students in their clinical placements. Administer student surveys to understand their scheduling needs in regards of clinical courses.

They coordinate the nursing exam accommodations for learning and physical disabilities; ensure the clinical placement immunization requirements are met by each student each semester.

The Assistant Director meets with students returning from leaves of absences to create their new schedules; work with University Health Services or University Counseling for a smooth transition. They work with the Assistant Dean for Data Analytics to create, edit, and publish surveys in a timely manner (i.e. student and instructor clinical evaluation of sites) .

Event Management: The AD oversees Convocation and assist with Commencement in consultation with the Assistant Dean for Student Services Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. They assist with undergraduate programs related to career counseling, new student orientation and admitted Eagle days.

Manage Licensing/Scheduling Process: Manage licensing, exit interview, pre-licensure "mock" preview examinations for graduating seniors. Coordinate with the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Program to identify the specific clinical enrollment numbers required for various courses in light of scheduling. Organize the "Flex" Semester scheduling for the rising sophomore class each year.

Management: They oversee the Undergraduate Program Assistant and First-Year Nursing Seminar Graduate Assistant and daily tasks and requirements. Ultimately responsible for student visitors, scheduling, graduation and other special projects.

Supervise and co-manage with the Associate Dean the First-Year Nursing Seminar class for 100 students, 30 leaders, and 1 Graduate Assistant. Oversee the application and selection process for the student leads. Create the syllabus with weekly assignments, invite guest speakers, and facilitate group projects. Review written assignments and weekly attendance. Direct the leader training each August with 4 hours of contact and coordinate the Welcome Week event for the 100 first-year students.

This position's principal sphere of influence are the undergraduate students and the Connell School community as a whole. Student contact will be in person, by e-mail, and by telephone.

The person in this position has responsibility for developing and exploring new ways to support and communicate effectively with students. The current population is approximately 440 students.

The person will also work with other departments within the Connell School and the University, including Academic Services, Career Services, Admissions, the Alumni Office, Communications, Parking & Transportation, Student Affairs.

Hiring Range: $52,400 - $65,500.


A Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred in either Higher Education or Counseling.

3 years prior experience counseling or working with student groups and organizations in an academic setting. Position requires a keen sense of empathy, exceptional judgment, the ability to handle pressure and to be able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously. Position also requires discretion and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive material. Person must be able to exhibit grace under pressure. Excellent communication skills required.

Exceptional Work Schedule Demands:
Some evening and occasional weekend work required (especially during critical events and exam periods)

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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