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Staff Assistant -The Center for Retirement Research

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Administrative Assistants
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 Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is
seeking a Staff Assistant to provide support in the overall
administration of the Center. The Center
was created in 1998 through a grant from the Social Security Administration
(SSA) to promote research on retirement issues and transmit the findings to
policy makers, the research community, and the public.

For more information on the Center for Retirement Research, visit our website at

The Staff Assistant position supports the CRR in
all administrative tasks, including, but not limited to:
Answering the Center's main phone line monitoring the CRR general inbox.
Maintaining the Center's calendar and coordinating meeting.
Providing support to the CRR researchers in grant proposal preparation for new projects as well as the renewal process for existing grants.
Coordinating logistics and booking arrangements for staff travel.
Maintaining office supply level and placing work orders.
Processing, documenting, and reconciling financial transactions.
Supporting the Undergraduate Fellowship program.
Performing other daily operational functions as directed.


The ideal candidate
would have a bachelor's degree with one to three years of professional
experience. The person would have the
ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, excellent
communication skills both written and verbal as well as being able to perform
financial transactions and other tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite is required; experience with Adobe Creative Cloud is a plus.
Experience scheduling and making travel arrangements preferred.
Knowledge of Boston College Financial Systems (PeopleSoft) preferred.
Experience with grant administration, budgets, and administering training and education programs desirable.

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

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at

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