Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Housing Assignments Specialist executes all operational aspects of the room assignments process for approximately 7,500 undergraduate students, with primary responsibility for managing and implementing room assignments for the Office of Residential Life, including new student assignments, room selection for upperclassman, and room changes during the academic year.
Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Assignments and Occupancy, the Assignments Specialist assists with the education of the campus community on policy and procedures, implementation of the application and selection processes, and assessment of the effectiveness of room selection. The Assignments Specialist develops plans for fall and spring semester occupancy goals and manages the housing appeal process and special housing requests from students without guaranteed campus housing.
This position implements fall-to-spring semester residence hall transitions, fall semester move-outs, mid-year room changes, vacancies, and assignment processes for students returning to campus, as well as assisting with the coordination of facility management and room turnover between semesters.
This position is responsible for managing and operating all elements of the StarRez housing system related to assignments, including all undergraduate room assignments, roommate matching, updating bed space count, term and rate setup, and fees and charges, as well as testing system upgrades, trouble-shooting problems or failures, cross training of staff, and maintenance of confidential records.
The Housing Assignments Specialist prepares reports with statistical analysis as needed for enrollment forecasts, including information on enrollment trends, housing withdrawals, leaves of absences, special interest housing placements, and need-based accommodations. In addition, the Housing Assignments Specialist administers the housing waiting list, forecasts revenues, and advises student and/or parent of students with personality, emotional, or psychological concerns impacting their housing arrangements.
This position is responsible for the publication of policies and guidelines regarding the room selection process, facilities and residence hall information, and student housing contracts. The responds to student and parent inquiries, complaints, and requests for information on housing assignments and placements.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $43,250 to $54,050; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
* Minimum of one to three years of related experience and progressive responsibility, preferably in university housing or residential life
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and housing database, preferably StarRez
Boston College conducts background checks 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 http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 3348
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.