Administrative Assistant to the VP, Institutional Research & Planning

Updated: about 1 month ago
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 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students.  Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.

Job Description

The Administrative Assistant primarily provides high-level administrative support to the Vice President, Institutional Research and Planning and is the departmental administrator. The role includes the management of a complex calendar, prioritization, scheduling, and coordinating appointments, events, and meetings. The assistant serves as a liaison with internal and external constituencies; organizes data, drafts correspondence, and other documents; assists with the research and preparation of presentations, reports, and other meeting materials. He/she handles confidential information and situations requiring the attention of the Vice President.  

This position interacts with leadership, faculty, and staff at all levels and across Boston College. The position manages the department’s work-study students. He/she may have contact with participants on various committees and initiatives. The incumbent also has contact with external vendors, consultants, and professional organizations where the Vice President is active. 

The Administrative Assistant ensures efficient management and operation of the Institutional Research & Planning Office, schedules and coordinates events and meetings, oversees general departmental budgets, HR operations, and communications, coordinates/supports special projects, and serves on working groups as needed.

Hiring Range: $29.00/hr to $36.26/hr. Pay rate commensurate with relevant experience.


Requires experience with communications, presenting data, and event coordination.

Prefer a minimum of three years of increasingly complex administrative support experience with some experience working for a high-level administrator.

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-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.

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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