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Job Description

Position Details:
Department: 053301 – Biology
Position: 00010881 – Administrative Assistant
Grade: 2ND
Hiring Range: $24.09/hr to $30.11/hr. Pay rate commensurate with relevant experience.

This individual will work in a team environment providing administrative support to the Department Chair and the Faculty.  Provide a variety of administrative services including, but not limited to:

Assist the Chair in all facets of faculty searches and faculty promotion cases
Organize the Chair’s schedule
Coordinate departmental events, meetings and seminar speaker series
Supporting the preparation of correspondence and meeting agendas, assisting faculty with travel arrangements
Developing procedures and systems for efficient office management
Tracking and allocating specific program budgets
Coordinating department website content
Maintaining departmental records as required


1-3 years experience as an administrative assistant or similar position
Superior customer service orientation
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Ability to work with varying constituencies including faculty, staff, and students
Excellent writing and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent computer skills (Excel, Microsoft Word, Power Point)
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines


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

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