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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

As the new two-year residential college division of Boston College, Messina College will offer an associate’s degree program to 100 students annually beginning in the 2024–25 academic year. The program’s goal is to prepare students to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program or begin their professional careers. Messina College students will live and study on the Brookline Campus of Boston College and have full access to BC’s facilities and events.


The Associate Director of Student Success is responsible for providing direct support to students to facilitate their success at Messina College. This includes the overall development and maintenance of mentoring programs for Messina College, including groups and workshops on formation, belonging, wellness, etc.; liaising with University partners in the Dean of Students office to support students in crisis/distress; advising and providing appropriate referrals for students; coordinating regular student success meetings with Messina College staff and University partners to support student wellbeing on the Brookline campus; and hires, coordinates, and supervises the Student Success Counselors (MSW and LSOE Graduate students) and peer mentors.

The Director of Student works with staff in the Office of the Dean of Students, in particular the Associate Dean of Student Outreach and Support and the Dean of Students, to refer students of concern and coordinate care for students and follow-up plans. The Director will collaborate with other staff in the Office of the Dean of Students as needed, including to assist students with the Disability Services registration process. In addition, the Director works closely with the PMI Director of Mentoring and Tutoring/Academic Achievement to coordinate supports for first-generation, low-income students and most effectively serve this population of undergraduate students at Boston College.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $68,100 to $85,150; salary commensurate with relevant experience.



Master’s Degree in counseling, social work, higher education, or related field, required;


●        Five+ years of demonstrated experience, preferably in working with high financial need and first-generation students as well as students from underserved and underrepresented communities.

●        Demonstrated knowledge of case management systems, preferably in an academic setting.

●        3-5 years of supervisory experience, preferred.


In addition, candidates must have:

●        Ability to be strategic and tactical in implementing college success/coaching strategies;

●        Capable of developing a long-term plan for the area, as well as providing management and leadership on a day-to-day basis;

●        Knowledge of legal and policy issues, specifically in the areas of disability services and addressing students who may be threats to self or others;

●        Knowledge and understanding of pertinent federal and state legislation in higher education such as FERPA and Americans with Disabilities Act;

●        Understanding of student development issues;

●        Knowledge of common issues/ challenges and best practices in supporting a diverse population of undergraduate students to succeed in higher education (including students with disabilities, students of color, and students with high financial need); 


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
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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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