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.
The responsibilities of this position are to carry out the Office of Student-Athlete Academic Services' mission of supporting the Boston College academic community and Athletics Department in our mission to pursue student-athlete excellence, student-athlete formation, and a just society by remaining committed to integrity, ethics, and honesty.
The Academic Counselor will deliver comprehensive academic services to student-athletes by facilitating educational, personal, and career development services. The position will work collaboratively with colleagues to develop individualized academic plans, coordinate study table, mentoring and tutorial services. This position will travel with athletic teams as needed.
Furthermore, this position will monitor student-athlete academic progress by meeting with student-athletes, communicating with faculty, and reviewing academic progress and tutorial reports. This position will develop graduation, student-athlete success, and career plans by collaborating with university academic advisors and other campus partners.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $55,000 to $68,750; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Boston College conducts background checks, including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.
Bachelor's degree required Education, Counseling, Sports Management, English or related field
Master's degree preferred; Counseling, Education, Higher Education Administration, Sports Administration or related field
Two to three years of previous experience working with students in an educational setting, preferably in an intercollegiate athletics environment; Teaching, Higher education, academic advising, counseling, academic support services, or related field;
Demonstrated ability to work with academically challenged students and students with learning disabilities
Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to various audiences
Strong computer skills; Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and GradesFirst/Navigate
Knowledge of NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference rules and requirements
Ability to work evenings, weekends and travel as needed with athletic teams
Must be able to demonstrate professionalism and effectively interact with a diverse population of students, coaches, and university administrators.
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
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 https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
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.