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Assistant Program Director

Boston College
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Job Description

The Assistant Program Director, Master of Science in Applied Economics position leads the management of all internal processes related to program operations and academic administration to support the development and ongoing execution of the online launch and continued growth of the MS in Applied Economics program at the Woods College of Advancing Studies (WCAS) at Boston College. In addition,
this position serves as the program's Academic Advisor, helping each student with thoughtful, informed course sequence planning, initially with support from the Program Director in the more complicated cases, and eventually only with supervision from the Program Director.

In addition, the Assistant Program Director will manage all the administrative and reporting tasks within the program. At the direction of the Program Director and when it is efficient to do so, Assistant Program Director might be involved in reporting and analysis for the Woods College as a whole, but his/her primary
responsibility is to the program.

Where the MSAE Program Director provides strategic vision and overall leadership, the Assistant Program Director provides tactical execution of the strategic plan. Major areas of responsibility include:

  • Following from the Program Director's strategic plan, the Assistant Program Director will design and operationalize ongoing data collection and evaluation processes related to program operations and assurance of quality. In addition, the Assistant Program Director will, under the guidance of the Program Director, plan successful incorporation of data obtained to ensure continuous program improvement.
  • Ongoing management of day-to-day program operations, including guiding program operation tactics to meet or exceed financial, enrollment, and operations goals and performance metrics. This
    also includes engaging in data-collection (qualitative and quantitative) and developing reporting on student progress and performance, student and faculty satisfaction, and on program outcomes in conjunction with the third-party resources.
  • Serve as academic advisor for all MSAE students.
  • Organize and facilitate ongoing programming – including continuing education - for alumni, and associated fundraising activities.
  • Help drive marketing functions by a) managing the program's B2B institutional partners to drive enrollment; and b) developing B2C content under oversight of the Program Director.
  • Development of presentations and communication materials regarding the MSAE program for campus stakeholders (senior administrators, faculty, students, staff) and industry/community
    stakeholders, overseen by the Program Director.
  • Support of planned program outcomes research and grant initiatives.
  • Collaboration with external vendors who support the MSAE program.
  • Management of the logistics of meetings, workshops, training, and student learning experiences and other program events.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

    Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $61,400 to $76,700; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Closing Statement

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


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