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Events Assistant, Alumni Chapters

Boston College
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Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Events Assistant, Alumni Chapters, reports to the Senior Associate Director, Alumni Chapters and is a member of Alumni Relations team within the University Advancement Division. The Events Assistant is responsible for supporting the planning and execution of engagement events across Alumni Chapters which serves to bring together alumni, parents, and friends in the communities they live, work, and play across the globe. The Chapters team has over 500 engagement touch points annually. The Events Assistant, Alumni Chapters is primarily charged with the day to day administrative support of the Senior Associate Director and programs within this unit, responsibilities will include but are not limited to; the email and event submission process, maintaining online registrations prior to and after events, overseeing all reporting needs, managing the Chapters master calendar and all related scheduling needs for the team. The Events Assistant, Alumni Chapters will at times serve as a primary point of contact with various alumni volunteer leaders and therefore must be able to represent the University and the Alumni Association in a professional, enthusiastic manner with excellent customer service. The Events Assistant, Alumni Chapters will also serve as part of the larger BCAA team and will work on general BCAA events during the year and perform other duties as assigned.

Position Details:
Department: 034221 - Alumni Relations
Position: 00011599 - Events Assistant, Alumni Chapters
Grade: 2ND

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $37,200 to $46,500; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


This position requires a High School Diploma and a minimum of two to three of increasingly responsible experience in special events in a University, other non-profit settings and for-profit business disciplines; or, an equivalent combination of events and other directly related experience. Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills, as well as demonstrated event management skills such as diplomacy, creative thinking, vigilance, and the ability to quickly resolve problems with common sense and available resources is required as is the ability to manage multiple projects with keen attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite is required. Knowledge of the University budget and purchasing policies and processes is preferred. The ability to work flexible hours, to be available for on-site event management evenings and weekends on a regular basis with some travel is required. Also, requires good judgment and discretion with confidential materials. Must be a team player who is highly motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education and have an appreciation for Jesuit Catholic education and the goals and values of Boston College.

A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred as is a familiarity with fundraising software.

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