Freshmen League Graduate Advisor
center for student formation
Reports to: Tim Mulvey, Assistant Director
Hours per week: 10 hours per week & several weekend retreats
Position start and end date: Start August 2014 – End May 31, 2015 (Year 1) and Start June 1, 2015 – End May 31, 2016 (Year 2) – This position is only during the academic year
Stipend/Salary/Compensation/Remuneration: The Freshmen League Graduate Assistantship compensation is full tuition remission (including summer classes), a computer to be used for the duration of the assistantship, and a yearly $20,000 stipend.
Objectives of position: The Center for Student Formation is looking for a Graduate Advisor to work 20 hours per week as the Freshmen League Graduate Assistant. This position is a two-year appointment and requires a commitment of two academic years.
Freshmen League Defined: The Freshmen League is a program designed for freshmen men to help them get engaged at BC. Multiple teams made up of 8 freshmen men are formed, with each team led by a pair of junior and senior male leaders called “Captains.” Each team meets weekly on campus to discuss issues relevant to first year men, and each team is given a generous budget to go off campus and do programs in and around Boston to build their team dynamic.
Position responsibilities: The Freshmen League Graduate Assistant will be responsible for a large portion of the overall administration, recruitment, financial management, and supervision of the program. Major responsibilities include assistance in the successful execution of 3 retreats, the recruitment and selection of freshmen, junior, and senior men, and day to day correspondence and database management for the program.
Organizational duties include organizing and designing multiple retreats, follow up programs, and student staff selection processes. Database management for the program is required (while a plus, no previous database experience necessary) as well as consistent communication among all constituents of the program. Additionally, keeping track of finances associated with the program will be a component of the job.
In addition to running the logistics of the program, a significant portion of the assistantship will also be to advise and mentor the upperclassmen captains. Individual, small group, and seminar meetings for all the student leaders are a major aspect of the Freshmen League. The position will facilitate a positive environment that supports students' academic and personal growth. Strategies for success include maintaining individual and group contact, a thorough knowledge of campus resources, planning and implementing activities, and responding to group and individual concerns.
- Proven experience in retreat design and leadership.
- Understanding of and experience with Jesuit education and student development.
- Familiarity with common men’s issues in a university environment.
- Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, communication, & counseling skills.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, plan, coordinate and implement event planning.
- Demonstrated confidence and ability in public speaking.
- Experience in leadership positions within a university environment.
- Proven ability to collaborate with peers, faculty and staff.
- Proven computer skills, with proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and FileMaker Pro.
- Must be able to work evenings and weekends, as needed and have flexible work hours.
- Preference for candidates with strong understanding of the Boston College student culture and an interest in continuing to work in Jesuit higher education.
Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis, so it is advantageous to submit your application as soon as possible.