Boston College will offer year-round employment to BC Dining Services employees who are currently working less than 52 weeks a year, in an effort to attract and retain what it calls “the best-in-class employees” in the Greater Boston area.

In a July 7 letter to eligible Dining Services staff signed by Director of Dining Services Elizabeth Emery and Associate Vice President for Human Resources William Murphy, the University offers those who currently do not work during the summer months the option to extend their work schedule to 52 weeks a year, thereby increasing their annual compensation. Individuals who prefer not to accept the offer will continue working their existing schedules. Employees have until September 16 to submit their preference to Human Resources.

“We are pleased to make this offer to our Dining Services staff, which will enable them to convert their current less-than-full-year position to a full-year position if they so choose,” said Vice President for Human Resources David Trainor. “It is our way of rewarding our outstanding Dining Services staff for their commitment to Boston College.”

In their letter, Emery and Murphy said that BC’s University Compensation Department conducts ongoing assessments of the area employment market and establishes pay policies and practices that reflect competitive salaries.

“This new offer is another great option in our ongoing efforts to be responsive to our dining services team and to continue to provide top notch benefits, generous paid time-off, access to education and professional development, and a positive, fun, and collaborative work environment,” they said. “We value you and the work that you do each day in service to the students, faculty, and staff of Boston College. Thank you for your many efforts on the University’s behalf.”

BC Dining has been nationally recognized for excellence, most recently winning gold awards from the National Association of College & University Food Services for environmental sustainability efforts and immersive events; it is also among the College Consensus top 20 dining halls for 2022, and is a past winner of the College Innovator of the Year Award from Food Management magazine.

Dining staff who choose to extend their employment to 52 weeks will provide food services in support of campus events and conferences during the summer months. The new year-round schedules will begin in June of 2023.

“We see this option as a win-win for our Dining Services staff and for Boston College,” said Trainor. “We look forward to our continued partnership in the years to come.”

Jack Dunn | University Communications | July 2022