student staff

Position Descriptions

Office Assistants: This student staff member will staff Residential Life's central-office front desk and assist in administrative and task-oriented functions such as filing paperwork, data entry, answering phones, and taking messages. Applicants should have relevant customer service experience, be proficient in Microsoft Office, and be ready to work in a fast-paced environment. They should be comfortable with multi-tasking, managing multiple phones, phone lines, and one-time or ongoing projects.

Resident Director Office Assistant: This student staff member will work with the Resident Director office and assist in administrative and task-oriented functions such as filing paperwork, data entry, creation and posting of promotional material, and taking messages.

Facilities Crew: This position will involve, but is not limited to, taking inventory, assessing and repairing furnishings, moving heavy furniture and supplies, delivering furniture orders, and organizing large quantities of stock. Heavy lifting is a constant daily routine requiring the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

The Application Process

When and How to Apply: Thank you for taking the time to apply for a student staff position in Residential Life at Boston College. The Office of Residential Life strives to create an inclusive environment, welcoming candidates from a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences.  We accept these applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, so unfortunately we cannot guarantee an interview or position at any time.   You must complete either application in one sitting; there is no way to save the application unless it is fully complete.

To apply for the Office Assistant Position, please complete this application

To apply for the Facilities Crew Position, please complete this application.

Our peak hiring times are at the beginning and end of each semester.  If we are interested in pursuing your application, we will reach out to schedule an interview with you. There are a limited number of positions, so we urge you to apply early. Academic-year positions are typically filled by September 15, but we sometimes need to fill vacancies, so it is a good idea to apply even if there are no current openings.

Staff are selected based upon a number of characteristics such as availability and previous experience. All applicants will be required to upload a resume.  Once you submit your application, we will keep it on file for 1 year as part of our database for potential hires.  If a professional staff member reviews your file they may contact you via email and request to set up an interview time with you to discuss the position further.

This application will take approximately 25-30 minutes to complete, and it will require general demographics, information about previous employment, other relevant experiences, and a brief essay (no more than 300 words).  You're essay should answer the following questions: Why are you interested in applying to be an Office Assistant in the Office of Residential Life?  Are there any special skills or attributes you think you can bring to this position?

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residential Life at or your Resident Director for more information. You may also stop in the main office, Maloney 413, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Please click on the link below to apply!

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