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Summer Staff Students

The Residential Life Summer Operations team is now hiring for over 100 full-time and part-time employment opportunities at Boston College over the summer. We have 12 different positions with the job descriptions available below. All applications are due by March 1, 2019 and will require a cover letter and a resume for submission. Information sessions will be held throughout the month of February. Dates and locations are available below. If you have any questions, please email


Application Available Here!


Employment Details:

  • Summer employment opportunities differ in terms of responsibility and time requirements. Positions range from full-time day responsibilities to mostly night responsibilities.
  • Some positions may require working select nights and weekends.
  • Most position contracts run from May 15-August 18, 2019. Employees will be expected to work the entirety of their contract.
  • All positions included a minimum compensation of free housing at Boston College for the contract period.
  • Attend an information session or email with any questions!

Important Dates: 

  • May 20, 2019 - Commencement (graduating students excused)
  • May 31 - June 2, 2019 - BC Reunion Weekend
  • June 22-23, 2019 - Summer Session I and II Transition Days
  • August 2, 2019 - Summer Session II Move-Out

*Note that many of the summer staff employees will be required to work during these dates.

Student Housing Coordinator - 2 Positions Available

The Student Housing Coordinator is responsible for working closely with the Summer Housing Resident Director to assist with housing placement of undergraduate summer students and other internal groups. The Student Housing Coordinator will assist with check-in/out of summer school students and communicate with the welcome center on needs of check-in/out for various groups.  Student Housing Coordinators will work to verify accurate occupancy records for internal groups throughout the summer.

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Camps and Conferences Coordinator - 2 Positions Available

The Camps and Conferences Coordinator is responsible for overseeing camps and conferences that utilize Boston College residence halls and facilities. In collaboration with Events Management and other Summer Housing Coordinators, they will have direct oversight and ensure all accommodations are met for guests including, but not limited to housing placement, linens, and building access. They are responsible for managing groups that are arriving to and departing from campus including on-site and remote check-ins.

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Prep Crew Coordinator - 2 Positions Available

The Prep Crew Coordinator works in collaboration with every coordinator to prepare residence halls for guests that will be arriving. They are responsible for managing a team of individuals who will make beds and place toiletries in rooms for camp and conference guests coming to campus over the summer. The Prep Crew Coordinator also assists with keeping the linen inventory organized. The Prep Crew Coordinator supervises the Prep Crew and works together in accomplishing these tasks within tight timeframes.

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Finance Coordinator - 2 Positions Available

The Finance Coordinator is responsible for working in a team environment to execute billing for all housing during the summer months - including camps, conferences, and summer school student housing. The Finance Coordinator is also responsible for documenting all summer expenses. They are responsible for working closely with the Assistant Director for Transitional Housing & Business Operations to create financial statements for the summer months.

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Welcome Center Coordinator - 3 Positions Available

The Welcome Center Coordinator is responsible for creating and promoting a positive welcome environment for all guests who are staying at Boston College. They will manage a staff of 10-15 Welcome Center Staff members, who will be responsible for working in the Boston College Residential Life Welcome Center. This individual will create, distribute and collect all cards and keys issued to groups as well as ensure guest inquiries are addressed in a timely manner by the staff. One Welcome Center Coordinator will also assist with the execution of technology/access needs in consultation with the ResLife Systems Analyst.

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BCE Program Coordinator - 2 Positions Available

The BCE Program Coordinator (PC) serves as a supervisor and facilitator for all components of the BCE program. The main role of the PC’s will be to supervise and support the Program Assistant’s (PA’s) in programming, student engagement, and emergency/crisis response. PC’s will assist with coordination of large scale programs, students going off-campus, student discipline/follow-up, and maintaining a presence. Additionally, the PC will serve in an on-call capacity for students in the program. The PC role is open to Boston College graduate students. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability and desire to work with a diverse student population.  Candidates must be open to connecting with high school age students (15-18 years). This position will require working well on a team, effective planning, organizing, and administrative details.

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Welcome Center Staff - 15 Positions Available

A Welcome Center Staff is responsible for maintaining the front desk of the Boston College Residential Life Welcome Center. They serve as customer service associates assisting with check-in/out of guests and answering the phone and in-person inquiries from current or future summer guests/residents. Welcome Center Staff must have a positive attitude based on the practice of customer service. They will assist with key packet assembly as time allows in consultation with supervisors.

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Facilities Crew - 20 Positions Available

The Facilities Crew is responsible for the maintenance of all furniture in the residence halls throughout the summer months and up to fall opening. Three Residential Life Facilities Supervisors oversee the day to day operation and are supported by the team of 20 students, all working closely to support and meet our transitions and summer housing programs occupancy timelines. Many of the projects throughout the summer are time sensitive.  The job involves a room by room inventory, inspection and supervisor determined replacement of furniture in all student living spaces and common area lounges with in all residence halls. In addition to replacement, the team will accept large furniture deliveries to be distributed from our central warehouse and store rooms to the residence halls. Based on job experience and qualifications we will select two Coordinators during the first two weeks of employment to assist with oversight of facilities crew members.

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Office Staff - 4 Positions Available

Office Staff Members are responsible for greeting guests that enter the Office of Residential Life. This position’s main focus is on customer service within the office. They must upkeep a positive presence at the front desk and are responsible for all aspects of phone communication and greeting guests for the Office of Residential Life. Office Staff members must keep the front desk presentable and follow other basic administrative assistant functions as needed.

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Prep Crew - 12 Positions Available

Support the Prep Crew Coordinators in the daily operations of Summer Housing. This position works directly with 10-15 team members. They will be responsible for setting up and breaking down rooms that summer clients have utilized. Prep Crew will attend daily meetings with their Coordinators in the morning.

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Community Assistant - 40 Positions Available

Community Assistants are responsible for maintaining a hospitable, positive, and visible presence in the halls. They are also responsible for assisting the Summer Housing and Camp/Conference Coordinators with the check-in and check-out of various groups and students.  Community Assistants will provide support and be a resource for the student population, as well as the Camps and Conferences that are utilizing the Residence Halls during the summer months by serving in an on-call and emergency response capacity.

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BCE Program Assistant - 15 Positions Available

The Boston College Experience (BCE) Program  includes a series of two-, three-, and six-week overnight programs for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to take specifically designed subject seminars for no credit and partake in a variety of co-curricular and social programs. The focus of the program is to provide students with a preview of the “college experience” and introduce them to possible college majors. The six-week program is for incoming first-year students to take a course-for-credit while partaking in a variety of co-curricular and social programs.

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Summer Staff Application Process:

Information on the Summer Staff application can be found below. BEFORE completing an application, please be sure to read the job description along with important summer dates that will require most of the staff to be present found under the "Summer Employment Interview" section.

You Must be a BC student (undergraduate or graduate) to apply for any of these positions.

  1. The application must be completed in one sitting and cannot be saved and edited at a later date. 
  2. The application, which includes one prompt needed for submission (included below) will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.
  3. You may rank your interest in multiple positions, but please note that if offered an interview, it will only be for one position.
  4. Individuals interested in a Coordinator position MUST be a rising junior, senior, or graduate student OR have worked for Residential Life in the past.

The following prompt will require a submission on the application:

  • Please submit a cover letter that addresses: (1) Your interest in the position(s) you are applying for; and (2) The skills and strengths that you would contribute to the Residential Life summer team. This cover letter should be 1 page or less in length. In addition, please submit a resume detailing your work and involvement experience. Submit this as a PDF document. For assistance in crafting a cover letter and/or resume, you can reach out to the Career Center: Upload your resume and cover letter as one single document titled LastName_FirstName (ex: Razek_Matthew).  


Information Sessions:

Come learn more information about the summer staff position offerings and get your questions answered during an information session! Attendance at an information session is NOT required.

  • February 5 at 6pm - Stayer 103 Lounge
  • February 7 at 6pm - Cheverus Lounge
  • February 12 at 8pm - Cushing Lounge
  • February 13 at 8pm - Vanderslice Cabaret Room


Career Center Resources:

As you prepare your cover letter and resume, the Career Center is available to assist with any questions you may have:

  • Sample Resumes
  • Cover Letters, including samples
  • You can also have your resume and/or cover letter reviewed by someone on the Career Center staff during a drop-in (no appointment needed!). The hours and locations of their drop-ins can be found here

Summer Staff Interview Process:

Due to the number of applications we anticipate for the Summer Staff positions, we may not be able to offer an interview to all applicants. Those selected for an interview will be notified by March 15, 2019. Individual 30-minute interviews will occur March 26-27, 2019. More information on interviews will be provided to those selected.