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Boston College Assistant Program Director, Church in the 21st Century in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

The Assistant Program Director for the Church in the 21st Century Center will share responsibility and personally engage in the Center’s mission, to be a catalyst and resource for the renewal of the Catholic Church. The position oversees all aspects of the C21 Center’s franchise programs: Agape Latte, Espresso Your Faith Week, Faith Feeds, Breakfast with God, Drawing God, including the onboarding and stewarding of hundreds of established and new partnerships nationally, with high schools, colleges and parishes. The Assistant Director will assist and/or observe 1-2 evening programs each week.

The Assistant Program Director will lead recruitment, training and marketing efforts, while setting guidelines for partnerships and retention. Experience volunteering or working in a ministry and/or Catholic educational setting is key. Leadership on student service programs and/or religious retreats indicates a strong candidate. A preference will be given to candidates with a theological/pastoral background and a vision to break new ground and enhance the Center’s outreach and service to the life of the Church. The position requires some travel and overnight stays.

The Assistant Program Director should be a team player and work in collaboration with the Associate Director and Director on established and new C21 initiatives.

Position Details:

Department: 010081 - Church in the 21st Century

Position: 00014209 - Fellow - Church in the 21st Century Center

Grade: 00

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $52,400 to $65,500; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Bachelor’s degree required; one to three years’ experience in marketing or communications and demonstrated graphic design/production, social media and event management skills.

Background in theology or church ministry strongly preferred.

*Independent self-starter, results -oriented

*Demonstrates exceptional interpersonal, written and organizational skills

*Demonstrates event and program management skills

*Understands the mission and collaborative structure of the C21 Center

*Initiates creative process/ideas

*Ability to maintain working relationships with all constituents of the Center including other colleagues across campus and within the Church, local and universal

*Keeps current on affairs at BC and in the life of the Catholic Church

*Utilizes available tools and resources to solve problems as necessary

*Continuously develops own set of competencies by taking advantage of training opportunities and through self-teaching.

*Works successfully in a team-based environment.

*Proficient with Excel, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator

*Ability to supervise student workers

*Knowledgeable about webpage development and proven ability to keep current with all technology changes.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees

  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements

  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Low-Cost Life Insurance

  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at .