Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center is home to two major international research programs that monitor student achievement in mathematics, science, and reading. TIMSS (the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is conducted on a four-year cycle and measures mathematics and science achievement at fourth and eighth grades in more than 70 countries. PIRLS (the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) assesses fourth grade student achievement in reading in more than 60 countries on a five year cycle. TIMSS and PIRLS are in the process of evolving from paper and pencil to digital assessments.
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for support to the Directors and staff of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center. This involves implementing various administrative tasks related to staffing and supplying the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center for the daily operations of the Center. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting and providing support to the Manager of Finance and the Manager, Events and Administration, the Center Directors and Center staff.
originating travel reimbursements, originating purchase orders and vouchers;
making and organizing travel arrangements for international meetings;
preparing various reports and correspondence for international study participants;
maintaining project databases; coordinating large international mailings;
managing incoming calls and directing inquiries and responding to requests and providing general information;
maintaining inventory of office supplies and processing work orders;
reconciling office accounts and processing book orders;
coordinating hiring and managing work study students;
proofreading, including the data collection instruments and reports;
providing general support and assistance to the TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center Executive Directors as needed.
Hiring Range: $43,250 to $54,050; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Bachelor's degree or comparable combination of education and experience is preferred
3-5 years of administrative support experience and experience in an educational setting or social science preferred
strong attention to detail and ability to work independently
ability to prioritize work, manage time, and multi-task while meeting strict deadlines while working with others
ability to maintain focus in reviewing material and pay close attention to detail
excellent interpersonal, organizational skills, and communication skills
proficiency using PC's, including strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, FilemakerPro and Excel
knowledge of Boston College accounting system, PeopleSoft, and FedEx Powership is desired.
ability to work with people from other cultures and to communicate effectively with them
ability to make complex travel arrangements
This is a grant funded position.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 2945
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.