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Tracking Code4416 Job Description

Reporting to the Director, Academic and Curricular Development, the Assistant Director is primarily responsible for advising a caseload of approximately 300 students from Questroms Full-Time and Part-Time MBA Programs. This includes counseling students on their requirements for graduation; communicating with students when there are new academic options as well as scheduling or curricular changes; assisting students who fall out of compliance with the university; communicating academic performance and integrity issues; and assessing requests for credit for external coursework. This position shares responsibility in supporting the development of Questroms Global Immersion travel courses. As part of a greater MBA Center team supporting MBA students full experience, the Assistant Director, Academic Development, also partners with other student experience and engagement initiatives in a support capacity, as needed, and oversees the development of seasonal curricular experiences, such as the MBA LAUNCH (orientation). Finally, this position works with the Questrom Registrars Office for other registration, audit, and registrar duties, as needed.

The Questrom School of Business believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that, we are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. The Questrom School of Business seeks to continue diversifying our faculty, student and staff ranks, recognizing that diversity of experience and thought deepens the intellectual endeavor.

Required Skills
  • B.A./B.S., Masters Degree in related field preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and the ability to multi-task and two to four years of experience in counseling
  • Student services or higher education administration
  • Prior event planning experience preferred
  • Some evening hours and occasional weekend work required

Must include a cover letter to be considered.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 80% of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain the 525 student activity groups alone.

The greatest college town in the world: Boston. ’Nuff said.

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