Boston College has retained Helbling to conduct an executive search to secure an Associate Vice President of Facilities.
The Associate Vice President of Facilities will provide information and advice to the Vice President, Facilities Management on all matters pertaining to personnel, fiscal management, operational project status, and the development of new programs within each of the areas under his/her control.
Boston College, the first institution of higher education to operate in the city of Boston, is today among the nation’s foremost universities, a leader in the liberal arts, scientific inquiry, and student formation. Boston College is a coeducational university with a total enrollment of 14,500. Founded in 1863, it is one of the oldest Jesuit, Catholic universities in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Boston College 38th among national universities.
Boston College confers more than 4,192 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Its 821 faculty members are committed to both teaching and research, and have set new marks for research grant awards over the last 10 years.
The University's 116-acre main campus is located in an open suburban setting with direct access to the city via trolley. The past decade has seen the construction or substantial renovation of many campus buildings. Current projects include a new science facility intended to house the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, slated to open in Fall 2021.
The University has also made a major commitment to academic excellence. It is in the process of adding faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs , such as foreign study, internships, community service, and personal formation.
Boston College has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years, including a 37-percent increase in undergraduate applications. Giving from alumni and friends has seen steady increases and recently resulted in the successful conclusion of the Ever to Excel Campaign, which exceeded its goal and raised a total of $441 million for the University. The endowment stands at approximately $2.6 billion, among the 100 largest in the nation.
Located just six miles from downtown Boston, MA, Boston College consists of three campuses situated across the neighborhood of Brighton and the city of Newton. The main campus sits atop the picturesque Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Newton and is accessible by public transportation. This campus houses the University’s oldest buildings, most of its academic and residence halls, athletic facilities, and dining locations. Located one mile west of the Chestnut Hill Campus, the Newton Campus is home to the Boston College Law School, athletic fields, and several freshman residence halls. Across Commonwealth Avenue from the Chestnut Hill Campus, the Brighton Campus is home to the School of Theology and Ministry, the McMullen Museum of Art, administrative offices, and several new athletics fields. The University also includes the Connors Family Retreat and Conference Center in Dover, MA, the Weston Observatory in Weston, MA, and several other properties in the area.
Settled in 1630, Newton, MA is a vibrant community comprised of 13 distinctive villages. Newton is well respected for the quality of education, community life, exceptional homes, and beautiful open spaces. Newton has frequently been voted as one of the 10 best communities to live in. With a population of about 80,000 residents and approximately 26,000 homes, the City also houses UMass Amherst at Mt. Ida Campus and Lasell College. The Boston Marathon runs right through the City with Heartbreak Hill beginning next to City Hall. The Newton Free Library is one of the largest, most well equipped libraries in the Commonwealth. By size, the city is 18.3 square miles bordering the communities of Brookline, Brighton, Watertown, Waltham, Weston, Wellesley, Needham, and West Roxbury. Newton also has east–west and north-south highway infrastructure with Routes 90 and 95 running through the city.
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