Director of Financial Aid

Boston College is seeking candidates for the Director of Financial Aid opportunity to implement the University’s financial strategies and lead the daily operations of Financial Aid within the Office of Student Services.


About Boston College

Boston College was founded by the Society of Jesus and is committed to maintaining and strengthening the Jesuit, Catholic mission of the University. This applies especially to its commitment to integrating intellectual, personal, ethical, and religious formation; and to uniting high academic achievement with service to others.


With an enrollment of 9,350 full-time undergraduate and 4,700 graduate and professional students, Boston College is ranked 35th among national universities by U.S. News & World Report and has an operating budget over $1 billion. With nearly 40,000 applications this year for a first-year class of 2,325 students, Boston College is one of the nation’s most selective institutions for undergraduate education. For more information on Boston College, please visit website.


The Opportunity and Candidate Profile

Reporting directly to the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and the Director of Student Financial Strategies, the Director of Financial Aid (Director) will lead a service-oriented team of 17 professionals who partner with offices across the University including Undergraduate Admission, Athletics, Student Affairs, Student Services, and the Office of Mission and Ministry.


Boston College is one of 20 private universities committed to need blind admission and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all admitted undergraduate students. In accordance with its Jesuit mission, the University is committed to enrolling the highest quality student body regardless of a family’s financial circumstances, thus ensuring a socioeconomically diverse student population. 

The ideal candidate will have strong initiative and consistently dependable judgement in assuring compliance with Federal and State laws and policies as well as Boston College’s policies governing the confidential financial information of students.


The Director will oversee the financial aid program for undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, align the Office of Student Services’ objectives with the strategic directions of the institution, and represent Boston College at state, regional, and national conferences and to other external agencies and groups.


The successful candidate will be innovative and collaborative with excellent leadership and team-building skills. They will have demonstrated success and relevant experience in higher education.


The full position profile can be found here.


Expressing Interest

Tom Phillips, Managing Director, of Koya Partners has been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.


Boston College commits itself to maintaining a welcoming environment for all people and extends its welcome in particular to those who may be vulnerable to discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, military status, or other legally protected status. Boston College complies with all state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and in its educational programs and activities on the basis of a person’s race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, genetic information or family medical history, or military status, and to comply with state law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of a person's sexual orientation.


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