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Boston College Introduction

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.

Job Description

The Associate Director, Career Education works directly with the Director of Career Education and Strategy to set the strategic vision for career education at Boston College, to promote collaborative work on campus to ensure students have positive career outcomes, and to create a welcoming and inclusive environment within the Career Center. The Associate Director oversees several key Career Center projects and is responsible for developing new innovative career development initiatives to address the varied needs of our student body and that align with the Career Center, Division of Student Affairs, and Boston College strategic priority areas. The Associate Director also coordinates the hiring, training, and experience of the Career Center’s graduate assistants.


Key Responsibilities


Strategy & Management

In collaboration with the Director of Career Education & Strategy, develop and implement strategic objectives for the career education needs of BC students and oversee the development, implementation, and assessment of college-wide career education initiatives, including tailored programming, connection to alumni, internship promotion, and awareness of the many resources available on campus for students. Support the ability of career coaches to drive earlier awareness and visibility of career opportunities through the Boston College Career Center in an inclusive environment. Help to coordinate the implementation of in-person and online services to students across all schools and class years with Career Center colleagues, deans, administrators, and faculty members. 


Supervise three professional staff and two graduate assistants. Serve on the Career Center Leadership Team and provide the Associate Vice President and Director with insights and feedback about key programs, services, and staff for BC students.


External Relations: 

Develop partnerships and consult with student affairs colleagues, academic departments, student organizations, and other administrative offices. Contribute to career development endeavors within all areas of the Career Center, the Division of Student Affairs, the Boston College community, and the profession at large.


Coaching/Programming & Outreach

Provide individual and group career coaching to undergraduates on topics ranging from getting started with the Career Center and exploring career options to planning and implementing a job search strategy. Manage the implementation and growth of the Career Center’s career exploration course, while also teaching one or more sections of the course.


Oversight of Graduate Assistant Program: 

Oversee hiring, training, and overall experience of Career Center graduate assistants.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $78,500 to $98,100; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Masters in counseling, higher education, or related field or advanced professional degree

Minimum of five to seven years of experience in creating and implementing student programs on issues related to career exploration and development and for diverse audiences

Demonstrated commitment to the liberal arts

Progressively responsible professional experience in the field of career services, with a preference given to higher education setting

Demonstrated evidence of strong and visible leadership; successful cross-institutional programming and initiatives; creation of new programs

Commitment to working with diverse populations (e.g. AHANA, LGBTQ, first generation)

High level ability to collaborate with faculty, students, administrators, and departments campus-wide

Experience building strong relationships with external constituents

Collaborative and team oriented working style and the ability to multi-task and thrive in a changing, dynamic environment

Ability to implement best practices in student coaching and career service delivery

Demonstrated evidence of strong and visible leadership, successful cross-institutional programming and initiatives, and creation of new programs

Ability to effectively manage professional and student staff

Demonstrated comfort with technology and willingness to use technology to deliver career programming and information

Ability to use data to make and justify decisions; willingness to conduct program assessment, look critically at results and use findings to improve Career Center services and resources

Demonstrated initiative and drive

Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

Ability to adapt and change with organizational needs

Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed

Closing Statement

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