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 Assistant Director, Career Exploration & Diversity Initiatives serves as adviser, planner, coordinator, and collaborator for career services in the Boston College Career Center. This position works mainly with undecided students and collaborates with colleagues across campus to assist students through the career decision-making process, with a focus on a process of self-discovery that provides an awareness of and appreciation for a value-centered work life.
In addition, the individual in this role will oversee and coordinate the Career Center’s diversity initiatives, working closely with the Career Center’s Leadership Team to develop and implement a strategy to support the career needs of BC’s underrepresented students.
As part of the Career Exploration team, this individual will work closely with members of the Career Engagement team and other Career Center teams to ensure alignment of overall team goals and mission in the pursuit of positive career outcomes for Boston College students.
About the Boston College Career Center:
The Boston College Career Center is the centralized career office for approximately 9,000 undergraduate students and 5,000 graduate students at Boston College. Our goal is to empower all Boston College students to lead meaningful personal and professional lives. We work closely with a broad array of partners to ensure that vocational discernment and career readiness are a university priority and work to integrate career development across the student life cycle.
Individual and Group Career Advising
Provide career advising to students who are exploring their career options, including through values and skills assessments, reflection activities, and workshops
Make appropriate referrals to school-based career advisers for school and industry-specific information
Stay up-to-date with software tools, resources, and career advising methods to continuously improve services to students
Support the overall work of the Boston College Career Center by providing career advising to students during drop-in hours and through group and one-on-one advising
Diversity Programming and Outreach
In close collaboration with Career Center leadership and colleagues, create a strategy to support the career needs of students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to help them discover their career paths, connect with mentors, and engage in the career development process
Develop tailored programs and opportunities to support the career development of students from underrepresented backgrounds and to incorporate diversity outreach into the Career Center’s services and resources, as appropriate
Serve as the office liaison to departments and student organizations on campus who support students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, including the Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center, Learning to Learn, Montserrat Coalition, Multicultural Living Experience, and LGBTQ student groups; collaborate with these partners to develop career workshops and resources tailored to their students’ needs
Review and recommend appropriate career resources and web content for students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds
Conduct assessment and evaluation to support programmatic development and outcomes
Provide training and resources to Career Center colleagues, as needed
Supervise the Career Center’s Diversity & Inclusion Graduate Assistant
Program Administration and Evaluation
Assist with administrative responsibilities such as assessment, operations planning, data management, and reporting for the Career Center, the Division of Student Affairs, and Boston College
Maintain comprehensive records on client services
Department: 025601 - Career Center
Position: 00014191 - Assistant Director, Career Counseling & Education
Hiring Range $53,450 - $66,800 Requirements
Masters in counseling, higher education, or related field, or advanced professional degreeClosing Statement
Minimum of 1-3 years of experience counseling or advising students on career or related issues; experience helping students explore majors and careers and in interpreting students’ self-assessment results preferred
Ability to design and deliver career-related workshops and special events
Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
Collaborative and team-oriented working style and the ability to multitask and thrive in a changing, dynamic environment
Evidence of the ability to collaborate and build partnerships across Boston College, other institutions, and professional organizations
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations (e.g., AHANA, LGBTQ, first generation)
Proven ability to build partnerships with external constituents
Ability to conduct program assessment, look critically at results, and use findings to improve Career Center services and resources
Willingness to adapt and change with organizational needs
Demonstrated comfort with technology and willingness to use technology to deliver career programming and conduct program assessment
Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed
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.