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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 Assistant Director serves as advisor, planner, coordinator, and collaborator for career services for students enrolled in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College. This position is part of the Boston College Career Center Career Engagement team and will serve as a liaison to academic departments and administrative staff of the College. The services provided include career advising, programming, outreach, and the development of career resources tailored to BC’s liberal arts students.

In addition, the individual in this role will oversee and coordinate the Career Center’s Peer Career Advising program, working closely with the Director of Career Education & Strategy and Career Center colleagues to hire, train, and supervise the undergraduate Peer Career Advisors and to continually evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the program.

As part of the Career Engagement team, this individual will need to work closely with members of the Career Exploration 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.

Key Responsibilities:
Career Advising and Programming

Provide individual and group career advising to undergraduate and graduate students including industry exploration, job search strategies, interview preparation, networking skills, resume and cover letter critiques, and job negotiation skills.

Make appropriate referrals to the Career Exploration team for career advising, career exploration and values and skills assessments.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 all students during drop-in hours and peak times in the academic year.As part of the team that works with the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, serve as the liaison to several academic departments and partner with those departments to best serve the career needs of their students.

Peer Career Advising Coordination

In close collaboration with Career Center leadership and colleagues, continuously evaluate the role of the Peer Career Advisors to ensure the program best addresses and aligns with the strategic direction of the Career Center.Hire, train, and directly supervise the 9 undergraduate Peer Career Advisors each year.

Conduct assessment and evaluation to support programmatic development and outcomes.

Program Administration and Evaluation
Assist with administrative responsibilities such as assessment, operations planning, data management, and reporting for the Career Center, Division of Student Affairs, and Boston College.Maintain comprehensive records on client services.

Serve on various cross-functional teams to promote the vision and direction of the Career Center; support the overall work of the Career Center team’s major events and programs, including career retreats, career fairs, networking nights, and job shadow programs. Represent Boston College and the Career Center in local and national professional associations and conferences in order to stay current with industry standards and changes; revise programs to reflect trends and increase the center’s visibility of professionals in the field.

Position Details: 
Department: 025601 - Career Center
Position: 00013887 - Assistant Director for Career Engagement & Peer Career Advising Program
Grade: 2ND


Master’s degree preferred in College Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration, Human Resource Management,  or related degree.

Minimum of 1-3 years of experience coaching or advising students on career or related issues; 3+ years of experience preferred.

Ability to design, deliver, and assess career-related workshops and special events.

Evidence of the ability to collaborate and build partnerships across Boston College, other institutions, and professional organizations.

Proven ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with a variety of constituents and to work with a group toward a common goal. 

Understanding of and skills associated with basic career coaching techniques and ability to determine which career interventions will be most effective for a particular group of students.

Ability to supervise and motivate student staff.

Experience working with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds; multicultural awareness and competence.

Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.

Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously.

Knowledge of current technology used to assist students with career exploration and planning.

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.

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