Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
Assistant Director, Career Education - Government, Law, Public Policy & Pre-law Advisor
As a critical member of the Boston College Career Center Career Education team, the Assistant Director serves as a career coach within a designated career cluster, in this case, Government, Law, and Public Policy. This role is responsible for one-on-one career coaching, career programming, networking events, other related educational events and employer engagement. The Assistant Director must be extremely relatable to students, a strong relationship builder (with diverse stakeholders including alumni, employers and faculty), adept at event management and adaptable to changing trends in student interests, and market trends. As the Career Center is committed to addressing issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work, the Assistant Director also must be genuinely committed to engaging in meaningful dialogue and pursuing action that will improve social and racial justice.
In addition, the individual in this role works closely with all members of the Career Center team and operates within the broader vision and mission of the Career Center to empower students to pursue lives of meaning and impact. The Assistant Director's work will be informed by our career development model - Explore, Prepare, Act - which considers the needs of students at each stage of this process. The Center embraces the value of a Jesuit liberal arts education, which prepares students to discern their gifts and talents and how they want to use them to engage the world, regardless of their background.
Individual and Group Career Coaching
Serve as an industry expert for a designated career cluster, staying up-to-date on recruiting practices, hiring timelines, and industry trends
Serve as Boston College's Prelaw Advisor for students and alum who are applying to law school by providing one-on-one advising and presenting a variety of workshops on pre-law career-related topics for undergraduate such as law school planning and personal statements.
Provide one-on-one and group career coaching to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni on career-specific information to help them prepare for and conduct a job, internship, or graduate school search; topics include industry exploration, search strategies, preparation of application materials, interview preparation, and salary negotiation
Create and update educational materials on a range of career topics, including web content and worksheets
Adapt coaching style to meet the needs of each student
Maintain proficiency with online tools, resources, and career coaching methods to continuously improve services to students
Support the overall work of the Boston College Career Center by providing career coaching to all students during drop-ins and during peak times in the academic year
Develop and implement a plan to address the needs of students interested in pursuing careers in designated career cluster areas. This plan takes market trends and student usage trends into consideration and includes goals around career coaching, programming, communication, diversity/equity/inclusion, and professional development
Communicate and coordinate with law schools who are looking to recruit Boston College students
Develop and present career development related programming on a variety of career topics in different formats
Build relationships and maintain regular contact with relevant campus partners in Student Affairs, Mission and Ministry, Academic Affairs, and student organizations. For example, the person in this role may collaborate closely with Graduate Student Life and academic graduate program directors to determine how best to meet the needs of BC's graduate student population
In close collaboration with colleagues in employer outreach and on-campus recruiting, maintain relationships with alumni/employers in your cluster to engage them in on-campus programs and learn from them about trends in their industry
Review and recommend appropriate career resources and web content for students seeking jobs, internships, or graduate school related to healthcare and nursing
Conduct assessment and evaluation to support programmatic development and outcomes
Assist with administrative responsibilities such as operations planning, data management, and reporting for the Career Center, Division of Student Affairs, and Boston College
Maintain comprehensive records on engagement with students and employers
Cross-Functional Teams and University Initiatives
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 strategic priorities and major events and programs, including career fairs and Endeavor
Lead a team in implementing one or more Career Center team-wide programs or initiatives
Contribute to the Career Center's strategic plan in order to evolve Career Center services and 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
In order to create a more inclusive community, each staff member is expected to support division and university-wide initiatives, staff events, and serve on committees as needed.
Salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following hiring ranges:
Assistant Director, Career Education - 0-3 years experience ($59,550 - $74,450)
Assistant Director, Career Education - 3+ years experience ($65,800 - $82,250)
Master's degree in College Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration, Human Resource Management, professional degree, or related degree preferred; or industry experience in a related career field
Minimum of 1-3 years of previous experience coaching students on career or related issues
Commitment to working with diverse populations (e.g. AHANA, LGBTQ, first generation)
Ability to design, deliver, and present to students and colleagues at workshops and special events
Experience in developing and implementing career-related programming and/or trainings
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
Collaborative and team-oriented working style and the ability to multitask and thrive in a changing, dynamic environment
Ability to be flexible and function effectively as a team leader and contributor
Evidence of the ability to collaborate and build partnerships across the university, other institutions, and professional organizations
Ability to adapt and change with organizational needs
Demonstrated comfort with technology and willingness to use technology to deliver career programming and information
Willingness to conduct program assessment, look critically at results, and use findings to improve Career Center services and resources
Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.