Position: Director of Career Education (Career Center) - Job ID: #13345
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 and a member of the Association of Research Universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $886 million, and an endowment of approximately $2.2 billion.
The Director of Career Advising serves on the Senior Leadership Team for the Boston College Career Center and has direct oversight of Career Education, comprised of two complementary teams that work closely together, the Career Exploration Team and the school-based Career Engagement Team. The Director will have direct supervision over at least 7 staff members and indirectly supervise 10 staff members.
The Career Exploration Team is responsible for providing comprehensive career advising and assessment to help students identify how their unique skills, values, and interests lead to fulfilling career, professional development, and life choices. The Career Engagement Team is organized by Schools/Colleges and assists students identify specific career paths and secure successful career outcomes by, among other things, developing successful partnerships with individual schools, including the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Lynch School of Education, Connell School of Nursing, Carroll School of Management, and Woods College of Advancing Studies, and key administrative units, including the Division of Student Affairs and the Division of Mission and Ministry.
In conjunction with the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Careers, the Director sets the overall strategic vision for career education at Boston College.
The Director reports directly to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs/Careers and works closely with the Associate Director, Career Engagement, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, and the Associate Director of Employer Engagement as members of the Career Center Leadership Team.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Provide leadership and management for the continued development, effectiveness, and visibility of career exploration and engagement functions to create a culture on campus of career readiness for students
Develop and implement strategic objectives for the career advising needs of each school and key administrative departments
Supervise the development and implementation of field-based educational programs including tailored programming, connections to alumni, internship promotion, and awareness of all the resources available on campus
Oversee units that provide career advising and programming to undergraduate and graduate students needing assistance
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with career discernment, assessment, decision making, career exploration, job search preparation, and professional development
Coordinate the implementation of these services with deans, administrators, and faculty members; develop partnerships and promote collaborative work on campus related to the career formation and development needs of students
Support the ability of career and academic advisors to drive earlier awareness and visibility of career opportunities through the Career Center, each college, the Division of Student Affairs, and other key areas campus-wide, such as the Division of Mission and Ministry
In conjunction with the Associate Director for Career Engagement, supervise the implementation of the four-year curriculum of professional development across all colleges
Serve on the Career Center Senior Leadership Team and provide the Associate Vice President with insights and feedback about key programs, services, and staff
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
* Master's degree, doctorate, or advanced degree in counseling, advising, higher education administration, human resources, or related field
* Progressively responsible professional experience in the field of career services, with a preference given to higher education setting
* Thrives in an entrepreneurial atmosphere, has a high degree of personal responsibility, is committed to continuous improvement, and has unwavering focus on assessment and reflection to ensure the best outcome * High level ability to collaborate with faculty, students, administrators, and departments campus-wide * Collaborative and team oriented working style and the ability to multi-task and thrive in a changing, dynamic environment
* Knowledge of best practices in student advising and career services
* Demonstrated evidence of strong and visible leadership skills, successful cross-institutional programming and initiatives, and creation of new programs * Demonstrated initiative and drive
* Strong communication, networking, and negotiating skills
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
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