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Boston University ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, COUNSELING AND PROG., ESA Student Affairs, Center for Career in BOSTON, Massachusetts

About the Role

Boston University’s Center for Career Development (CCD) seeks an Associate Director. A member of the CCD's senior staff, this role leads the student-facing Career Education team and ensures that services, resources, and events are available, accessible, and optimized for supporting the career readiness of BU students (and alumni), empowering students and alumni to make intentional decisions about their professional futures, to build purposeful lives, and to pursue goals while adapting to a changing world. The Associate Director supervises four Assistant Directors and one Career Counselor. The role also co-supervises one Manager of Internship Programs, a graduate intern, and a cohort of undergraduate student employees (as needed.)

The Associate Director works closely with staff throughout the CCD individually and collectively through cross-functional working groups, including senior staff and Employer Engagement team members. The role also partners with a wide range of academic units/departments, including CAS Academic Advising, Preprofessional Advising, BU HUB, directors of undergraduate study, department chairs, program directors, etc. The role also partners with a wide range of non-academic units/departments, including CAS Undergraduate Programs & Leadership, Residence Life, Student Health Services, etc. This role reports to the Executive Director of the Center for Career Development.

The Associate Director’s primary duties include:

  • Leading the Career Education team (5.25 FTE);

  • Establishing the annual program schedule;

  • Responding to program requests and delegating programs as appropriate;

  • Developing relationships and partnering with colleagues from across the University, including faculty and staff in academic departments and other student-facing units (Athletics, Residence Life, Orientation, etc.);

  • Oversight of program assessment, data collection and analysis, and reporting for the Career Education team;

  • The provision of one-on-one career counseling and resume reviews to students;

  • Management of career resource tools, such as VMock, Big Interview, etc. (as needed);

  • Contribution to overall CCD marketing and communication efforts, such as writing blog posts; contribution to office-wide initiatives and strategic planning; development and delivery of workshops, and;

  • Oversight of the CCD’s events and programs.

    About the Organization

    The Center for Career Development (CCD), which serves all undergraduate and graduate students, is part of the Enrollment & Student Administration unit (ENSA). The CCD’s services and resources are designed to assist students and alumni in making intentional decisions about their professional futures, building purposeful lives, and pursuing their career goals while adapting to a changing world.

    Across the 11 departments of ENSA, we are dedicated to ensuring that our policies, practices, and services meet the needs of an increasingly diverse University community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni. We do so through a lens of respect, and a commitment to encouraging the personal success and productivity of all employees. To read more about Boston University and our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit

Required Skills

In order to be considered for this position, a cover letter must be included in your application materials.

About the Candidate

A Master’s degree is required for this position. Ideally, we are seeking a candidate who:

  • Has experience in career counseling or coaching;

  • Has experience with program development and delivery or teaching;

  • Has supervisory experience;

  • Demonstrates some facility with data collection, analysis, and reporting;

  • Demonstrates facility with technical systems and technical skills;

  • Has relationship development experience/skills;

  • Is highly collaborative;

  • Has teamwork and team-building experience/skills;

  • Has project management experience/skills;

  • Shows strong attention to detail and organization skills, and;

  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills, able to build report with students, alumni, faculty, staff, employers, colleagues, etc.

    The following attributes are preferred, but not requirements for consideration:

  • Ability to scale new initiatives/efforts (as needed); mindful of BU's large and diverse population;

  • Creative and innovative, and/or;

  • Knowledgeable about best practices, trends, and new ideas/research in career development, career readiness.

    Final candidates will be expected to give a presentation to the CCD staff as a component to their final-round interview.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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