Boston College Associate Director, Employer Engagement, Career Center in Boston, Massachusetts
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.
Director, Employer Engagement
The Associate Director leads
the five person employer engagement team of the Career Center, serves on the
Career Center Leadership team and reports directly to the Associate Vice
President, Career Services. 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.
With guidance from the
Associate Vice President, Career Services, the Associate Director oversees the Career
Center team responsible for developing
and maintaining successful relationships with employers, organizations, alumni,
parents, and friends of Boston College that engage with and employ Boston
The Associate Director works
collaboratively with and manages other members of the fast-paced employer
engagement team to build, operationalize and expand a comprehensive employer
engagement strategy consistent with the mission of Boston College. Specifically,
the Associate Director provides strategic leadership and oversight of all
aspects of employer engagement including job and internship development,
on-campus interviews and recruiting events, career fairs, corporate relationships
and related activities. In addition to
managing the team, the Associate Director is also directly responsible for
leading our job development in several industry career clusters. The Associate Director also serves as our
primary point of contact with the Boston College Alumni Relations team and other
departments throughout campus.
The Associate Director will work closely
with the Associate Vice President, Career Services, Director of Career
Education & Strategy and the Associate Director of Career Education to
ensure we are working as effectively as possible to establish strong career
outcomes for Boston College students and alumni. The Associate Director’s work will be informed by using
our three-step career development model – Explore, Prepare, Act, which
considers the needs of students at each stage of this process within each
career cluster. 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
- Serve as a member
of the Career Center senior management team to ensure the Career Center
develops an integrated approach for students to achieve meaningful
- Oversee the
day-to-day operations and provide supervision of the employer engagement
team, including on-campus recruitment, job development, career fairs and
other employer engagement events.
new employment leads in various career clusters through meetings via
phone, digital media, and/or in-person to create strategic relationships
that will result in internships, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities
for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Develop a vision
and strategy for expanding opportunities for employer engagement,
internships and post-graduation employment, working closely with the Career
Education team to align employer engagement efforts with the diverse
needs of our student body.
- Communicate key employer/recruitment trends to the
Career Center staff regularly to help us remain informed and current on
the industry information we share with students.
- Oversee Career
Center outreach to potential employers through marketing campaigns, site
visits and targeted events.
- Work in close
conjunction with Alumni Relations and the staff of University Advancement to
develop key relationships with corporations, alumni, parents and other
members of the Boston College community.
interactions between employers and students through career fairs,
networking events, career treks and other creative employer engagement
events and opportunities.
- Ensure our
job and career platform software maximizes opportunities for employers and
organizations to connect with our students.
- Measure ROI on
employer engagement work; prepare reports on employment activity and
- Participate in
professional development activities and remain current on issues affecting
the labor market.
- Serve on and/or
lead university-wide and regional or national professional association
committees to raise awareness about best practices in our profession.
Direct supervision of two Assistant Directors,
Employer Engagement, Recruiting Program Manager and Recruiting Program
Assistant and student employees. Monitor performance and recommend
various personnel actions including but not limited to hiring, merit increases,
promotion and professional development.
Salary Commensurate with Experience: $80,050 - $100,050
- Master’s degree in a relevant field and/or significant experience in employer relations,
relationship management or corporate recruitment.
- 5 + years of experience with job development and placement or preferably within higher
- Appreciation and understanding of the value of a Jesuit, Catholic Boston College
education to prepare students for a life of purposeful work.
Deep appreciation of the Career Center’s mission, vision and shared values.
Proven track record of collaborative team leadership with a results-focused orientation.
Experience creating strong relationships with colleagues and senior level internal and
external constituents and proven ability to lead successful cross-institutional
programming and initiatives.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing and presentation skills.
Proven ability to make ethical decisions, especially regarding fair and open recruiting
policies and proficiency in discerning the appropriateness and integrity of employers of
interns and graduates.
- Demonstrated comfort with technology; willingness to use technology to engage
employers and students; knowledge of online career management systems is a plus.
- Commitment to working with diverse populations (e.g. AHANA, LGBTQ, first
generation) and proven track record of developing relationships with inclusive employers.
- Knowledge of current trends, research, and best practices within both the employment
community as well as student populations.
- Ability to adapt and change with organizational needs and to use data to make and justify
- Have a degree of
scheduling flexibility in that evening and weekend commitments as well
travel is expected.
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 https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits including depending on your job classification eligibility;
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay
Additional benefits can be found on www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity/compliance/nondiscrim