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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.

Job Description


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

College students.

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


Position Responsibilities:

  • 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

post-graduate outcomes.

  • 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.

  • Generate

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

interests and

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.

  • Expand

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.

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

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

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at