Job Details

Boston College
  • Position Number: 1700365
  • Location: Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Position Type: Career Counseling and Placement

Career Coach- Career Center (part-time (12-15 hours/week), temporary position)
Boston College

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

Career Coach (part-time (12-15 hours/week), temporary position)

The Boston College Career Center is seeking a career coach to join its Career Education team on a temporary basis. The career coach will primarily serve as an exploration coach, working with students who are just getting started with the Career Center and/or exploring multiple career clusters. This role is responsible for one-on-one career coaching, career programming, networking events, and other related educational events. The coach must be extremely relatable to students, a strong relationship builder, adept at event management and adaptable to changing trends in student interests.

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 career coach'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.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide individual and group career coaching to undergraduate and graduate students, including career and industry exploration, interest and skills assessments, job search strategies, interview preparation, networking skills, resume and cover letter critiques, and job negotiation skills;
  • Present career development workshops on a variety of topics and formats;
  • Create and update educational materials on a range of career topics, including web content and worksheets;
  • Adapt coaching style to the unique backgrounds and identities of Boston College students;
  • Maintain proficiency with online tools, resources, and career coaching methods to continuously improve services to students;
  • Maintain and update coaching records based on sessions with students and alumni;
  • Contribute to and participate in other Career Center events, programs, and responsibilities, as needed; and
  • Support the overall work of the Boston College Career Center by providing career coaching to all students during drop-in hours and peak times in the academic year.
Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience - expected rage - $30-$35/hour.



  • Master's degree in College Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration, Human Resource Management, professional degree, or related degree preferred;
  • Minimum of one to three years coaching experience in a higher education or similar setting is strongly preferred;
  • 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;
  • Evidence of the ability to collaborate and build partnerships across the university, other institutions, and professional organizations;
  • Commitment to working with diverse populations (e.g. AHANA, LGBTQ, first generation);
  • 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; and
  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

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
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Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. 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

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