Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
The Career Services Office (CSO) at Boston College Law School is hiring an Associate/Assistant Director to join our collegial team to advise JD students and alumni regarding all aspects of career exploration and job search strategy. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as well as a JD degree from an accredited law school.
The successful candidate will:
Provide high quality individual and group advising to J.D. students regarding internships and career options upon graduation in the private and public sectors for legal or legal-related positions, fellowships, judicial clerkships, and alternative or emerging careers.
Work with recent graduates to assist them in obtaining postgraduate employment Create, promote, facilitate and lead best-in-class training programs (in person and virtual) designed to educate students and alumni about career options, application materials, interview preparation and skills, the job search process and other related professional skills.
Create and update career-related resources for students and alumni.
Generate and strengthen professional contacts to aid student networking efforts.
Monitor career trends in the legal and legal-related field.
Contribute to the department’s data-driven operations and report on key metrics and analytics.
The CSO is a team of highly experienced, student-centered professionals with a strong focus on collaboration. We enjoy working with each other and with our engaged, proactive students and strong alumni network.
J.D. degree from accredited law school required
Strong knowledge of best practices, techniques and standards for career counseling, coaching, advising and effective job search techniques.
Strong knowledge of legal and legal-related job market.
Proven ability to take initiative, develop and execute new approaches, programs and solutions and multi-task. Results driven.
High degree of professionalism and customer-service orientation. Excellent listening skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment in decision making and problem solving. Ability to earn trust.
Integrity to handle sensitive and confidential information.
Can do attitude and positive outlook required.
Must have the ability to learn and adapt quickly to technology.
Keep current with developments in the legal industry and other industries where graduates have placement potential, and in the best practices for career services.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. 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 Law School is among the nation's best law schools. Our success is based on a tradition of educating lawyers through theory and practice, shaping leaders prepared to grapple with society's most important moral and ethical questions.
Founded in 1929, Boston College Law School held its opening classes in the 11-story Lawyer’s Building on Beacon Street in downtown Boston. It began with an enrollment of 54 ambitious students selected from an applicant pool of nearly 700, and quickly thrived despite the onset of the Great Depression that coincided with its early years. In 1932, just three years after its founding, the school received American Bar Association accreditation, joining Harvard, Yale, and Boston University as the only law schools in New England to attain that distinction. By the fall of 1937, the school’s enrollment had grown to 350 students. By 1940, its ranks included women.
With its reputation and enrollment soaring, BC Law moved to Chestnut Hill in 1954, occupying the newly constructed St. Thomas More Hall on the edge of the BC campus. It was not until the University’s acquisition of the Newton College of the Sacred Heart in the early 1970s that the La...w School found its permanent home in what is now known as the Newton Campus.
Today, BC Law is situated on an idyllic 40-acre campus with new and expanded classrooms, conference space, and a state-of-the-art law library. Its 750 students are taught by some of the nation’s best full-time law faculty.
Throughout its history, BC Law has provided a top-quality legal education grounded in Boston College’s Jesuit, Catholic tradition. With an impressive record of education, scholarship, and activity in social justice and public service—through its work aiding immigrants and refugees and groundbreaking research in areas such as environmental law and juvenile justice—BC Law continues to prepare students not only to be good lawyers, but to lead good lives.
With a reputation for excellence solidified through more than nine decades of service, BC Law has earned its rightful place among the nation’s preeminent law schools.