Academic & Career Advisor (Academic Counselor)

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Category: Professional Staff

Department: Workforce & Economic Development

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Jul 9, 2019

Type: Full-time

Ref No.: UNP-Grant-funded

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at three satellite locations in the Greater Boston area. Founded in 1973, BHCC is the largest of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, serving some 18,000 students annually across all modes of instruction. The College offers certificates and associate degrees, early college and dual enrollment, non-credit community and corporate training, and industry specific training programs. The College is the 8th most diverse higher education institution in the United States, and is a Hispanic and Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. Approximately 900 International Students attend from 107 countries, speaking 75 languages.


BHCC is a progressive institution guided by five goals: to Foster Student Success, Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness, Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity and Develop the College's Infrastructure. The College is committed to a learning community teaching/learning environment and, as an Achieving the Dream institution, is focused on data-driven student success.


Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2014 and 2015 were ahead of projections. Eighty-plus colleges and a quarter of a million college students in the area make Boston one of the country's "youngest major metropolis," according to Boston magazine. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.

Job Description:

The Academic & Career Advisor provides on-site personal counseling, academic, and career advising, and meets with students one on one to help them develop their educational and career plans and refers students to other social services agencies when needed. The Academic & Career Advisor meets with instructors to discuss and develop solutions to overcome barriers that inhibit student success. The position administers the required DESE assessments (TABE CLAS E and BEST Plus).


  • Meet with students individually, in small groups, conducts intake for new students, provides personal counseling, and academic and career advising
  • Obtain mandated DESE certification in required assessments: TABE Clas E and BEST Plus
  • Administers TABE CLAS E and BEST Plus assessments according to the academic assessment schedule
  • Meets with AE Program instructors
  • Refer students to other community resources/agencies when necessary
  • Attend monthly AE program management meetings
  • Attend monthly AE curriculum planning meetings
  • Reviews student data in the DESE data base, LACES
  • Attend professional development workshops and conferences
  • Attend professional development workshops and conferences
  • New hires are required to attend the 15 hour DESE new staff and advisor trainings


  • Master's Degree in education or other related field and three years experience working with and/or teaching adult learners and diverse populations
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the special needs of adult learners
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Bilingual in Spanish

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $52,564.00-$56,000.00. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement and contingent upon availability of funds.

Grade: 5 Unit-Professional, grant-funded position

Review Date: To Ensure Consideration Application Materials Must Be Received By July 25, 2019

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position please upload the following documents to your account:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • A Copy of your Unofficial Transcripts

Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.

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Posted: 7/10/2019
Application Due: 7/26/2019
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