P/T Success Coach/Career Advisor (Academic Counselor)-TRIO Student Success Program

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Category: Part Time Non-Benefited Positions

Department: TRIO Student Success Program

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Mar 11, 2020

Type: PT No Benefits

Ref No.: UNP-Grant-funded

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at several satellites and instructional sites throughout the Greater Boston area. The largest of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, BHCC serves some 18,000 students annually, focusing on holistic student services to ensure student retention and persistence. The College offers certificates and associate degrees, early college and dual enrollment, non-credit community and corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is the 8th most diverse higher education institution in the United States, and is an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. Approximately 1000 international students attend from 100 countries, speaking more than 75 languages.


Five institutional goals guide BHCC and its work: Foster Student Success; Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness; Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; Build Partnerships and Pathways; and Develop the College's Infrastructure. BHCC is recognized nationally for its culturally inclusive learning environments that value the strengths of diverse students and local communities, and, as an Achieving the Dream Leader College, BHCC 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 2018 was higher than the national average. Twenty-nine colleges and universities in Boston serve more than 150,000 college students each year. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.

Job Description:

  • Serve as a resource for Learning Community Seminar instructors, faculty advisors and faculty participating in our departmental advising model; assist and or facilitate group advising, educational planning and career exploration activities.
  • Utilizing a success-coaching model based on best practices, provide an array of traditional student support services including enrollment, financial aid, academic career/vocational and transfer advising.
  • Administer and interpret academic, personal and career/Vocational assessments, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of new students in regards to their entry-level basic skills and motivation.
  • Assist students in developing short term and long term academic, career and life plans; review alignments of career and educational goals with student interests, skills and personal financial requirements.
  • Assist students in creating a personalized educational plan utilizing electronic resources and with matching the student with a Learning Community relevant to prior experience, skill set and future goals.
  • Assist with the advisement and registration of all new and continuing students regarding their academic plan, course selection/sequencing, curriculum/concentration selection and changes, career exploration and plans to transition to a 4-year institution.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to implement academic, career, and transfer advising across the curriculum; assisting with the design and/or facilitation of related classroom presentations.
  • Collaborate with the Student Activities Office and Peer Mentors on our comprehensive new student advising and orientation process; developing and facilitating advising related orientation sessions and coordinating the registration process for new students.
  • Collaborate with Boston Public High Schools and Community Based Organizations to provide a smooth transition and ongoing support for recent BPS graduates attending the College.
  • Assist in the hiring, training and supervision of graduate interns, peer advisors and work-study students.
  • Provide assistance and support for special student programming related to student persistence, retention, and completion; monitor and provide support to students who are on academic probation.


  • Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology or a closely related field; with three (3) years of experience and/or training involving college admissions, academic advisement, career development, or program/project management; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience working with students in a student services/client services or equivalent setting
  • Proficiency in student information systems and technology as well as MS Word and Excel.
  • Excellent, demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population.
  • Demonstrate and possess a strong understanding of cultural competency, and how to communicate effectively to different audiences.
  • Ability to work 2 evenings per week (Start time - 6pm).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with TRIO community college students

Additional Information:

Salary: $29.44/hr. @ 16/hrs/wk (not to exceed 18.50 hours per week) non-benefited, grant-funded

Review Date: Open Until Filled

Application Instructions:

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

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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

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Posted: 3/8/2021
Application Due: 5/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time