Part time Academic Advisor-Workforce & Economic Development (non-benefited)

Job Details

Category:: Part Time Non-Benefited Positions
Department:: Workforce & Economic Development
Locations:: Boston, MA
Posted:: Jan 18, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: PT No Benefits
Position ID:: 141693

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. Bunker Hill is also a Hispanic Service Institution, defined as an institution that has an enrollment of undergrad full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students. Approximately 1000 international students attend from 100 countries, speaking more than 75 languages.

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Job Description:

Advising & LifeMap is seeking one (1) professional to assist with providing continuous web/live advising for students at Bunker Hill Community College. As part of a small team working on the Career Pathways Impact Project at BHCC, this role will focus on providing career planning services to non-degree seeking students with a focus on the English Language Learners engaged with the college's Division of Workforce and Economic Development programming. The advisor will use a holistic student support model that includes proactive advising to identify student needs, address student challenges and provide appropriate services and referrals, in an effort to enhance student success and retention.

Specific Duties:

Support outreach to students at transition points including initial engagement, BHCC matriculation, and career pathway planning.
Employ a Proactive Model of Advising with the goal of enabling students to make informed and appropriate decisions regarding their academic and career pathways.
Learn the ELL pathway options and all aspects of the ELL programs offered through different divisions' ad guide students according to their own goals and abilities.
Assist students in creating a personalized career plan using existing resources relevant to prior experience, skill set, interests, and future goals. As part of the Career Pathway Impact Project team, provide feedback on tools and contribute to development of new career advising processes.
Refer students to individual faculty/program coordinators regarding course and program content as necessary.
Utilize Gecko software to provide academic counseling to students on relevant enrollment and academic issues; make appropriate referrals to institutional support services.
Assess needs to act as a liaison by providing referrals to appropriate offices and services when needed.


  • Two- or four-year degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology or a closely related field or equivalent experience.
  • Two (2) years of experience and/or training involving career advisement, academic advisement, career development, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Proficiency in student information systems and technology as well as MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent, demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population. ELL instruction or advisement experience preferred
  • Demonstrate and possess a strong understanding of cultural competency and how to communicate effectively to different audiences.
  • Ability to work evenings or weekends on occasion to meet student scheduling needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work Saturdays during peak registration periods.
  • Experience using live chat software.
  • Experience working in a community college.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in more than one language.

Additional Information:

Salary: $30.03 hourly (20.00) hours per week with prorated benefits) in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.

*This is a grant-supported position funded until December of 2023.

Review Date: open until filled

Application Instructions:

Effective January 3, 2022, all Bunker Hill Community College employees will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, unless granted an accommodation.

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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Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus urban institution, its main campus situated in the historic Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A second campus is located in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts; five satellites are located in the local communities of Cambridge, Chinatown, Revere, Somerville and Boston’s South End.

Founded in 1973 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, BHCC enrolls more than 8,100 students in day, evening, weekend, web-based and distance learning courses and programs. The College offers more than 68 associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for successful employment and transfer to four-year universities. Internationally recognized for development of individualized and alternative methods of instruction, BHCC is a leader in distance-learning technologies that enhance and strengthen the learning environment. The College also has expansive course offerings in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education.

One of the largest colleges in the state’s community college system, BHCC incorporates multi cultural and international perspectives in its courses, programs and institutional climate. With students from 90 countries, and students of color comprising more than half of the student’s population, BHCC is one of the more diverse and cosmopolitan colleges in New England. The average age of students is 28, nearly two-thirds are women and the majority of students work while attending college. An expansive array of student services supports the varied needs of the BHCC students.

A leader in workforce education, the College’s academic and technical programs offered at two campuses, five satellites and through distance learning models, reflect the workforce of the local and regional economy. The additional resources of the Workforce Development Center and ACT Center further support the Greater Boston communities’ employment training needs. 

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