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Employment Placement Specialist (Career Placement Counselor)-Workforce & Economic Development

Bunker Hill Community College
Boston, MA

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Institution Type
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Job Details

Category:: Professional Staff
Department:: Workforce & Economic Development
Locations:: Boston, MA
Posted:: Sep 22, 2023
Closes:: Oct 5, 2023 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: unp
Position ID:: 167815

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:

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Rapid, Recovery and Re-employment (R3) program, the BHCC Employment Placement Specialist (EPS) will support students by helping them to secure job placements after completing an Industry Recognized Credential (IRC) training at BHCC. The Employment Placement Specialist will connect students with local employers and job opportunities following training. This position will develop relationships with existing and potential employers, co-develop an employer outreach strategy consistent with the multitude of employer-facing services at the college. Along with the Internships and Career Development (ICD) office, career navigator and other program staff, this position will prepare students in the art of applying for and securing jobs. Assist students in career planning, job search strategies, resume writing, interview skills and networking strategies. The Employee Placement Specialist will help students seek out employers who offer professional development, tuition assistance, and help them assess the health, dental and retirement benefits offered. Guiding employers to define "skill sets" and matching those with particular students will lead to strong outcomes. The Employee Placement Specialist will use CRM platforms and other tech tools to track student and employer data.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Support min of 120 students by helping them to secure job placements.
  • Connect students with local employers and job opportunities following training.
  • Develop relationships with potential employers and codify existing relationships.
  • Co-Develop an employer outreach strategy consistent with the multitude of employer-facing services at the college.
  • Assist students in career planning, job search strategies, resume writing, interview skills and networking strategies.
  • Guiding employers to define "skill sets" and matching those with particular students as well as helping employers navigate the BHCC system.
  • Utilize student management, learning management and CRM (Handshake, Salesforce and Target X) Systems to track data.
  • Follow up with students for job placement to make sure they are still gainfully employed.
  • Represent the college in employer interactions while working with teams across the college community.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director, Rapid, Recovery and Re-employment (R3).
  • Attend staff meetings and participate in college- wide activities.


  • Bachelor's degree in counseling, management, career development, human resources or closely related field and 2years' experience in job placement or job profiling or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Ability to work with a diverse student and staff population and a commitment to Equity.
  • Demonstrated job placement outcomes and employer satisfaction.
  • Ability to management deadlines and priorities in a timely manner.
  • Experience working in teams and communicating across different departments or constituencies.
  • Ability to use multiple computer platforms and technology to accomplish goals.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to speak Spanish and/or Portuguese.
  • Familiarity with Handshake, Salesforce, Career Coach or Wingspan or other job support/CRM software.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $47,597.00-$56,588.00 Actual Salary Will Be Commensurate With Education and Experience in Accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Grade 3, Unit Professional position

Review Date: October 5, 2023

Grant funded position: start date September 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. Renewal for Spring 2024. Second year is contingent on meeting successful outcomes of project plan and funding renewal.

Position is remote and on campus to be determined by supervisor

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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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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