Two College & Career Navigators (Career Devl'p Counselors) - Bunker Hill Community College in Boston Massachusetts

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Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job Description:

Two College & Career Navigators (Career Development Counselors), Grant-funded-Enrollment Management & Admissions

The College and Career Navigator assists Bunker Hill Community College students and eligible Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center (OSCC) customers as well as clients of community based organizations who are interested in pursuing and/or enrolled in post-secondary certificates and degrees in GPSTEM (Guided Pathways Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) supported programs.

The College and Career Navigator position plays an important role in the GPSTEM program, an initiative supported by a U.S. Department of Labor grant received by a consortium of Massachusetts' community colleges.  The Navigator will fulfill the ongoing role benefitting Bunker Hill Community College students, OSCC customers and clients of community based organizations, and will sustain the partnerships that were expanded among the community college and workforce development system stakeholders during prior grants.

The role of the College and Career Navigator will include: 

  • Act as a system liaison between Bunker Hill Community College, its community partners and one-stop career centers, and will provide direct services to students enrolled in or planning to pursue GPSTEM-supported programs. The College and Career Navigator will provide academic and career coaching, college transition services and referral services in order to support students in attaining post-secondary credentials.
  • Ensure cross-communications are occurring at each step between the college, the career centers and community based organizations.
  • Maintain a presence at BHCC, OSCC's and community based organizations and their individual databases, as needed.


Direct Services to Participants: The College and Career Navigator will be responsible for implementing an approach that allows for ongoing contact with students in order to help them access needed academic, financial and social supports.  This may include but is not limited to:

  • On-campus office hours for individual student check-ins and regular meetings with groups or cohorts of students.
  • Assessing students' academic and personal needs and barriers in order to determine appropriate support services.
  • Identifying resources for students, including tutoring and other services that increase their success in education and training.
  • Referring students to on- and off-campus services and resources as appropriate.
  • Assisting in the development of written career plans.
  • Attending regular meetings (quarterly at minimum) to collaborate with the referring local partners engaged in the GPSTEM grant (community college, one-stop career centers, employers, etc.). Work with partners to identify and support students during the college application process (to attend full- or part-time) and to assist in their college acclimation during the first several weeks of their coursework.

Regional Coordination:

  • Work day-to-day with campus staff and local and regional partners to identify resources in the community to support students and learn from existing post-secondary coaching models.
  • Coordinate with the community college advising team and participate in meetings as appropriate (e.g., select departmental and staff meetings, etc.).
  • Develop relationships with staff at BHCC, community based organizations and the one-stop career centers in Boston to develop knowledge of each other's mutual resources to meet student needs.

Data Management, Reporting and Feedback:

  • Track and report participation and progress of each student receiving services utilizing the designated data reporting system for the grant.
  • Communicate regularly with grant-funded partnerships and with grant staff; a regular check-in schedule will be determined by mutual agreement.
  • Help the partners in the grant better understand the current types and supply of student support services to determine if they match the needs of the student population being served by the coach.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required, Master's degree preferred. Degree in counseling or related field preferred.
  • Experience in counseling or training required. Experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong knowledge of the community college system preferred.
  • Ability to travel throughout the Metro Boston region/area required; some statewide travel.
  • Proficiency in a second language is preferred.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule including occasional weekends and/or mornings
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population.

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. Recently re-certified as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges. Founded in 1973, BHCC is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. The College offers more than 100 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than 50 percent are women.

We are looking for individuals aligned with our institutional values of access and success, excellence and innovation, economic and social justice, inclusiveness and equity, civic engagement and service, kindness and respect, and accountability and transparency. Individuals with a dedication to a dynamic educational environment, investment in the social and economic well-being of all, and belief in student-centered learning in an engaging, supportive environment are sought to fill the following position.

Additional Information

Salary:   $50,000.00/yr, Grade: 4, unit-professional position

1st grant end date: 9/30/16

2nd grant end date: 9/30/17

Effective Date: To Ensure Consideration Application Materials Must Be Received By July 9, 2015.

Application Instructions

Submit Cover Letter Addressing the Required Qualifications and Resume through the Apply URL: Fax transcript files over 2 MB to (617)-228-3328.

Keyword Phrases

  • Enrollment Management & Admissions, Grant-funded
  • Achieving the Dream
  • Embrace Diversity
  • LifeMap
  • Career Counseling and Placement
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter