Executive Director of the Boucher Career Education Center

Saint Michael's College
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Executive Director of the Boucher Career Education Center 


Saint Michael’s College is inviting applications for the position of Executive Director of the Boucher Career Education Center. This leadership position reports to and acts as a strategic partner to the Vice President for Academic Affairs in all aspects of conceiving and offering high impact career development, planning, and readiness programs and initiatives. The Executive Director will lead the development of an innovative and holistic vision for career readiness and preparation, provide oversight and strategic direction for the Boucher Career Center, engage and strengthen relationships with local, national and international employers, assess the effectiveness of programs, report on student success data and employment trends, and further grow the impact of programs designed to teach and encourage self-analysis and career planning. 


Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement data-informed strategies designed to increase internship, employment, and networking opportunities for Saint Michael’s students and alumni 
  • Advise and counsel employers to recognize the high caliber of SMC graduates and the value-add they bring to meet the employer’s specific needs. Establish SMC as a school of choice to recruit recent graduates. Provide consultation to employers seeking to maximize their recruitment efforts with SMC students 
  • Partner with academic programs and majors to cultivate career stories and successes, and collaborates with faculty to build industry connections and relationships for SMC students, graduates, and alumni 
  • Design and oversee, in partnership with the Alumni Office in Institutional Advancement, an expanded alumni/student mentorship program that will give students the opportunity to be matched one-on-one (or in cohorts) with alumni who provide professional expertise, in line with the College’s strategic plan, Forward with Purpose. Manage assessment of this programming, including surveying alumni, students, and employers involved in the mentoring program   
  • Compile and report data on employer relations activities, and assess employer relations efforts. Summarizes and shares employer feedback to Boucher Center staff, students, faculty, the administration and other internal stakeholders. Leverage student employment data, trends, and employer feedback to enhance and innovate the career education programs and offerings 
  • Lead a vision for how on-campus student employment contributes to the development of real-world transferable skills, career planning and readiness 
  • Analyze student employment data and trends. Collaborates with Enrollment Management and Marketing to share the career placement and successes resulting from the Boucher Career Center programs and initiatives 
  • Supports and encourage the Boucher staff in continued learning and awareness development of inclusivity and equity concepts and frameworks to support their work and engagement with students and alumni of various backgrounds, especially those with identities historically and currently excluded and minoritized, and the employers who serve these communities 


For the full job description, click here. 


Our lived experience impacts how we self-assess our skills, experience, and qualifications. In particular,, data and statistics have shown that candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and others with minoritized and marginalized identities may not apply to jobs when they do not believe they meet 100% of the requirements and expected responsibilities listed in the job descriptions. Some responsibilities and skills are teachable and can be learned on the job. If you can imagine yourself in this position, bringing value to our students and community and meeting most of what we are looking for, please apply.  


Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee and family assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.  




Applicants must have the following: 


  • Bachelor’s degree and significant experience in college/university-level career education and services 
  • Ability to be innovative, entrepreneurial, and conceive of and implement strategic visions and programming in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Contemporary and comprehensive knowledge of career services, trends, career assessments, and student development 
  • Possesses communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information, data, and success stories to international and external partners, and cultivate employer-relationships 
  • Strong leadership and strategic management skills to lead a team of skilled professionals 
  • Experience in program development and management 
  • Experience in strategic vision, planning, assessment, and supervision 
  • The ability to successfully pass driving record check. For criteria, please see the Driver Acceptability Matrix

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background and driving record check. 


Application Instructions: 

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button: 

  • Resume 
  • Cover letter including a statement articulating experience with, and frameworks of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to designing and facilitating inclusive career readiness and preparation programs and initiatives

For full consideration, please submit all materials by May 22, 2023. Position remains open until filled.

For a complete job description, benefits information, and to apply online, please visit: https://egqw.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_13/job/1202/?utm_medium=jobshare 

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Saint Michael's College delivers a world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our close community allows students to form strong and enduring relationships with one another and with accomplished faculty and staff, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. A fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service, and wilderness experiences.

Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus and is ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont by Niche, a popular college ranking website. In 2022, Saint Michael’s was once again named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best 388 Colleges, one of the Best Green Colleges, and one of the Best Northeastern Colleges. Situated next to Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, nearby Burlington, Vermont, consistently ranks as one of the best places in America to live. This includes America's 10 Great Places to Live (Kiplinger's), Top 10 Cities for Outdoor Recreation (Outside Magazine), Top 10 Small Cities for State of Well-Being (Gallup-Healthways), Top 10 Tech Hubs in the U.S. (Forbes), Top 5 Healthiest Places for Women in America (Self Magazine), Top 10 Greenest Cities in America, and Top Public Square in America (USA Today). It was also recently named a “climate haven” and ranked in the 10 Best Places in America to Live for Climate Resilience.

At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions, and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty, and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.

Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies, and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.

Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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