In filling positions at Boston College, preference is given, whenever possible, to qualified persons currently employed in a regular position at Boston College. Ability, experience, potential for growth, and the University's diversity goals are taken into consideration.
The hiring manager or selection committee will review qualified applications.
If you are invited to interview, a representative from the hiring department will contact you to arrange an appointment.
A member of the Department of Human Resources Staff interviews the finalist(s).
A member of the Department of Human Resources Staff will extend an offer of employment at Boston College.
Q:Do you have any job openings?
A: Yes. Our current job openings are posted on BC Applicant Job Portal, bc.edu/bcjobs.
Q: How often are positions posted?
A: Positions are posted daily as they become available. To view current job opportunities, visit our website at bc.edu/bcjobs.
Q: What is the salary range for a position?
A: The salary range for a position is posted in the job description of each posting.
Q: How will I know if I’m being considered for the position?
A: The hiring manager or Human Resources will contact you if you are being considered for a position. Also, if selected as a finalist for the position, you must interview with a member of the Human Resources staff before the recruitment process can be finalized. The interview will allow for an exchange of information that may not have been covered during the interview in the department.
Q: What is the timetable for hiring for a position?
A: The timetable for hiring for a position varies depending on the qualified applicant pool and interview process. We ask that you login to your profile to check your status.
Q: Do I need a resume to apply for a position?
A: No. However, a resume is strongly encouraged and may be requested for certain positions. If you do not have a resume, you will be asked to type in your work history.
Q: Should I submit a cover letter for each position I apply to?
A: Yes. Cover letters are encouraged for professional/administrative positions. Cover letters allow hiring managers and recruiters to differentiate between applicants with similar qualifications.
Q: Who do I address my cover letter to?
A: You may address your cover letter to the Hiring Manager or Human Resources.
Q: Can I have the name of the recruiter or hiring manager for the cover letter?
A: We recommend that you address your cover letter with “Dear Hiring Manager” or “To Whom it May Concern”.
Q: Can I apply with a paper application?
A: BC’s preference is for applicants to apply online and attach a resume. If you require a paper application, come to the Brighton Campus, located at 129 Lake Street, Human Resources/Employment, Room 110.
Q: How do I reset my password?
A: Reset your password login to your profile and click ‘Forgot Password’. You will receive an email within an hour of your request with instructions to reset your password. Create a new password that you have not used before.
Q: Can I withdraw my application?
A: Yes. You may withdraw and remove your application from consideration for a position. Login to your profile on the Boston College website.
Q: What is the status of my application?
A: To learn the status of your application, login to your profile on the Boston College employment site www.bc.edu/bcjobs or contact Human Resources at 617-552-3330.
Q: Who should I contact to inquire about the status of my application?
A: A candidate who has been interviewed or an applicant inquiring about his/her status, may login into your Cornerstone Profile or contact Human Resources at 617-552-3330.
Q: How many references are required?
A: Applicants are requested to provide three professional written references, including name and contact information (phone number and email addresses) from a current or former manager that can provide an evaluation of your skills and abilities.
Q: What is the BC interview process?
A: The BC interview process varies depending on the position. Some positions may require a committee interview process including more than three interviews while other positions may require only a single interviewer.
Q: How long will it take to hear back regarding an interview or a rejection?
A: Once the position is filled, you will receive an update either from the hiring manager or Human Resources.
Q: How will I know the status of my interview?
A: A candidate will learn his/her status either from Human Resources or the hiring manager once interviews are completed.
Q: Can I apply to multiple jobs within BC?
A: Yes. However, you are encouraged to apply for jobs that you are qualified for.
Q: Are preferences given to internal applicants?
A: In filling positions at Boston College, preference is given, whenever possible, to qualified persons currently employed in a regular position at BC, with factors such as ability, experience, potential for growth, and the University’s diversity goals taken into consideration. Boston College employees interested in applying to a different position should submit an updated resume and cover letting noting your status as a Boston College employee. Please contact us at 617-552-3330, if you have any questions.
Q: What is the hiring process for internal applicants?
A: The hiring manager/selection committee will review all applications. If you are invited to interview, a representative from the hiring department will contact you to set up an appointment. If you are selected as the finalist for the position, the HR Officer will contact you to schedule an HR interview.
Q: Are Temps considered internals?
A: No. Temps are not considered an internal, although while employed by Boston College they are provided with internal access.
Q: When should an employee notify the manager that you are a candidate for a new position?
A: If you have been identified as a finalist for a position, you should notify your manager as soon as possible. The HR Officer can provide coaching tips.
If you're an individual with a disability, a military veteran, or someone who needs assistance applying for a BC job opportunity through this website, you may email your resume to us at email@example.com or contact our Employment Department at 617-552-3330.