About the BAC
The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is an independent, professional college in Boston's Back Bay that provides excellence in design education by combining academic courses with innovative experiential learning and accessibility to diverse communities. The College offers professional and accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and design studies. The core of the BAC experience is a unique learning model where design education happens in the classroom and in the professional workplace simultaneously. Students are taught, mentored, and advised by over 400 practicing professionals, strengthening the connection between workplace experience and classroom learning. Founded in 1889 as a club for practicing architects, the BAC has remained closely tied to Boston's professional design community throughout its history. The BAC has been recognized by DesignIntelligence as providing World-Class Programs with High Distinction, by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes, and by the Carnegie Foundation for community engagement.
BAC Open Positions
The College is currently seeking candidates for the positions of: Admissions Coordinator; Coordinator of Education; Development Intern; Director of Curriculum in Historic Preservation; Director, Master of Architecture, Distance Track; Faculty Landscape Architecture; Practice Operations Assistant
The Admissions Coordinator performs a wide range of complex organizational, technical, administrative, and receptionist duties and is the first responder on the department's main phone line. In addition, the Coordinator is charged with day-to-day management of the Office's CRM (Salesforce). The position requires an individual to maintain confidentiality and project a professional image. The Admissions Coordinator will plan, organize, prioritize, and execute assignments. Candidate should be highly efficient, able to multi-task, and able to meet deadlines despite interruptions.
Qualifications and Requirements: Prior experience with Salesforce, strong technology/computer skills, knowledge of office practices and procedures, knowledge of customer relations management systems/student information systems, effective verbal and written communication skills, organizational/planning skills, ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, ability to type and operate personal computer, various software programs, and modern office equipment, ability to stay up-to-date with new software as it becomes available, bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent work experience, and one to two years of administrative experience in an admissions office or related experience.
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Coordinator of Education
The position of Coordinator of Education is a full-time position of 40 hours per week in the Education Department. The position is scheduled with the hours of Monday-Thursday 11:30 am–7:30 pm and Friday 9 am–5 pm. The Coordinator performs a wide range of complex organizational, logistical, and administrative duties. This person will support the Education Department Team and the dean of the School of Interior Architecture and will manage the classroom schedule and institutional office space assignments, the Student Travel program and other duties dependent on school-wide proceedings and needs. The position includes evening and some weekend hours and reports to the Executive Assistant of the Provost.
Qualifications and Requirements: Bachelor's degree required, master's preferred, exceptional communication (written and verbal), organizational, and interpersonal skills, high level of computer literacy (Microsoft office suite, Adobe, and database experience), ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively, to take initiative, and to maintain collegiality and productivity under pressure, strong attention to detail, and ability to multitask. Must be able to work evenings, must be able to speak and write clearly and understand verbal and written communication.
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The Boston Architectural College seeks a Development Intern to help with a large donor database cleanup project as well as general support for the Office of Institutional Advancement. The Development Intern position is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in the field of development and fundraising and in learning about data cleanup and the importance of a healthy fundraising database—areas that are essential to the success of all nonprofit organizations. This position reports to the Director of Development and is an up-to-20-hour per week position, starting Summer 2015. This position is unpaid. College credit can be obtained upon request.
Qualifications and Requirements: Attention to detail and discretion, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and computer literacy with a working knowledge of MS Office, (especially Excel) are required. Knowledge of (or a willingness to learn) Raiser's Edge and an interest and enthusiasm to learn about development are preferred.
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Director of Curriculum in Historic Preservation
The Director of Curriculum in Historic Preservation is a part-time position requiring approximately 24 hours per week average. It is an exempt position providing direction of the BAC's Bachelor of Design Studies and Master of Design Studies programs in historic preservation and leadership of preservation education across the institution. Some responsibilities include program leadership and management, program oversight, student support, curriculum review, program promotion, establishing relationships with key departments at the college, research, teaching, training, advising, practice, and other duties as assigned. This position reports to the dean of the School of Design Studies.
Qualifications and Requirements: Master of Historic Preservation or equivalent degree and experience, preferred experience in teaching or administration of preservation education programs within higher education, must be able to work evenings and weekends when required, and must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities.
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Director, Master of Architecture, Distance Track
The Director, Master of Architecture, Distance Track is a full-time exempt position that has overall responsibility for program enrollments, program quality, curricular initiatives and assessment, student satisfaction, and financial management. This position reports to the Dean and Faculty, School of Architecture. The candidate should hold a Master of Architecture and be an architect with teaching experience at the graduate level. The individual must be familiar with innovative ways of integrating online educational technology in order to effectively work with faculty and students and keep the program quality paramount. The Director must work collaboratively with key departments and be able to hold confidences. The individual needs strong team and interpersonal abilities as well as an attention to detail and implementation.
Qualifications and Requirements: Master of Architecture, background in design education at a graduate level and architectural practice, ability to recruit and develop an adjunct faculty of educators and practicing professionals, dedication to proactive student support, ability to provide strong administrative direction for the department, and must be able to work selected evenings.
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Faculty Landscape Architecture
The Boston Architectural College, School of Landscape Architecture, invites applications for a full-time faculty position commencing July 2015. The candidate will be a landscape architect who holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and has experience teaching in a graduate landscape architecture program. The candidate will be a creative designer and collaborator with strong construction and technical knowledge as well as field experience, capable of teaching graduate and undergraduate landscape architecture courses in construction technology, materials and methods, sustainable applications, and design studios, among other areas. The individual will demonstrate expertise in creating and directing design courses as well as have a thorough knowledge of urban landscapes and technology through meaningful built work and/or through academic publications. The candidate will have responsibility over course scheduling and enrollment management for both the BLA and MLA programs and must be able to work collaboratively with other departments. The individual is required to have strong team collaboration and interpersonal skills as well as solid attention to detail, administrative ability, and implementation. This position reports to the Dean & Faculty, School of Landscape Architecture.
Qualifications and Requirements: Master of Landscape Architecture, significant landscape architecture professional practice experience, including design at various scales, project management, and construction administration. Urban-based built projects, local, regional and international. Previous teaching and administrative experience along with collaborative and interpersonal abilities is a must. To apply, please submit a letter of interest describing your teaching and design philosophy, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references, portfolio containing examples of design and professional projects and/or research, and written work.
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Practice Operations Assistant
The BAC has an opening for a Practice Operations Assistant within the Practice Department. This position is part-time, non-exempt of 20 hours per week with the potential for a flexible schedule. This person is responsible for the general maintenance of student information, as well as general support of Practice Department operations and documentation to the Director of Applied Learning and Assessment. Job responsibilities include: data entry, quality control and management of all Practice Department student files (hard copy and digital); coordination of all assessment reports and emails; and compilation of post-assessment statistics.
Qualifications and Requirements: Bachelor's degree, exceptional communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, a high level of computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook or other e-mail program, the internet, and database experience), an understanding of statistical and data analysis, an ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively, detail-oriented; a proven self-starter able to meet deadlines.
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Statement Of Equal Opportunity Employment
The policy of the Boston Architectural College is to ensure that opportunities in employment are available to all present and prospective staff members on an equal basis depending only on qualifications for employment. As required by law, applicants will be considered without regard for their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age (except to the extent permitted by law), creed, religion, national original, marital status, Vietnam era veteran status, disabled veteran status, or disability. The BAC commits itself to diversity and encourages its hiring managers to review, recruit, and consider qualified minority, female, persons with disabilities and Vietnam era veteran candidates.
Inquiries concerning the BAC equal opportunity policy may be referred to the Director of Human Resources.