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About the BAC

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is an independent, professional college in Boston's Back Bay that provides an exceptional design education by combining academic learning with innovative experiential learning and by making its programs accessible 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.

Open Positions

Associate Registrar; Content Producer; Library Clerk; Multimedia Content Producer; Systems Librarian; Transfer Credit Coordinator; and Special Events Intern

 

Associate Registrar

The Associate Registrar is a full-time exempt position of 40 hours per week directly responsible for the day to day management and operations of the Registrar's office. This includes general responsibility for the security and integrity of all academic data. This position reports to the Dean of Student Services & Registrar.

The Associate Registrar supervises two staff members and manages the Registrar's Office with regard to student services, records management, and special events (such as commencement, registration, and orientation).

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Analysis of enrollment and other academic data for internal and external reports and surveys such as IPEDS
  • Represent the department at college wide meetings/committees
  • Oversee course creation, registration, and grading for all students and across all program/calendars
  • Ensuring the integrity of the college's transcripts and enrollment verifications
  • Document curricula changes and adapt policies and procedures
  • Oversee the degree audit process
  • Directly responsible for office oversight, including the supervision, training, and hiring of staff
  • Other duties and projects as requested

Standards of Professionalism

A. Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and more senior staff. 

B. Service orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school through you.

C. Confidentiality and discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of prospective student and faculty records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree. Masters preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a Registrar's Office. 
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations as they pertain to a Registrar's Office.
  • Excellent communication and consultative skills.
  • Ability and willingness to support collaborative efforts.
  • PowerCampus literacy or willingness to learn.

Requirements

  • Must be able to work flexible hours in accordance with the academic season, as well as the occasional weekend for New Student Orientations and Commencement. 
  • Be committed to the mission of the BAC and carry out the highest quality of service to BAC constituencies.

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Associate Registrar.

  

Content Producer

The Content Producer is a full-time exempt position of 40 hours a week reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Working with the marketing and communications team, develop a comprehensive content strategy and calendar for all the college's official print and digital communications channels in support of the College's recruitment, advancement and reputational goals.
  • In collaboration with the director of marketing and communications produce the twice-yearly College magazine, Practice including writing features for the publication
  • Develop social media campaigns to enhance engagement and drive traffic to BAC website with emphasis on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Manage institutional electronic communications through Campaign Monitor.
  • Write news releases to be sent to local press and provide media relations support.
  • Monitor media and press clippings involving the institution.
  • Support Web Content Manager with website auditing and publishing.
  • Support production and execution of institutional events.
  • Support additional needs throughout institution, including governance, education, and enrollment management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Standards of Professionalism

Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and senior staff and contractors. These persons must thus be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and takes into account the necessities of work as seen from their perspective.

Service orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school though you.

Confidentiality and discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of prospective/student, faculty, staff, and contracted sevices records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required in Communications, Journalism or related field.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years in an office setting, experience in higher education a plus and experience managing or working in a web content CMS a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment, as well as collaboratively, to take initiative, and to maintain collegiality and productivity under pressure.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are required, as are a commitment to customer service and the ability to work effectively with internal and external constituencies.
  • Ability to develop innovative ideas related to new media ventures and campaigns. Strong analytical skills and ability to think critically; make decisions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Knowledge of or ability to learn across BAC communications systems in place, listed above, and ability to train others.
  • Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of BAC records and adherence to FERPA, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged information.
    Candidate must be able to work evening and weekend hours as needed.

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Content Producer

  

Library Clerk

The Library Clerk is a part-time, pre-professional position of 13–19 hours per week that provides assistance in multiple areas of the library including circulation, reference, acquisitions, book processing, and shelving. The Library Clerk reports to the Associate Library Director.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Circulation, shelving, and retrieval of library materials.
  • Fills requests for items on reserve and at storage.
  • Responsible for library opening and closing procedures.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to students, faculty, and the public.
  • Provides instruction in the use of library materials, including indexes, reference materials and electronic resources.
  • Assists with maintenance of periodical collection.
  • Assists with the physical processing and maintenance of books.
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of LibGuides
  • Other projects as assigned.

Standards of Professionalism

Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and more senior staff. Everyone should be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and that takes into account the necessities of work as seen from their perspective.

Service orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty feel valued and well served by you as a representative of the BAC.

Confidentiality and discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of BAC records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged information.

Qualifications

BA or previous library experience required. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience with the literature of architecture or art history is desirable. Coursework towards MLS degree is highly desirable.

Requirements

Must be able to work at least one weekday evening until 10:30 pm and one weekend day with additional hours possible.

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Library Clerk



Multimedia Content Producer

The Multimedia Content Producer is a full-time exempt position of 40 hours a week, reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications. Using a journalistic approach, this position is responsible for telling the story of Boston Architectural College through the use of video and photography. The final product will be used on the BAC website and some social media channels.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work with the marketing and communications team to identify and produce compelling stories that showcase the distinctive education at the BAC that include student and faculty work and alumni outcomes.
  • Collaborate with team to enhance the narrative of the school by creating visual concepts and assisting in the selection of photographs to be used across print and digital communications channel.
  • Possess the ability to work in a fast-paced deadline driven environment while balancing a project's creative requirements
  • Continuously strengthen individual capabilities by staying current with best photo and video practices, new/emerging technologies, and visual media techniques; 
  • Administers college media database
  • Contributes to social media channels and communication needs
  • Other duties as assigned

Standards of Professionalism

Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and senior staff and contractors. These persons must thus be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and takes into account the necessities of work as seen from their perspective.

Service orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school though you.

Confidentiality and discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of prospective/student, faculty, staff, and contracted services records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism with a focus on photography, film, videography, related areas, or a liberal arts degree with relevant experience.
  • Possess a minimum of two years of photography, film, videography work experience demonstrated by portfolio samples.
  • Have a passion for visual storytelling and take initiative, and be able to thrive in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.
  • Highly skilled in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop and professional editing software.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, and be able to facilitate work with a wide range of individuals and groups from diverse campus departments and populations.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to articulate vision.
  • Possess good time management and organizational skills, and be able to effectively prioritize. Able to deliver high-quality results with attention to detail. Able to work autonomously, swiftly, and effectively on multiple projects.
  • Needs to occasionally work nights and weekends.

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Multimedia Content Producer

 

Systems Librarian

 The position of Systems Librarian is a full-time, exempt position of 40 hours per week providing technical support and oversight of library systems. The Systems Librarian manages all computer technology services, including the Voyager integrated library system. This position reports to the Library Director.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Administer the Library's integrated library system (Voyager), including maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, customizations, and end user support
  • Work with the BAC's Information Technology Department to ensure adequate system backups, production of appropriate reports and statistics, and resolution of any additional server-related issues
  • Maintain positive working relationship with vendor to report, monitor, and resolve system problems, and to plan and schedule training and system upgrades as needed
  • Investigate, select, (in conjunction with other Library staff) and implement new software technologies to enhance Library resources and services, including planning for future ILS system
  • Maintain, upgrade and customize Serials Solutions 360Link
  • Work closely with the BAC's Information Technology staff to maintain and customize locally developed Article ILL management platform
  • Assist with technical aspects of LibGuides implementation and maintenance
  • Work with Associate Director on circulation and borrowing issues
  • Monitor and customize SenSource people counting system and VeaView reporting software.
  • Manage statistics for Library in conjunction with Library Director and Associate Director
  • Participate in special projects as necessary
  • Provide reference service at the circulation desk up to 12 hours per week

Standards of Professionalism

A. Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and more senior staff. These persons must thus be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and takes into account the necessities of work as seen from their perspective.

B. Service orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school through you.

C. Confidentiality and discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of prospective/student and faculty records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS or MLIS required +2 years experience
  • Must have experience with an integrated library system, preferably Voyager
  • Website development experience (HTML, CSS). Modifying aesthetics of Web Voyage
  • Working knowledge of web development languages: PHP, PERL preferred
  • Experience with XSLT templates
  • Experience with Microsoft Access reporting
  • Familiarity and facility with software application programs is essential
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and aptitude for acquiring new technical skills

Requirements

  • Must be able to work one evening per week
  • Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication
  • Must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Systems Librarian.

 

Transfer Credit Coordinator

 The Transfer Credit Coordinator is responsible for the transfer credit review, evaluation, and follow up communication with transfer applicants. This position requires collaborating with additional staff and faculty members for credit and portfolio review and maintaining current transfer database. The Transfer Credit Coordinator will also assist in the coordination of articulation agreements with various community colleges and feeder schools. The position Transfer Credit Coordinator is a part time, non-exempt position of 24 hours per week providing transfer credit assistance to the Admissions Office. This position reports to the Director of Admissions.

Responsibilities and Duties

Transfer Credit Evaluation

  • Responsible for review and completion of transfer credit evaluations for all on-site transfer students
  • Advise prospective students on BAC transfer credit review requirements
  • Assist students in the collection of required documents and materials
  • Collaborate with the Admissions team to ensure all transfer applications are reviewed within two weeks of their acceptance
  • Coordinate evaluation meetings with the Program Heads, Liberal Studies, and Technology Management Directors
  • Responsible for communicating evaluation results to students
  • Responsible for entering transfer credit in school database at the beginning of each semester
  • Maintain accurate knowledge related to financial aid policies specifically as they relate to transfer students
  • Develop and maintain targeted electronic communications plans for the transfer student population
  • Maintain database of past approved courses and syllabi
  • Future responsibility may include the review of courses for possible transfer credit by matriculated students in the pre-approval process.

Articulation Agreements

  • Work with committee to create and implement articulation procedures
  • Act as a liaison between BAC and other "feeder" schools for potential articulation agreements

Standards of Professionalism

A. Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and more senior staff. These persons must thus be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and takes into account the necessities of work as seen from their perspective.

B. Service orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school through you.

C. Confidentiality and discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of prospective/student and faculty records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required, minimum of 1-3 years in an office setting, experience in higher education a plus. Exceptional communication, organization, and interpersonal skills required.

Requirements

  • Must be able to work evenings.
  • Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication.
  • Must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities.

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Transfer Credit Coordinator. 

Special Events Intern

Type of Employment: Unpaid Internshipcan earn college credit
Department: Institutional Advancement Office
Supervisor: Catalina Rojo Ianetta, Alumni & Development Officer
Work Hours: Approximately 20 hours per week including events (hours flexible)
Dates: Dates Flexible. Must be available for Homecoming event, all day on 11/24.
Growth Opportunity: Future internships may be available if there is a mutual agreement between student/staff

Responsibilities

  • Assistance with planning and executing Fall alumni, donor, and community events.
  • Event mailings (sponsorship packets, invitations, acknowledgement letters, etc).
  • Design and generate nametags, signage, etc.
  • Provide onsite event pre-event set-up support and post-event breakdown support.
  • Work at the registration table, or as a greeter throughout the events.
  • Manage comprehensive database of Boston area event prospects.
  • Coordination of smaller events throughout the fall semester.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required - Including experience with mail-merging
  • Design abilities a plus (Photoshop and InDesign)
  • Excellent communication skills, and ability to comfortably interact with VIP guests and patrons
  • Dependable, trustworthy, punctual, with an outstanding work ethic
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds (for example, a case of wine) comfortably
  • Must be able to work all event dates listed, and be flexible with unscheduled events

Contact

To apply for this internship, please send a resume and cover letter to:
Catalina Rojo Ianetta, Alumni & Development Officer, catalina.ianetta@the-bac.edu

 

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.