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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

Instructional Technologist; Transfer Credit Coordinator

 

Instructional Technologist

The position of Instructional Technologist is a full time exempt position of 40 hours per week providing instructional technology training and support to a wide constituent base including deans, education directors, and faculty. This position reports to the Manager of Online Education.

I. Responsibilities and Duties

Training

  • Provide instructional technology training and consulting through in person individual and group meetings, and asynchronous workshops.
  • Author and update internal support documentation and video tutorials.
  • Interface with Deans and Education Directors to identify instructor needs.
  • Develop creative training aids to adapt to a wide variety of learning styles.

Software Support

  • Become resident expert on learning technology – Moodle, VoiceThread, Google Apps for Education, Camtasia, etc.
  • Triage and resolve technical issues pertaining online learning tools.
  • As main point of contact, manage third party helpdesk support group.
  • Manage course deployment procedures such as copying over course shells and ensuring integrity of courses (links, VoiceThread, reformatting pages, etc.)

Instructional Assistance

  • Advise faculty in integrating educational technologies into hybrid courses including course wikis, blogs, podcasts, and creation of audio, video, and basic multimedia files.
  • Work with instructional designers to create and evolve competency based education model.
  • Assist instructional designers in ensuring integrity of technical aspect of courses.

Research and Development.

  • Research and recommend instructional tool use in alignment with identified best practices.

II. 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. 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 through you.

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.

III. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or a suitable combination of education, training and experience resulting in the requisite skills.
  • Experience in technical training or mentorship.
  • Experience building and editing content in a learning management systems, preferably Moodle.
  • Demonstrated success in using/supporting technology applications in an educational environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and expertise with computer operations and software.
  • Experience creating and deploying training videos using tools (Camtasia, YouTube, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience in website creation and/or design with basic HTML/CSS knowledge.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Patience in working with individuals with little or no experience using technology.
  • Ability to learn new software or web applications quickly.

IV. Requirements

  • Must be able create training documentation in multiple formats through written directions, images, and video.
  • Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication.
  • Must have a strong attention to detail.
  • Some late hours required for training and troubleshooting during select times in each term.

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Instructional Technologist.

 

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.

I. 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

II. 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. 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 through you.

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.

III. 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.

IV. 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. 

 

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.