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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

Admissions Coordinator; Social Media & Web Writer; Director of Development; Transfer Credit Coordinator

 

Admissions Coordinator

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. This position reports to the Director of Admissions.

I. Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage day to day operations of the department's CRM (Salesforce)
  • Screen phone calls and emails for department and respond to inquiries from prospective students
  • Inquiry and application management
  • Manage daily operations of the Customer Relations Management system
  • Maintain departmental databases
  • Monitor supplies and establish inventory control process to ensure adequate quantity of publications is available for recruitment staff and supporting offices
  • Inventory and distribute publications and promotional items
  • Evaluate incoming mail, correspondence and inquiries. Distribute the mail appropriately
  • Help develop, evaluate, and implement office procedures. Monitor office procedures to eliminate duplication of effort
  • Create and maintain admission files
  • Maintain and compile data for reports
  • Manage arrangements for meetings and travel
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate work of student workers
  • Coordinate materials and arrangements for new student orientations
  • Event planning

II. 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.

III. Qualifications and Requirements

  • Prior experience with a CRM, preferably 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
  • One to two years of administrative experience in an admissions office or related experience

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Admissions Coordinator

 

Social Media & Web Writer

The Social Media & Web Writer is a full-time exempt position of 40 hours a week reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications. The BAC’s Marketing and Communications Team is a small, nimble team responsible for all of the College’s marketing, branding, institutional communications, public relations, graphics, and website. The Social Media & Web Writer plays a significant role in communicating what sets the College and its programs apart from its competitors; in building connections between the school, its students and alumni, and the professional community; and in keeping the community informed about what we’re accomplishing at the BAC.

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.
  • Keep abreast of emerging communication technologies and platforms
  • Plan and execute all social media content and campaigns through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and LinkedIn to build engagement and community and drive traffic to BAC website.
  • Write web and print copy, marketing emails, and landing pages that tell the story of the BAC, draw in a greater audience, and generate web traffic and student inquiries.
  • In collaboration with the director of marketing and communications, produce the biannual College magazine Practice, including writing features for the publication.
  • Write and deploy institutional electronic communications through Campaign Monitor.
  • Support the web content manager with writing and publishing web copy.
  • Support additional needs throughout institution, including governance, education, and enrollment management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Standards of Professionalism

A. 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.

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 though you.

C. 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 required in English, rhetoric, communications, journalism, or related field.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years in a marketing or communications role, experience in higher education a plus.
  • Experience managing a professional social media presence and actively building community and engagement.
  • Experience writing in an institutional or brand voice and driving engagement and conversions.
  • Ability to develop innovative ideas related to new media ventures and campaigns. Strong analytical skills and ability to think critically and make decisions.
  • Productive, deadline-driven, and able to take initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team-based environment and to maintain collegiality under pressure.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, a commitment to customer service, and the ability to work effectively with internal and external constituencies.
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience managing or working in a web content CMS a plus.
  • 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 occasional evening and weekend hours as needed.

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Social Media & Web Writer

 

Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for leading a wide range of fundraising and advancement services activities in an entrepreneurial development office. This dynamic position is full-time exempt and reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • In partnership with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, develops and benchmarks development strategies to meet annual fundraising and alumni engagement goals for the College.
  • Provides oversight to the planning and operational logistics of all development activities and events, including the annual Spring Gala, to ensure goals are met and within budget.
  • Leads the annual production cycle of fundraising appeals and development communications for both print and electronic mediums. Effectively works with internal departments and external vendors to ensure projects are executed on time. Analyzes and benchmarks results to tailor future communications strategies.
  • Ensures accurate oversight of all advancement services processes, including:
      • Raiser's Edge fundraising database to maintain and enhance data integrity, the tracking of cultivation activity, and accurate reporting of fundraising results.
      • Gift processing and financial reconciliation with accounting.
  • Develops and maintains ongoing relationships with leadership prospects and donors. Annually solicits prospect base.
  • Oversees the development and growth of the Somerset Leadership Society (leadership giving) and the 1889 Legacy Society (planned giving).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible direct fundraising and/or advancement services experience is required.
  • Demonstrated experience managing fundraising databases or other CRMs and strong proficiency in MS Office required. Ability to learn new software quickly is essential. Experience with The Raiser's Edge a plus.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a small staff and delegate projects and tasks; and/or related volunteer management experience.
  • Entrepreneurial drive and commitment to succeed is highly desirable. Must be able to proactively work independently as well as collaboratively on a team.
  • Must effectively demonstrate attention to detail, superior organizational skills, and an ability to project manage long-term projects, tasks, deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities with good judgment. Ability to problem solve and to analyze and explain data.
  • Must be available to staff and attend events on nights and weekends as needed. Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds comfortably.
  • 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.

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Director of Development

 

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

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.

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.