Employment

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

 

HVAC & Maintenance Technician

The position of HVAC & Maintenance Technician is a full time, non-exempt position of 40 hours per week, Monday–Friday, 8 am–4 pm, providing support to the Facilities Department in a variety of ways. This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Primary responsibility is to ensure the efficient operation of all campus-wide mechanical and related equipment and controls. Make repairs and minor replacements to equipment as needed. Recommend upgrades to system. Set equipment schedules on a weekly basis.
  • Respond to campus emergencies (weekends and holidays included)
  • Provide backup to security staff
  • Perform light interior/exterior cleaning
  • Trash removal
  • Move furniture/set-up for events
  • Paint
  • Perform miscellaneous building repairs
  • Snow removal
  • Assist Supervisor and co-workers as needed
  • Perform all 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 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

  • High school diploma or equivalent and completion of an HVAC apprenticeship program
  • Five years HVAC systems operations experience, preferably in a higher education environment

Requirements

  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends if necessary
  • Must be able to speak and write clearly and understand spoken/written communication
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs
  • Must be available on-call for campus emergencies
  • Must be able to operate DDC & pneumatic HVAC controls systems
  • Must be able to read and understand mechanical systems blue prints and specifications
  • Must be familiar with basic computer operations, esp. Microsoft Outlook and Word
  • Must authorize a background check prior to employment
  • Must be EPA 608 Refrigerant certified
  • Uniform shirt (provided) to be worn at all times. A neat appearance is required

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for HVAC & Maintenance Technician

 

International Student Advisor

The position of International Student Advisor is a full-time exempt position of 40 hours per week reporting to the Dean of Advising Services. This role will focus on assisting international students through the matriculation process for immigration matters as well as throughout their time of study. Emphasis will be placed on PDSO responsibilities as well as programs to support students during their time at the BAC.

Responsibilities and Duties

Immigration Advising & Principal Designated School Official (PDSO):

  • Advise international students on immigration, related to their stay in the United States as the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO)
  • Enter, review, and submit electronic F-1 student data; prepare immigration forms; maintain and update student records; and develop reports to assist SEVIS compliance
  • Develop and implement campus-wide policies and procedures related to the delivery of immigration services to the international student population
  • Keep international students apprised of current immigration regulations and requirements to assist them in maintaining legal status
  • Develop presentations and workshops regarding new immigration regulations and campus-wide training sessions regarding relevant information (e.g. DHS developments, OPT, CPT Workshop, etc.)
  • Interface with relevant governmental agencies, as needed. These include but are not limited to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DOS), Customs & Border Protection, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, and the Social Security Administration
  • Stay abreast of US federal regulations affecting international students; interpret and apply these regulations to ensure institutional compliance with DHS and DOS regulations 
  • Participate in professional affiliations, such as NAFSA: Association for International Educators, to represent the BAC and stay current on regulations and trends in international education
  • Represent and articulate the interests of international students in a variety of institutional meetings and discussions
  • Gather data and provide information related to student retention, attrition, and the utilization of resources by international students
  • Engage with Admissions and Enrollment Management with the implementation of a strategic plan for international student recruitment
  • Assist Admissions, as needed, with recruitment initiatives, with supervisor approval

Student Life & Related:

  • Create and implement a new format of New International Student Orientation Program in fall and spring semesters to more fully prepare students for the BAC experience 
  • Work collaboratively with academic and administrative offices across campus to develop and implement a comprehensive set of support services and programs for international students that encourage and facilitate their integration, engagement, and retention
  • Establish policies and procedures for providing assistance and service to new and current international students
  • Create co-curricular opportunities for all international student involvement as well as assist in programming to integrate international students into campus and community life
  • Create and implement programs for current students to assist with recruiting more students from their home countries
  • Coordinate with Advising Services regarding international student academic issues such as reduced enrollment, completion of degree program, extension of degree program, etc.
  • Support and advise international students on cross-cultural adjustment and personal issues related to living and studying in a new environment
  • Refer international students to appropriate offices as needed for a variety of academic and personal matters 
  • Assist with study abroad processes
  • Participate in researching creating relationships with agents and articulation agreements that might support international recruitment 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

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 students, students, and faculty records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years previous experience assisting international students with immigration and visa documentation required. 
  • Previous role as Designated School Official (DSO) required. 
  • Master degree in Higher Education or related field preferred. Bachelor degree required.

Requirements

  • Must be able to work regular evenings weekly and weekends as required.
  • Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication. 
  • Must meet eligibility to be permitted to access the US Department of Homeland Security's Student & Exchange Visitor Information System.
  • Must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities.

Submit resume and cover letter to apply for for the International Student Advisor

 

Junior Systems Administrator

The position of Junior Systems Administrator is full time exempt position of 40 hours per week providing IT systems administrative support. This position reports to the Associate Director of Technical
Infrastructure. This opportunity is an ideal fit for someone motivated to learn every facet of networkand server administration.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Junior Systems Administrator will work closely with the Associate Director of Technical Infrastructure to maintain and improve the college's back-end infrastructure. You will work with our
servers (primarily Windows) and the applications/roles they provide, network, VMWare environment, backups, and more.

  • Take part in the day-to-day maintenance of servers, network and backups.
  • Act as an escalation point for the college's helpdesk, and work with end-users when needed to
  • resolve IT issues.
  • Troubleshoot problems across a wide variety of technologies in a complex environment.
  • Work closely with the rest of the IT team to implement new projects and meet the goals of the
  • school.
  • Create documentation for systems and procedures
  • 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. These persons must 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, staff, faculty and students 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

  • Strong multi-tasking skills and ability to work on tasks and projects while also being periodically interrupted by users and colleagues requesting support. Ability to re-prioritize tasks is a must. 
  • Bachelor's degree in an IT-related field or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years relevant IT experience.
  • Be comfortable with Windows server, Microsoft Active Directory, and the associated tools that are used in providing support to a Microsoft Domain with multiple domain controllers 's and multiple sites. 
  • Understand Group Policy, NTFS and share permissions, and other access control technologies.
  • Familiarity with PowerShell or other programming/scripting experience.
  • Mac and Windows desktop and laptop administration experience.
  • Server, desktop, and laptop hardware maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair.. 
  • Network configuration and troubleshooting experience
  • Have strong organizational skills and be very detail-oriented.

Requirements

  • Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends as required in normal operations.
  • Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication.
  • Must be flexible in terms of duties and responsibilities.
  • Must be a lifetime learner who is always ready to grow and take on new challenges in the ever-changing world of IT.

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Junior Systems Administrator

 

Maintenance Supervisor

The BAC is searching for a qualified individual who has 5 years of building maintenance supervisory experience, preferably in a higher education setting. The ideal candidate will possess good written and spoken communications skills, as well as have the ability to manage complex building automation systems. The selected candidate will be responsible for campus-wide life/ safety training and must be available for on-call building emergency response. The selected candidate will be required to perform and supervise contractors engaged in small to medium size building renovations, and have the ability to oversee contractors and employees engaged in all forms of building maintenance. It is highly valued that the selected applicant have strong customer oriented dispositions.

Submit resume and cover letter for Maintenance Supervisor

 

Marketing and Communications Intern

The Boston Architectural College seeks a dynamic self-starter to assist in its marketing and communications efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing. The Marketing and Communications intern reports directly to the Director of Marketing and Communications and is an up to 20 hour per week position and under 1,000 hours per year. This position is temporary through the end of this academic year.

Responsibilities and Duties

Assist with building the College's social media presence
Assist in planning, writing, and managing monthly eNewsletter
Write news stories for website
Update the College website when needed
Organize and attend monthly marketing committee meeting including preparing agenda and taking minutes
Collaborating with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications

Time Commitments and Expectations

Start Date: Position open until filled, requires 3- to 6-month commitment.
Hours: 8-12 hours/week, preferably twice a week in the office. Up to 4 hours may be completed at home.

Requirements

Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., English,
Marketing/Communications or Public Relations)
Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus
Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel)
An effective communicator, both written and oral
Ability to communicate in a professional manner
Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task. and meet deadlines

Submit resume and cover letter for Marketing and Communications Intern

 

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.