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.

 

Statement Of Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

The BAC is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students, and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, ethnic or national origin or ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, membership in Uniformed Services, or any category protected by applicable state and federal laws.

Individuals may not be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of their employment or academic program or be subject to harassment in the workplace or academic environment. Such conduct is illegal under both federal and Massachusetts state law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women Act, Massachusetts General Laws chapter 151B, § 4, Massachusetts General Laws chapter 151C, § 2, and Massachusetts General Laws chapter 214, § 1C. Furthermore, conduct prohibited under this policy is incompatible with the values and mission of the BAC and is strictly prohibited by the BAC. Unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by officers, faculty, managers, supervisors, employees, students, vendors, clientele, and contractors will not be tolerated.

Inquiries concerning the BAC equal opportunity policy may be referred to The Director of Human Resources.

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.

 

Open Positions



Accounts Payable and Operations Coordinator

This position has a dual reporting structure and reports equally to the Controller and the Director of Administrative Operations. The Accounts Payable (AP) and Operations Coordinator is primarily responsible for day-to-day aspects of processing payables and tasks related to the administration of the BAC operations including, but not limited to, the full cycle of the accounts payable process and facilitating and coordinating processes and day-to-day administrative operations for the College. Additional areas include ordering and maintaining office equipment and supplies and recommending procedures. To view more, please click HERE.

To be considered for the Accounts Payable and Operations Coordinator position, please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter.

Administrative Assistant (Office of Student Services)

The position of Administrative Assistant (Office of Student Services) is a full time non-exempt position of 40 hours per week and is responsible for providing administrative and clerical assistance in support of Student Services. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Student Services. 

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Provide front line customer service in regards to all Student Services areas (Bursar, Financial Aid, Registrar, Scholarships & Awards) in person, via phone, and email 
  • Maintain all department email and voicemail boxes responding to inquiries accurately and in a timely manner
  • Manage student records to include: recording final grades, grade changes, FERPA consent, change of addresses, graduation applications, matriculation dates, edit any other student data as needed
  • Process unofficial and official student transcript requests 
  • Maintain inventory of forms (course withdrawal, add/drop, registration, etc.) and general office supplies, replenish and order as necessary
  • Maintain files for all Student Services areas including archiving when necessary 
  • Assist with various mailings including Bursar billing statements, enrollment verifications, diplomas, etc. 
  • Book meetings and maintain multiple Outlook calendars for VP and Assistant Director 
  • Enter and reconcile payment information on a daily basis
  • Assist the Student Services Office at student events, such as New Student Orientation and Commencement
  • Act as a liaison for the Bursar's Office to disseminate information to the other Student Services staff members
  • Other duties and projects, as requested

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree preferred.

Requirements

2-4 years administrative experience
Demonstrate a strong commitment to customer service
Demonstrate excellent communication skills
Expertise with Excel and strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
Organized work habits with ability to handle multiple tasks and establish priorities
Please submit a copy of your cover letter and resume to apply for the Administrative Assistant (Office of Student Services) position.

Coordinator of Student Life & Housing

The position Coordinator of the Office of Student Life and Housing is a full time exempt position of 40 hours per week providing support for the Office of Student Life (OSL). Hours are flexible, and include some evening and weekend hours corresponding to events. This position reports to the Dean of Students. This position has responsibilities in three main areas: coordination of housing, publicity of student events, project/event coordination, and administrative support for various projects.

Responsibilities & Duties

The BAC Office of Student Life is a small, but comprehensive department developing student leadership and engaging the student body of about 700 with co/extracurricular activities and events. Also, the BAC has some housing resources, including an off campus housing website and a designated residence hall at a nearby college. Systems are in place to manage these, but experience or interest in student housing would be useful in the position. The position is ideal for an entry level professional with an interest in many facets of student life.

  • Create a welcoming visible presence for the department. Serve as point of contact for faculty, staff, and students on email, on the telephone and in person; answer inquiries.
  • Promote community events, both off campus and on, through The Student Life Blog, a weekly emailed all-student newsletter, BAC social media, BAC website, and BAC plasma screen. 
  • Coordinate the promotion of a full calendar of campus events through several other social media channels at the BAC, innovative and traditional printed media, and other forms of appropriate communication to the campus community
  • Coordinate, in conjunction with student leaders and the Office of Student Life all aspects of student extracurricular events and traditions such as New Student Orientation (NSO) social events, First Fridays, Midterm Madness, Food for Finals, and other Student Organizations initiatives. 
    • Duties include: facilitation, coordinating logistics by booking rooms, purchasing food, advertising, and other duties as necessary following BAC procedures
    • Provide day-of support for campus-wide events and traditions, especially First Fridays, Food for Finals, and Commencement
  • Collaborate with students and OSL staff on departmental initiatives and projects
  • Assist students in the navigation of departments and available BAC resources, such as Advising, the Learning Center, and Practice
  • Update student life blog as needed, working in coordination with work study students, and graduate assistant
  • Update department web pages on the BAC website
  • Coordinate locker assignments and cleanouts (basement of 320 Newbury St.)
  • Coordinate Semester Discount T Pass Program for student body
  • Coordinate all elections for student organizations
  • Order items for Office of Student Life (Sketchbooks for NSO, giveaway items, etc)
  • Help to maintain and expand the BAC's student housing resources
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students

Qualifications

Earned Bachelor degree from an accredited institution required. Masters Degree in higher education or related field preferred.

Requirements

2-5 years experience in a related nonprofit professional setting with direct experience in Student Affairs or Student Activities such as advising/mentoring and programming with students in a college setting preferred.

  • Working knowledge of office systems including Microsoft Windows 
  • Strong Excel and Word processing skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and requests; flexible and able to determine priorities
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent customer services skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work evenings upon request 

Please submit  a copy of your cover letter and resume to apply for the Coordinator of Student Life & Housing position.

Director of Course Instruction & Faculty in Landscape Architecture

This is a 12-month appointment involving academic administration and course management, teaching, and research.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Providing administrative effort and course management to the School of Landscape Architecture
  • Teaching studio, seminar or lecture courses in areas that will enhance the professional BLA and MLA programs
  • Assisting with curriculum development
  • Collaborating and engaging with the faculty within the School and among the BAC
  • Advising students, maintaining and upholding standards of student experiences, culture, and quality of education
  • Assisting with the successful achievement of all LAAB Accreditation Standards and support in accreditation preparations and assessment processes
  • Maintaining the highest level of academic integrity
  • Serving as an administrative colleague

Qualifications

  • Earned Master in Landscape Architecture from an accredited institution; first professional degree
  • Minimum of two years teaching studios, in addition to a focus area at the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Three to five years of progressive experience in professional practice (managing projects and personnel) required
  • A demonstrated professional design background and portfolio
  • Strong organizational skills and evidence of administrative/leadership experience
  • Professional licensure as a Landscape Architect preferred

Requirements

Ability to communicate effectively with students and professional colleagues, including excellent listening and understanding skills, and written, graphic, and oral expression.

Submission review will begin on October 31, 2018, and will continue until suitably filled. Interested applicants should submit the following requirements: cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, portfolio/research, and/or publication samples, along with contact information for 3 references. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Maximum submission size not to exceed 10 MG. To apply please click HERE.

Director of Special Projects & Faculty in Landscape Architecture

This is a 12-month appointment providing teaching, research, and administrative effort to the School of Landscape Architecture. The Director will oversee innovative projects that will enhance the academic and practice curricula, and will work efficiently and collegially as a team to encourage cross-pollination and a culture of research, as well as connections to the city of Boston through professional and community engagement.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Teaching seminar, lecture and/or design studios at a regional and planning scale, with added focus in landscape technology, digital visualization, or other area of expertise, at graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Leading and developing special projects within the School and through external collaborations with allied institutions and organizations
  • Establishing and delivering innovative coursework
  • Providing administrative effort to the School of Landscape Architecture
  • Achieving all LAAB Accreditation Standards and supporting in accreditation preparations
  • Advising students, maintaining and upholding standards of student experiences, culture, and quality of education
  • Supporting the ongoing development of the School of Landscape Architecture Long-Range-Plan goals
  • Publicly promoting the School of Landscape Architecture

Qualifications

  • Earned Master in Landscape Architecture from an accredited institution; first professional degree
  • Three to five years teaching studios at a range of scales, in addition to a specialized area of expertise, at the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Five to eight years of progressive experience in professional practice (managing projects and personnel) required
  • A demonstrated professional design background and portfolio of built projects
  • Strong organizational skills and evidence of administrative/leadership experience
  • Professional licensure in Landscape Architecture preferred

Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership, or potential for leadership, in design education
  • Orientation to learning outcomes and knowledge of assessment techniques
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and professional colleagues, including excellent listening and understanding skills, and written, graphic, and oral expression
  • Projects managements skills in breaking initiatives into discrete tasks, understanding dependencies, and communicating and tracking accountability for project completion and timeliness
  • Ability to cultivate faculty

Submission review will begin on October 31, 2018, and will continue until suitably filled. Interested applicants should submit the following requirements: cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, portfolio/research and/or publication samples, along with contact information for 3 references. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Maximum submission size should not exceed 10MG. To apply please click HERE.

Director of Marketing & Communications

Reporting to the VP of Enrollment Management, the position of Director of Marketing and Communications is a full time exempt position of 40 hours per week. Under the direct oversight of the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Director has the primary responsibility for helping drive growth in new student enrollment for both onsite and online programs, and the secondary responsibility of promoting the College brand. S/he is responsible for the planning, integration, coordination, and management of the strategic marketing and communications plan. This plan will perform across several communication and advertising platforms for multiple audiences, while maintaining and adhering to the BAC's institutional brand. The Director currently manages a marketing and communications staff of three.

The successful candidate must be an effective communicator who is both analytical and creative, budget-oriented, and highly collaborative. The individual must possess proven project management and data analysis and personnel management skills.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • In collobaration with the Vice President of Enrollment Management, design, implement, and facilitate an annual strategic enrollment marketing and communications plan in support of recruitment and fundraising goals for targeted programs and/or schools.
  • Plan, implement, and manage the college's advertising and enrollment marketing campaigns, including search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM) and pay per click, display advertising, outdoor, print, radio, TV, email, direct mail, and recruitment events to increase brand awareness and reach enrollment goals.
  • In collaboration with the Vice President of Enrollment Management, set overall strategy and lead the communications team to implement social media campaigns, news and feature stories, electronic communications, public relations, Practice Magazine, photography and videography, and external website.
  • Work with the VP of Institutional Advancement to develop and monitor marketing and communications strategies in support of College-wide fundraising efforts which will complement the strategies developed under the oversight of the Vice President of Enrollment Management. 
  • Monitor and improve marketing spend by utilizing Google Analytics, CRM and Marketing Automation to analyze and evaluate strategic and targeted advertising campaigns, as well as measuring ROI and CPL performance to improve future advertising efforts.
  • Develop promotional materials, including marketing collateral, branding, and promotional items for the College (including Admissions and Institutional Advancment) in a variety of media and venues to maintain brand identity, and to emphasize key messages and positioning within the College's branding standard.
  • Collaborate with Admissions to implement and optimize inbound marketing strategy for the BAC, including landing pages, blogs, social media, emails, and workflows. 
  • Work closely with faculty, staff, and academic/institutional leadership to ensure that their respective areas (especially with regard to the state of the design professions) are considered within a clearly communicated marketing and communications strategy.
  • Manage and assess the annual marketing budgets and planning to ensure that marketing tactics are cost-effective and productive.
  • Under the oversight of the Vice President of Enrollment Management, negotiate with media agents to secure agreements and media buys for all advertising, sponsorship, or events.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Earned Bachelor degree from an accredited institution required. Master's degree with a concentration in marketing, advertising, communications, public relations or related fields preferred.

Requirements

  • 7 - 10 years of direct marketing and recruitment experience within higher education preferred
  • A proven track record of identifying and acquiring prospective student leads through campaign planning, performance analysis and competitive analysis, and have demonstrable experience measuring ROI for new and existing investments.
  • Proven project and personnel management skills required
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and CRM systems preferred
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends as needed
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities

Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to apply for the Director of Marketing and Communications position

Help Desk Technician II

The Help Desk Technician II is a 24-hours regular part-time non-exempt positon. Reporting to the Manager of IT Operations and Projects, the Help Desk Technician II is responsible for technical computing support for staff, students, and faculty.

It is expected that all employees of the BAC are able to be flexible and work collaboratively in order to meet the needs of the College. Accordingly, other duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned at any time to successfully meet the needs of the College.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Provide Tier 1 help desk support for a variety of calls from students, faculty, and staff 
  • Ensure the proper operation of lab computer and peripheral equipment 
  • Maintain computing environment which includes repairing hardware, installing, and troubleshooting software 
  • Check out lab equipment 
  • Track all cases through ticketing system 
  • Other duties and projects, as requested

Qualifications

High school diploma required, some college work preferred. CompTIA A+ or Network+ certification preferred.

Requirements

  • Help desk experience in a Windows environment is preferred
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to customer service
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills
  • 1-2 years work experience in retail or a help desk environment required

Please submit a copy of your resume to apply for the Help Desk Technician II position

Student Accounts Manager

The position of Student Accounts Manager provides management of all student accounts and has primary responsibility managing and coordinating collection efforts within regulations and college policy. This position reports to the Bursar.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Oversee the entry of all cash receipts to include credit cards, cash, checks, all forms of financial aid, and non-cash payments for student accounts
  • Process all non-student account payments (development, library , media deposits, etc.)
  • Process any daily student account activity and ensure accurate billing, i.e. add/drops, withdrawals, health insurance waivers, etc.
  • Process all cash receipts and accounts receivable activity each day
  • Administer the disbursement of all financial aid funds to ensure that all student accounts are accurate, as well as the general ledgers
  • Manage the processing of student refunds by check and credit cards on a weekly basis and work with the Accounting Office in regards to un-cashed student refund checks
  • Manage all collection activity including, due diligence letters, telephone calls and email, and referrals to collection agencies
  • Work closely with collection agencies regarding all points of the collections process, including monitoring rosters, processing payments, and managing consumer disputes
  • Monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the collection process and keep up to date with federal and state regulations
  • Assist in monthly reconciliations and investigate discrepancies
  • Manage both internal and external payment plans from set up to completion
  • Process all third party billing invoices as well as communicating with agencies
  • Chair the Financial Appeals Committee
  • Provide counseling at new student orientations and other registration events
  • Provide service to all constituencies, including students, staff, and faculty when necessary
  • Other duties and projects as requested

Qualifications

Earned Bachelor degree from an accredited institution required

Requirements

  • Two to three years of collections experience, preferably in higher education
  • Attention to detail and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work professionally in a team environment
  • Experience working with automated financial systems, including PC skills with a strong proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Must be able to work occasional evenings and Saturdays for registration events

Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to apply for the Student Account Manager position

Visual Resources Library Assistant

The Boston Architectural College Library is seeking a part-time Visual Resources Library Assistant to assist the Visual Resources Librarian with ongoing projects and daily work.

Responsibilites & Duties

  • Scanning images using flat-bed scanners
  • Manipulating scanned digital images (adjusting, cropping, and repairing) in Photoshop
  • Participating in researching images using electronic databases in our main library
  • Assist with cataloging images using FileMaker
  • Managing images in Artsor
  • Assist with creating or adding information to library research guides for the Visual Resources Library
  • Detailed, repetitive work checking records, data entry, and organizing image files and paper work

Qualifications

Earned Bachelor degree from an accredited institution required. Master degree preferred.

Requirements

  • Interest and/or background in art and/or architectural history preferred
  • Basic to intermediate skills using Adobe Photoshop
  • Basic to intermediate writing skills
  • Basic research skills
  • Enjoy working as a part of a small team
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Attention to detail and highly organized
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Interest and/or background in photography is helpful but not a necessity
  • Visual resources and/or library experience is helpful but not a necessity
  • Interest in cataloging images
  • Able to overlap work schedule with the Visual Resources Librarian's schedule
  • Able to commit to a consistent schedule
  • Speak clearly and understand spoken communication

Please submit a copy of your cover letter and resume to apply for the Visual Resources Library Assistant position