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

 

Admissions Counselor

Reporting to the Director of Admissions. The Admissions Counselor is responsible for the achievement of institutional goals for enrollment of new students.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Admissions Office
    Assist international student population with the admissions and enrollment process
    Respond to inquiries and applicants
    Track leads, inquiries, and applications using Salesforce CRM
  • Marketing and Recruitment
    Attend college fairs and school visits, local and abroad
    Conducts open houses and new student orientation
    Conduct one-on-one appointments and tours of the College
  • Other duties and projects, as requested

Qualifications

Minimum of Bachelor's Degree

Requirements

  • Two or more years of previous admission experience preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate professionally with students, families, faculty, and staff
  • Excellent interpersonal, administrative, organizational, leadership, and communication skills
  • Experience working with Salesforce and Microsoft Excel preferred
  • Availability to work beyond normal office hours as needed during recruitment season
  • Travel in fall and spring
  • Some evening and weekend work

Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to apply for the Admissions Counselor position

Bursar

The position of Bursar is a full time exempt position of 40 hours per week and is responsible for all accounts receivable functions at the College. The Bursar will supervise one full-time staff member. This position reports to the Vice President of Enrollment Management.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage all accounts receivable, including, but not limed to, cash receipts, billing, and collections
  • Process billing assessments and maintain all student accounts accurately
  • Process monthly billing statements and application of late payment fees
  • Oversee the processing of all payments received by the College applied to student account and non-student account payments (development, library, printing, etc.)
  • Manage the processing and receipt of all financial aid funds, including federal aid (i.e. Stafford loans, PLUS loans, Pell Grants, etc), state aid, alternative loans, and scholarships and awards, complying with all regulations
  • Oversee the refund process of financial aid and other credit balances from student accounts
  • Manage external payment plans with Official Payments and internal BAC payment plans
  • Work with the Controller to establish a budget for Bad Debt and oversee the collection efforts and placement with collection agencies
  • Provide customer service as it specifically pertains to providing students with individual account information and the ability to assist with difficult situations
  • Issue 1098-T forms each year
  • Manage month-end and fiscal year-end reconciliations of accounts receivable, Federal Direct Loans, Pell Grants, cash receipts, and help troubleshoot inaccuracies
  • Collaborate with all Student Services managers (Registrar, Director of Financial Aid, Manager of Student Services) to ensure that all staff members and processes are working efficiently to best serve the BAC community
  • Work with Accounting each semester to reconcile tuition and fees
  • Work with Admissions and Students Life in regards to billing for new students and all students in housing to ensure accuracy
  • Provide data to various constituents throughout the College and for external surveys
  • Other duties and projects as requested

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required

Requirements

Three to five years working in accounts receivable, preferably in higher education
Attention to detail and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability and willingness to support collaborative efforts
PowerCampus literacy or willingness to learn
Experience working with automated financial systems including PC skills with a strong proficiency in Excel and Word

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

Please submit a copy of your cover letter and resume to apply for Bursar position

Controller

 Reporting to the Vice President for Finance & Administration (VPFA), the Controller is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting and related tasks, including evaluating expenses and analyzing the BAC's financial position under specific regulatory guidelines. Responsibilities include but not limited to: organizing, directing, and evaluating a wide variety of financial activities including the planning and development of the College's basic system of accounting and financial control including general ledger accounting, accounts payable, and payroll. The Controller also serves as the College's risk manager.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The Controller is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting and internal controls, including assisting in budget preparation and analysis, cash management, compliance requirements, and coordination of internal/external audits and tax return preparation.
  • Ongoing responsibilities consist of direct management of the operations of the accounting department that includes general ledger, payroll, and accounts payable functions.
  • The Controller is responsible for monitoring and reconciliation of bank and investment balances, cash flow reports, maintenance and analysis of the general ledger, and ensuring timely transactional processing of accounts payable, payroll, and general ledger posting.
  • The Controller, while not responsible for the direct supervision of the bursar staff (reports to student services), has responsibility for internal controls, review of monthly accounts receivable activity, and the timely reporting and monitoring of results of revenue and student accounts receivable balances.
  • This position is responsible for ensuring timely reporting results on a monthly or quarterly schedule as determined by the Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Oversees accounting records, and maintains a system of record keeping for restricted funds such as endowments and scholarships.
  • Other duties and projects, as requested

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent is required

Requirements

  • A minimum of five (5) years of successful financial management. Experience in higher education is highly desirable.
  • The Controller must have thorough knowledge and demonstrated experience in the development and analysis of financial information, preferably in a college or other similar not-for-profit organization, including strong knowledge of generally acceptable accounting principles. Knowledge of federally funded Financial Aid requirements and processes are desirable.
  • Demonstrated management skills in developing and motivating direct staff reports. Excellent organizational, communication and inter-personal skills are essential.

Computer skills using PC and proprietary accounting software are necessary. The current administrative computing systems consists of MS Dynamics GP accounting package as integrated with PowerCampus. Strong personal computer skills including knowledge of reporting writing tools, spreadsheet and other analytical software applicable to financial reporting are essential, along with the ability to develop and implement strategies regarding financial budgeting and integrated administrative systems. Knowledge of ADP payroll systems is a plus.

Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to apply for Controller position

 

Faculty and Director, Special Projects

The position of Faculty and Director, Special Projects, is a full-time, exempt position of 40 hours per week providing teaching and administrative direction to the School of Architecture degree programs. This position ensures the vitality and stability of the academic coursework in professional practice on site and online by creating a positive environment for faculty and students. This position collaborates with all Deans regarding incremental improvements and a broad vision for shared coursework as well as with the Dean, School of Architecture, about Professional Practice, Practice Management, Project Management, Construction and Evaluation, and Programming, Human Factors and Codes, portfolio review, transfer credits, and advising graduate students. This position reports to the Dean, School of Architecture.

Responsibilities and Duties

Reporting to the Dean, School of Architecture, the Faculty and Director, Special Projects provides administrative leadership, program management, and curricular development of architecture for Professional Practice, Practice Management, Project Management, Construction and Evaluation, and Programming, Human Factors and Codes, and others as needed. This role serves a crucial curricular connection to licensure in the school. This role is 70% administrative and 30% teaching.

Role: Serve as administrative colleague, maintain and uphold standards of student and faculty experience, culture, and quality of education while serving the BAC's distinctive institutional mission. Act as a leader to achieve the highest academic integrity and program development. Be responsible for the curricular's quality, initiatives and assessment, student satisfaction, and general administration of these curricular areas within the collaborative organization of the School of Architecture and the College as a whole. Represent the needs of these curricular areas to and within the College. Hire, support, evaluate and communicate with faculty members, including the review of proposed syllabi and student evaluations of faculty performance, to ensure that the curricular learning goals are met. Remain current with developments in the discipline and the profession. Convene faculty meetings and coordinate appropriate collaboration of studio and building technology faculty. Provide support, advice, direction to, and communication with students throughout their education and program, including but not necessarily limited to the following: advise students regarding progress in their program, course selection, career guidance, and appropriate educational opportunities; manage student communications and resolve student questions and issues as they arise; and assist and provide support to Advising in the academic probation system and with students who are at academic risk. Plan, coordinate, and schedule the courses and activities in these areas with the other Schools and key departments (including managing wait lists). Contribute as needed to accreditation reviews to which the College is subject. Develop and manage the faculty budget and provide this budget in a timely fashion to the appropriate departments in the College for incorporation into the School of Architecture and institutional budget. Recruit portfolio reviewers. Review student transfer credit requests in these curricular areas. As a faculty member, some research or practice is possible within this position with approval of the Dean, bur the first priority is fulfilling the responsibilities described above. Direct Segment II Architecture Portfolio Review (calibration, management and outcomes for online and on site students three times a year). Advise all M. Arch online students in their course selection each semester checking in with them about practice and academics (including sharing all academic and practice warnings issued). Serve as a practice experience liaison from the School of Architecture to the Practice Department for online and on site architecture students (helping to bolster when and how students prepare for their practice assessment. Special Projects [such as Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure, Accreditation Visit, etc.]. Serve as IPAL liaison to hold enriched on site and online workshops to orient all architecture students to the IPAL processes, eligibility requirements, and provide resources for eligible students to help them in there ARE exam prep. Track all IPAL students in their eligibility and their active taking of ARE exams. Work on digital exhibit of outstanding student work on website

Qualifications

Accredited Master of Architecture degree with teaching and online education experience as well as professional licensure preferred.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership, or potential for leadership, indesign education
  • Experience in practice, or significant exposure to the field of professional design
  • 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
  • Skill in cultivating faculty and nurturing their continued and effective involvement
  • Ability to lead or contribute effectively as a member of a team
  • Skills in breaking initiatives into discrete tasks, understanding dependencies, and communicating and tracking accountability for project completion and timeliness.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends

Submit resume and cover letter to apply for Faculty and Director, Special Projects

 

International Admissions Counselor

Reporting to the Director of Admissions. The International Admissions Counselor is responsible for the recruitment and admission process for international students.

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 and Duties

Admissions Office: 

  • Assist international student population with the admissions and enrollment process
  • Maintain student records and communication in Customer Relations Management system
  • Respond to inquiries and applicants

Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) for the purpose of evaluation international credentials, issuing 1-20 documents to new international applicants, and assist the supervisor in working with continuing international students to help maintain compliance with immigration law. 

  • Make independent decisions (relving on professional judgement) regarding discount aid offered to new students
  • Make independent recommendations (relying on professional judgment) regarding recruitment travel.

Qualifications

  • Experience in a college setting required
  • Previous admissions experience preferred
  • Previous experience working with international students preferred
  • Knowledge of customer relations management systems preferred
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to customer service
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal, administrative, organizational, leadership, and communication skills. 

Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor Degree
  • Must be able to travel through out the year
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekend hours

Submit resume and cover letter to apply for International Admissions Counselor

Research & Data Internship - Summer or Fall 2018

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Support the cleanup and entry of historical giving and alumni data
  • Maintain Excel or Google Doc spreadsheets with research data
  • Assist with clean up and archiving of historical data
  • Research and update alumni records in coordination with the Institutional Advancement office, Library, and Archivists
  • Provide general administrative assistance to the development team

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and proficiency in Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word (mail merge experience a plus)
  • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge or other CRM software
  • High levels of organization and attention to detail
  • Proactive mindset and ability to multi‐task in a fast‐paced environment and process unexpected duties and deadlines
  • High level of professionalism, and discretion in dealing with confidential information
  • Interest in data, fundraising, accounting, or project management a plus
  • Desire to learn about and gain experience in the Development, Communications, and Events field in a higher education setting

To apply for this internship, please send a resume and cover letter to: 

Geoff Whaley
Associate Director of Advancement Services
geoff.whaley@the-bac.edu