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 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.

 

Open Positions

 

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 immiration law. 

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

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

  • 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 communiction skills 
  • Excellent interpersonl, administrative, organizational, leadership, and communicationan 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 for the International Admissions Counselor

 

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

 

 

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