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

 

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

 

Director of  Instruction & Faculty in Landscape Architecture

The position of Director of Instruction and Faculty in Landscape Architecture is a full time exempt position of 40 hours per week providing teaching and administrative effort to the School of Landscape Architecture; academic excellence and prominence in design education and teaching, maintaining the highest level of academic integrity. This position reports to the Dean, School of Landscape Architecture, provides administrative and curricular management for the Master and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture curricula, on-site and on-line courses, and interfaces with other directors and courses- and others as needed. This role is 70% administrative and 30% teaching, and carries a teaching load equivalent to two 3.0 credit courses per year.

Responsibilities & Duties

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION: Serve as administrative colleague, provide academic advising to students, maintain and uphold standards of student experiences, culture, and quality of education while serving the BAC's distinctive institutional mission. Achieve all LAAB Accreditation Standards and support in accreditation preparations. Develop faculty and course rosters, and lead the student work collection for Bachelor and Master of Landscape Architecture courses; support program Accreditation and ongoing assessment processes.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FACULTY: Assist in mentoring and serving faculty/courses/sections within the Master and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (on-line and on-site) curricula, each semester, and others as required. Achieve all LAAB Accreditation Standards, including student work collection for all courses within the Bachelor and Master of Landscape Architecture programs, and support in accreditation preparations.

Curriculum: Assist with the development of new on-site and on-line courses within the landscape architecture curricula; courses may include Segment I/ Foundation Studies and leading to Segments II, III/advanced courses within the Bachelor and Master of Landscape Architecture programs, and other areas as needed.

Teaching Requirement: two 3.0 credit courses per academic year. (LAN2001, or other approved courses).

Primary Committees: LAAB, and others as needed.

School of Landscape Architecture Events: Bi-annual Faculty Forums, Faculty Mingles, and Student Forums; mid and final studio and course reviews, and other events as needed.

Goal: Establish and deliver innovative coursework; work efficiently and collegially as a team of educators, encourage cross-pollination and a culture of research, connection to the city of Boston through professional and community engagement, exemplary practice, and research.

Qualifications

Earned Master in Landscape Architecture from an accredited institution, first professional degree required.

Requirements

A Minimum of two years of experience teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels; able to teach design studios at a range of scales, in addition to providing an area of particular focus within the landscape architecture professional curricula. Three to five years of progressive experience in professional practice (managing projects and personnel) required. Professional registration preferred. Management experience in an educational setting and awareness or experience with professional design a plus.

  • Leadership: Demonstrated leadership, or potential for leadership, in design education.
  • Practice Knowledge: Experience in practice, or significant exposure to the field of professional design.
  • Outcomes orientation: Orientation to learning outcomes and knowledge of assessment techniques.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate effectively with students and professional colleagues, including excellent listening and understanding skills, and written, graphic and oral expression.
  • Faculty member cultivation: Skill in cultivating faculty and nurturing their continued and effective involvement.
  • Team Skills: Ability to lead or contribute effectively as a member of a team.
  • Project Management: Skills in breaking initiatives into discrete tasks, understanding dependencies, and communicating and tracking accountability for project completion and timeliness.

Please submit a copy of your cover letter and resume/CV to apply for the Director of Course Instruction & Faculty in Landscape Architecture 

 

Director of Special Projects & Faculty in Landscape Architecture

The position of Director of Special Projects and Faculty in Landscape Architecture is a full time exempt position of 40 hours per week providing teaching and administrative effort to the School of Landscape Architecture; academic excellence and prominence in design education and teaching, maintaining the highest level of academic integrity. This position reports to the Dean, School of Landscape Architecture, and oversees special projects, including project development, management, and curricular development. Areas of innovation that will enhance the academic and practice curricula for both onsite (and online) Bachelor and Master of Landscape Architecture programs shall be in keeping with the LAAB professional criteria.This role is 70% administrative and 30% teaching, and carries a teaching load equivalent to two 3.0 credit courses per year.

Goal: Establish and deliver innovative coursework; work efficiently and collegially as a team of educators, encourage cross-pollination and a culture of research, connection to the city of Boston through professional and community engagement, exemplary practice, and research.

Responsibilities and Duties

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS: Serve as administrative colleague, provide academic advising to students, maintain and uphold standards of student experiences, culture, and quality of education while serving the BAC's distinctive institutional mission. Achieve all LAAB Accreditation Standards and support in accreditation preparations. Lead and develop special projects, including new courses, collaborations with external institutions and organizations and internal task forces and committees to enhance landscape architecture curricular learning goals; instigate competitions, forums, and workshops. Assist with the development of the new on-line Master of Landscape Architecture program goals and representation standards. Support the ongoing development of the School of Landscape Architecture Long-Range-Plan and goals. Develop marketing and outreach materials to promote the School of Landscape Architecture (in collaboration with Admissions and Marketing). Achieve all LAAB Accreditation standards and support in accreditation preparations.

Primary Committees: Admissions, Portfolio Review, Curriculum Committee, and others as needed.

Co-Administered Events: Open House, New Student/Faculty Orientations, Commencement, and others as needed.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FACULTY: Assist in mentoring and serving faculty/courses/sections within the Master and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (on-line and on-site) curricula, each semester, and others as required. Achieve all LAAB Accreditation Standards, including student work collection for all courses within the Bachelor and Master of Landscape Architecture programs, and support in accreditation preparations. Curriculum: Assist with the development of new on-site and on-line courses within the landscape architecture curricula for the Bachelor and Master of Landscape Architecture programs, and other areas as needed.

Teaching Requirement: two, 3.0 credit courses per academic year, and others as approved.

Curriculum: Curriculum development and operation of on-site and on-line advanced courses within the Bachelor and Master of Landscape Architecture curricula, and others as needed.

Primary Committees: LAAB, among others as needed.

School of Landscape Architecture Events: Bi-annual Faculty Forums, Faculty Mingles, and Student Forums; mid and final studio and course reviews, and other events as needed.

Qualifications

Earned Master in Landscape Architecture from an accredited institution, first professional degree required.

Requirements

Three to five years of experience teaching design studios at a regional and planning scale, with an added expertise in landscape technology and/or digital visualization at graduate and undergraduate levels. Five to eight years of progressive experience in professional practice (managing projects and personnel) required. Professional registration preferred. Management experience in an educational setting and awareness or experience with professional design a plus.

  • Leadership: Demonstrated leadership, or potential for leadership, in design education.
  • Practice Knowledge: Experience in practice, or significant exposure to the field of professional design.
  • Outcomes orientation: Orientation to learning outcomes and knowledge of assessment techniques.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate effectively with students and professional colleagues, including excellent listening and understanding skills, and written, graphic and oral expression.
  • Faculty member cultivation: Skill in cultivating faculty and nurturing their continued and effective involvement.
  • Team Skills: Ability to lead or contribute effectively as a member of a team.
  • Project Management: Skills in breaking initiatives into discrete tasks, understanding dependencies, and communicating and tracking accountability for project completion and timeliness.

Please submit a copy of your resume/CV and cover letter to apply for the Director of Special Projects & Faculty in Landscape Architecture



Library Clerk

The Library Clerk is a part-time, pre-professional position of 13-19 hours per week that provides assistance in multiple areas of the Library, including circulation, reference, acquisitions, book processing, and shelving. The Library Clerk reports to the Associate Library Director.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Circulation, shelving, and retrieval of library materials
  • Fill requests for items on reserve and at storage
  • Is responsible for library's opening and closing procedures
  • Provides research and reference assistance to students, faculty, and the public
  • Provides instruction in the use of library materials, including indexes, reference materials, and electronic resources
  • Assists with maintenance of periodical collection
  • Assists with the physical processing and maintenance of books
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of LibGuides
  • Other projects as assigned

Requirements

B.A. or previous library experience required. Coursework towards M.L.S. degree is highly desirable.

Qualifications

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with the literature of architecture or art history is desirable as is experience with information literacy instruction and/or ease with technology and social media
  • Must be able to work at least one weekday evening until 10:30 and one weekend day with additional hours possible

Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to apply for the Library Clerk position.

Maintenance Supervisor/Lead Carpenter

Reporting to the AVP of Facilities, the Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for overseeing maintenance staff and performs routine building maintenance.

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

  • Receive work requests from staff
  • Perform electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and HVAC repairs as needed
  • Provide on-call services: liaison with vendors and coordinate construction as needed
  • Ensure life safety equipment is maintained and in good order
  • Ensure the smooth operation of all building equipment
  • Perform department employee reviews
  • Provide back up security staff 
  • Maintain coherent work request system with timely response
  • Train staff on safety protocols, OSHA compliance, and other "Tool Boy Talks"
  • Ensure that all buildings are clean and neat

Qualifications

A minimum of a high school diploma, preferably at a vocational school

Requirements

A minimum of three years of supervisory experience, preferably in an academic environment. Demonstrates ability to perform variety of tasks in the building trades, with emphasis on carpentry and HVAC equipment maintenance. 

  • Ability to give clear direction to subordinates
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain the highest professional standards in carpentry
  • Knowledge of OSHA, MSDS, and ADA standards
  • Familiarity with vendor contracting practices
  • Solid supervisory background in at least one of the building trades
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and the public
  • Familiarity with MS Office desirable
  • Ability to respond to emergencies during nights and weekends

Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to apply for the Maintenance Supervisor/Lead Carpenter position.