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. 

B. Service Orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, one must treat students and other employees in such a way that they feel well-served by a professioanl respresentative of the BAC.

C. Confidentiality and discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of student and employee records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged or 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.

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.

Dean & Faculty, Interior Architecture

The Boston Architectural College invites applications for the position of Dean for the School of Interior Architecture. The BAC seeks an academic leader for the students, an inspirational member of the faculty, and a collegial partner with the other deans, the administration of the BAC and the community. The BAC is looking for a person who can provide outstanding academic leadership to students in the Bachelor's and Master's Programs, broaden the BAC's presence in the community through developing, promoting, and maintaining positive and productive relationships with constituencies external to the College. The Dean will show effective interpersonal, collaborative, and leadership skills with a commitment to diversity and a readiness to collaborate with other departments at the BAC.

The Dean is expected to lead student recruitment and retention through curriculum development, student support, and instruction. He or she will have responsibility for the hiring and cultivation of new faculty and the continued development of all faculty by creating innovative and original initiatives for the School of Interior Architecture. The Dean will also be responsible for leading the CIDA accreditation process and developing and sustaining a productive relationship with CIDA.

This is an exempt position that reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • The ability to develop and manage the budget for the School of Interior Architecture and collaboratively develop and manage the budget for Interior Architecture
  • Excellent communication skills with students, colleagues, faculty, and administrators in addition to outside constituencies, such as accrediting bodies, design firms, and the community
  • Experience in strategic planning - not only for the School of Interior Architecture but also in collaboration with other deans and administrators to develop and implement strategic planning for the entire BAC
  • Demonstrated ability to design, review, and shape programs of study and curriculum to increase the overall effectiveness of the educational development of the students; experience in creating assessments that will measure educational success and its relationship to student retention
  • Working knowledge of the accreditation standards pertinent to the School of Interior Architecture through CIDA and the ability to actively support efforts for NAAB, LAAB, and NECHE accreditations.

Qualifications

Earned Master's degree from an accredited institution in design, required Professional licensure or NCIDQ Certification, preferred

Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership, or potential for leadership and strategic vision, in design 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 both verbally and in writing with students, colleagues, faculty, and administrators at all levels of the College
  • Skill in cultivating volunteers and nurturing their continued and effective involvement
  • Maintain collegial relationships with other departments that do not report to the Dean of Interior Architecture but provide key portions of the Interior Architecture curriculum. These departments include (but are not limited to) Practice, Liberal Studies, Design Media, Media Arts, Technology and Management, and Foundation. Relations with these other departments should include respect for their independent contributions, coordination of their efforts into a smoothly functioning whole, and support for them in determining and responding to the special needs of the architecture program.
  • Manage and lead from a cooperative and collaborative stance; Seek to create and express ideas and vision inclusively
  • Ability to organize and lead projects

Please submit a copy of your CV and cover letter to apply for the Dean & Faculty, Interior Architecture 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

Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer provides high quality print and digital design for the College's marketing, branding, and educational efforts. This position reports to the Director of Marketing & Communications.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Be adept at designing marketing materials in both print and digital media in support of multi-media campaigns 
  • Assist in the development, execution, and maintenance of the College brand
  • Art direct the College's twice yearly magazine, Practice Magazine
  • Develop graphics for the College marketing merchandise
  • Design graphics for the College's high-visibility exhibition gallery 
  • Collaborate on the development of videography and photography 
  • Collaborate with a variety of people in various disciplines
  • Continuous learning to keep skills and industry knowledge current
  • Ability and willingness to quickly adapt to new technologies 
  • Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications

Earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in graphic design or related discipline, required.

Requirements

  • 3 to 4 years of design experience
  • Knowledge of typography, color, and production
  • Proficient knowledge of computer programs: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Content Management Systems
  • Solid organizational skills, detail-oriented, time management skills, ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Self motivated
  • Strong understanding of digital environment
  • Understanding of print production process
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to apply for the Graphic Designer position

Systems Librarian 

The Boston Architectural College Library, recognized by the NAAB accrediting body as a library of distinction, seeks a Systems Librarian. This position is a full-time, exempt position of 40 hours per week and provides technical support and oversight of library systems. The Systems Librarian manages all computer technology services, including the Voyager integrated library system. The ideal candidate is one who is student-oriented, and who incorporates this perspective into the ways in which our systems facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of our library services. This position reports to the Director of the Library.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Administer the Library's integrated library system (Voyager hosted on a Linux platform), including maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, customizations, and end user support
  • Work with the BAC's Information Technology Department to ensure adequate system backups, production of appropriate reports and statistics, and resolution of any additional server-related issues
  • Maintain positive working relationships with vendors to report, monitor, and resolve system problems, and to plan and schedule training and system upgrades as needed
  • Investigate, select (in conjunction with other Library staff), and implement new software technologies and tools to enhance Library resources and services, including planning for future ILS system
  • Maintain, upgrade, and customize EBSCO's EDS and its components 
  • Work closely with the BAC's Information Technology staff to maintain and customize locally developed Article ILL management platform
  • Assist with technical aspects of LibGuides implementation and maintenance
  • Work closely with Associate Director of the Library with specific projects as needed
  • Monitor and customize SenSource people counting system and VeaView reporting software
  • Manage statistics for Library in conjunction with Library staff 
  • Participate in special projects as necessary
  • Provide reference service at the circulation desk up to 12 hours per week, including one night
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications

Earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required. Master's degree in related field required.

Requirements

  • ALA accredited, MLS or MLIS required 
  • One year or more experience
  • Must have experience with an integrated library system, preferably Voyager
  • Website development experience (HTML, CSS)
  • Working knowledge of web development languages: PHP, PERL preferred
  • Experience with XSLT templates
  • Experience with Microsoft Access reporting
  • Familiarity and facility with software application programs is essential
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and aptitude for acquiring new technical skills
  • Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication
  • Must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities 
  • Experience administering Archivematica and/or DSpace a plus
  • Must be able to work one evening per week

Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to apply for the Systems Librarian position

Web Content Manager

The Web Content Manager is a full-time exempt position of 40 hours a week, reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications and residing in the Enrollment Management

Department.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Conduct periodic competitive analyses of peer institution websites 
  • Coordinate with design team on user experience elements 
  • Track and assess goals and prepare reports for senior leadership 
  • Work with stakeholders on page design, navigation, and content development 
  • Articulate the assets and liabilities of designs and offer data driven conclusions and recommendations
  • Collaborate with the IT team to ensure compliance with institutional and regulatory obligations, particularly those dealing with accessibility, brand standards, and content
  • Serve as subject matter expert 
  • Ensure compliance with institutional brand standards
  • Create standard page layouts and procedures that will reduce inconsistencies/errors and locate problems across the College's web page
  • Triage requests for redesign/re-configuration of page content and layout
  • Manage changes to structure and content of webpage, including the rollout of new pages
  • Collaborate on CMS implementation 
  • Responsible for daily updates audits and management of the College's website, utilizing the BAC's web content management software (CMS)
  • Manage 25+ content providers in departments across the College, ensure that key updates are made on a timely basis to critical areas of the site, that content standards are met across the website; Primary interface with Associate Director of IT/Web Systems to ensure content providers' proper use of CMS
  • Consult with faculty and staff to gather requirements for website development and needs
  • Work simultaneously on multiple projects with the ability to serve as leader and/or participant on project teams within the College
  • Manage operations of digital publishing
  • Copy-edit institutional documents/communications
  • Manage and lead future web-based projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required; Computer Science or Communications degree preferred

Requirements

One or more years in an office setting required, experience in higher education a plus and experience managing or working in a web content management system (such as Ingeniux) a plus.
Exceptional communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment, as well as collaboratively, to take initiative, and to maintain collegiality and productivity under pressure
Ability to develop innovative ideas related to new methods and/or systems improvements
Strong analytical skills and ability to think critically, make decisions
Familiarity with SEO principles
Strong understanding of web markup, including HTML5 and CSS3
Experience designing and managing for cross device compatibility and accessibility
Multi-departmental project management experience preferred
Experience managing complex processes and systems
Strong understanding of assessment and management systems such as Google Analytics
Minor image editing and specification review preferred
Knowledge of or ability to learn across BAC communications systems in place, listed above, and ability to train others
Candidate must be able to work evening and weekend hours as needed

Please subit a copy of your resume and coverletter to apply for the Web Content Manager position