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

 

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

 

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 onsite 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 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 waitlists). 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 onsite 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 onsite 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 onsite 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 intiatives 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 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.

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 International Admissions Counselor

 

 

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 to apply for Maintenance Supervisor