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 professional representative 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.

 

To Apply:

To be considered, candidates are to apply on-line by accessing one of the links below, with a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) professional relevant references.

Please note: To meet The BAC's degree requirements, degrees must be from an accredited College or University and official educational transcripts are required as part of the candidate screening process. References will not be contacted until candidate is provided notice. Upon hire, all positons require a criminal background check.

Open Positions

 

Adjunct Faculty: Real Estate Development Program

The Boston Architectural College (The BAC) is seeking dynamic academic leaders to develop and teach courses in our new Real Estate Development Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is an exciting opportunity for an established real estate development professional to join our talented faculty, contribute to our renowned programs of distinction in higher education and participate in the launching of a new program, be a part of a team of our real estate development faculty, and contribute to our mission and the advancement of our strategic goals.

Faculty will be responsible for developing a course syllabus, weekly lectures, development and provision of assignments, and instructing the course for one full semester.

"In real estate development, we need people with a wide range of skills, people who have a wider understanding than financial analysis and the financial "deal." We need people who understand the whole process, who can overlay their financial skills with an awareness of the power of design, a knowledge of urban planning issues, possess an entrepreneurial spirit, and have an ability to lead and work in teams. This Real Estate Development program at the BAC is oriented to creating this valuable new kind of real estate development professional."
Ronald W. Wackrow, Executive Vice President, Related Companies and esteemed member of The Boston Architectural College's Real Estate Development Program Advisory Committee 

Qualifications

Prospective faculty should have significant demonstrated professional knowledge, skill, and experience relevant to the course subject matter and will act as the "subject matter expert" for the course being developed and taught (listed below). Demonstrated skills or successful experience in an instructional capacity is preferred. A Master's degree in the discipline of the course subject matter is required. Bachelor's degree in the discipline with considerable experience in the particular subject matter will be considered.

The Boston Architectural College seeks talent to develop and teach Core and Elective courses in the following areas as content experts:

CORE COURSES:
Introduction to Real Estate Development
Land Use Planning, Zoning, and the Regulatory and Permitting Environment
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Technologies
Leadership and Entrepreneurism
Real Estate Development Studio: Strategic Planning as a Tool for Successful Development
Professional Practice

ELECTIVE COURSES
Highest and Best Use
Interdisciplinary Design Competition Studio
Adaptive Reuse and Development Process

TO APPLY
To be considered, candidates are to apply on-line with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) professional, relevant references. Apply on-line HERE.

Please note: To meet The BAC's degree requirements, degrees must be from an accredited College or University and official educational transcripts are required as part of the candidate screening process. References will not be contacted until candidate is provided notice. Upon hire, all positons require a criminal background check.



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. Apply online by clicking HERE.


Director of Real Estate Development

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is seeking a dynamic new academic leader with entrepreneurial skills to spearhead the successful development and launch of our new Real Estate Development Program. This is an exciting opportunity for an established real estate development professional to join our talented faculty, contribute to our renowned programs of distinction in higher education, build and lead a dynamic team of real estate development faculty, and contribute to our mission and the advancement of our strategic goals.

"In real estate development, we need people with a wide range of skills, people who have a wider understanding than financial analysis and the financial "deal." We need people who understand the whole process, who can overlay their financial skills with an awareness of the power of design, a knowledge of urban planning issues, possess an entrepreneurial spirit, and have an ability to lead and work in teams. This Real Estate Development program at the BAC is oriented to creating this valuable new kind of real estate development professional."
Ronald W. Wackrow, Executive Vice President, Related Companies and esteemed member of The Boston Architectural College's Real Estate Development Program Advisory Committee

Reporting to the Dean of the School of Design Studies, the Director of Real Estate Development is a full-time position providing leadership and operational excellence in support of students pursuing a master's degree in and a career in the field of real estate development. Under the oversight of the Dean, this position shapes, implements, manages, and administers the Real Estate Development degree program. Primary responsibility includes, but is not limited to, oversight of program faculty, curriculum management, student advising, course oversight, outreach to the professional community, course instruction, and service to the College. 

Qualifications

  • Earned Master's degree from an accredited institution in real estate development, business administration, urban planning, public administration, or other design related field required
  • 5 or more years of supervisory/project management experience, managing teams and working collaboratively with colleagues, in the field of real estate development or related
  • Minimum of 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time adjunct teaching and experience developing courses at a college level strongly preferred 
  • Experience in practice, significant exposure to the field of professional real estate development

Requirements

  • Successful experience managing budgets
  • Demonstrated leadership or potential for leadership and strategic vision in higher education
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Must be able to work evenings and occasional weekends
  • Orientation to learning outcomes and knowledge of assessment techniques
  • Ability to organize and lead projects
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with the different constituencies that make up the BAC community and to seek the creative contributions of those constituencies
  • Capacity to identify and cultivate adjunct faculty and in nurturing their continued and effective involvement and development

Apply online HERE with letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references (the references will not be contacted prior to permission from applicants). To ensure full consideration, the required documents should be submitted by January 14, 2019, when the Search Committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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. Apply online by clicking HERE.

Employment Administrator

The Employment Administrator (EA), reporting to the Director of Human Resources (HR), has the role of facilitating the timely and effective hiring of adjunct faculty. The EA's primary area of responsibility is to effectively and timely manage all aspects of the academic appointment process for adjunct and similar faculty. The EA is primarily responsible for effective and timely execution of the administrative components for recruiting and hiring of adjunct faculty; provides support to Deans and Education Directors in their efforts to attract and recruit faculty. The EA executes the creation and dissemination of adjunct appointment letters.

A key role is to ensure compensation rates and appointments comply with the College protocols. The position maintains proper records of adjunct faculty activity to facilitate the needs of the chief academic officer. This position works collaboratively with the Academic and Faculty Services department to foster a seamless environment of properly and timely executing all adjunct-related appointments.

A secondary key responsibility is to administer recruitment and hiring activity to meet the College's staffing needs. The position performs other employment administrative tasks for the Human Resources (HR) department, as determined by the Director of Human Resources.

Responsibilities & Duties

1.Supporting Academic and Faculty Services

  • Administer the issuance of adjunct-related appointment letters, providing an elite-level of service to the adjunct faculty. 
  • Monitor and maintain academic stipends, by ensuring proper application of compensation rates in appointment letters.
  • Work closely with Deans and Education Directors, providing information and support regarding the execution of appointment letters
  • Serve as liaison with Enrollment Management, as needed, for the planning of classes
  • Manage records of faculty appointments including multi-year file management. 
  • Assist the AVPAA and VPAA in the tracking of faculty load. 
  • Work closely with Human Resources and Payroll to ensure adequate and timely processing of new adjunct faculty 
  • Regarding planning for funding of adjunct-related appointments, provide data to support the VPAA, and others, during the budget development process and throughout the year as the monitor of the budget(s) for adjunct-related appointments 
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

2.Supporting Human Resources in hiring of Staff

  • Partner with managers to initiate, create and maintain effective and accurate job postings
  • Partner with managers and the Director of Human Resources to assist in sourcing high-caliber candidates
  • Administering the staff candidate-screening, hiring and onboarding process to minimize institutional risk and yield high caliber hires
  • Follow established HR protocols. 
  • Maintain HR related satistics
  • Perform regular reporting
  • Manage and, as needed, establish electronic records 
  • Maintain compliant personnel records
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree is preferred

Requirements

  • Proven experience in maintaining attention to detail in a fast-paced environment 
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets or databases, and word processing
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in higher education setting supporting academic services required, with preference for minimum of 5 years successful Human Resources recruitment/employment administrative experience. 
  • Preference for working knowledge of payroll and HR appointment-related concepts and employment regulatory compliance thereof, including but not limited to: Forms I-9 and W-4, Visas, Employment laws, FLSA and State Wage and hours laws, ACA and MA sick time reporting and measurements, and retirement contribution eligibility measurements
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills is required
  • Initiative and resourcefulness, in combination with good team player skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and service skills, including effective written and verbal communication, and listening
  • Ability to analyze budgets

Apply online by clicking HERE

Help Desk Technician II

Reporting to the Manager of IT Operations and Projects, the Help Desk Technician II is responsible for technical computing support for staff, students, and faculty.

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

  • Provide Tier 1 help desk support for a variety of calls from students, faculty, and staff 
  • Ensure the proper operation of lab computers and peripheral equipment 
  • Maintain computing environment which includes repairing hardware, installing, and troubleshooting software 
  • Check out lab equipment 
  • Track all cases through ticketing system 
  • Other duties and projects, as requested

Qualifications

High school diploma required, some college work preferred. CompTIA A+ or Network+ certification preferred.

Requirements

  • Help desk experience in a Windows environment is preferred
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to customer service
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills
  • 1-2 years work experience in retail or a help desk environment required

Please submit a copy of cover letter and resume to apply for the Help Desk II Position


Payroll Coordinator

Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Payroll Coordinator is primarily responsible for all aspects of preparing and processing employee payroll and related functions. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Actively participate in configuration and maintenance of ADP payroll company's' setup to coincide with and support BAC employment policies and procedures
  • Manage all aspects of time collection and payroll processing for staff and faculty
  • Process BAC payrolls
  • Maintain payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering information into the payroll system
  • Maintain spreadsheet of CY and FY adjunct faculty stipend detail and FT faculty staff stipend payments
  • Prepare payroll and submit for review prior to transmission and validate confirmed reports
  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Work with Human Resources and Finance staff to resolve payroll issues
  • Take the lead in resolving payroll discrepancies by researching, collecting, and analyzing information
  • Provide payroll information by answering questions and requests of staff
  • Maintain payroll operations by following policies and procedures
  • Maintain employee confidentiality and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential
  • Prepare bi-weekly general ledger payroll entry from GLLink, and reconcile to ADP reports and bank withdrawal
  • Track Federal Work Study student payroll against award amounts on the shared Financial Aid/Payroll spreadsheet; send Controller approved bi-weekly drawdown report to Financial Aid and Bursar
  • Update CY census reporting and assist Assistant Controller with 403(b) eligibility measurement for part time staff under 20 hours and adjunct faculty who qualify, coordinate with HR and makes sure those now eligible appear on payroll staff memo at appropriate time
  • Enter 403(b) employee and employer contributions to TIAA website for review and release by Assistant Controller
  • Enter code for employer (ER) percentage calculation into ADP to establish eligibility and contribution
  • Serve as backup for Accounts Payable and Operations Coordinator
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Associate degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or equivalent required.

Requirements

A minimum of two plus years of experience in payroll processing and administration and experience with ADP payroll system required; working knowledge of payroll IRS and state regulations a plus. Experience in a college setting preferred. 

  • Experience in payroll taxes
  • Experience in higher education or non-profit, a plus
  • Attention to detail and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment and under deadline pressure 
  • Strong proficiency in Excel
  • Adequate proficiency in Word 
  • Experience entering data into automated financial systems

Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter for the Payroll Coordinator position


Visual Resources Library Assistant

The Boston Architectural College Library is seeking a part-time Visual Resources Library Assistant to assist the Visual Resources Librarian with ongoing projects and daily work. This position is non-exempt, up to 11 hours per week.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Scanning images using flat-bed scanners
  • Manipulating scanned digital images (adjusting, cropping, and repairing) in Photoshop
  • Participating in researching images using electronic databases in our main library
  • Assist with cataloging images using FileMaker
  • Managing images in Artsor
  • Assist with creating or adding information to library research guides for the Visual Resources Library
  • Detailed repetitive work checking records, data entry, and organizing image files and paper work

Qualifications

Earned Bachelor degree from an accredited institution, required. Master degree preferred.

Requirements

  • Interest and/or background in art and/or architectural history preferred
  • Basic to intermediate skills using Adobe Photoshop
  • Basic to intermediate writing skills 
  • Basic research skills 
  • Enjoy working as a part of a small team 
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing 
  • Attention to detail and highly organized 
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities 
  • Interest and/or background in photography is helpful but not a necessity
  • Visual resources and/or library experience is helpful but not a necessity
  • Interest in cataloging images 
  • Able to overlap work schedule with the Visual Resources Librarian's schedule
  • Able to commit to a consistent schedule
  • Speak clearly and understand spoken communication

Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to apply for the Visual Resources Library Assistant position