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.

Open Positions

 

Director of Advanced Architecture Studios and Building Technology Curriculum and Faculty

The Director of Advanced Architecture Studios and Building Technology Curriculum and Faculty is a full time, exempt position providing direction of the BAC's School of Architecture. This position reports to the Dean, School of Architecture. Reporting to the Dean, School of Architecture, the Director of Advanced Architecture Studios and Building Technology Curriculum and Faculty provides administrative leadership, program management, and curricular development of architecture programs for both onsite and online versions of Architecture Studio 4, Structures 2, Sustainable Systems, Building Systems, and Detailing and Construction - and others as needed. This role is 70% administrative and 30% teaching.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Serve as administrative colleague, maintain and uphold standards of student 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).
  • Develop, implement and manage requirements for student transfer and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • 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.

Teaching Requirement: two 3.0 credits (an approved studio, workshop, TSM course or other) each academic year

Primary Committees: Admissions, Portfolio Review, NAAB, Curriculum Committee

Co-Administered Events: Open House, New Student/Faculty Orientations, Intensives, Commencement, and others as needed. Collaborate with the admissions department and others in the College to promote the College, the School of Architecture and these curricular areas.

Goal: 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. Maintain collegial relationships with other departments, including Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design Studies, Library, Practice, Computing, Online Learning, Registrar, Bursar, Financial Aid, Facilities, and Operations. Relations with these other departments will include respect for their independent contribution, coordination of their efforts into a smoothly functioning whole, and support for them in determining and responding to the special needs of the advanced studio and technology curriculum.

Standards of Professionalism

Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and more senior staff. These people 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.

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.

Confidentiality and discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of prospective/student and faculty records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

Qualifications

NAAB-accredited Master's degree in architecture required; experience teaching courses in design and building systems at graduate and undergraduate levels preferred; awareness or experience with professional design; experience in professional practice, and professional registration preferred.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership, or potential for leadership, 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 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 initiatives into discrete tasks, understanding dependencies, and communicating and tracking accountability for project completion and timeliness.

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Director of Advanced Architecture Studios and Building Technology Curriculum and Faculty

HVAC & Maintenance Technician

The position of HVAC & Maintenance Technician is a full time, non-exempt position of 40 hours per week, Monday–Friday, 8 am–4 pm, providing support to the Facilities Department in a variety of ways. This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Primary responsibility is to ensure the efficient operation of all campus-wide mechanical and related equipment and controls. Make repairs and minor replacements to equipment as needed. Recommend upgrades to system. Set equipment schedules on a weekly basis.
  • Respond to campus emergencies (weekends and holidays included)
  • Provide backup to security staff
  • Perform light interior/exterior cleaning
  • Trash removal
  • Move furniture/set-up for events
  • Paint
  • Perform miscellaneous building repairs
  • Snow removal
  • Assist Supervisor and co-workers as needed
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

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/student and faculty records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent and completion of an HVAC apprenticeship program
  • Five years HVAC systems operations experience, preferably in a higher education environment

Requirements

  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends if necessary
  • Must be able to speak and write clearly and understand spoken/written communication
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs
  • Must be available on-call for campus emergencies
  • Must be able to operate DDC & pneumatic HVAC controls systems
  • Must be able to read and understand mechanical systems blue prints and specifications
  • Must be familiar with basic computer operations, esp. Microsoft Outlook and Word
  • Must authorize a background check prior to employment
  • Must be EPA 608 Refrigerant certified
  • Uniform shirt (provided) to be worn at all times. A neat appearance is required

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for HVAC & Maintenance Technician

Junior Systems Administrator

The position of Junior Systems Administrator is full time exempt position of 40 hours per week providing IT systems administrative support. This position reports to the Associate Director of Technical
Infrastructure. This opportunity is an ideal fit for someone motivated to learn every facet of networkand server administration.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Junior Systems Administrator will work closely with the Associate Director of Technical Infrastructure to maintain and improve the college's back-end infrastructure. You will work with our
servers (primarily Windows) and the applications/roles they provide, network, VMWare environment, backups, and more.

  • Take part in the day-to-day maintenance of servers, network and backups.
  • Act as an escalation point for the college's helpdesk, and work with end-users when needed to
  • resolve IT issues.
  • Troubleshoot problems across a wide variety of technologies in a complex environment.
  • Work closely with the rest of the IT team to implement new projects and meet the goals of the
  • school.
  • Create documentation for systems and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Standards of Professionalism

A. Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and senior staff. These persons must 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, staff, faculty and students 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/student and faculty records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

Qualifications

  • Strong multi-tasking skills and ability to work on tasks and projects while also being periodically interrupted by users and colleagues requesting support. Ability to re-prioritize tasks is a must. 
  • Bachelor's degree in an IT-related field or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years relevant IT experience.
  • Be comfortable with Windows server, Microsoft Active Directory, and the associated tools that are used in providing support to a Microsoft Domain with multiple domain controllers 's and multiple sites. 
  • Understand Group Policy, NTFS and share permissions, and other access control technologies.
  • Familiarity with PowerShell or other programming/scripting experience.
  • Mac and Windows desktop and laptop administration experience.
  • Server, desktop, and laptop hardware maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair.. 
  • Network configuration and troubleshooting experience
  • Have strong organizational skills and be very detail-oriented.

Requirements

  • Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends as required in normal operations.
  • Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication.
  • Must be flexible in terms of duties and responsibilities.
  • Must be a lifetime learner who is always ready to grow and take on new challenges in the ever-changing world of IT.

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Junior Systems Administrator

Manager of Career Services and Practice Operations

Located in Boston's Back Bay, the Boston Architectural College is a dynamic & innovative design school with accredited professional degrees at Bachelors and Masters levels in architecture, landscape architecture, and interior architecture. The BAC is nationally known for its concentration on experiential learning, and the college's Practice Department develops, directs, and assesses this component of a student's education in both classroom and non-traditional professional settings.

The Manager reports directly to the Dean of Practice and provides critical support and oversight in 4 distinct operational areas: helping students to prepare and secure meaningful internships/employment; providing administrative support associated with assessing applied learning through regular reporting and performance evaluations; building and maintaining relations with employers; and delivering project-based instruction outside the classroom geared to community engagement and service learning.

Responsibilities and Duties: 

Planning and coordinating all networking and employment events; managing student, alumni, and employer accounts; maintaining job postings and career guides; overseeing the administration of students' progress and satisfaction of degree requirements in Practice; developing and managing department budget and expenses; and maintaining the inventory of department resources.

Qualifications

Candidates should hold minimum of a Bachelors degree in education, career counseling or related field. Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, communication, written and computer skills a must. 

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Manager of Career Services and Practice Operations

Statement Of Equal Opportunity Employment

The policy of The Boston Architectural College is to ensure that opportunities in employment are available to all present and prospective staff members on an equal basis depending only on qualifications for employment. As required by law, applicants will be considered without regard for their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age (except to the extent permitted by law), creed, religion, national original, marital status, Vietnam era veteran status, disabled veteran status, or disability. The BAC commits itself to diversity and encourages its hiring managers to review, recruit, and consider qualified minority, female, persons with disabilities and Vietnam-era veteran candidates.

Inquiries concerning the BAC equal opportunity policy may be referred to the director of Human Resources.