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The BAC cultivates an engaging and collaborative environment where diverse and talented faculty and staff are dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders in architecture and design. By working at the BAC, you're joining a team of teams to collectively bring excellence in design education to all corners of the world.

Our Story

Since 1889, the BAC has been combining academic learning with innovative experiential learning and making its programs accessible to diverse communities. 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. Learn more about our rich history and unique story here.

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Manager of Academic Computing, the Application Support Specialist is responsible for providing day to day front-line support to students, faculty and staff in the areas of lab software, laser cutters, 3D Printers, the render farm, and standard and large-format printing. . Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: supporting the CODER Lab and CODER Lab staff with providing research, support, and management of student-facing software applications and packages, providing training to students, faculty, and staff on Fabrication equipment, and supporting or managing special projects housed in the CODER Lab such as the Render Farm and other initiatives.

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

I. Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage and support the Render Farm
    • Build and Maintain Render Farm Host and Nodes
    • Trouble-Shoot and Assess Render Farm Performance
    • Write and Maintain Render Farm Instructions for users
  • Support Computer Lab imaging by the CODER Lab
    • Assist in Image Creation
    • Assist in Image Deployment
    • Test and report on imaging tasks
  • Provide Maintenance and Support for CODER Fabrication Equipment
    • Provide Laser Cutter Training and assistance as needed
    • Provide 3D Printer Training and assistance as needed
    • Provide maintenance for 3D Printers and Laser Cutters
  • Provide support for CODER Lab websites and Special Projects
    • Link relevant and interesting tutorials and information
    • Use feedback and requests from students, faculty, and staff to suggest new content
    • Assist with troubleshooting and special projects such as the AR SandBox, Video Walls, etc.
  • Provide training/troubleshooting for CODER supported software
  • Maintain currency with most often used student software
    • These include Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, Sketchup, Adobe Suite
  • Provide Tier 2 Help Desk support as required
    • Staff Help Desk, as needed, for continuity of service
  • Other duties and projects, as requested

II. 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 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • Responsibility: A high degree of personal responsibility and the ability to follow through to the completion of a project is paramount in this position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • General proficiency in a Windows environment.
  • Demonstrate high degree of self-direction and initiative.
  • Experience with Design Software, such as Rhino, Revit, Photoshop, Sketchup and/or other design/imaging applications a plus
  • Exceptional customer services skills
  • Associate’s degree or two years of college

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Well-organized, with the ability to multi-task in a high traffic environment
  • Willingness to learn new hardware and software
  • Self-motivated and the ability to motivate others
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Good interpersonal skills, understanding of service mentality
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours


The BAC is committed to developing a diverse and talented team. People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. If you are excited about this role but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to apply.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is committed to providing all our students an integrated and exemplary educational experience while ensuring their individual success and empowering them to fully actualize their potential. We embrace diversity and inclusivity in all its forms, while striving to create an equitable global community.

The Assistant Director of Financial Access will focus on awarding students and disbursing various funds, while working closely with colleagues to foster a professional, knowledgeable, and welcoming environment for all BAC constituents.

This is a full-time exempt position of 40 hours per week, reporting to the Director of Financial Access and a member of the Office of Student Services.

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide proactive, professional, and friendly service in all interactions.
  • Responsible for Disbursement of Title IV financial aid, including Direct Loans and Pell Grants.
  • Assist in awarding federal, state, and institutional aid.
  • Process communications including award letters and missing information notices.
  • Responsible for the federal work study program including; collecting job descriptions from supervisors, communicating job opportunities to students, and working alongside Finance and HR for processing the awards.
  • Oversee and coordinate the awarding of scholarship and awards. This includes coordinating the selection process, ensure donor instructions are followed, and monitor award levels.
  • Act as backup to the Student Advocates and provide detailed counseling to students when needed.
  • Performs verification.
  • Stays current on federal regulations related to financial aid.
  • Assists with monthly reconciliations of Title IV financial aid.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: No

EDUCATIONAL CRITERIA:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1-3 years' experience in higher ed financial aid related setting.

FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Computer literate, including effective use of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent communication and consultative skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize.
  • Ability and willingness to support collaborative efforts.
  • Be committed to the mission of the BAC and carry out the highest quality of service to BAC constituencies.

WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:

  • This is a hybrid position. Up to 2 days a week in person will be required. Days in the office may vary depending on the time of year and needs of the office.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours in accordance with the academic season.


The BAC is committed to developing a diverse and talented team. People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. If you are excited about this role but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to apply.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is committed to providing all our students an integrated and exemplary educational experience while ensuring their individual success and empowering them to fully actualize their potential. We embrace diversity and inclusivity in all its forms, while striving to create an equitable global community. The Collections Specialist is responsible for all efforts to collect outstanding accounts receivable balances to the College, while working closely with colleagues to foster a professional, knowledgeable, and welcoming environment for all BAC constituents. This is a full-time exempt position of 40 hours per week, reporting to the Director of Student Billing.

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide proactive, professional, and friendly service in all interactions.

  • Generate and review monthly aging reports; ensure outstanding amounts are accurate and determine appropriate next action.

  • Responsible for all collection activity including; due diligence letters, telephone calls emails, and referrals to collection agencies.

  • Work closely with collection agencies regarding all points of the collections process, including monitoring rosters, processing payments, and managing consumer disputes.

  • Monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the collection process and keep up to date with federal and state regulations.

  • Manage payment plans provided through ACI including ensuring accurate balances listed on the student account and monitoring for default plans and communicating with students. Coordinate and manage internal payment arrangements.

  • Manage all third party tracking, invoicing and payment collecting including the Kuwait Embassy, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM), Veterants Chapter 31 benefits and miscellaneous scholarships.

  • Communicate efficiently and collaboratively with other offices around the College to provide the highest level of service to our students.

  • Serve as backup to the Student Advocates for escalated situations and front-line service when needed. Provide backup support the Assistant Director of Student Billing in all functions such as entering payments.

  • Other tasks as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: No.

EDUCATIONAL CRIETERIA: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in student financial services functions in higher education.

FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Computer literate, including effective use of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent communication and consultative skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize.
  • Ability and willingness to support collaborative efforts.
  • Be committed to the mission of the BAC and carry out the highest quality of service to BAC constituencies.

WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:

  • This is a hybrid position. At least 2 days a week in person will be required. Days in the office may vary depending on the time of year and needs of the office. Must be able to work flexible hours in accordance with the academic season.


The BAC is committed to developing a diverse and talented team. People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. If you are excited about this role but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to apply.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Start date: July 2024

Reporting to the Dean, School of Architecture, the position of Faculty and Director, Special Projects is a full- time, exempt position of 40 hours per week providing teaching and administrative effort to the School of Architecture; providing academic excellence and prominence in design education and teaching, maintaining the highest level of academic integrity.

The Faculty and Director, Special Projects provide administrative direction to the School of Architecture degree programs through successful project management, teamwork and a sense of unity that prioritizes and promotes student retention and persistence to graduation, and successful outcomes following graduation through a culture of academic engagement.

Primarily provides administrative management, 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 position ensures the vitality and stability of the academic coursework in professional practice onsite and online by creating a positive environment for adjunct faculty and students. This position collaborates with all Deans to direct incremental improvements and utilize a broad vision for shared coursework for Professional Practice, Practice Management, Project Management, Construction and Evaluation, and Programming, Human Factors and Codes, portfolio review, transfer credits, and advising graduate students.

Provide support, advice, direction to, and communication with students, including but not limited to: advising students on their progress in the 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.

This role is 70% administrative and 30% teaching and carries a teaching load equivalent to two 3.0 credit courses per year.

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

Architecture Events: Open House, New Student/Faculty Orientations, Portfolio Review, and Commencement

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

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

ARCHITECTURE FACULTY: Assist in mentoring and serving faculty/courses/sections within the Master and Bachelor of Architecture (online and on-site) curricula, each semester, and others as required. Achieve all NAAB Accreditation Standards, including those associated with professional ethics and stakeholder roles and provide support in accreditation preparations.

Curriculum: Assist with the development of new onsite and online courses within the architecture curricula for the Bachelor and Master of Architecture programs, and other areas as needed.

Teaching Requirement: Teach two, 3.0 credit courses per academic year (Fall and Spring).

Primary Committees: Curriculum Committee, Admissions and Transfer Placement Committees, Portfolio Review Committee

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 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • Responsibility: A high degree of personal responsibility and the ability to follow through to the completion of a project is paramount in this position.

EDUCATIONAL CRITERIA:

Earned Master of Architecture degree from an accredited institution required. Professional licensure required.

EXPERIENCE  REQUIREMENTS:

  • Two to three years of experience teaching architecture with an expertise in innovative online education experience.
  • Five to eight years of progressive experience in professional practice (managing projects and personnel) required. Professional registration required. Management experience in an educational setting and awareness or experience with professional design a plus.
  • Demonstrated leadership, or potential for leadership, in architectural and design education.
  • Experience in practice, or significant exposure to the field of professional design.
  • Orientation to learning outcomes and knowledge of assessment techniques.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and professional colleagues, including excellent listening and understanding skills, and written, graphic and oral expression.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.


The BAC is committed to developing a diverse and talented team. People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. If you are excited about this role but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to apply.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Manager of Support Services is a full-time, exempt, position of 40 hours per week, which provides supervisory and technical services within the Academic Technology Department. The Manager of Support Services supports the day-to-day operations of the help desk by managing general operation of the helpdesk through: distribution of workload, assuring quality, managing schedules, and managing and mentoring staff. The Manager also assists with staff computing issues and manages and trains the part-time technicians. This position reports to the Director of Academic Technology.

I. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Management and Supervisory

  • Management and Supervisory Manage and train technicians making sure they provide core service levels across the institution
  • Administer Help Desk ticketing software
  • Manage documentation of Help Desk training materials and Help Desk Documentation
  • Manage Inventory and Maintaining of Media, Loaner, and IT Supplied Equipment
  • Assist Directors in strategic planning for the Help Desk
  • Coordinate with IT Admins to ensure Policies and Procedures are known and followed
  • Other responsibilities and/or tasks assigned

Help Desk

  • Manage Help Desk Scheduling, Timesheets, and Time-off requests
  • Manage and distribute work orders (create, assign, resolve, and close)
  • Responsible for quality and timeliness of help desk responses
  • Responsible for providing feedback to technicians regarding communication and solutions
  • General computer support: assist with malfunctioning equipment and/or software
  • Other tasks as assigned

II. 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 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • Responsibility: A high degree of personal responsibility and the ability to follow through to the completion of a project is paramount in this position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluency in Windows environment
  • Demonstrate high degree of self-direction and initiative
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications and networked (client/server) environment
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Photoshop, and other design/imaging applications a plus
  • Industry certifications, strongly recommended
  • Exceptional customer services skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Well-organized, with the ability to multi-task in a high traffic environment
  • Willingness to learn new hardware and software
  • Self-motivated and the ability to motivate others
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Good interpersonal skills, understanding of service mentality
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours


The BAC is committed to developing a diverse and talented team. People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. If you are excited about this role but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to apply.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is committed to providing all our students an integrated and exemplary educational experience while ensuring their individual success and empowering them to fully actualize their potential. We embrace diversity and inclusivity in all its forms, while striving to create an equitable global community.

As a Student Advocate, this role acts as the first point of contact for students, helping to navigate systems such as registration, financial aid, billing, payments, advising and student life. In this key position, the focus of responsibility is on providing proactive and student-centric service to all members of the BAC community. Student Advocates are responsible for student ’triage‘ working closely with the student to determine individual needs and assisting the student in navigating their BAC college experience successfully. This is a full-time exempt position of 40 hours per week.

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide proactive, professional, and friendly service in all interactions but will be responsible for a specific population of students as defined by the supervisor. Manage communication between students and administrative functions including emails and phones. Accurately assess each student's situation to determine its urgency and proceed appropriately. Resolve problems and assist students that have challenging issues which may need to be escalated. Escalated or special consult matters must be reviewed for possible follow-up on a daily basis until a resolution is found. Responsible for accurately documenting all communication used to resolve a student's request. This includes accurately tracking interactions, documenting pertinent information in phone calls, chats, and all e-mails into the student information system. Work as part of a team in order to guide students in all aspects of their administrative experience. Have working knowledge of administrative processes from a student perspective, i.e. how to apply for financial aid, how to make payment, how to register for classes etc. Responsible for providing feedback to leadership, regarding new trends or escalated concerns. Receives documents required for financial aid, registration, student accounts, housing and verifies the completeness of documents. Assist in specific focus areas as assigned. Tasks could include; processing add/drop forms, address changes, processing payments received, and processing financial aid documents received. Other duties as assigned

STANDARD EXPECTATIONS:

  • Team and Interpersonal Skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and senior staff.
  • Service Orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, treat students and other employees in such a way that they feel well served by a professional representative of the BAC.
  • 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.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

EDUCATIONAL CRITERIA: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2 years of experience in customer service or hospitality preferred.
  • Preferred prior experience in a call center; and/or prior experience working in one (1) or more of the following areas in a college or university setting: information technology, online learning, financial aid, student registration office, student complaints, student accounts, and admissions.

FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Computer literate, including effective use of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent communication and consultative skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability and willingness to support collaborative efforts.
  • Be committed to the mission of the BAC and carry out the highest quality of service to BAC constituencies.

WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Provide in-person coverage up to 3 days a week.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours in accordance with the academic season.


The BAC is committed to developing a diverse and talented team. People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. If you are excited about this role but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to apply.

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) initiative is designed to provide eligible students with part-time employment. Participating students benefit by enhancing their resumes, obtaining references, fostering connections within BAC’s community, and earning additional funds to cover expenses while pursuing their education.

Adjunct Faculty

The BAC hires part-time adjunct instructors on a rolling basis. Instructors are expected to have completed graduate degrees in their fields. Qualified applicants should email their resume or CV and a letter of interest to teaching@the-bac.edu.

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 Development, human.resources@the-bac.edu.

Standard Professionalism

  • Team and Interpersonal Skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and senior staff.
  • Service Orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, treat students and other employees in such a way that they feel well served by a professional representative of the BAC.
  • 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.