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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.

Open Positions

POSITION SUMMARY:

The position of Academic Advisor is a full-time position of 40 hours per week and provides advisement on the policies and procedures of the degree programs, with primary attention to the academic curriculum.

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1.  General Advising

  • Advise a caseload of up to 250 students across bachelor and master degree programs, including online architecture
  • Address school, work, and home/family life issues that may impact student success 
  • Assess student needs and make referrals to other BAC resources, as needed
  • Provide guidance to students on the policies and procedures of the institution, as outlined in the BAC Catalog
  • Clearly document meetings, maintain records, and abide by confidentiality standards in compliance with FERPA regulations
  • Attend bi-weekly Student Support Committee Meetings
  • Reach out and counsel students who receive Academic Warnings
  • Conduct Academic Clearances for Portfolio Review eligibility

2.  Course Sequencing

  • Assist students in selecting appropriate courses based on their individual curriculum
  • Counsel students on appropriateness of add, drop, and withdrawal decisions

3.  Case Management of Students on Probation

  • Complete Contract for Educational Progress (CEP) with each student on probation
  • Conduct follow-up meetings as required by CEP
  • Track probation students to report outcomes each semester.

 EDUCATIONAL CRITERIA:

  • Earned bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prior experience in higher education, preferred. Those with experience or interest in disability services are strongly encouraged to apply.

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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.

The Boston Architectural College offers excellence in design education emerging from practice and accessible to diverse communities. It’s an exciting time to join the BAC as we evolve our mission to envision our global future.

The Office of Academic Affairs seeks a mission-oriented colleague to join our team in the role of Academic Affairs Coordinator.

POSITION SUMMARY:

As a member of the Academic Affairs team, the coordinator supports functions and collaborative relationships within Academic Affairs and across departments to maximize division functionality and efficiency in areas including faculty and instructional hiring and records; day-to-day administration; providing information support to faculty, staff and students; and supporting Academic Affairs events and initiatives. This critical role supports the completion of more complex organizational projects and goals for Academic Affairs, with emphasis on strategic initiatives including academic excellence and operational excellence.

This role is a regular, full-time opportunity with an expectation that the coordinator works on-campus Monday through Thursday until 7:30 pm.

To apply, please include a cover letter detailing your interest in the Academic Affairs Coordinator position along with a resume highlighting relevant experience and education.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated Skills:
    • Ability to create, manipulate, and query spreadsheets
    • Ability to learn and effectively use data management systems
    • Strong written and oral communication skills (with added visual/graphic sensibility preferred)
    • Ability to work with confidential information and use judgment and discretion.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Higher education experience preferred

If you are a team- and service-oriented professional with the ability to establish positive working relationships across faculty, students, leadership and staff, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to join the BAC team.

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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 position Coordinator of the Office of Student Life and Housing is a full time exempt position of 40 hours per week providing support for the Office of Student Life (OSL Hours are flexible, and include some evening and weekend hours corresponding to events). This position reports to the Dean of Students. This position has responsibilities in three main areas: coordination of housing, publicity of student events, project/event coordination, and administrative support for various projects.

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The BAC Office of Student Life is a small, but comprehensive department developing student leadership and engaging the student body of about 700 with co/extracurricular activities and events. Also, The BAC has some housing resources including an off campus housing website and a designated residence hall at a nearby college. Systems are in place to manage these, but experience or interest in student housing would be useful in the position. The position is ideal for an entry level professional with an interest in many facets of student life.

  • Create a welcoming visible presence for the department. Serve as point of contact for faculty, staff, and students on email, on the telephone, and in person. Answer inquiries
  • Promote community events, both off campus and on, through The Student Life Blog, a weekly emailed all-student newsletter, BAC social media, BAC website, and BAC plasma screen.
  • Coordinate the promotion of a full calendar of campus events through several other social media channels at the BAC, innovative and traditional printed media, and other forms of appropriate communication to the campus community
  • Coordinate, in conjunction with student leaders and the Office of Student Life all aspects of student extracurricular events and traditions such as New Student Orientation (NSO) social events, First Fridays, Midterm Madness, Food for Finals, and other Student Organizations initiatives
  • Duties include facilitation, coordinating logistics by booking rooms, purchasing food, advertising, and other duties as necessary following BAC procedures
  • Provide day-of support for campus-wide events and traditions, especially First Fridays, Food for Finals, and Commencement
  • Collaborate with students and OSL staff on departmental initiatives and projects
  • Assist students in the navigation of departments and available BAC resources, such as Advising, the Learning Center, and Practice
  • Update student life blog as needed, working in coordination with work study students, and graduate assistant
  • Update department web pages on the BAC website
  • Coordinate locker assignments and cleanouts (basement of 320 Newbury St.)
  • Coordinate Semester Discount T Pass Program for the student body
  • Coordinate all elections for student organizations
  • Order items for Office of Student Life (Sketchbooks for NSO, giveaway items, etc)
  • Help to maintain and expand the BAC’s student housing resources
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students

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:

Federal Work-Study Positions

EDUCATIONAL CRITERIA:

Earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, required. Masters Degree in higher education or related field, preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

2-5 years experience in a related nonprofit professional setting with direct experience in Student Affairs or Student Activities such as advising, mentoring, and programming with students in a college setting preferred.

  • Working knowledge of office systems including Microsoft Windows
  • Strong Excel and Word processing skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and requests; flexible and able to determine priorities
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent customer service skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work evenings upon request

APPLY HERE


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 BAC is seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, analytical, and energetic individual to serve as the Development and Special Events Associate, supporting the meaningful work being done in philanthropy and alumni relations at Boston Architectural College (BAC). The Associate will be a critical member of the BAC’s Institutional Advancement team, working alongside college leadership and external constituents to develop, support, and execute initiatives that will enhance giving and engagement at the College.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Annual Giving & Engagement, the Associate will often serve as a primary point of contact with various executive level alumni volunteer leaders, and they must be able to represent the BAC in a professional, enthusiastic manner with excellent customer service. This position requires strong interpersonal and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to take initiative; manage multiple projects simultaneously; and complete discretion regarding the handling and storing of confidential data.

This position is eligible to be hybrid with the expectation of working onsite at BAC’s Newbury Street, Boston office 1-2 days/week.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate logistics pertaining to alumni, donor-centric, and other special events including design, contract, venue, and/or platform selection, scripts, budgets, production schedules, vendors, broadcasts, communication plans, committees, fundraising support, on-site execution, and post-event analysis. Examples of current flagship events include BAC Talks, BAC Alumni Awards, and Giving Tuesday.
  • Act as a continuous resource for event stakeholders throughout the planning process via monthly meetings, email, phone call, Zoom, and other communication
  • Develop new and existing relationships with vendors, including researching and securing new partners to grow BAC’s portfolio of event vendor support
  • Help prepare for and staff Alumni Advisory Council meetings, donor visits, and campus gatherings
  • Coordinate a heavy volume of donor and alumni communications, including stewardship communications, event invitations, gift announcements, alumni newsletters, and news and social media stories
  • Help advance the BAC’s overall engagement and donor acquisition, retention, and stewardship through new and innovative ideas in collaboration with the Institutional Advancement team.
  • Help shape and coordinate the BAC’s annual calendar of fundraising events and campaigns
  • Develop and maintain strong working & communication relationships with other departments within the BAC, particularly those that have a direct impact on alumni and donor events
  • Support the continuous maintenance of the CRM system by collaborating with colleagues across campus to obtain new and accurate information for BAC students, alumni, and donors. Support the drafting and recording of donor-related activity in CRM.
  • Responsible for supporting other special projects as needed

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred and at least three years of experience working in a nonprofit environment is required; preferably in higher education fundraising.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with leadership, faculty, prospects, donors, volunteers, and other key stakeholders in a variety of roles; represents the Office of Institutional Advancement with professionalism.
  • Must be able to manage multiple key projects at once with ease and efficiency.
  • Proven ability to conduct research, gather data, analyze information, and prepare effective, accurate and timely reports and other documents to support development objectives. Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and prioritize tasks under pressure.
  • A high degree of attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • Highly collaborative in approach.
  • Positive energy, team orientated, and “can do” attitude.
  • Must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or similar data CRM software
  • Strong understanding of email marketing software systems such as Campaign Monitor, Pardot, and Emma.

APPLY HERE


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) recently celebrated its 132nd year as a design school with a mission to provide excellence in design education emerging from practice and accessible to diverse communities. The BAC’s bold new strategic plan, BAC to the Future 2020-2025, focuses on transforming and expanding future-oriented design programs to serve a greater number and diversity of students in the US and worldwide. The institution is committed to providing an integrated and exemplary experience for its students, ensuring their success, and empowering them to actualize their potential as designers of the built environment responding to climate change.

The BAC’s School of Landscape Architecture is pleased to solicit applications for two full-time faculty positions. Consideration of candidates begins immediately, with a desired start date of July 2022.

The School of Landscape Architecture offers Bachelor (BLA) and Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degrees accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB). The program has a deep focus on urban landscapes and climate response applications and through advanced and international design studios leads explorations of wicked problems to address environmental and social dilemmas across multiple scales. The program promotes diverse voices and cultures in the formulation of design values and raises the awareness of design agency in service of communities worldwide. Landscape architecture students engage in interdisciplinary inquiry and benefit from professional practice requirements and applied research opportunities throughout the program.

We seek candidates with a strong desire to become part of the BAC community and who wish to contribute to a distinctive discourse (scholarly, creative, professional) that supports their development as design educators. We invite applicants who can teach graduate and undergraduate students, who seek to develop their teaching for student learning; who collaborate on school initiatives; who understand and embrace assessment practices and will participate in LAAB and regional accreditation preparations; and who engage in service to support the school and the institution. We welcome colleagues who enjoy collaborative work as well as individual pursuits, and who are able to understand a problem and move its resolution forward. We seek candidates who wish to work with the dean and faculty collaboratively to implement and grow the school’s long-range plan in support of student success. All landscape architecture faculty practice and teach a commitment to addressing climate change through design of the built environment.

Specific Areas of Interest to the School:

  • Natural Systems and Climate Science (prevention, resilience, and adaptation)
  • Social and Environmental Justice
  • Modeling/Simulation
  • Strong designers who are able to create and develop meaningful graphic and digital representations associated with program analytics and outreach, expertise with digital modeling and landscape representation and performance, and geospatial design, are a plus.
  • Special interest in candidates who can take responsibility for graduate thesis and undergraduate degree project, including student research and preparation
  • Special interest in candidates who actively work with communities and build partnerships and collaborations beyond the institution in support of the school’s (and institution’s) growth.

QUALIFICATIONS AND APPLYING

Required Qualifications include:

  • A master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from a LAAB-accredited program
  • Prior higher education teaching experience in landscape architecture or related field

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • A combined background in landscape architecture academic teaching and professional practice
  • Experience with LAAB accreditation processes

To Apply:

  • Letter of interest and intent
  • Curriculum vitae that includes academic and professional experience
  • A Student Success Statement that combines the candidate’s teaching philosophy and demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through contributions to teaching, scholarship, and/or service. (2 pages maximum.)
  • Combined portfolio to include teaching and professional work, as applicable. (20 pages maximum; link or pdf – no hard copies)
  • Names and contact information for three references

All application materials should be submitted online.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications by April 18.

The BAC is committed to developing a diverse and talented academic community. People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, LGBTQ, and Hispanic/Latinx candidates are encouraged to apply.

APPLY HERE


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 position of International Student Advisor is a full-time exempt position of 40 hours per week reporting to the Director of International Student Services. This role will focus on serving international students on campus and abroad through their study at the BAC focusing on immigration advising, community building and acculturation support.

The BAC welcomes international students from over forty countries, and the international student population makes up over 25% of the total on-site student population. The Office of International Student Services supports international students from their initial arrival to Boston and up to three years post-graduation.

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Student Advising & SEVIS reporting

  • Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO). Provide accurate immigration information to international students, monitor, and track student enrollment, and immigration status
  • Maintain students’ SEVIS records and files and issue new/updated forms I-20 as needed
  • Process routine student requests, such as CPT, OPT, RCL, Program Extensions, etc.
  • Assist with immigration presentations throughout the academic year
  • Stay abreast of US federal regulations affecting international students to ensure student compliance with DHS and DOS regulations
  • Communicate complex immigration regulations to campus partners
  • Work closely with other departments on campus, including Admissions, Academic Advising, Registrar, and others to ensure the needs of international students are met
  • Contribute to the development of policies, procedures and projects that support the integration, acculturation, engagement, and retention of international student population

International Student Programming/Community Building

  • Assist in the design and implementation of the New International Student Orientation Program
  • Participate in organizing and programming the annual International Education Week for the international student population and the BAC community
  • Create co-curricular opportunities for all international student involvement as well as assist in programming to integrate international students into campus and community life
  • Support and advise international students on cross-cultural adjustment and personal issues related to living and studying in a new environment
  • Refer international students to appropriate offices as needed for a variety of academic and personal matters
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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.

EDUCATIONAL CRITERIA:

Earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • US citizenship or lawful permanent residency are required in order to be a DSO
  • One to three years of prior professional experience preferred
  • Prior experience working in an international office of a higher education institution preferred
  • Some knowledge of or training in international student advising (F-1 classification) plus a strong customer service background is preferred
  • Must be detail-oriented, have excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and multi-task in a demanding work environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment, discretion, and patience
  • Be familiar with and comfortable working with computer database systems and PC-based network environment
  • Experience living, working, or studying abroad is strongly preferred.

APPLY HERE


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:

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor the Maintenance Worker is responsible for providing support to the Facilities department in a variety of ways.

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform general maintenance duties, such as but not limited to:
    • Light cleaning
    • Paint
    • Clean exterior areas of campus buildings
    • Move furniture
    • Set up areas for scheduled events
    • Trash/recycle removal, as needed
  • Perform miscellaneous building repairs
  • Provide backup to security staff, as needed
  • Assist with snow removal, as needed
  • Assist supervisor and co-workers, as needed
  • Other duties and projects, as requested

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.

This position requires a uniform shirt to be always worn and anti-slip footwear. A neat appearance is required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

EDUCATIONAL CRITERIA:

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • A minimum of three (3) years in building maintenance, preferably in a higher education environment
  • Must be able to speak and write clearly and understand spoken/written communication
  • Must be able to comprehend and implement directions
    Must be able to work in a team and individual settings
  • Must be able to lift at least 50lbs
  • Ability to read and understand all types of building plans
  • Familiarity with basic computer operations, especially Microsoft applications
  • Authorize a background check prior to employment

WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to work Sunday 8am-4pm, Monday to Thursday 11am to 7pm; there may be occasions for schedule to be adjusted as needed
  • Available on-call for campus emergencies

APPLY HERE


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.

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.