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.
BAC Open Positions
The College is currently seeking candidates for the positions of: Computing Assistant; Coordinator of Education; Director, Master of Architecture, Distance Track; Director of Sustainable Design; Executive Assistant to the President; Human Resources Coordinator; International Student Enrollment Counselor; Lead Computing Assistant
The Computing Assistant position is a part-time position (15–30 hrs/week) that provides technical computing support for staff, students, and faculty. Responsibilities include provide Tier 1 help desk support for a variety of calls from students, faculty, and staff, ensure the proper operation of lab computer and peripheral equipment, maintain computing environment which includes repairing hardware, installing and troubleshooting software, check out lab equipment, track all cases through ticketing system, and other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements: Help desk experience in a Windows environment, commitment to customer service, some moderate lifting (up to 40 lbs.) is required, well-organized, strong communication skills, both oral and written, excellent interpersonal skills, ability and willingness to work evening and weekend hours, and ability to be on time and accountable.
Submit Resume and Cover Letter as one document for Computing Assistant
Coordinator of Education
The position of Coordinator of Education is a full-time exempt position of 40 hours per week. This position reports to the Executive Assistant to the Provost. The primary responsibility of this position will be to the Education Department. Direct support will be given to the Dean of Landscape Architecture and the Dean of Graduate Studies/Associate Provost.
Qualifications and Requirements: Good organizational, time management, customer service, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work accurately and meet deadlines with frequent interruptions; can multitask and perform under pressure; superb writing and communication skills; excellent editing and formatting skills; ability to work well independently as well as part of a team; ability to work effectively as a member of team and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with diverse groups of faculty, staff, students and the public; personable; friendly; knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign is a plus; proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook; good working knowledge of Excel; ability to work a variable schedule on occasion, including late evenings and/or weekends; and Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.
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Director, Master of Architecture, Distance Track
The Director, Master of Architecture, Distance Track is a full-time exempt position that has overall responsibility for program enrollments, program quality, curricular initiatives and assessment, student satisfaction, and financial management. This position reports to the Dean and Faculty, School of Architecture. The candidate should hold a Master of Architecture and be an architect with teaching experience at the graduate level. The individual must be familiar with innovative ways of integrating online educational technology in order to effectively work with faculty and students and keep the program quality paramount. The Director must work collaboratively with key departments and be able to hold confidences. The individual needs strong team and interpersonal abilities as well as an attention to detail and implementation.
Qualifications and Requirements: Master of Architecture, background in design education at a graduate level and architectural practice, ability to recruit and develop an adjunct faculty of educators and practicing professionals, dedication to proactive student support, ability to provide strong administrative direction for the department, and must be able to work selected evenings.
Submit Resume and Cover Letter as one document for Director, Master of Architecture, Distance Track
Director of Sustainable Design
The Director of Sustainable Design is a full-time exempt position providing direction of the BAC's Bachelor and Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design and Sustainable Design Institute programs and leadership of sustainable design education across the institution. Responsibilities include, among others, program leadership and management, program oversight, student support, curriculum review, program promotion, establishing relationships with key departments at the college, research, teaching, training, advising, practice, and other duties as assigned. This position reports to the Dean of the School of Design Studies.
Qualifications and Requirements: Master's degree, preferably in sustainable design or a closely related field, or equivalent practical experience in sustainable design or a closely related field. Demonstrated expertise in sustainable design and the implementation of sustainable design practices. Must be able to work evenings and weekends when required, and must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities.
Preferred: Experience in teaching or administration of sustainable design education programs within higher education is preferred.
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Executive Assistant to the President
The position of Executive Assistant to the President of the Boston Architectural College is a full-time, exempt position of 40 hours per week providing direct assistance and reporting to the President. This individual is responsible for representing the Office of the President internally and externally; organizing the President's schedule, correspondence, and travel arrangements; managing the daily operations and finances of the Office; assisting the President with meeting preparations and meeting minutes; and participating in any College-wide efforts such as accreditations, audits, fundraising events, etc. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees and senior leadership team and oversees special projects. Includes other duties as assigned by the President. The position may require some evening and/or weekend hours. The ideal candidate for this position should be very punctual, organized, detail-oriented, flexible, and should have a "can do" attitude.
I. Responsibilities and Duties
Representing the Office of the President
- Greets and directs visitors, answers phone calls, keeps the President's office space neat and organized
- Keeps a well-organized and systematized database of records
- Accompanies the President to meetings as requested
- Answers President's phone, checks voice messages, makes calls as directed
- Manages President's email correspondence
Schedule and Travel
- Maintains daily calendar; flags deadlines
- Arranges meetings as requested
- Arranges schedule to accommodate travel arrangements
- Arranges hotels, flights, rentals and registrations
- Creates and maintains easily accessible database of contacts for the President
- Manages President's expense reports, credit card, and reimbursements
- Collaborates with other departments to ensure the smooth operations of the President's office
- Serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees and senior leadership team
- Oversees special projects
- Keeps track of President's professional registrations and license renewals
- Attends once a month All Staff meetings, as well as other internal meetings as directed
- Handles confidential information with poise, tact and diplomacy
- Organizes and coordinate events sponsored by the President
II. 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 to maintain the confidentiality of prospective/student and faculty records, as well as the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.
- Bachelor's degree required
- Must have at least two years of experience as an Executive Assistant or experience working with high level professionals
- Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to interact with diverse groups of people
- High proficiency writing and editing skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms
- Ability to work well independently, as well as collaboratively, to take initiative, and to maintain collegiality and productivity under pressure
- Maintains personal composure in stressful situations, handling multiple demands and demonstrating flexibility in adapting to changing conditions
- Ability to work some evening and weekend hours
- Must be able to work some evenings or weekends
- Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication.
- Must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities.
Directions to Apply
Interested Candidates should submit a resume and a one page cover letter in pdf format (must be uploaded in one document). Please answer the following 3 questions in the cover letter:
1. Why do you think you are the right person for this job?
2. What excites you about working at the Boston Architectural College?
3. What would be the perfect setting for you?
Human Resources Coordinator
The position of Human Resources Coordinator is a full-time, exempt position of 40 hours per week providing administrative support to the Human Resources Department. Specific duties include recruitment and resume tracking using ADP; reconciling monthly benefit invoices; processing payroll data; and maintaining HR information on BAC internal and external websites. This position reports to the Human Resources Director.
Qualifications and Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience, at least two years of work experience in human resources or related field, familiarity with office systems, word processing, strong Excel database skills required, detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks, familiarity with application of employment laws including FMLA and ADA.
Please submit Resume & Cover Letter for Human Resources Coordinator
International Student Enrollment Counselor
The position of International Student Enrollment Counselor is a full-time position of 40 hours per week. The International Student Enrollment Counselor participates in all aspects of the recruitment, admission process, and achievement of institutional goals for enrollment of new international students. This position reports to the Associate Director of Admissions.
Qualifications and Requirements: Bachelor's degree required, previous admissions experience preferred, previous experience working with international students preferred, knowledge of customer relations management systems preferred, excellent interpersonal, administrative, organizational, leadership, and communication skills, travel in fall and spring, and some evening and weekend work is required.
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Lead Computing Assistant
The Lead Computing Assistant (LCA) is a full-time, non-exempt, position of 40 hours per week that provides technical support within the Technology Services Department, specifically the Computer Labs. The LCA is responsible for the Computing Assistant (CA) duties such as assisting students and faculty in the use of the computers and associated peripherals within the Computer Labs. The LCA also staffs the help desk, assists with staff computing problems, and assists the Coordinator of IT Operations in the management and training of the CAs. This position reports to the Manager of IT Operations. This position will be required to work evenings, either 2:30-10:30 Monday–Friday or 12:30-10:30 Monday–Thursday.
I. Responsibilities and Duties
- Ensure the proper operation of the equipment and services in the Computer Labs
- Install software as needed
- Track inventory (make reservations)
- Answer help desk phone calls
- Manage and distribute work orders (create, assign, resolve, and close)
- General computer support: assist with malfunctioning equipment and/or software
- Other tasks as assigned
Assist Coordinator of IT Operations
- Assist in the management and training of the CAs
- Assist in the inventory and maintaining of media equipment
- Help in strategic planning of help desk
- Other responsibilities and/or tasks assigned
II. 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: 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.
D. Responsibility: A high degree of personal responsibility and the ability to follow through to the completion of a project is paramount in this position.
- General interest and familiarity with computers
- A successful LCA will show a 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
- 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
- Required to work evening and weekend hours
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.