Boston Architectural College

320 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
November 07, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Coordinator of Student Life & Housing


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.


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.

o Duties include, facilitation, coordinating logistics by booking rooms, purchasing food, advertising, and other duties as necessary following BAC procedures;

o 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 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


EDUCATIONAL criteria: Earned Bachelor 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 by:
January 01, 2019
About this Organization:
The Boston Architectural College is a dynamic institution on the leading edge of design education. Located in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay, the BAC is an independent, accredited college of spatial design, founded in 1889. With over 800 degree program students, the BAC offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Design Studies. The BAC stresses excellence in practice-based professional education, and accessibility to the design professions. The BAC has been recognized by DesignIntelligence as providing World-class Programs with High Distinction. BAC Professional & Continuing Education offers classes and certificate programs for design professionals and for those who wish to explore design, renew skills or increase expertise. The Landscape Institute continues its celebrated tradition at the BAC offering in-depth study of horticulture, landscape design, history and preservation. The BAC’s central location and its strong links with the design community make it a strategic educational center for the discussion of design issues.