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Posted: 05/12/2011

Employer
Boston Arhitectural College
Design Studies

The Boston Architectural College is a dynamic institution on the leading edge of design education. Located in the heart of Bostonís historic Back Bay, the BAC is an independent, accredited college of spatial design, founded in 1889. With over 1200 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 is recognized by DesignIntelligence as providing World-class Programs with High Distinction. BAC 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 BACís central location and its strong links with the design community make it a strategic educational center for the discussion of design issues.


Position
Director of Historic Preservation Studies
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Boston, MA
Details
 

The position of Director of Historic Preservation Studies is an exempt position of 32 hours per week, providing direction of the BAC's Bachelor of Design Studies and Master of Design Studies programs in Historic Preservation and leadership of preservation education across the institution. This position reports to the Head, School of Design Studies.

I. Responsibilities

A. MDS Historic Preservation

1. Program oversight; overall responsibility for program enrollments, program quality, curricular initiatives and assessment, student satisfaction, and financial management of the MDS in Historic Preservation.

2. Program promotion; Support the Admissions department in developing and implementing promotional efforts for the MDS HP including attending conferences and trade shows, mounting advertising campaigns online and in print, maintenance of the program website, promoting through social media, advising potential students, and developing program printed materials.

3. Student support; support MDS HP students through the various checkpoints for progress through the program, including: for all first semester students, support the Admissions Department in tracking registration checkpoints for each student. For all returning and new students, with support of the program Coordinator, track registration checkpoints for each student; track academic checkpoints for each student; manage all student communications with support from the program coordinator; manage the program's academic probation system, including identifying students at academic risk and providing support to them as appropriate.

4. Faculty; hiring, support and evaluation of all faculty within the MDS HP program; mail and email communication with faculty.

5. In-Boston intensives; with support of the program coordinator, plan and implement intensives within the program.

B. BDS Historic Preservation major

1. Program oversight; overall responsibility for program enrollments, program quality, curricular initiatives and assessment, student satisfaction.

2. Program promotion; Support the Admissions department in developing and implementing promotional efforts for the BDS HP including attending conferences and trade shows, mounting advertising campaigns online and in print, maintenance of the program website, promoting through social media, advising potential students, and developing program printed materials.

3. Student support; support BDS HP students through the various checkpoints for progress through the major in HP; support the Practice Department in advising students on career paths in the preservation field; communications with students concerning the major in historic preservation.

4. Faculty; hiring, support and evaluation of all faculty within the BDS HP program; mail and email communication with faculty.

C. Provide vision and leadership for preservation studies at the BAC, including

1. Convening Preservation Advisory Council

2. Convening preservation faculty meetings

3. Support of preservation employment outreach by the Practice Department

4. Representation of the needs of preservation education within college faculty and staff bodies such as Education Directors and President's Council

5. Creation of preservation-oriented activities at the BAC such as travel opportunities, lectures, conferences, and student groups

D. Relationships with key departments

1. Maintain collegial relationships with other departments, including architecture, library, practice, computing, registrar, bursar, financial aid, continuing education, facilities, and operations. Relations with these other departments should 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 preservation program.

E. Some research, teaching, or practice is possible within this position with approval of the position's supervisor, but the first priority is the work of coordination, hiring, developing (collaboratively) a vision for the school and the programs.

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. Everyone should be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and that 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 feel valued and well served by you as a representative of the BAC.

Confidentiality and discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of BAC records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged information.

III. Qualifications

Master's degree in preservation or related field required. Experience in teaching or administration of preservation education programs with higher education is preferred.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Interested individuals should include a cover letter with their resume to be submitted online at https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=594381. Only one document may be uploaded, but it is acceptable to combine the cover letter and CV into one document. It is also acceptable to paste the contents of one document or both documents into the text box provided.
Molly Peckham
Phone: (617) 585-7387
ADDRESS
320 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115

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