The Assistant/Associate Director provides leadership and direction in the development and oversight of an office that aims to recruit and retain high-achieving, low-income students, through several different public and private scholarship programs. The Office of Equity & Inclusion (OEI) serves over 100 students, many of whom are first-generation, and/or students of color.
Specifically, the position requires the ability to manage time, multi-task, and function successfully with little supervision. It includes providing pre-college awareness and assistance to participants and their families at target schools and their communities through the admissions process; training and supervising student staff; overseeing the Peer Mentor Program as well as small group advising (Mentor Network) and other events during the summer program and school year. The position requires detailed documentation of participants' eligibility and services, as well as maintaining administrative and participants' files.
Close collaboration is expected with other OEI staff and offices and programs across the college; including the Bard Learning Commons, Academic Advising, the Dean of Student Affairs Office, Health and Counseling Services, and the Office of Residence Life and Housing. This is a full-time, 12-month position in Student Academic Affairs.
Key Responsibilities: ● Participation in the recruitment and admission of new students ● Assisting in the planning and implementation of a pre-matriculation summer orientation program ● Working individually with students in an advisory capacity ● Consulting and collaborating with appropriate members of the College community to develop academic and other support services for students ● Administration of program functions, budgets, and reports for the Posse Foundation and for New York State
Experience advising students and working with faculty to develop and provide support services
Minimum of 1-3 years related college or university experience
Detail-oriented, organized, and have excellent personal, oral and written communication skills; knowledge of computer software applications
The successful candidate will have 3-5 years' experience working in a college setting
Master's Degree in Education, Psychology, or a related field is preferred
Strong interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, written, and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a range of individuals across the college
Knowledge of small, liberal arts institutions preferred,
Proven ability to provide training to students, faculty, and staff
Ability to build relationships with and support a student body that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion
In your cover letter, please address how you view accessibility as part of a broader commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
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