Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion Programs
Internal Number: 108209
The Office of Inclusive Excellence at Bard College is seeing a visionary and creative Assistant Director to help lead its Equity & Inclusion programs. Bard College is a founding member of the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). HEOP is central to the college's ongoing commitment to ensuring that a Bard education remains accessible, regardless of socioeconomic status. Over the last ten years, the program has grown to support the development and academic success of students coming to Bard on a variety of equity-related scholarships such as the Early College Opportunity Scholarship and the Posse Scholarship (Atlanta & Puerto Rico).
The successful candidate will provide innovative leadership for the continued development of the access and equity programs at the college. 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. 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.
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
Supervision of the OEI Mentor Program
Supervise Kappa House student staff
Support the Passion to Persist Stem Program
Work with campus partners to host workshops (academic/social/personal)
Experience advising students and working with faculty to develop and provide support
A 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
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a range of individuals across the
college; proven ability to provide training to students, faculty, and staff
Knowledge of small, liberal arts institutions preferred
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
In your cover letter, please address how you view access to education as part of a broader commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
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.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.