The Office of Admission at Bard Academy and Bard College at Simon’s Rock seeks a motivated, conscientious, and dedicated professional to work with our passionate prospective students and families. In partnership with admission team members, the admission counselor plays an integral role in meeting enrollment goals for both Bard Academy and Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the only four-year college in the United States specifically designed to allow highly motivated adolescents to fully realize their intellectual and creative potential by beginning college immediately after the 10th or 11th grade. For nearly 60 years, Simon’s Rock has occupied a unique space in the educational landscape, practicing the simple yet radical idea that many students are ready for college before the age of 18. We strive to do so in an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives are valued. Six years ago, Simon’s Rock opened Bard Academy at Simon's Rock, a two-year high school for 9th- and 10th-graders on the path to starting college early. The campus is located on 275 acres in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, a hub of the Berkshires and, according to Smithsonian Magazine, “the best small town in America.” Equidistant between New York and Boston, the Berkshires are a site of great natural beauty and numerous outdoor activities, as well as a cultural destination.
On-Campus and Online Recruitment
Travel & Outreach
Professional Development & Committee Representation
The successful candidate must be energetic, creative, organized, flexible, and open-minded, must demonstrate independent initiative and also work very well as part of a team, and must possess outstanding strategic thinking, problem-solving, communication, interpersonal and public speaking skills. Candidates must be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, and be willing to travel. A bachelor’s degree and driver’s license are required. Admission experience in a liberal arts college or independent secondary school environment is preferred.
This is a full-time position with benefits. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. COVID-19 vaccination with booster(s) or approved exemption is required as a condition of employment at Simon’s Rock. Bard College and Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock are equal opportunity employers, and we encourage applications from candidates of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, and socioeconomic levels as the values of equity and inclusion are core to our institutional mission. AA/EOE.
To Apply: All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references. Submit your files to interfolio.com at apply.interfolio.com/116451. No phone calls, please. Position open until filled.