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Advancement Services Manager

Bard College at Simon’s Rock, the nation’s first and only private early college, located in bucolic southern Berkshire County and serving 450 young scholars annually, is seeking an advancement services manager to provide crucial support and strategic insight as the college moves towards an endowment campaign. Simon’s Rock is committed to lived values of inclusion and equity in a student-centered environment and across the institution. The advancement services manager will be responsible for inter- and intra-departmental relationships that improve, maintain, and ensure data integrity while helping to refine department operations. Additionally, the advancement services manager will be central to event planning both on and off campus for purposes of stewardship and cultivation. This person will also fulfill other departmental functions as needed.

Reporting to the director of institutional advancement, the advancement services manager will provide support for reporting to the board of overseers and help to identify constituent capacity for major gifts and principal gifts. The advancement services manager will utilize data to identify giving trends and strategic opportunities. This person will be expected to serve in an external-facing capacity as liaison to current donors and families as well as new institutional partners and families. The advancement services manager will demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion.

Required skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps
  • High aptitude for learning new technologies and technological troubleshooting
  • Deep understanding of CRM and database management. Experience with Banner and Evertrue a plus.
  • Ability to leverage high standards for information integrity and employ an ethical approach to handling of sensitive and confidential data
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues
  • Event production experience
  • Project management experience

Preferred experience

  • Minimum 4 years experience in advancement, particularly in data services
  • Frontline fundraising and partnership management
  • Familiarity with business and philanthropic context of Berkshire County


All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time, 12-month position. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Please send a letter of interest and résumé to Cathryn Harding ( with “Advancement Services Manager” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.


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 over 50 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. Four years ago, Simon’s Rock opened Bard Academy at Simon's Rock, a two-year high school program for 9th- and 10th-graders on the path to starting college early.

The campus is located on 275 rolling and wooded acres in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the center of the Berkshires and, according to Smithsonian Magazine, “the best small town in America.” Equidistant between New York and Boston, the Berkshires is a site of great natural beauty and numerous outdoor activities, as well as a cultural destination.

Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Bard Academy are equal opportunity employers and we encourage applications from those who contribute to our diversity, as the values of equity and inclusion are core to our institutional mission. AA/EOE.