Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock, a two-year high school program for 9th and 10th graders on the path to starting college early, seeks an area coordinator to support our rapid growth into our fifth year.
This is a unique opportunity to help define a residential program and to work directly with students in a vibrant intellectual boarding community. We strive to do so in an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives are valued. Our 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 City and Boston, the Berkshires is a site of great natural beauty and numerous outdoor activities, as well as a cultural destination.
The area coordinator, reporting to the dean of students, will work in conjunction with Academy residence directors (RDs) to oversee the Academy residential program, providing students with emotional and academic support, guidance and direction as they transition into high school and prepare academically and socially for life on a college campus. Each staff member is expected to work both independently and collaboratively as part of the team. Specific tasks include:
We seek community-minded, team-oriented individuals to help develop and foster an inclusive and welcoming campus climate that allows young students to flourish. Applicants must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, organized, and demonstrate good judgment. Applicants should also be responsible, outgoing, and solution-oriented. Successful applicants should expect to be active participants in the community.
This is a full-time, 12-month, live-in position, with significant evening and weekend work. Compensation includes salary, an on-campus apartment, meal plan when the Dining Hall is open, and a comprehensive employee benefit package. A bachelor’s degree and 3–4 years of experience as a Residence Hall Director/in residence life are required to be considered for this position. Candidates with this level of experience in a boarding school setting will be given preference.
Research suggests that women and people of color may not apply for positions when they feel they do not meet all of the qualifications or have experience with each of the responsibilities. If you feel as if you do not meet the qualifications or have experience with the responsibilities listed, please contact us!
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and fingerprinting. Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE
Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to Michelle Spaulding, Interim Dean of Students via email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.