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Associate Director of Stewardship

Bard College at Simon’s Rock seeks a passionate, driven, and detail-oriented individual to join its Office of Institutional Advancement.

Reporting to the director of institutional advancement, the associate director of stewardship is responsible for designing, implementing, and coordinating an institution-wide comprehensive stewardship system that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with, and recognition of, donors at all levels. The successful candidate will support all stewardship activities of the advancement office by assisting staff in establishing, coordinating, and executing individualized stewardship plans for donors that enhance their relationship with Simon’s Rock and encourage continued philanthropic support. This position plays a critical role in the success of the institution's overall fundraising activities. We seek community-minded, team-oriented individuals, who have experience working with diverse constituents and colleagues.


  • Oversee projects related to celebrating, retaining, and promoting donors
  • Manage the Annual Fund Scholars program
  • Coordinate strategic contact between students and scholarship donors
  • Cultivate a culture of generosity on campus
  • Collaborate with colleagues on events relating to donor recognition
  • Establish and maintain systems for record keeping and tracking of stewardship activities
  • Support events and activities of the Office of Institutional Advancement


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Clear, concise, and compelling verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfort interacting with innovative thinkers and high net worth individuals
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Preferred candidates will have one to two years of experience in a mission-driven organization
  • Experience in development, stewardship, advancement services, or related field is preferred
  • Proficiency in prioritizing and managing multiple concurrent projects
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office suite or similar
  • Experience with Banner, or similar constituent database system
  • Facility with mobile and digital technology, including social media
  • Comfort with both planning and improvisation, and playing multiple roles on a small team, is necessary
  • Commitment to data-entry and record-keeping as a cornerstone to delivering data-driven results



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 with “Associate Director, Stewardship” 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.