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.
Five 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 are 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.
Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Bard Academy invites applications for who will join the Office of Student Life as a Community Director beginning August 2021. The primary responsibility of the Community Director is to ensure that students have a safe and emotionally secure living environment which supports the educational goals of Simon’s Rock. Each staff member is expected to work both independently and collaboratively as part of the Residence Life and Housing team. Specific tasks include:
We seek community-minded, team-oriented individuals to help develop and foster an inclusive and welcoming campus climate which allows young students to flourish. Applicants must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, organized, and demonstrate good judgment. They should be mature, outgoing, and solution-oriented. Successful candidates should expect to be active participants in this community.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, live-in position with significant evening and weekend responsibilities. Compensation includes salary, an on-campus, partially furnished apartment in the beautiful Berkshires, and a meal plan while on contract and when the dining hall is open. Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license and to be insured to drive Simon’s Rock vehicles are required. A Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s Degree preferred. A minimum of two years of live-in professional experience is preferred. A strong commitment to and understanding of the students affairs profession is required. Membership and/or involvement in higher education/boarding school professional associations (e.g. ACHUHO-I, TABS, ACPA, NASPA, etc) is preferred.