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 a visionary leader who will join the Office of Student Life as Director of Residence Life and Housing beginning August 2021. The Director of Residence Life and Housing serves as a visible, responsible, and innovative administrator within the Office of Student Life, collaborating with key partners across the college and academy. The director provides leadership and administrative oversight for a vibrant residential community. In addition, they will assist in the facilitation of a robust co-curricular program that supports student development. The director plays a critical role in fostering a safe environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is a 12-month, full-time, live-in position that reports to the Dean of Students.
Strong written and oral communication skills.