Our Institution: Founded in 1860, Bard College is an international network of highly innovative and admired educational institutions grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. A division of Bard located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the only four-year college in the U.S. specifically designed for motivated adolescents to fully realize their academic potential by beginning college immediately after the 10th or 11th grade. BA and AA degrees are granted in over 35 areas of study. Simon’s Rock attracts a diverse student population of approximately 400 students, drawn nationally and internationally, with a significant population of students identifying as LGBTQIA2S+.
For over 50 years, Simon’s Rock has practiced the simple yet radical idea that many students are ready for college before the age of 18, an idea that launched the Early College movement in the United States and beyond. In 2015, Simon’s Rock launched Bard Academy, a two-year high school program for boarding and day students, with courses designed and taught by college professors and leading to entry into college after the tenth grade. In doing so, Simon’s Rock has connected high school and college in one cohesive, coherent six-year arc. In 2019, Simon’s Rock established the Early College Research Institute (ECRI), a locus for research into “what’s next” in Early College.
The Role: At Bard Academy and Bard College at Simon’s Rock, we seek a dynamic and compassionate Director of our Wellness Center. The Director of the Wellness Center, under the supervision of the Dean of Students, is responsible for the management and administration of the Wellness Center. The position requires an experienced leader and an innovative, collaborative clinician with strong administrative experience and expertise in working directly with broadly diverse populations. Through creative vision and strategic direction, the Director will have the ability to motivate and inspire confidence among staff, focusing on enhancing a comprehensive range of counseling and health services and best practices within a framework of inclusion and social justice
The Director will be a highly experienced clinician and administrator who will collaborate closely with Health and Counseling staff and with other departments across campus, as needed and appropriate in support of student wellness and safety with primary duties that include:
This position is a full-time position with benefits. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Simon’s Rock is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from candidates of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and socioeconomic levels.
To Apply: All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references. Submit your files to interfolio.com at http://apply.interfolio.com/108097. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.