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: Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Bard Academy invites applications for one (1) student-centered leader who will join the Office of Campus Life as Student Success Advisor. Reporting to the Dean of Students, Student Success Advisors support the holistic development of students by cultivating a collaborative and trusting relationship that guides scholars through their Simon’s Rock experience. Advisors encourage academy and college students to be purposeful in the planning of curricular and co-curricular pursuits while fostering discovery of personal interests and strengths. Through ongoing engagement, the advisor creates a nurturing environment where information is exchanged on a consistent basis. Advisors are learning-centered professionals who work in partnership with faculty and staff to help every student maximize their intellectual potential.
This is a full-time position with benefits. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. COVID-19 vaccination with booster(s) or approved exemption is required as a condition of employment at Simon’s Rock. Bard College and Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock are equal opportunity employers, and we encourage applications from candidates of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, and socioeconomic levels as the values of equity and inclusion are core to our institutional mission. AA/EOE.
Apply: All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Submit your files to interfolio.com at http://apply.interfolio.com/114757. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.