Residence directors at Simon's Rock ensure that students have a safe and emotionally secure living environment that supports the educational goals of the college.
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.
The principle responsibility of the residence 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 Campus Life team. Specific tasks include:
Residence directors for the College are also expected to collaborate with Residence directors for Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock, a two-year residential high school program for 9th and 10th graders on the path to starting college early.
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 (10, 11, or 12-month), live-in position, with significant evening and weekend work. Compensation includes salary, on-campus apartment in the beautiful Berkshires, meal plan while school is in session, and a comprehensive employee benefit package. Master’s degree is preferred; a Bachelor’s degree is required. Candidates with previous Residential Life, Student Affairs, or Counseling experience will be given preference.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and fingerprinting. Bard College at Simon’s Rock is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Associate dean of Campus Life
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
No phone calls please.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. AA/EOE