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College Residence Director

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.

Residence Directors supervise their residence hall, providing students with emotional and
academic support, guidance, and direction. Each staff member is expected to work both
independently and collaboratively as part of the team. Specific tasks include extra- and co-
curricular programming and implementation, community development, conflict mediation and
resolution, policy development and enforcement, and crisis intervention and management.
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-month, live-in position, with significant evening and weekend work.
Compensation includes salary, on-campus apartment, 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 and/or student affairs experience will be
given preference. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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, résumé, and contact information for at least three references to
Michelle Spaulding, associate dean of Campus Life, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA
01230, or mspaulding@simons-rock.edu. No phone calls please.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. AA/EOE