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Stewardship Associate

Bard College at Simon’s Rock is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Stewardship Officer (part-time) in its Office of Institutional Advancement.

Reporting to the Director of Advancement Services, the Stewardship Officer’s primary role is to manage ongoing activities that relate to thanking and recognizing those who make philanthropic and volunteer contributions to Simon’s Rock.


  • Fulfillment of incentives to different giving and loyalty groups
  • Coordinating strategic contact between students and scholarship sponsors
  • Collaborating with colleagues on events relating to donor recognition
  • Overseeing projects related to celebrating, retaining, and promoting donors
  • Management of student workers


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Clear, concise, and compelling verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfort interacting with innovative thinkers and high net worth individuals
  • Understanding of fundraising principles
  • Supervisory and training experience
  • Proficiency in prioritizing and managing multiple concurrent projects
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office suite or similar, and social media
  • Experience with complex constituent databases
  • Facility with mobile and digital technology
  • Familiarity with Banner, Evertrue, Hustle, Emma, messaging apps, desktop design, and video editing programs is a plus
  • Preferred candidates will have one to two years of experience in a mission-driven organization of regional to national scale
  • Experience in development, stewardship, advancement services, or related field is helpful
  • Comfort with both planning and improvisation, and playing multiple roles on a small team, is necessary
  • Experience using data to make decisions is expected
  • An ability to embrace change and ambiguity with humor


All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Bard College at Simon’s Rock is an equal opportunity employer. This is a part-time, 12-month position. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Please send a letter of interest and résumé to Meghan McLaughlin Dubois, Director of Advancement Services, at with “Stewardship Associate” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

About Us

Bard College at Simon's Rock is the only four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences specifically designed to provide bright, highly motivated students with the opportunity to begin college in a residential environment after the 10th or 11th grade. Students who successfully complete the requirements receive the Associate of Arts (AA) degree after two years of study, and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree after four years. The college is located in Great Barrington, in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts; the College enrolls approximately 400 students. Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock is the nation’s first two-year boarding and day program designed to prepare 9th and 10th graders for early college. Sharing a campus with the College, the Academy is taught by Simon’s Rock professors. In just six years, Academy students matriculating into the College can earn their Bachelor of Arts degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock.