BHSEC Cleveland East
PrincipalAbout the Bard Early Colleges
Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high–school–age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. Bard Early Colleges act on this belief by providing younger scholars with a tuition-free, credit-bearing college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. Students are taught by college faculty in seminar classes; they receive up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma. Bard Early Colleges begin preparing students for college work as early as the 9th grade and offer ongoing guidance and academic supports.
Now in its second decade, the Bard Early College network serves over 2,300 students in campuses in Lower Manhattan, Queens, and Harlem, New York; Newark, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cleveland, Ohio; and Baltimore, Maryland. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded 2,499 A.A. degrees to its early college students.
Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Cleveland – East Campus, a partnership between Bard College and Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), invites applications for a dynamic individual who will join our administrative team as the Principal beginning in March 2017. This school will be a sister campus to BHSEC Cleveland – West Campus, which opened in Fall 2014.
Position Objective and Duties
The Principal is the early college’s academic and administrative leader. The Principal is responsible for: 1) ensuring that the school meets Bard’s high standards of undergraduate academic rigor and student achievement; 2) facilitating smooth and effective collaboration with CMSD and Bard regarding all aspects of school management; 3) hiring, supporting, and supervising the faculty teaching high school and college courses across the curriculum; 4) fostering a campus culture of intellectual engagement, individual responsibility, and creativity; 5) managing the school staff and 6) overseeing the school’s financial management and daily business operations. The Principal reports to CMSD and to Bard College, specifically through the Provost of BHSEC Cleveland and the Dean of the Early Colleges. The Principal is expected to meet regularly with other BHSEC leadership teams.
The Principal must lead a campus that is both a high school accountable to CMSD as well as a degree-granting undergraduate branch campus of Bard College that meets the College’s standards. As such, the Principal’s professional and academic experience should span both secondary and postsecondary teaching and administration, and, where relevant, scholarship.
The successful candidate for the position will possess the following characteristics and qualifications:
- Doctorate in a liberal arts and sciences discipline (corresponding to the fields available for study within the Bard College curriculum)
- Scholarship and engagement in field of study since attainment of terminal degree
- Relevant teaching experience, preferably with both college and high school students
- Relevant leadership experience
- Strong organizational and management skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Experience and commitment to working with adolescents
- Administrator certification required
To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference though Interoflio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/40753
Review of applications begins immediately and will proceed until the position is filled.
Bard High School Early College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. Women and members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit http://www.bard.edu/earlycollege/about/ for more information on our schools.
Position is contingent upon finalization of an agreement between Bard College and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, accreditation of the new campus, and availability of funds.