Bard Early College Network
Program AssociateAbout the Bard Early Colleges
The Bard Early Colleges (BEC) are founded on the belief that many high school–age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. The 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. The 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 2,600 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 2,668 A.A. degrees to its early college students.
Bard invites applications for a proactive individual who will join our administrative team as a Program Associate.
The Program Associate will strengthen the Bard Early Colleges network through support of current and new initiatives in academic programming, communications, and events. This position will primarily provide administrative and project management support of academic initiatives across the network of BEC schools and programs.
The Program Associate will provide support to network senior leadership by managing the logistics of various academic convenings, events, and ceremonies (both internal and external). The individual will support network-wide cohesion through evaluation of potential partnerships and collaborations both internally and externally through survey, interview, and assessment. The individual will also support cohesion through operations such as calendar management, the procurement of supplies, and other logistical support across the network.
Responsibilities: Duties to include, but not limited to the following:
- Provide project management and support for existing and new academic initiatives across the BEC network including campus creation and program development
- Support the development of network-wide academic resources for the BEC network, both in hard copy and virtual formats
- Provide support for the submittal of licensure applications for the various BEC campuses
- Provide research and writing support to the BEC network team
- Develop and edit network-wide newsletters
- Maintain up-to-date information related to academics on network websites, as well as in course catalogues
- Coordinate and support alternative teacher certification programs across the BEC network
- Support the development of articulation agreements and partnerships with other colleges and universities
- Coordinate academic convenings, events, and ceremonies, such as the Principals’ Summit, Fellowship Symposium, Dean and Faculty retreats, “meet-ups” being held on Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson campus, and various matriculation and commencement ceremonies across the Bard Early College (BEC) network of schools and programs
- Handle event logistics, including securing contracts for presenters and event space, managing invitations and RSVPs, preparing presentation materials, setting up event space, and collecting feedback
The successful candidate for the position will possess the following characteristics and qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred with 1-2 years of professional experience preferred
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Strong ability to manage multiple projects with multiple stakeholders
- Familiarity with K-12 and higher education systems
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully in multi-faceted, team-oriented environment, as well as the ability to work independently
- Close attention to detail and accuracy; personal initiative; reliability, flexibility and follow-up
- Comfort with more than one supervisor periods of ambiguity, and constructive participation in a dynamic organization
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Location: Queens, NY or Washington, DC/Baltimore, MD
Expected start Date: July 2018
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.