BHSEC Cleveland East
Dean of StudentsAbout 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 Dean of Students 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 responsibilities of the Dean of Students of BHSEC Cleveland include overseeing student support services, including advising; managing aspects of school climate and culture; implementing and monitoring the school's attendance procedures; coordinating outreach and engagement activities and events for parents and families; directing the student athletics program; coordinating student activities, including field trips; and coordinating student testing. The Dean of Students reports to the Principal and is expected to meet regularly with the other school administrators.
The Dean of Students' professional and academic experience should ideally span both
secondary and post-secondary teaching and administration, and, where relevant, scholarship.
The successful candidate for the position will possess the following characteristics and
- Masters (required) or doctorate (preferred) in a liberal arts and sciences discipline (corresponding to the fields available for study within the Bard curriculum)
- Scholarship and engagement in field of study since attainment of graduate degree
- At least three years teaching experience, preferably with both college and high school students
- Prior administrative experience in an educational and/or non-profit setting, preferably in a leadership role
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Administrator certification preferred
To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference though Interoflio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/40754. 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.