Student Support SpecialistAbout 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 includes campuses in Manhattan and Queens, NY; New Orleans, LA; Newark, NJ; Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; and the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded over 2,000 A.A. degrees to its early college students.
Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Baltimore, a partnership between Bard College and Baltimore City Public Schools, invites applications for a Student Support Specialist for 2018-19.
Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Baltimore, a partnership between Bard College and Baltimore City Public Schools, invites applications for the position of Student Support Specialist.
The Student Support Specialist’s responsibilities will include:
- Promoting a productive learning environment and early college school culture by enforcing the Baltimore City Schools Code of Conduct and BHSEC Baltimore School Practices Manual;
- Supporting schoolwide implementation of restorative practices;
- Working with faculty members and school staff to de-escalate student conflicts and redirect behavior in classrooms and common spaces;
- Engaging families in supporting student academic and behavioral success;
- Collaborating with the Assistant Dean of Students, counselors, faculty, and administration to fine-tune school policies and behavior interventions;
- Other administrative duties as assigned.
- B.A. required; background in counseling and/or experience with restorative practices a plus
- Interest in working with urban students required
- Experience with early college programs and/or with Baltimore City schools a plus
- Strong organizational and communication skills required.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and 3 contact references through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/42886. Review of applications to begin immediately.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.