Bard Prison Initiative
Director of New York City Programs, Bard Prison Initiative (BPI)Bard College seeks a Director of New York City Programs for the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) defies expectations of who college is for and where it might lead. Exemplifying Bard College’s commitment to serving as a private institution in the public interest, BPI reimagines the place of higher education by engaging adult learners in liberal arts undergraduate education outside of conventional collegiate settings. Through innovative partnerships, BPI expands access to and for prospective students who have been deterred from college. Since 1999, BPI has worked within the New York State Department of Corrections and now operates its Bard Microcollege campuses in collaboration with community based institutions. Together, these colleges challenge assumptions about the availability, affordability, and expectations typical in American higher education.
Regardless of location, BPI campuses are defined by tuition-free, in-person coursework culminating in Bard College degrees; curricular and pedagogical consistency with undergraduate academics on the main campus; and alumni engagement and resources that extend long beyond graduation. Over the last twenty years, BPI has established an array of programs in and around New York City. As this community of students, alumni, and staff grows, BPI is investing in the establishment of a city-based infrastructure to support its work in areas such as housing, parole navigation, wellness, continuing education, professional and career development, and alumni affairs.
The Director of NYC Program will be responsible for helping to build and oversee the development of this network. Critically, they will be responsible for cultivating a NYC community of students, alumni, and advocates. The Director of NYC Programs will be a senior member of BPI leadership and will report to the Executive Director.
Qualifications: This position will be based in New York City. Candidates should have excellent managerial, interpersonal, and communication skills. They should have experience building or running an organization and should welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively across departments.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/72168.
This position is contingent on funding approval.
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