Bard High School Early College Washington, D.C.
College Transfer OfficerAbout the Bard Early Colleges
Through a tuition-free, engaging college program in the liberal arts and sciences with robust supports, the Bard Early Colleges help high school students, particularly those at risk of not completing postsecondary education, access, afford, and complete college prepared to contribute to the workforce and civic life. 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 nearly 3,000 students in five states and the District of Columbia. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded more than 3,000 A.A. degrees to its early college students. Bard High School Early College DC (Bard DC), a partnership between Bard College and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), invites applications for a full-time College Transfer Officer.
Position Objective: To design and facilitate Bard Early student services outside of the classroom. The CTO will help build a campus community and space – including out-of-classroom events and activities – that is conducive to meaningful undergraduate study and reflective of Bard’s values as an academic institution. Additionally, the CTO serves as a liaison to state agencies and as campus registrar.
Key Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the CTO center on four main areas:
- College and financial aid guidance (both in and outside of the weekly college advisory classroom space)
- Leading and developing curriculum for a weekly college advisory class for high-achieving, low- income students
- One-on-one college guidance with students
- Implement targeted financial aid and college application
- Support extracurricular, internship, and other off-campus learning opportunities
- Maintain a growing set of opportunities for students to enrich their knowledge of diverse workplaces (i.e. paid internships, career fairs, job shadowing, etc.)
- Coordinate with college faculty on field trips and other experiential learning activities
- Alumni data collection and engagement
- Standardize and institutionalize alumni data collection
- Work with internal and external partners to provide additional supports, build networks, and improve mechanisms for success and completion in college
- Campus Registrar
- Act as a liaison to Bard-Annandale and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and State Dept. of Education on all issues related to student grades and transcripts.
- Manage annual campus enrollment in the Supplementary Course Academy (SCA).
Preferred Qualifications (including educational and work experience):
- Master’s degree in a counseling related field (School Counseling preferred)
- Counseling license or ability to be licensed in DC (at least 300 hours of graduate supervised counseling experience in K-12 education)
- Experience working with high school or college age students
- Familiarity with issues surrounding college access and college guidance for high-achieving, low-income students
- Experience with alumni engagement strategies
- Knowledge of the Washington, D.C. Public School system
- Experience with large event or logistics programming
- Basic computer skills
- A commitment to working for equity in higher education
- Possess a keen interest in building, managing, and directing a college office
Review of applications begins immediately and will proceed until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed via email to Associate Dean of Studies, Liana Conyers (email@example.com)
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.