Bard Prison Initiative/Microcollege
Program Coordinator for the Bard Microcollege for Just Community LeadershipEmployer Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/97609
Bard College seeks a full-time Program Coordinator for the Bard Microcollege for Just Community Leadership in New York City. This is a full-time, exempt, 12 month per year position. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. This position is fully benefits-eligible through Bard College. Staff benefits include health insurance with prescription, vision, dental and a retirement plan. A private institution serving the public interest, Bard College is committed to critical inquiry, civic engagement, and the expansion of educational access.
This newest Bard Microcollege launched in 2021 and enrolls students of all ages who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system, as well as those aspiring to careers in advocacy, community building or social justice. It is a partnership among JustLeadershipUSA, College & Community Fellowship, and the Bard Prison Initiative, organizations that put education and community-based advocacy at the core of criminal justice reform.
This position ensures smooth operation of microcollege programs and events, maintenance of academic data and records, and effective internal communication. Priority will be given to candidates who are formerly incarcerated or justice impacted and who are interested in helping to create and sustain academic community among justice impacted students, faculty, and staff, as well as contributing to the focus on liberal arts education as a foundation for advocacy.
Microcollege operations will include some remote and some in-person work when this position begins. When the campus returns to full-time in-person operations, this position will be entirely in person and located at Countee Cullen Library, 104 W 136th St. Bard College has a vaccination requirement for students, faculty, and staff, including this position.
- Help cultivate community, foster shared ambition, and inspire intellectual curiosity among Microcollege students
- Provide administrative support for the program; Help maintain academic records, including database use and data entry
- Manage tutoring schedule and supervise tutor work hours
- Organize logistics for the weekly Microcollege lunch, annual recruitment and admission sessions, and special events
- Maintain a weekly newsletter
- Manage the Facebook account and supporting digital communications
- Provide support for special initiatives as the program grows.
- Commitment to BPI’s mission of defying expectation of who college is for and where it might lead
- Strong organizational skill and attention to detail
- Written and oral communication skills
- Ability to self-manage, maintain focus, and balance multiple tasks
- Experience working collaboratively on projects; Familiarity with academic institutions preferred
- Comfort using word processing and spreadsheet software
- Experience using databases preferred but not required
- Familiarity managing social media accounts, particularly Facebook
- Associate degree or higher
To apply, please submit a cover letter that includes a description of how you have practiced diversity and inclusion as part of your educational or employment experience, a resume, and the names of three references through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/97609
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