Director, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (NYC)The Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) is seeking a Director to lead our team in New York City.
BGIA is a semester or summer long study-away program that provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from around the world to take specialized courses in international affairs while working in carefully-selected internships based on individual interests.
The Director oversees BGIA’s operations, programming, and strategic planning, as well as the small program staff. This role includes administrative and managerial responsibilities, as well as teaching opportunities depending on qualifications. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Team and Operations Management
- Develop and execute on strategic priorities, and ensure that the program runs smoothly
- Supervise and work in close collaboration with program staff
- Coordinate with administrative offices at Bard College, including the Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Student Affairs, Office of International and Scholar Services, Center for Civic Engagement, and others
- Manage admissions and financial aid decisions, and program budget
- Identify and develop relationships with new internship partners and assist with student internship placement
- Bolster partnerships with domestic and international colleges and universities for recruiting, including some travel to domestic sites
- Strengthen links between BGIA and Bard network campuses
- Foster NYC-based collaboration between Bard College and Central European University
- Plan and execute alumni/ae engagement strategy
- Teach the Core Seminar, which integrates student internships into an academic context, depending on qualifications
- Organize the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, a monthly international affairs public lecture series, including identifying timely themes, high profile speakers, partner venues and co-sponsors
- Plan week-long student orientation each semester and summer, and other opportunities for student engagement as appropriate
- Build supportive relationships with students, provide academic and career advising, and navigate student conflicts and crises
- Support BGIA’s Academic Director in identifying new faculty members and course development, as needed
- M.A. required, PhD preferred, and/or 10+ years of experience in international affairs or other relevant field;
- Experience working with college age students, including in experiential learning programs. Teaching experience preferred;
- Creative problem-solver who can continue to build on the success and growth of the program;
- Efficient time management skills with experience leading a small team, managing multiple priorities, multitasking, and meeting deadlines;
- Have excellent personal, oral and written communication skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and navigate complex relationships;
- Candidates must be willing to travel for recruiting purposes, and available on some evenings and weekends;
- Experience fundraising for strategic initiatives a plus.
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.
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