Director of Equity and Inclusion ProgramsEmployer Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/108199
The Office of Inclusive Excellence at Bard College is seeing a visionary and creative Director to lead its Equity & Inclusion programs. Bard College is a founding member of the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). HEOP is central to the college’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that a Bard education remains accessible, regardless of socioeconomic status. Over the last ten years, the program has grown to support the development and academic success of students coming to Bard on a variety of equity-related scholarships such as the Early College Opportunity Scholarship and the Posse Scholarship (Atlanta & Puerto Rico).
The successful candidate will provide innovative leadership and a strategic vision for the continued development of the access and equity programs at the college.
- Leading the recruitment and admission of new students eligible for the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) scholarship, Early College Opportunity Program scholarship (ECO) and the Bard Opportunity Program Scholarship.
- Leading the planning and implementation of a pre-matriculation summer orientation program.
- Supervising OEI professional staff.
- Working individually with students in an advisory capacity.
- Consulting and collaborating with appropriate members of the College community to develop academic and other support services for students.
- Oversight of program functions, budgets, and reports for the HEOP New York State Program as well as the Posse Foundation.
- Develop a strategic vision for supporting Pell-eligible students and related socio-economic inclusion activities at the college.
- Experience advising students and working with faculty to develop and provide support services
- Master’s degree.
- A minimum of 3 years related college or university experience.
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, written, and oral communication skills Experience advising first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students in a private liberal arts and sciences institution.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a range of individuals across the college.
- Proven ability to provide training to students, faculty, and staff.
- Knowledge of small, liberal arts institutions preferred.
- Ability to build relationships with and support a student body that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
- Experience with preparing and managing budgets and reporting to state agencies.
- Teaching academic support workshops.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references through Interfolio by following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/108199 In your cover letter, please address how you view access to education as part of a broader commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education
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