The Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high school–age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. The Bard Early Colleges act on this belief by providing younger scholars with a tuition-free, credit-bearing college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. 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 over 2,850 students in campuses in Lower Manhattan, Queens, and Harlem, New York; Newark, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cleveland, Ohio; and Baltimore, Maryland. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded more than 3,000 A.A. degrees to its early college students.
Bard invites applications for a dynamic individual who will join our administrative team as the Dean of Students of a Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) in Washington, D.C. The position will start in the Fall of the 2020-21 school year.
The responsibilities of the Dean of Students of BHSEC DC include overseeing and coordinating student support services, including the work of the guidance department, College Transfer Office, and student activities; and implementing and monitoring the school's attendance and disciplinary policies. In addition, the Dean of Students is expected to meet regularly with the other school administrators, and is encouraged to teach each semester.
Oversee the school’s student support services, including guidance, College Transfer, and socio-emotional and academic services
Oversee the development and implementation of a socio-emotional advisory curriculum
Manage the school’s attendance policies and procedures
Manage the school’s disciplinary policies and procedures, with a focus on strengths-based and restorative approaches
Coordinate student activities, clubs, athletics, and field trips
Collaborate with Deans of Students across the Bard Early Colleges Network
Teach one course section each semester, or lead an equivalent number of advisory sessions
Work with the Dean of Studies on coordinating targeted student supports
The Dean of Students' professional and academic experience should ideally span both secondary and postsecondary teaching and administration, and, where relevant, scholarship. The successful candidate for the position will possess the following characteristics and qualifications:
Master’s degree or higher, preferably in a liberal arts and sciences discipline (corresponding to the fields available for study within the Bard curriculum), counseling, social work, or education
At least three years of experience working with adolescents in a student support role
Prior administrative experience in an educational and/or non-profit setting, preferably in a leadership role
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
The ability and strong desire ti work as part of a leadership team during the startup years of a school
Review of applications begins immediately and will proceed until the position is filled.
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.
About Bard College
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.