The President's Office is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to meet the demands and activities of a multi-faceted college president whose professional life includes fundraising, teaching, orchestra conducting, scholarly writing, and lecturing. The position requires the ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment and to work effectively as a vital part of the President's support team. This is a full-time, year round position, reporting to the Executive Assistant to the President.
Bard College's main campus is in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., with 1,900 undergraduate students; the College also includes multiple graduate programs. The 1,000-acre campus sits along the Hudson River and offers the Fisher Performing Arts Center, and Hessel Museum of Art, and is the home of the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest college-degree-granting prison education program in the U.S. The Bard Network also includes several Bard High School Early Colleges across the country as well as international campuses and partnerships. The Bard Network is complex and demonstrates Bard's priorities well in addition to the College's emphasis on civic engagement.
Bard College is a private institution working in the public interest. Bard faculty and staff lead their students by example, building upon the existing network of boundary-breaking programs focused on rethinking who can and should be included in a liberal arts education.
Provide administrative support to the Executive Assistant to the President
Schedule meetings (Google calendar).
Take dictation, draft and proofread correspondence.
Prioritize, distribute and respond to mail.
Direct and process, with tact, professionalism, and good judgment, all inquiries and/or requests from students, parents, staff and trustees, as required.
Maintain office filing system, including but not limited to, filing, retrieving and record retention.
All other duties as assigned.
Superior organizational and administrative skills
Ability to function effectively and remain calm in a highly charged environment
Capable of multi-tasking with accuracy and proficiency
Proactive and resourceful problem solver
Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
Sound judgement and strong professional boundaries
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide variety of constituents
Must be able to work a flexible schedule
Strong computer skills: Google Suite, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and internet research
Proficient in the use of all standard office equipment
Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in a standard office environment
Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds.
Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references through Interfolio.com by following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/88973
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.
Internal Number: 88973
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.