Through a tuition-free, engaging college program in the liberal arts and sciences with robust supports, the Bard Early Colleges help high school students, particularly those at risk of not completing postsecondary education, access, afford, and complete college prepared to contribute to the workforce and civic life. 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 nearly 3,000 students in five states and the District of Columbia. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded more than 3,000 A.A. degrees to its early college students. Bard High School Early College DC (Bard DC), a partnership between Bard College and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), invites applications for a full-time College Transfer Officer.
Position Objective: To design and facilitate Bard Early student services outside of the classroom. The CTO will help build a campus community and space – including out-of-classroom events and activities – that is conducive to meaningful undergraduate study and reflective of Bard’s values as an academic institution. Additionally, the CTO serves as a liaison to state agencies and as campus registrar.
Key Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the CTO center on four main areas:
College and financial aid guidance (both in and outside of the weekly college advisory classroom space)
Leading and developing curriculum for a weekly college advisory class for high-achieving, low- income students
One-on-one college guidance with students
Implement targeted financial aid and college application
Support extracurricular, internship, and other off-campus learning opportunities
Maintain a growing set of opportunities for students to enrich their knowledge of diverse workplaces (i.e. paid internships, career fairs, job shadowing, etc.)
Coordinate with college faculty on field trips and other experiential learning activities
Alumni data collection and engagement
Standardize and institutionalize alumni data collection
Work with internal and external partners to provide additional supports, build networks, and improve mechanisms for success and completion in college
Act as a liaison to Bard-Annandale and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and State Dept. of Education on all issues related to student grades and transcripts.
Manage annual campus enrollment in the Supplementary Course Academy (SCA).
For each of these four program areas, the CTO will design an appropriate and targeted strategy, work alongside the Bard DC Principal to implement this strategy and facilitate all above mentioned student resources. While the CTO is primarily responsible for managing Bard DC’s college transfer office and process including working with Bard Early College network staff to acquire and manage articulation agreements with local intuitions of higher education, the CTO will work closely with Bard DC’s School Counselor in various capacities including individual student planning, student and family engagement around the college process, and being a partner in the development of in-classroom and school-wide guidance lessons.
Preferred Qualifications (including educational and work experience):
Master’s degree in a counseling related field (School Counseling preferred)
Experience working with high school or college age students, personable
Familiarity with issues surrounding college access and college guidance for high-achieving, low-income students
Experience with alumni engagement strategies
Knowledge of the Washington, D.C. Public School system
Experience with large event or logistics programming
Basic computer skills
A commitment to working for equity in higher education
Possess a keen interest in building, managing, and directing a college office
Review of applications begins immediately and will proceed until the position is filled.
Inquiries may be directed via email to Dean of Students, Jeffery Moss at email@example.com.
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.