Bard College seeks a full-time Program Coordinator for Bard Microcollege Holyoke, This position ensures smooth operation of microcollege programs and events, maintenance of academic data and records, and effective internal communication. This is a full-time, exempt, 12 months per year. This is an in-person position based at The Care Center, 247 Cabot St., Holyoke, MA.
The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. This position is fully benefits-eligible through Bard College. Staff benefits include health insurance with prescription, vision, and dental, as well as employer contributions to a retirement plan.
A private institution serving in the public interest, Bard College is committed to critical inquiry, civic engagement, and the expansion of educational access.
Building on the values and 15-year success of the Bard Prison Initiative, the Bard Microcollege brings tuition-free, high-quality, liberal arts education to communities most often excluded from the university experience. The strength of the microcollege rests in alliances between institutions that are conventionally separate from one another but have overlapping missions, common purpose, and shared core values. These partnerships create opportunities for academic success and disrupt traditional expectations about the kinds of students who can and will succeed in college.
Help cultivate community, foster shared ambition, and inspire intellectual curiosity among microcollege students
Provide administrative support for the program
Help maintain academic records, including database use and data entry
Manage tutoring schedule and supervise tutor work hours
Organize logistics for the weekly microcollege lunch, annual recruitment and admission sessions, and special events
Maintain a weekly newsletter
Manage the Facebook account and supporting digital communications
Provide support for special initiatives as the program grows
Commitment to BPI's mission of defying expectation of who college is for and where it might lead; Strong organizational skill and attention to detail;
Written and oral communication skills;
Ability to self-manage, maintain focus, and balance multiple tasks;
Experience working collaboratively on projects;
Familiarity with academic institutions preferred;
Comfort using word processing and spreadsheet software;
Experience using databases preferred but not required
Familiarity managing social media accounts, particularly Facebook;
Associate degree or higher
Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in standard office environment, occasionally lift 20 pounds, and must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed.
To apply, please submit a cover letter that includes a description of how you have practiced diversity and inclusion as part of your educational or employment experience, a resume, and the contact information of three references through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/103902
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.
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.