Early College Program Coordinator

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Bard College at Simon's Rock
84 Alford Road
GREAT BARRINGTON, MA 01230
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Company Description:
Bard College at Simon's Rock--The Early College--is the only college in the country specifically designed for bright, highly motivated students ready to enter college after the 10th or 11th grade. Simon's Rock offers a challenging program in the liberal arts and sciences, taught by a supportive, highly-trained faculty, composed of leading scholars in their fields. The College grants degrees in more than 35 majors. Located in Great Barrington, in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, the College enrolls approximately 400 students.
Early College Program Coordinator
Great Barrington
Part Time
General
Bachelor's Degree
Preferred
Up to One Year
Preferred

Our Institution: Founded in 1860, Bard College is an international network of highly innovative and admired educational institutions grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. A division of Bard located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the only four-year college in the U.S. specifically designed for motivated adolescents to fully realize their academic potential by beginning college immediately after the 10th or 11th grade. BA and AA degrees are granted in over 35 areas of study. Simon’s Rock attracts a diverse student population of approximately 400 students, drawn nationally and internationally, with a significant population of students identifying as LGBTQIA2S+.

For over 50 years, Simon’s Rock has practiced the simple yet radical idea that many students are ready for college before the age of 18, an idea that launched the Early College movement in the United States and beyond. In 2015, Simon’s Rock launched Bard Academy, a two-year high school program for boarding and day students, with courses designed and taught by college professors and leading to entry into college after the tenth grade. In doing so, Simon’s Rock has connected high school and college in one cohesive, coherent six-year arc. In 2019, Simon’s Rock established the Early College Research Institute (ECRI), a locus for research into “what’s next” in Early College.

The Role:

The Early College Program Coordinator reports to the Associate Dean of Studies for the Sophomore Year and Upper College and plays a significant role in the day-to-day activities and administration of the Early College Program between Mount Everett Regional High School and Bard College at Simon’s Rock. The Early College Program Coordinator will support program events and activities, including academic support for students, and serve as a contact point for the program.

Further responsibilities include:

  • Support the proposal, approval, scheduling, and evaluation of courses offered for college credit at Mount Everett.
  • Coordinate events including sample classes at SBRSD, career/future fair opportunities, and visits to Simon’s Rock by Mount Everett students. 
  • Support coordination of special Early College events like conferences or professional development training sessions.
  • Create and maintain the Early College Program calendar
  • Assist with mid-year and year-end reports for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • As needed, provide advising to students including assistance in navigating the early college program at Mount Everett. 
  • Provide administrative support to ensure articulation agreements and Memorandums of Understanding associated with the Early College Designation remain up to date.
  • Perform ongoing assessments of program needs and opportunities.
  • Attend meetings and trainings related to Early College practices as required.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Familiarity with Early College
  • Strong communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining a high level of attention to detail
  • Bilingual and Bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Interest in the unique educational model and mission of Simon’s Rock
  • Associate’s degree

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree

This position is a grant funded, hourly, part-time position with an expected workload of 20 hours per week. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Simon’s Rock is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from candidates of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and socioeconomic levels.

To Apply: All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references. Submit your files to interfolio.com at http://apply.interfolio.com/147724. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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