Assistant/Associate Director of Bard Educational Opportunity Programs

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Feb 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Summary of Position:

The Assistant/Associate Director provides leadership and direction in the development and oversight of an office that aims to recruit and retain high-achieving, low-income students, through several different public and private scholarship programs. BEOP serves over 100 students, many of whom are first-generation, and/or students of color.

Specifically, the position requires the ability to manage time, multi-task, and function successfully with little supervision. It includes providing pre-college awareness and assistance to participants and their families at target schools and their communities through the admissions process; training and supervising student staff; coordinating the college success series and other events during the summer program and school year. The position requires detailed documentation of participants' eligibility and services, as well as maintaining administrative and participants’ files.

Close collaboration is expected with other BEOP staff and offices and programs across the college; including the Bard Learning Commons, Academic Advising, the Dean of Student Affairs Office, Health and Counseling Services, and the Office of Residence Life and Housing.  This is a full-time, 12-month position in Student Academic Affairs. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participation in the recruitment and admission of new students
  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of a pre-matriculation summer orientation program
  • Working individually with students in an advisory capacity
  • Consulting and collaborating with appropriate members of the College community to develop academic and other support services for students
  • Administration of program functions, budgets, and reports for the Posse Foundation and for New York State


  • experience advising students and working with faculty to develop and provide support services
  • a minimum of 1-3 years related college or university experience
  • detail-oriented, organized, and have excellent personal, oral and written communication skills; knowledge of computer software applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • working with low-income, first-generation, and/or students of color in a college setting
  • preparing and managing budgets and reporting to state agencies

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three contact references through at:

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.