Program Manager, Center for Civic Engagement

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Apr 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at Bard College seeks a Program Manager to bridge the intersection between project implementation, event planning, and grants management. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of civic duty inspired by social consciousness, CCE creates and supports reciprocal programs and relationships locally, nationally, and globally.

The Program Manager will be a seasoned professional with extensive experience implementing activities, programs, and events that promote student engagement, while managing the complexity of grant-funded programs. Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Director of the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), the Program Manager will guide the implementation of CCE summer institutes, work as part of a team to implement and manage events on and off campus throughout the year, and ensure all projects meet the requirements of funders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a sincere commitment to working collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, students, fellows, donors, community members, program participants, and other supporters;

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as administrative director for the implementation of the federally-funded Study of the US Institute for Student Leaders, including hiring and supervising student fellows;
  • Manage, document, and report on multiple federally funded projects to ensure compliance;
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of campus and community collaborations, including: Bard Works, Get Engaged, and First-Year Orientation;
  • Serve as liaison to partner institution AUCA;
  • Actively build and participate in community collaborations that further the mission of CCE;
  • Supervise and engage student interns and student fellows in programs and events throughout the year;
  • Plan, participate in and attend CCE student and staff-led events.


  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives;
  • Detail-oriented and organized with excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills;
  • A track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently;
  • High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree;
  • Experience managing and implementing federally funded programs;
  • Experience supervising and implementing programs and services for a global audience of students.

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.