Assistant Director of Student Activities

Job description

Bard College is seeking applicants for the Assistant Director of Student Activities position. It is the responsibility of this position to assist with the planning and implementation of campus-wide events sponsored by Student Activities. The Assistant Director contributes to the academic mission of the institution by enhancing the out-of-classroom experience of a diverse, thoughtful, engaged student body. The Assistant Director works to provide co-curricular programming during the first-year Language & Thinking (L&T) and Citizen Science programs. This position reports to the Director of Student Activities and Campus Center and supports the function of the Dean of Student Affairs Office. It is a twelve-month full-time position, with full benefits.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the planning & implementation of large campus-wide events including but not limited to: Welcome Back Weekend, Urban Cowboy, Family Weekend Evening Entertainment, Pumpkin Carving Contest, Midnight Breakfasts, Superbowl and Award Show Screenings
  • Oversee the Thursday Night Live Intern, programming schedule, and budget
  • Supervise, schedule, and train student Event Staff who monitor large student-run events
  • Plan and implement full programming schedule for first-year students during L&T (August) and Citizen Science (January) with support from Programming Interns
  • Co-advise Senior Class Council to guide them on their fundraising and event planning efforts
  • Advise Spring Fling Planning Committee focused on the entertainment schedule for weekend-long celebration and community building event
  • Advise general student and club event planning, including contract negotiation
  • Advise Student Activities Board to ensure extended alcohol-free alternative late-night events on campus
  • Provide support to campus-wide programs (Accepted Students Day, PC Training, Family Weekend, etc.)
  • Participate on the Wellness Committee; attend weekly meetings and help with programming efforts
  • Collaborate with Res Life Office and DOSA Deans to support the work of the DOSA department
  • Offer technical support & training with building A/V equipment
  • Act as a resource for Peer Counselor programming
  • Participate in weekly DOSA staff meetings & yearly retreats
  • Other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree required. Masters degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related field is preferred. 2+ years of professional experience preferred. Commitment to student advocacy and support and an interest in daily interaction with a variety of creative and independent students is a must. Previous experience with facility management and/or event planning is preferred. Experience with AV equipment a plus. Flexibility with non-traditional hours is imperative.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, 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.




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Posted: 4/19/2019
Application Due: 6/18/2019
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