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Communications Administrative Assistant, Admission Office

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Bard College
Location
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
Closing date
Jun 28, 2021

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Bard CollegeCommunications Administrative Assistant, Admission OfficeEmployer Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/87857
Reporting to the Director of Communication, the Communications Administrative Assistant provides overall support with administrative tasks within the communications office. This position requires daily, physical, 9-5 presence in the office of admission. Provides support to the Communications Office in proofreading digital and print communications, coordinating communication projects, and organizing admission events, as determined by the needs of the office and approved by the Director of Communications and Director of Admission. This is a non-exempt, full-time, 12-month position.

Bard College’s main campus is in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., with 1,900 undergraduate students; the College also includes multiple graduate programs. The 1,000-acre campus sits along the Hudson River and offers the Fisher Performing Arts Center, and Hessel Museum of Art, and is the home of the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest college-degree-granting prison education program in the U.S. The Bard Network also includes several Bard High School Early Colleges across the country as well as international campuses and partnerships. The Bard Network is complex and demonstrates Bard’s priorities well in addition to the College’s emphasis on civic engagement.

Bard College is a private institution working in the public interest. Bard faculty and staff lead their students by example, building upon the existing network of boundary-breaking programs focused on rethinking who can and should be included in a liberal arts education.

Primary Functions
  • Inventory management
  • Proofreading
  • Shipping marketing materials
  • Mail-merge for print mailings
  • Postcard coordination and management
  • Preparing letters and mailings, coordinating with the post office
  • Stocking admission materials (including kiosk and reception area)
  • Coordinating communication projects
  • Assisting with events
  • Collecting, scanning, uploading and filing application materials
  • Managing communications for special interest groups as assigned
  • Tasks as assigned, including but not limited to April class visits, application management projects, office organization
  • Provide event support for virtual events as assigned
  • Must be able to build relationships with and support a student body that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree is required
  • Experience in higher education preferred
  • Excellent proofreading skills are required
  • Proficiency with Google Drives, Google Docs, and Google Sheets required
  • Detail-oriented, highly-organized taskmaster with excellent follow-through
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly and efficiently
  • A self-starter with a positive attitude who finds that no task is too small and that all tasks are important to the overall operations of the office
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as needed
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Participate in other office tasks as assigned
Physical Demands
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in standard office environment
  • Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds
To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume and three contact references to Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/87857

Equal Employment Opportunity
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.

AA/EOE

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Undergraduate Degrees

Bard offers courses of study in four divisions—Arts; Languages and Literature; Science, Mathematics, and Computing; and Social Studies—and in interdivisional programs and concentrations. Students may also earn a five-year B.S./B.A. degree in economics and finance. The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a five-year program in which students pursue a dual degree—a B.Music and a B.A. in a field other than music. Bard and its affiliated institutions also grant the following undergraduate degrees: A.A. at Bard High School Early College; A.A. and B.A. at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College; and through the Bard Prison Initiative at six correctional institutions in New York State.

Graduate Degrees

More than 200 students are seeking graduate degrees: M.A. in curatorial studies, M.Music in vocal arts, conducting, and curatorial, critical, and performance studies, and M.S. in environmental policy, climate science and policy, and economic theory and policy at the Annandale campus; M.F.A. and M.A.T. at multiple campuses; M.B.A. in Sustainability in New York City; and M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture at the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan. M.Music degrees are also offered at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Early Colleges

Bard's early colleges educate the next generation of thought leaders, preparing them to be lifetime learners. Bard High School Early Colleges in New York City, Newark, New Jersey, and Cleveland, Ohio; Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; and Bard Early College New Orleans and Bard Early College at the Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy all serve the needs of highly motivated younger students.

International Degrees

Internationally, Bard confers dual B.A. degrees at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (Smolny College); American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan; and Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University; as well as dual B.A. and M.A.T. degrees at Al-Quds University in the West Bank.

Cultural Life

Campus life in Annandale is vibrant, with world-class performing arts venues; continuous and varied student activities; and numerous cultural and recreational opportunities in the surrounding historic Hudson River Valley and in New York City. Students choose from more than a hundred active clubs on campus, and new clubs begin every semester. The Bard College athletic teams are the Raptors. The College’s colors are red and white. The critically acclaimed Bard Music Festival is presented on campus each summer, exploring the life and work of a single composer through chamber music, choral and orchestral performances, symposia, panel discussions, and preconcert talks. Since 2003 the festival has been part of Bard SummerScape, which annually presents operas, films, and theatrical productions that complement the festival’s theme.

Outstanding Faculty

Bard's undergraduate faculty-to-student ratio is 1:10 and courses are taught by full faculty members. Among the many distinguished faculty at Bard College are five MacArthur Fellows—poets John Ashbery and Ann Lauterbach, novelist and memoirist Norman Manea, painter and multimedia artist Judy Pfaff, and journalist Mark Danner. Other notable faculty members include soprano Dawn Upshaw, journalist Ian Buruma, composers Joan Tower and George Tsontakis, poet Robert Kelly, and writers Luc Sante and Francine Prose. Over the years, four recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature have taught at Bard—Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer, José Saramago, and Orhan Pamuk. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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