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Director of Athletics and Recreation

Bard College
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

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Bard College is seeking a Director of Athletics and Recreation to provide leadership, direction and oversight to all programs, staff and facilities related to campus athletics, intramural sports and other recreational activities. The Director oversees the 18-team varsity athletic program, including budget management and operational oversight, while recruiting and supervising coaching staff, and ensuring compliance with all College, conference, and association policies, rules and regulations.

The Director develops collaborative working relationships across departments and programs to build and maintain a culture where student-athletes can develop and improve in a safe, equitable, and supportive environment. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. This full-time, 12-month per year, position reports to the Vice-President for Student Affairs.

About Bard College
Bard is a private liberal arts college based in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Ninety miles from New York City, the beautiful 1,0000-acre campus sits along the Hudson River with views of the Catskill Mountains. In addition to the college, Bard has a conservatory, as well as eight graduate programs offering over 20 graduate degrees in the arts and sciences, and is home to the Fisher Performing Arts Center and the Hessel Museum of Art. The college has a network of over 35 affiliated programs, institutes, and centers throughout the United States and around the world. This includes the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest college-degree-granting prison education program in the U.S. With a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement, Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders.

  • Coordinates membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Liberty League Athletic Conference, United Volleyball Conference, College Squash Association, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and others, representing Bard at meetings and conferences as needed.
  • Develops and manages recreational athletic opportunities, including intramurals, club sports, and related events.
  • Assists in creating opportunities to support student interests, and coordinates offerings with Student Activities and other groups on campus to provide athletic opportunities.
  • Oversees athletic facilities, including the Stevenson Athletic Center (gymnasium, fitness area, pool, squash courts, and other public areas in the building), the Ferrari Soccer and Lacrosse Complex, Honey Field, tennis courts, and trails used by cross-country teams and the Bard community.
  • Coordinates with building maintenance and other campus staff to ensure the safety, security, and maintenance of all athletic and recreation facilities.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs to create and maintain programs to assist with institutional goals. Including fundraising assistance for capital projects and/or operational expenses, while also building programs designed to engage alumni with the department and the student body.
  • Works cooperatively with all departments including Admission, the Dean of Student Affairs, Student Activities, Residential Life, Title IX, Counseling Services, Health Services, Disability Services, Equity & Inclusion Programs, Buildings and Grounds, Environmental Services, and others.
  • Participate as a member of the Student Services staff, working to build relationships within the faculty and staff campus wide. Advises Bard senior administrators on matters related to the department.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s or Doctoral/Terminal degree preferred, with experience working within an NCAA Division III environment as a coach and/or an administrator.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills, the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents, while thriving in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
  • Candidates must contribute to an environment where the welfare and success of the student-athlete is a priority, aligning the Department with the broader mission of Bard College.
To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, diversity statement, and the contact information for three references to Interfolio by following this link:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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.



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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