Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock, a two-year high school program for 9th- and 10th- graders on the path to starting college early, seeks Residence Directors to support our rapid growth into our third year. This is a unique opportunity to help build a new program and to work directly with students in a vibrant intellectual boarding community.
Residence Directors supervise the Academy residence hall, providing students with emotional and academic support, guidance, and direction as they transition into high school and prepare academically and socially for life on a college campus. Each staff member is expected to work both independently and collaboratively as part of the team. Specific tasks include extra- and co-curricular programming and implementation, community development, conflict mediation and resolution, policy development and enforcement, and crisis intervention and management. While primary responsibilities are residential and co-curricular, we especially invite applicants with the skills and training to offer academic support-- e.g. as lab managers, tutors, instrumental or voice coaches, or academic advisors. Residence Directors for the Academy are also expected to collaborate with Residence Directors for Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
We seek community-minded, team-oriented individuals to help develop and foster a joyful, inclusive, and welcoming campus climate that allows young students to flourish. Applicants must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, organized and demonstrate good judgment. They should be mature, outgoing, and have an upbeat sense of humor. Successful candidates should expect to be active participants in this community.
This is a full-time, ten-month, live-in position, with significant evening and weekend work. Compensation includes salary, on-campus apartment, meal plan while school is in session, and a comprehensive employee benefit package. Candidates with previous Residential Life and/or Student Affairs experience will be given preference. Must be available to start August 1, 2017. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background search. Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three references to Mark Mirasol, Associate Dean of Campus Life, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230, or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Review process will begin on April 5, 2017; applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. For more information about the Academy and College, see our website at www.simons-rock.edu/academy. AA/EOE