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Student Success Advisor

Bard College at Simon’s Rock

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Our Institution: Founded in 1860, Bard College is an international network of highly innovative and
admired educational institutions grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. A division
of Bard located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Bard College at Simon’s Rock is
the only four-year college in the U.S. specifically designed for motivated adolescents
to fully realize their academic potential by beginning college immediately after the
10th or 11th grade. BA and AA degrees are granted in over 35 areas of study. Simon’s
Rock attracts a diverse student population of approximately 400 students, drawn nationally
and internationally, with a significant population of students identifying as LGBTQIA2S+.

For over 50 years, Simon’s Rock has practiced the simple yet radical idea that many
students are ready for college before the age of 18, an idea that launched the Early
College movement in the United States and beyond. In 2015, Simon’s Rock launched Bard
Academy, a two-year high school program for boarding and day students, with courses
designed and taught by college professors and leading to entry into college after
the tenth grade. In doing so, Simon’s Rock has connected high school and college in
one cohesive, coherent six-year arc. In 2019, Simon’s Rock established the Early College
Research Institute (ECRI), a locus for research into “what’s next” in Early College.

The Role: Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Bard Academy invites applications for one (1) student-centered
leader who will join the Office of Campus Life as Student Success Advisor. Reporting
to the Dean of Students, Student Success Advisors support the holistic development
of students by cultivating a collaborative and trusting relationship that guides scholars
through their Simon’s Rock experience. Advisors encourage academy and college students
to be purposeful in the planning of curricular and co-curricular pursuits while fostering
discovery of personal interests and strengths. Through ongoing engagement, the advisor
creates a nurturing environment where information is exchanged on a consistent basis.
Advisors are learning-centered professionals who work in partnership with faculty
and staff to help every student maximize their intellectual potential.

Duties

  • Meets with advisees on a consistent basis and monitors the progress of all students
    within an assigned population.
  • Provides thoughtful and compassionate support to students experiencing academic and
    personal challenges including but not limited to stress management, time management,
    and life change adjustments. Refers students to appropriate campus resources and external
    supports.
  • Applies developmental theories and advising practices that challenge and support the
    diverse needs of students.
  • Provides assistance to students facing academic difficulties in the development of
    a purposeful plan of action that supports goal attainment.
  • Assists re-entry students in the development of a purposeful plan of action after
    time away from the institution.
  • Designs and implements student success workshop series on topics that may include
    campus resources, time management, goal setting, success strategies for special populations,
    learning style preferences, and self care.
  • Coordinates and/or plans new student activities including orientation and other transition
    programs for academy and college students.
  • Assists with the coordination of the First Year Experience program for college students.
    Teaches a section of the First Year Experience course.
  • Assists with the development of a co-curricular model/program.
  • Serves as a member of the Student Support Team.
  • Leads assessment initiatives.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in college student personnel, counseling, social work, psychology,
    or related-field preferred. Bachelor’s required.
  • Two years of experience in K-12 or higher education required. Work as a graduate assistant
    will be considered.
  • Understanding of student/adolescent development theory.
  • Keen awareness of student success strategies and persistence trends/patterns.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and utilize reasonable judgment in complex and confidential
    situations.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Employment is contingent upon successful
completion of a background check. COVID-19 vaccination with booster(s) or approved
exemption is required as a condition of employment at Simon’s Rock. Bard College and
Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock are equal opportunity employers, and we encourage applications
from candidates of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities,
abilities, and socioeconomic levels as the values of equity and inclusion are core
to our institutional mission. AA/EOE.

Apply: All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, and contact information
for three references. Submit your files to interfolio.com at http://apply.interfolio.com/114757 . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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