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3 May 2022

Full-Time Dean of Students (Bard High School Early College DC)

Bard High School Early College DC – Posted by WorkAtBEC dual enrollment, high school, college, equity, inclusion, diversity, dei, equal opportunities, underserved, collaboration,supervising, creativity, engaged, leadership, teaching experience, students,

Job Description

Position Title: Dean of Students (Bard High School Early College DC)

Position Objective: To coordinate and ensure the stability and quality of all aspects of Bard High School Early College DC’s (Bard DC) non-academic programming. Outside of the classroom, the Dean of Students will work to sustain and increase awareness of and investment in Bard DC’s programming on the part of students, parents, schools, and relevant agencies. The Dean of Students will work in concert with the Principal and the faculty team to ensure that students’ academic work is supported with appropriate resources and interventions.

Key Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the Dean of Students span all aspects of Bard DC’s organization beyond instruction and curriculum. Central among these are:

Student Supports

  • Coordinate student services and academic supports (including After School Hours, study halls, and study spaces)
  • Remain up-to-date on all training related to early college and college student supports and parent engagement by attending conferences and development opportunities in those areas
  • Oversee internal grades and crite sheet collection process
  • Maintain student handbook and relevant documents related to student data

Campus Culture Building

  • Lead on all discipline issues through a restorative justice framework, facilitating restorative circles, and providing support to faculty in implementing restorative practices.
  • Major event facilitation (including Fall Orientation, admitted students events, monthly gatherings )

School Leadership / Parent Engagement/ Partner Relations

  • Collaborate with the Principal and Dean of Studies on BEC operations
  • Lead and coordinate parent engagement efforts (including grade sharing, responding to parent concerns, engaging parents in restorative conversations, and consulting on parent-instructor interactions)
  • Report as needed to administration of Bard College
  • Engage BHSEC visitors and evaluators on student and school culture matters
  • Manage relationships with high school liaisons and other education partners

Bard DC Admissions

  • Oversee and execute all aspects of the admissions process
  • Ensure enrollment numbers are aligned with goals from the Principal and the network

Job Type: Full-time 

Compensation:  Based on experience and following the guidelines provided here 

Location: Bard High School Early College in Washington, D.C. 

Start Date: July or August 2022

Preferred Qualifications: The Dean of Students should be eager to create a supportive early college environment that honors students as whole people and works to address their needs in a holistic way. Commitment to the mission of the Bard Early Colleges is expected. The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • At least three years experience working directly with high school age students
  • Some knowledge of the DC schools system
  • Interest in working with high school age students who are also completing a college-level course of study
  • We are seeking candidates with a strong commitment to equity and social justice and desire to open up opportunities for underrepresented students
  • Basic computer skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Access to transportation/driver’s license

How to Apply

Application Instructions: Please apply directly with Bard College / Bard Early Colleges.  Do this by clicking on the “Apply Now” button found through the Interfolio job application link provided here: Use the Interfolio link provided to upload the following documents directly with Bard College:
  • a letter of interest
  • resume
  • contact information for three references
Questions Inquiries may be directed via email to Dr. Vanessa Anderson at Bard College is AA/EOE & welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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