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Residence Director - Bard Academy

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 in our founding year. This is a unique opportunity to build a new program and to work directly with students in a vibrant intellectual boarding community.

Residence Directors supervise the Academy dormitory, providing students with 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 co-curricular programming and instruction, 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.

We seek community-minded, team-oriented individuals to help develop and foster an 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, out-going, 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. A Bachelor's degree is required. Candidates with previous Residential Life and/or Student Affairs experience will be given preference. Must be available to start August 1, 2015. Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three references to Ian Bickford, Dean of Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock, at ibickford@simons-rock.edu. Review process begins immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the college, see our website at www.simons-rock.edu. AA/EOE.