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Community Relations Coordinator & Registrar

Bard Early College New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 30, 2024
The Bard Early Colleges, tuition-free, satellite campuses of Bard College operated through partnerships with public school systems, are founded on the belief that many high-school-age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education.

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About the Bard Early Colleges

The Bard Early Colleges (BECs) are founded on the belief that many high school–age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. The Bard Early Colleges act on this belief by providing younger scholars with a tuition-free, credit-bearing college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. Students are taught by college faculty in seminar classes; they receive up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma.

Now in its second decade, the Bard Early College network serves over 3,300 students in campuses in Lower Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, New York; Newark, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cleveland, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland; and in Washington, DC. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded more than 5,500 A.A. degrees to its early college students.

Position Description

The Community Relations Coordinator and Registrar first plays a vital role in fostering positive relationships within the community it serves, particularly for parents and alumni. This role also manages student records and schedules, a significant job for accrediting students for both high school and college courses.

Job Responsibilities

Parent engagement: plan and execute initiatives to connect with parents such as organizing events, planning regular phone calls, leading family conferences, and arranging workshops

Alumni engagement: develop and implement strategies to engage alumni for: guest lectures, career exploration, fundraising, outreach, and tracking college and career progress

Public relations: Create communications materials for social media posts and the community to promote positive stories and achievements

Course Scheduling: coordinate with faculty and Head of School to design course schedules and anticipate hiring needs. Align course selection with needs for AA and high school requirements

Degree Audits: conduct regular degree audits to ensure students meet AA graduation and high school requirements and provide guidance on course selection

Reporting and Compliance: prepare reports for SCA funding, Board of Regents, and Louisiana Department of Education course accreditation

Event Planning: arrange and oversee all aspects of planning and execution for commencement ceremonies and other events as assigned

Work Location: Bard Early College in New Orleans, Louisiana

Job Type : Full-time

Pay: $40,000 - 45,000 Annual Salary plus benefits, compensation dependent on experience and skill set

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Strong organization and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with diverse staff, faculty, students, and community
  • High quality project management skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy for records management and tracking data
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
Application Instructions

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