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
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Bard Diverse Network of Action (DNA) was founded in 2018. Bard DNA
is a student organization, at Bard High School Early College
(BHSEC) Queens, composed of student leaders and social justice
advocates who are dedicated to educating their community and
themselves through events and programming. Bard DNA encourages
participation from all students, regardless of race, ethnicity,
sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, religion, economic
status, immigration status, or any other identity. Bard DNA seeks
to create an inclusive and safe school environment.
As an organization, Bard DNA strives to achieve the following
- Provide a space for students of all identities to create change
and take action on community issues.
- Develop an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful school
environment, in and outside of the classroom, for all members of
- Plan meaningful events, programs and initiatives that build
community and increase school spirit.
- Create opportunities for increased and intentional
conversations on topics of power, privilege, and oppression.
- When confronted with members of the community who do not share
our same values, allow all opinions to be heard and valued, rather
than excluded or dismissed, while still encouraging education and
We are seeking a Bard DNA Associate Director
. The Bard DNA
Associate Director will work with the Director of Bard DNA to
accomplish organizational goals and achieve our vision of serving
as a network of support, resources, and community for students who
have been historically underrepresented in postsecondary higher
The Bard DNA Associate Director will support Bard DNA by taking a
leadership role in student-facing aspects of the program: Bard DNA
Student Leadership Team (SLT), Bard DNA Peer Mentoring Program, and
Bard DNA Fellows Program.
The Bard DNA SLT
operates as the governing body of Bard DNA.
The SLT consists of the Student Coordinator, Media &
Communications Specialist, Mentorship Committee Chair(s),
Professional Development Committee Chair, Social Engagement
Committee Chair, and Community Engagement Committee Chair.
The Bard DNA Peer Mentoring Program
is a year-long mentoring
program that pairs 9th and 10th grade students with students in the
college program (Year 1s and Year 2s). The Associate Director will
be responsible for working with the Mentorship Committee Chair(s)
to ensure the implementation and effectiveness of the Bard DNA Peer
The Bard DNA Fellows Program
provides additional academic
support, mentorship, professional and leadership development, and a
sense of community to students, from historically underrepresented
and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, during their four
years at BHSEC Queens. Bard DNA Fellows attend monthly leadership
and skill-development workshops, known as the “Self, Community,
Skills & Success (SCSS) Series”. The Bard DNA Associate
Director will be responsible for working with the Director of Bard
DNA to design and facilitate engaging and informative workshops for
Bard DNA Fellows.
The Bard DNA Associate Director will also provide substantial
support in executing the rising-9th grade Bard DNA Summer Program.
The Bard DNA Summer Program is three weeks long and is designed to
support students from historically underrepresented and/or
economically disadvantaged backgrounds in their academic and social
transition to BHSEC Queens. Students take classes and go on field
trips throughout the summer program.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Bard DNA Associate Director Responsibilities include, but are
not limited to the following:
Bard DNA Peer Mentoring Program
- Bard DNA Student Leadership Team (SLT)
- Provide leadership and support to members of the SLT
- Coordinate leadership trainings and leadership retreats for
- Provide SLT with support and guidance in planning events and
programs, scheduling regular check-in meetings and providing access
- Recommend tips and strategies on effective marketing and
advertising strategies to ensure optimal event attendance and
- Lead Bard DNA General and SLT meetings after-school
- Plan and coordinate Bard DNA SLT Spring elections
- Ensure SLT members are fulfilling the responsibilities and
expectations of their positions
Bard DNA Fellows “Self, Community, Skills & Success (SCSS)”
- Provide guidance and support to the Mentorship Committee
Chair(s) on the Bard DNA SLT
- Work with the Mentorship Committee Chair(s) to plan and
coordinate the Peer Mentor application and selection process
- Support the planning and coordination of Peer Mentor
- Co-facilitate Peer Mentor trainings, as necessary
Media & Communications
- Co-design and co-facilitate workshops in the after-school SCSS
series for Bard DNA Fellows
- Engage Bard DNA Fellows in workshops and experiences that
encourage and increase identity, professional and leadership
- In collaboration with their work in the Bard DNA student
organization, create and oversee innovative initiatives and
programming that facilitate a strong, supportive and welcoming
community for Bard DNA Fellows
Admissions & Outreach
- Oversee Bard DNA email and keep the DNA community, and BHSECQ
community at large, informed of upcoming DNA events and
- Provide support to the DNA Media & Communications
Specialist in the oversight of the Bard DNA website and Instagram
Time Commitment and Compensation
- Support Director of Admissions in targeted outreach to middle
schools, leading presentations on Bard High School and
administering the admissions test.
- Provide support in grading, interviewing and ranking candidates
from target schools, as needed.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Bard DNA.
- This is a 12 month position, with the possibility of being an
11 month position.
- The incumbent should be able to work at least 40 hours each
week; typical hours are 9am-5pm.
- Salary commensurate with experience.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, sociology, or
related field required, Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Higher
Education Administration, Social Work preferred.
- 2-3 years of relevant professional experience, preferred.
- Able to demonstrate strong background and experience in
leadership roles/involvement as a student and/or in the
- A commitment to diversity and inclusion, student advocacy, and
- Experience working with, supporting and advocating for
historically marginalized students
- Demonstrated ability to support students in leadership and
- Knowledge and experience in workshop design, large group
facilitation, and event planning; ability to manage multiple
- Knowledge in implementing effective mentorship programming
- Able to work during after-school hours (at least until
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and a
list of contact information for 3 references through the Interfolio
job application link provided here: http://apply.interfolio.com/94476
Please be advised that this is a grant-sponsored position,
contingent on funding.
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applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical
disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
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