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Bard College Director of Admissions in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York

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About the Bard Early Colleges

Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high school–age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. 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 and have the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma. Bard Early Colleges begin preparing students for college work as early as the 9th grade and offer ongoing guidance and academic support.

Now in its third decade, the Bard Early College network serves over 3,000 students in campuses in The Bronx, Lower Manhattan, Queens, and Hudson, New York; Newark, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cleveland, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; and Baltimore, Maryland. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded more than 3,000 A.A. degrees to its early college students.

Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Queens, a partnership between Bard College and the New York City Department of Education (NYDOE), invites applications for an Admissions Director to join our staff beginning in January or February 2024.

Position Duties

The Admissions Director will support all aspects of the outreach and student recruitment at BHSEC Queens. The Director will report to the Principal of BHSEC Queens and Bard Early College Network leadership.

The Director’s duties will include the following:

  • Conduct outreach to students, families, schools, and youth-serving organizations, via high school fairs, schools visits, social media and other modes

  • Plan and manage admissions events, such as open houses, new student orientations, summer bridge programming, and the school’s assessment, ensuring that the school meets its set-aside target of 73% of offers to students who qualify for free lunch

  • Serve as liaison to middle schools, non-profit, community- and faith-based organizations

  • Review admissions applications and assessments

  • Coordinate with staff and faculty at the school to help process and grade assessments

  • Recruit and train a group of student ambassadors to help with the admissions process

  • Manage student enrollment data

  • Become well-acquainted with, and help to inform the NYCDOE application process

  • Represent strategic priorities as needed to key organizational partners, including foundations and policy makers

  • Support other aspects of school planning as needed


  • B.A. (required)

  • Experience working with students

  • Familiarity with the education landscape in New York City (preferred)

  • Facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, and other basic office software

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Location: Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Queens, 30-20 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, Queens, NY

Start Date: January or February 2024

Duration: Full-time ongoing

Compensation: $70,000 to $75,000

Benefits Overview: We are pleased to offer our full-time employees an excellent benefit package which includes; multiple heath insurance options; TIAA retirement plans ( ; generous vacation, sick, and personal time; and more. To learn more about employee benefits and eligibility at Bard College, please visit

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

  • Letter of interest

  • Resume

  • List of 3 references, including their contact information


Inquiries about the position should be directed to Principal, Laura Hymson, at [email protected] (

Review of applications to begin immediately.