Academic Affairs Assistant


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Bard College at Simon's Rock
84 Alford Road


Company Description:
Bard College at Simon's Rock--The Early College--is the only college in the country specifically designed for bright, highly motivated students ready to enter college after the 10th or 11th grade. Simon's Rock offers a challenging program in the liberal arts and sciences, taught by a supportive, highly-trained faculty, composed of leading scholars in their fields. The College grants degrees in more than 35 majors. Located in Great Barrington, in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, the College enrolls approximately 400 students.

Academic Affairs Assistant
Great Barrington
Full Time
Administrative Assistant
Bachelor's Degree

The Office of Academic Affairs at Bard College and Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock is seeking to fill the position of Academic Affairs Assistant. Reporting directly to the Dean of Faculty and Curricular Development, the Academic Affairs Assistant supports the Dean of Faculty and Curricular Development in coordinating a wide range of academic and faculty processes and provides general office management of the Academic Affairs Office. In addition, the Academic Affairs Assistant supports the Dean of Studies Office and several special programs of Bard College and Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the administration of the faculty hiring process and orientation of new faculty
  • Works closely with the Business Office to ensure all faculty appointment and documentation letters are prepared
  • Provide administrative support to annual cycles for faculty evaluations and sabbaticals
  • General office management of the Academic Affairs Office, including providing walk-in, email, and phone support to students, faculty/staff, and others
  • Coordinate academic course book orders with the campus bookstore
  • Assist with organizing campus-wide events including Arrival Day, Writing & Thinking/Orientation, Family Weekend, and Commencement
  • Support the Dean of Studies Office
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned

Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree or technical training and experience directly related to job requirements
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Appreciation for and understanding of the mission of Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Bard Academy

This position is a full-time hourly position with benefits. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. COVID-19 vaccination with booster(s) or approved exemption is required as a condition of employment at Simon’s Rock. Simon’s Rock is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from candidates of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and socioeconomic levels.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter by email to Karen Advokaat, at with “Academic Affairs Assistant” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.