College Transfer Advisor (Bard High School Early College Baltimore)
Location: Baltimore, MD
Internal Number: 90428
Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Baltimore, a partnership between Bard College and the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) in Baltimore, Maryland, invites applications for a full-time staff position College Transfer Advisor, beginning as soon as possible (October / November 2021).
The Bard early colleges enable intellectually curious students to complete a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts degree from Bard College within four years of study. The academic program emphasizes small classes and a commitment to teaching a diverse student body. Most students will be the first in their families to attend college.
Reporting to the Principal, the College Transfer Advisor manages the school's overall college advising program. The position serves all four grade levels but has a particular emphasis on students in grades 11 and 12. Responsibilities include:
Implementing a comprehensive postsecondary advising program that differentiates guidance for students pursuing two-year colleges, four-year colleges, military service, trade schools, and/or entry into the workforce;
Teaching a weekly advisory class to students in eleventh and twelfth grades, including grading duties;
Scheduling workshops, visits, on-site admissions, and other opportunities with college admissions representatives and representatives from other postsecondary options;
Managing the timely submission of college admissions documents such as transcripts, recommendation letters, etc. and train faculty and staff in the systems for doing so;
Ensuring timely FAFSA submission by graduating students, and offer support opportunities to families to complete it;
Organizing two out-of-state college trips;
Holding individual student advising meetings;
Tracking and analyzing relevant postsecondary attainment data;
Coordinating commencement logistics;
Other duties as assigned
The successful applicant will have:
Experience with college admissions processes and requirements
Knowledge of postsecondary opportunities in addition to colleges/universities
Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with students, families, faculty, staff, and partners
Experience with the FAFSA, Common Application, and Naviance are preferred
Experience with college advising for first-generation college-bound students is preferred
To apply: please upload a résumé, cover letter, and a list of 3 references by going through the Interfolio job application link provide here: http://apply.interfolio.com/90428 and clicking on the "Apply Now" button found on the upper right corner.
Inquiries about vacant positions can be submitted to Dr. Francesca Gamber, Principal, at [email protected].
Review of applications to begin immediately.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome 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 origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.