[SPN-Discussion] Bard Position: Sustainability Grad Programs Admissions Associate

Eban Goodstein ebangood at bard.edu
Thu Oct 1 09:09:14 PDT 2020

Colleagues, here is a terrific job for recent sustainability-oriented
graduates. Please circulate widely and to your Career Development Office.
An additional benefit is a generous employee scholarship (after vesting) to
attend the Bard MBA in Sustainability program part-time.  Thanks--EbanBard
Center for Environmental PolicyADMISSIONS ASSOCIATEEmployer Website:
Bard College seeks an Admissions Associate for the Bard Graduate Programs
in Sustainability.   This is a full-time, non-exempt, 12 month per year
position reporting to the Director of Enrollment and Marketing.   The
successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly
diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender,
nationality, sexual orientation and religion.

Bard’s Graduate Programs in Sustainability cultivate leaders who break
through existing systems, innovating solutions to critical social,
environmental, and economic challenges. Bard GPS students pursue
cutting-edge masters degrees in policy (MS), business (MBA), or education
(M Ed), that embed extended field-based practical training and
individualized career support. Our alumni are changing the rules through
environmental policy, changing the game through sustainable business, and
changing minds through environmental education. We seek an Admissions
Associate dedicated to advancing sustainability through the recruitment of
future sustainability leaders.

The Admissions Associate for the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
will be involved in all aspects of the graduate recruiting and admissions
process. This position requires strong interpersonal and communication
skills, the ability to relate to a broad range of constituents (students,
faculty, external career offices, industry partners, etc.), an aptitude for
project management, a commitment to the principles of diversity and equity
both in admissions and in the field, and the ability to work well both
independently and collaboratively.

Bard College’s main campus is in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY with 1900
undergraduate students; the campus also features multiple graduate
programs.  The 1000 acre campus sits along the Hudson River and offers the
Fisher Performing Arts Center, the Hessel Museum of Art, as well as the
home of the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest college degree granting
prison education program in the U.S.  The Bard Network also includes
several Bard High School Early Colleges across the country as well as five
international campuses and partnerships.  The Bard Network is complex and
demonstrates Bard’s priorities well in addition to the College’s emphasis
on civic engagement.

Bard College is a private institution working in the public interest. Bard
faculty and staff lead their students by example, building upon the
existing network of boundary-breaking programs focussed on rethinking who
can and should be included in this kind of education.


   - Organizes in-person and virtual events, travels to career fairs,
   conducts information sessions, interacts with and assesses prospective
   student leads; plans and implements various on and off campus programs and
   initiatives; and deepens relationships with undergraduate feeder schools.
   - Performs queries, reviews and extracts prospective leads information
   from marketing campaigns and career/job platforms; enters prospective leads
   data into the appropriate software program in a timely and accurate manner;
   processes applications and completion documents received from the graduate
   application and all other sources.
   - Review, extract and enter information from inquiry forms and other
   lead sources into HubSpot; manages and cleans up data; and manages flow of
   data between HubSpot (CRM) and Slate (application platform).
   - Performs queries on existing graduate applications and other
   communications related to enrollment management; tracks, reviews and
   processes graduate applications and enrollment deposits.
   - Generates and maintains communications with prospective students,
   career counselors and other constituents to positively impact graduate
   - Manages and edits prospect communication flows in partnership with
   inbound marketing agency.
   - Answers admission inquiries from prospective students, career
   counselors, and others; manages the communication plan to steward
   prospective students through the admissions funnel; ensures all
   communications are processed in a timely manner at all stages of the
   admissions funnel.
   - Assesses graduate applications for completeness and compliance with
   the program requirements; communicates with registrar offices for
   transcript requests to complete application files; prepares applications
   for review and manages application updates and letters in Slate.
   - Manages in campus recruiting activities at Bard College and in New
   York City including open houses, class visits, and public events.


   - Minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor's degree and
   2-4 years of relevant experience in higher education, sales, or talent
   - Must have a high level of verbal and written communication skills;
   keyboarding experience/proficiency; and organizational and time management
   skills. A demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite as
   well as a willingness to learn new software is required. Experience using
   Adobe Creative Suite, HubSpot, and/or Slate is a bonus.
   - Presentation skills; ability to effectively present information
   publicly; experience with virtual presentations and videoconference
   planning and implementation; graphic design is a plus.
   - Must have a willingness to communicate with prospects, career
   counselors, internal staff and faculty on a daily basis in a friendly,
   courteous manner, and the ability to create and maintain positive

Physical Demands:

   - The position requires a willingness to work evenings and weekends and
   travel (when COVID permits), as necessary.
   - Employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
   - Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in standard
   office environment.

To apply, submit a cover letter; a CV; a diversity, equity, and inclusion
statement of roughly 500 words (e.g., how you would ensure equity in
admissions, ideas for recruiting a diverse applicant pool); and contact
information for three references to Interfolio:

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.


Dr. Eban Goodstein /  Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability / Bard

MBA in Sustainability <http://www.bard.edu/mba>
MS in Environmental Policy and MS in Climate Science and Policy
M. Ed in Environmental Education

ebangood at bard.edu
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