Director of Education Programs- Bard Prison Initiative
Location: New York, NY
Internal Number: 110698
Formed in 1999 to address the mass incarceration crisis, the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) defies expectations of who college is for and where it might lead. For twenty years, BPI has reimagined and redefined questions of availability, affordability, and expectations typically associated with college in America. One of the most rigorous and effective college-in-prison programs in the country, BPI is now extending its radical intervention in educational inequity outside of prison through the Bard Microcolleges and BardBac.
The Director for Education Programs is responsible for developing and supporting future education leaders through an innovative and disruptive education specialization and fellowship in response to enhancing the inclusion of formerly incarcerated individuals in the field of education. This position reports to the Director of NYC Programs
Oversee day-to-day operations of Education Curricular Specialization
Develop overall educational goals, curriculum and content that is aligned with the needs of Education careers and periodically review and/or revise the curriculum and content
Perform and document a formal, systematic annual evaluation of the curriculum
Teach courses in correctional facilities as assigned
Recruit and retain faculty for education courses
BPI Education Fellowship
Oversee day-to-day operations of Education Fellowships
Lead fellow recruitment and selection
Ensure the fellowship provides an effective educational experience that leads to measurable achievement of outcomes for fellows by using data to inform actions and improvements on the cohort and individual level
Facilitate participation of current and past fellows in educational, career, and scholarly activities
Foster consistent engagement and interaction with current and prospective fellows, prospective and current faculty, and guest speakers
Develop and oversee operations of 10-month long intensive fellowship program for formerly incarcerated Education professionals
Craft and deliver content for all education-related communications internal to BPI and public facing representation of education programs, students, and alumni--including current and past Fellow
Career Advising/Professional Development
Development and management of Learning Commons Fellow
Collaborate with Reentry and Alumni Affairs and Continuing Education staff on systematic procedures to ensure alumni opportunities for Education related jobs/professional training and degree completion/advancement
Mentoring and cultivation of BPI alumni pursuing and employed for jobs in education
Plan, organize, and facilitate past/current/prospective fellow workshops, cohort-building convenings, and other capacity-building opportunities. This includes preparing meeting agendas, drafting and editing concept notes and event summary notes, and coordinating and facilitating correspondence with participants and all relevant stakeholders during workshops and meetings
Manage and supervise a team member responsible for overseeing the pedagogical training and onboarding of Learning Common Fellows and the tutoring in prison and in the microcolleges
Master's Degree or higher
Implement a strategic plan to establish, strengthen, and maintain relationships between the institution and employers
Program and project management experience in a team-based structure
Strong communication, presentation, writing and interpersonal skills
Excellent technical skills including knowledge of and experience working with web-based platforms, communication and collaboration tools (e.g., GSuite and LinkedIn)
Ability to understand and use data in assessing and communicating outcomes
Experience working with justice-involved individuals, including working knowledge of academic advising, student/alumni development theories and practices
Some experience or degree equivalent in the Education field
General knowledge of the New York Education careers in the private and public sector
Comfortable working independently and in a fast-paced environment juggling multiple deadlines, multiple projects, and competing deadlines
Comfortable facilitating, leading, or teaching a seminar-style class
Experience with workshop and program facilitation and design, including blended learning, for advanced career development and industry-specific skills
Exceptional writing and communication skills, with ability to represent BPI's mission to supporters and deep understanding of BPI's core values.
Other responsibilities: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Weekly travel to BPI sites, as assigned, and to NYC office.
Occasional travel is expected to Bard College and outside of NYS with prior notification.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, diversity statement and list of three professional contact references including email address and phone number to Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/110698
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.