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Program Associate at Bard College – MBA in Sustainability

Bard MBA in Sustainability seeks a Program Associate

Interested in building a new kind of higher education program? Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability is one of the few business programs globally that fully integrates the study of business and sustainability. Our curriculum ensures that students master the business case for sustainability, understanding how to align profit, environmental, and social metrics. The curriculum is organized around weekend-intensive residencies in New York City, supplemented by regular online instruction.

The Bard MBA is seeking an entrepreneurial program associate to join our growing team and help shape the next phase of the program and position us for growth. This role is based at our Hudson Valley campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, with overnight travel to New York City one extended (4-day) weekend per month. Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Program Associate’s responsibilities will include:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the Program Associate will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and prioritization of the program including:

•    Budget management and basic accounting
•    Student Services including enrollment support, grade submission, and responding to student inquiries
•    Liaising with various departments on the Bard Campus specific to MBA operations and goals
•    Training faculty to effectively utilize online learning management systems and teach in an online   environment
•    Contributing to conversations and presentations about growing the Bard MBA, curriculum review, and internal operations improvement
•    Proposing internal process improvements where necessary

Planning and execution of various program-related events including:

•    Planning residency weekend and online class schedules
•    Managing logistics in-person at NYC-based and Bard classes during monthly Residencies
•    Arranging travel and lodging for faculty and guest lecturers
•    Booking classroom and event space
•    Scheduling and coordinating other program meetings including faculty retreats, curricular design brainstorms, and advisory board meetings

•    Ordering course and event materials and refreshments
•    Managing the academic calendar
•    Assisting faculty with administrative matters

The Program Associate will have substantial interaction with executive staff, faculty, guest speakers and students. See our Faculty here: This is a great opportunity to interact with sustainability thought leaders and engage in a wide range of activities while building professional and entrepreneurial skills.

•    Bachelor’s degree, with one to three years of professional work experience
•    Excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills
•    Proactive and conscientious with ability to self-manage
•    Excited to grow and improve upon an innovative sustainable MBA program

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references by email only to Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.

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