International Program Manager, Bard College
Bard College is accepting applications for the position of International Program
Manager. The International Program Manager reports to the Assistant Director
of the Institute for International Liberal Education (IILE). The main focus of
the position is on developing, implementing, and supervising recruitment and
hosting of undergraduate students at two Bard partner institutions: Smolny
College, in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the American University of Central Asia
(AUCA), in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In this capacity, the International Program
Manager is expected to set and meet numerical and financial goals for
recruitment. S/he will play an integral role in assuring the excellence of the
student experience abroad.
The position is based at Bard, with regular travel both within the US and
internationally, including regular visits to AUCA and Smolny. Approximately 50%
of time will be devoted to program development and management of the Bard-
Smolny program and 50% to program development and management of the
Building on the successful Bard-Smolny Program at Smolny, the International
Program Manager will:
• Develop strategic marketing plans and strengthen networking for
Smolny College recruitment, including alumni networking and liaison with
faculty and staff at key sending colleges and universities in North America.
Smolny currently sends ca. 25-30 U.S. students to Smolny every semester,
plus 30 to its Summer Language Intensive.
• Assist the Asst. Director of IILE in supervising and assuring the
excellence of the existing Bard-Smolny program at Smolny, including designing
recruitment materials, maintaining the website, and updating manuals, etc.
• Create and manage a program for visiting North American students at
AUCA, beginning with the Fall Semester 2011. This includes assuring the
availability of needed facilities, staff, and arrangements at AUCA.
• Develop and implement a recruitment plan for AUCA, including needed
materials (website, print publications), in cooperation with AUCA and with IILE
recruitment staff, beginning in Spring 2010 (with the first students attending
AUCA in FS 2011).
Depending upon experience, the International Program Manager will also have
the opportunity to assist with the creation and administration of other IILE
initiatives at Smolny and AUCA, including curriculum development and review,
public relations, and fundraising, to administer direct student and faculty
exchange programs between and among Bard, Smolny, and AUCA, and to
manage the budgets of all programs for which s/he has direct administrative
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and names of three references to
firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line: IILE Program Manager – 10006. Review of
applications will begin immediately. Bard College is an equal opportunity
employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its