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International Program Manager Position, Bard College

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
Bard-AUCA program.

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
responsibility.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and names of three references to
recruit@bard.edu 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
diversity.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and names of three references to 
recruit@bard.edu 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 
diversity.
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Bard-Smolny Study Abroad and Summer Program Deadlines Approaching

Bard-Smolny Study Abroad Program
Designed to meet the needs of students who have two or more years of college-level Russian (including heritage speakers), the Bard-Smolny Program in St. Petersburg offers an academically rich environment for students from North American colleges and universities wishing to study in Russia for a semester or for the full academic year.  Students enroll side-by-side with Russian students in classes at Smolny College, the first liberal arts college in Russia.  The Bard-Smolny Program enables students to advance their level of language competency in our Russian as a Second Language (RSL) program while simultaneously taking other academic courses that meet requirements for their B.A. degree at their home college or university.  Smolny College offers courses in 20 academic areas including: art history and architecture; international relations, political studies and human rights; literature, music and performing arts; and sociology and anthropology.

For more information:  http://www.smolny.org/bard-smolny

Summer Language Intensive (SLI)
The Bard-Smolny Summer Language Intensive (SLI) provides challenging courses for students who have completed between two and six semesters of college-level Russian.  Students who enroll in the 4-week program will work on solidifying language concepts already covered while improving language skills.  The 8-week program is the equivalent of one year of Russian at a North American institution.  Language is taught in conjunction with our cultural program, which integrates academic experience with a real feel for the the city of St. Petersburg.  Coursework for upper-level students includes a thematic workshop that focuses on language learning through content-specific instruction such as Russian politics, literature and art history.

For more information:  http://www.smolny.org/bard-smolny/summer/

Application Deadlines

March 1               Summer Language Intensive (SLI)
April 1                  Fall Semester / Academic Year
October 1st          Spring Semester

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Program Manager position, Bard-Smolny Study Abroad Program

The Bard-Smolny Study Abroad Program for North American students is based in
Smolny College, Russia’s first liberal arts college, BSAP is the only
program in Russia to offer visiting North American students a broad range of
liberal arts courses along with Russian as a Second Language (RSL).  The
main goal of the Bard-Smolny Study Abroad Program is to provide North
American students with a rigorous and rewarding academic, linguistic, and
cultural experience that will advance their level of competency in the
Russian language and give them the unique opportunity to take a diverse set
of courses in the liberal arts.  Since the program is run within Smolny
College, there are innumerable opportunities for cross-cultural exchange and
dialogue.  Students from North America sit side-by-side with Russian
students in the classroom, participate in student clubs, organizations, and
volunteer opportunities with their fellow Smolny classmates, and interact
directly with the faculty of Smolny College.

The Program Manager of the Bard-Smolny Study Abroad Program is a
professional, full-time administrator employed year-round by Bard College at
Smolny College in St. Petersburg. The Program Manager reports to the
Assistant Director of the Institute for International Liberal Education
(IILE) at Bard College and works hand in hand on a daily basis with the
administration of Smolny College, particularly the Dean of the College and
the Associate Dean for International Students. S/he supervises the daily
running and management of the Bard-Smolny Study Abroad Program during the
fall and spring semesters and the Summer Language Intensive (SLI) in June,
July and August.

BSAP hosts between 30 and 35 North American students each semester, as well
as during the SLI, at Smolny College. The Program Manager is responsible for
all non-academic aspects of the program as well as crisis management, and,
in cooperation with the Associate Dean for International students, supports
students’ academic activities. Specific tasks include supervision of two
full-time local staff members, providing student support of all sorts, work
on program development, recruitment and admission, accounting, as well as
organizing and running program orientations three times per year. The
Program Manager also acts as a liaison between the IILE and Smolny College,
including work with Smolny’s Dean’s Office, Registrar, IT Services,
Financial Office, Admissions Office and Development Office. The Program
Manager is expected to hold regular office hours; some weekend and evening
hours are required.

The successful candidate will be fluent in Russian, will have experience
working and studying in Russia or the former Soviet Union and will hold an
American BA degree or higher. S/he will possess a friendly and professional
manner, will have significant accounting and budgetary experience, will be
familiar with databases, and will have  excellent writing and research
skills. Accuracy, attention to detail, and comfort working in a fast-paced
environment with a team of committed professionals are crucial. A
demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts
education and cross-cultural exchange, as well as experience working with
young people, are also important. Candidates should have a minimum of one to
two years of administrative experience. Salary for the position covers two
visits to Bard College each year, one in January and one in August, and is
commensurate with experience. Please see http://www.smolny.org for more
information.

Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three
professional references by email to recruit@bard.edu  Subject line: Smolny
Program Manager-9209. Review of applications will begin immediately. Bard
College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from
individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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