Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Program

Bennington College Part-time

Bennington College seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as the director of its Post-Baccalaureate Program, one of the oldest and highly regarded programs of its kind in the country. Since 1980 we have provided motivated college graduates the opportunity to strengthen their medical and dental school qualifications by an immersive, inquiry-based science education. Students become well-versed in the practice of science through seminar-style courses, project work, and extensive exposure to the primary literature.

The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the program, including admissions, matriculation, advising and support structures, and working with students during the medical application process. The director will work with science faculty and administration to develop a strategic plan that will shape the direction, content, and aims of the program and lead efforts to develop marketing and recruitment strategies designed to expand the pool of student applicants. The position also includes responsibility for advising Bennington undergraduate students interested in careers in medicine and allied health fields.

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and have 3-5 years of experience in advising, recruitment, counseling, or a related field, preferably in higher education as well as a familiarity with health professions. This is a half-time position and requires outstanding organization and communication skills, as well as interest in maintaining an engaging presence of the program in various social media.

The College

Bennington College is a residential liberal arts college distinguished by its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes and believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.  Bennington College encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Nestled at the foot of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the campus consists of approximately 370 acres. The College was named one of ten with the best architecture by Architectural Digest.  From campus, it is a short drive to the cultural offerings of the northern Berkshires in Massachusetts, Albany, New York, and many of Vermont’s top recreational centers. New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont are all within three and a half hours by car.

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