We Are Hiring!
Hello! The Athena Center for Leadership at Barnard is hiring!
Athena is searching for a new Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for our Communities of Practice! We’re seeking someone passionate about change-making through community, hands-on learning, and collaborative program design.
The Post Baccalaureate Fellowship program is a research and career development opportunity for graduating seniors and recent Barnard graduates. The Fellowship is a one-year program (with the possibility of renewal) consisting of various placements that allow for the development of professional career skills, on-going technical and workplace learning, and an opportunity to apply subject matter expertise to new technologies, digital scholarship, creative writing, etc. All fellows engage together as part of a cohort in on-going professional development and learning from Beyond Barnard in collaboration with the Office of Human Resources. Reporting to a faculty or Center director, fellowships are full time paid appointments with health benefits. The fellowship will extend from July 1 through June 30 (depending on the Center) and include paid holiday and vacation days. Fellows will be paid a stipend of $45,000 per annum.
Preference will be given to a Barnard College graduating senior or recent graduate. Graduating seniors from Columbia University may apply.
The Athena Communities of Practice Fellow will assist with various layers of Center programming and operations, working specifically to support Athena’s communities of practice. Reporting to the Program Manager, Applied Learning, this Fellow will be responsible for supporting the successful launch and execution of various communities of practice. The Fellow will also gain firsthand experience facilitating and leading certain student communities. This Fellowship is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in human-centered design, psychology, sociology, higher education administration, or similar fields. By the end of the Fellowship, the Fellow will have gained meaningful experience in designing, facilitating, and evaluating communities of practice as a methodology for learning and community engagement.
As a full-time member of the Athena Center team, the Fellow will be expected to attend Center staff meetings, Barnard all-staff meetings, participate in Athena Center events, and support other Athena Center events/operations as needed.
In partnership with Athena’s Director of Applied Learning and Program Manager, support the success of multiple year-round communities of practice for the Barnard community, with a specific emphasis on managing recruitment, application, and interview processes, and facilitation for certain student communities;
Work closely with Athena’s Director in the administration, programming, and facilitation for communities of practice that serve Barnard faculty, staff and the broader community;
Explore, develop, and implement creative strategies to grow and deepen student engagement, including by:
proposing new events or opportunities for Barnard students to connect with Athena’s staff and resources;
managing and leading communication efforts across campus and via social media including Athena’s Instagram presence, Athena student newsletters and communications, proposing new, creative website content, etc.
Support the development and implementation of monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans for all communities of practice and other programs;
Write and edit thoughtful, compelling content, ranging from pieces on Athena’s approach to leadership and learning/outcomes of our programs, to summaries of student projects;
Collaborate with cross-campus partners to strengthen existing communities of practice and develop new ones in response to college needs.
The successful candidate is someone passionate about designing learning communities and creating spaces for connections between people and ideas to flourish, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. S/he will be extremely creative, a thoughtful communicator, and someone that is comfortable representing Athena in various mediums. The selected candidate will demonstrate a sense of ownership - interest in driving projects from ideation to execution - but will also be responsive to feedback.
Strong writing skills, comfort with public-speaking, and familiarity with social media are essential.
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Ability to work calmly (but quickly) and intentionally under pressure, with humor and grace.
Exceptional writing and editing skills
Creativity, resourcefulness, flexibility and motivation
Receptiveness to feedback
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF.
As a full-time member of the Athena Center team, the Fellow will be invited to attend Center staff meetings, Barnard all-staff meetings, participate in Athena Center events (including Leadership Council events), and support other Athena Center events/operations as needed.
This is an in-office position on the Barnard College campus.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.