Formed in 1999 to address the mass incarceration crisis, the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) defies expectations of who college is for and where it might lead. For twenty years, BPI has reimagined and redefined questions of availability, affordability, and expectations typically associated with college in America. One of the most rigorous and effective college-in-prison programs in the country, BPI is now extending its radical intervention in educational inequity outside of prison through the Bard Microcollege. BPI currently enrolls 400 women and men across six New York State prisons and two microcollege campuses. To date, students have earned 550 Bard college degrees.
ABOUT THE POSITION
As a key member of a cross departmental development team of four, the Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement (Assistant Director) will work closely with program staff to support BPI’s mission and ambitious five-year strategic plan. In this role, the Assistant Director will secure gifts via foundations and institutions that will support BPI’s core programs and expansion. Further, the Assistant Director will engage with multiple internal and external stakeholders to support the broader foundation and institutional donor strategy and oversee internal operations and systems.