The following is from the Bronxville Adult School:
Barbara Corcoran Begert, Executive Director of the Bronxville Adult School, will be leaving the School effective January 1, 2013, announced Chris Zufelt, Chair of the Board of Trustees. Corcoran Begert will be taking on a new role as Vice-President of Continuing and Public Education at the New York Botanical Garden, providing leadership to the Garden’s Continuing Education Department, the School of Horticulture and Landscape Design, the School of Professional Horticulture and all Public Education programs.
“Barbara has done an amazing job for the Bronxville Adult School since she was appointed in 2010,” said Zufelt. “In her first year she had our website completely redesigned, allowing us to offer online registration for the first time. Her efforts in community outreach, marketing and development, her personal touch with students and faculty alike and her never-failing enthusiasm propelled the BAS to new heights.”
“We are very sad to see her go, but are grateful for the time she spent with us. This is a great opportunity for Barbara, and we wish her every success.”
“It has been an invaluable personal and professional experience, working with Chris Zufelt, our Board of Trustees, and our dedicated instructors and students, at an institution that contributes so much to Bronxville’s quality of life,” Corcoran Begert said. “I’ve met so many talented people, and made wonderful friends that I hope to keep for years to come.”
The BAS Board is now launching a search for a new Executive Director, under the direction of Board members Greg Coleman and Maryanne Denniston. A position description outlining desired qualifications and job responsibilities is posted on the school’s website (bronxvilleadultschool.org). Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for the position, candidates should be able to demonstrate a successful record of program development, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage multiple complex projects, according to Denniston. Other important qualities include leadership experience with not-for-profit groups, fiscal acumen, marketing skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.
The Bronxville Adult School is a not-for-profit organization serving Bronxville and surrounding communities; over 3,000 students enjoyed classes last year. The BAS is currently celebrating its seventieth anniversary of enriching the quality of life locally by offering cultural, academic and recreational courses at an affordable cost.