Company: Dartmouth College
Location: Hanover, NH


The Assistant Director serves on the department’s core management staff and has responsibilities that support the mission of the Collis Center and the Office of Student Life including: advising student groups and programs, overseeing and supporting large-scale events, supervising student employees, and managing budgets.

Required Qualifications

  • Two years working in a college environment.
  • Experience supervising and advising students.
  • Masters degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Awareness of developmental issues of college-age students.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to fostering development of and building strong relationships with students.
  • Proven commitment to diversity and serving the needs of a diverse population.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in effectively working with students, faculty and staff.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to proficiently manage multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated experience working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Accomplished track record of setting and achieving professional and departmental goals.
  • Ability to address challenges collaboratively and creatively.
  • Demonstrated skills promoting pluralism and intercultural understanding.
  • Position requires work during evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with student activities and/or event planning and management or related field.
  • Knowledge of the operation of sound, lighting and audio-visual equipment preferable.
  • Demonstrated skills in financial and budget management, ability to interpret and prepare departmental budgets and other financial reports recommended.

SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position FLSA Exempt Employment Category Regular Full Time Department Contact for Cover Letter Anna Hall, Senior Assistant Dean for Student Life Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities
  • Oversees the Student Organization Accountability Program and is responsible for implementing, in collaboration with campus departments, an annual review process for student organizations and reviewing all student organizations on campus every four years. (20%)
  • Evaluates the Student Organization Accountability Program to develop and implement improvements. (10%)
  • Serves as the college contact for Engage, a student organization management platform, and is responsible for implementing and developing trainings, troubleshooting issues as they arise related to the system, and regularly updating campus departments with system upgrades. (20%)
  • Coordinates the planning and implementation of Family Weekend by collaborating with campus partners to develop a full and engaging schedule of events. (20%)
  • Assists in all aspects of coordination, planning, and implementation of New Student Orientation. Communicates to families and students to ensure timely and consistent information about New Student Orientation. (25%)
  • Actively creates and enhances programs and services that will appeal to an increasingly diverse campus population and will enhance students’ educational experience. (5%)

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Performs other duties as assigned.