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Assistant Director for Interdisciplinary Grant Support

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 2, 2023

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Open Until Filled


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Assistant Director for Interdisciplinary Grant Support

Department this Position Reports to

GrantGPS Program

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Not an SEIU Position

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Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


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Location of Position

Hanover NH

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Position Purpose

The Assistant Director for Interdisciplinary and Humanities Grant Support will catalyze grant-funded research and scholarship, with a special emphasis on interdisciplinary projects and opportunities. In keeping with faculty priorities and Dartmouth’s mission, this position will be responsible for identifying novel opportunities for research support in interdisciplinary scholarship, strategically connecting individual and group faculty projects to resources, advising the Assistant Vice Provost on opportunities to enhance Dartmouth research, scholarship, and targeted outreach, ensuring that these efforts receive attention across the Dartmouth community, as well as regionally and nationally, and coordinating activities with the GrantGPS team to ensure strong and consistent support. The Assistant Director also assists GrantGPS with developing opportunities for scholarly development for faculty and postdoctoral students as well as with training others. In addition, the Assistant Director will be alert to trends in the funding landscape and will advise on the direction of the research that GrantGPS engages in across disciplines and will assist in the program’s outreach and reporting to colleagues at Dartmouth, in the region, and nationally.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Masters or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Master’s in pertinent field or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Six or more years of experience in program or project management, preferably in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing grant proposals in a non-profit or academic environment.
  • Knowledge of the systems and processes of university research and scholarship, especially the creation and maintenance of databases.
  • Demonstrated exceptional research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated project management skills; excellent organizational and decision-making skills and the ability display initiative.
  • Demonstrated experience in tracking, reporting, and record-keeping to maintain a proactive and organized office environment.
  • Analytical and communications skills to develop and implement programs and materials.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s in the humanities or social sciences, Ph.D. preferred.
  • Strong preference for experience working in higher education.
  • Extensive prior experience with preparing grant proposals in an academic environment.
Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Charlotte Bacon

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Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Charlotte Bacon, Assistant Vice Provost Research Development and Alliances

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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.

Background Check

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.

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?

Not an essential function

Special Instructions to Applicants

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID -19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment within the first 30 days may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion ending employment.

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

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Key Accountabilities


GrantGPS Core Activities –
  • Provides resources and support to encourage and enable faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to apply for extramural funding in research and scholarship, with a particular emphasis on cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary projects. This includes offering workshops and classes and creating steady communication between GPS and the appropriate deans, divisions, and departments.
  • Supports the Assistant Vice Provost and the Senior Associate Directors with the planning and implementation of GrantGPS activities including targeted outreach for projects, including broader impacts and public-facing scholarship.
  • Works with the Assistant Vice Provost to improve and maintain connections to regional and national research development programs to ensure best practices.
  • Trains students, postdocs, and faculty to research and write grants.
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Grantseeking Resource –
  • Stays current with research trajectories and research support practices at peer institutions and shares and implements suggestions for improving our offerings. In particular, the Assistant Director develops a broad-based understanding of the scholarly interests of researchers in interdisciplinary domains and helps investigators articulate the intellectual merit, cross-disciplinary methodology, and broader impact of their projects.
  • Researches and prepares lists of scholarly opportunities, including the development of grant and fellowship timelines and research into scholarly publication, for all faculty.
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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned.
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Documents Needed to Apply
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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae

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