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Senior Associate Director

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Closing date

Open Until Filled


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Position Title

Senior Associate Director

Department this Position Reports to

Director, Center for Professional Development

Hiring Range Minimum

Hiring Range Maximum

SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

FLSA Status

Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



Location of Position

Hanover, NH

Remote Work Eligibility?

Onsite only

Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.


Is this a grant funded position?


Position Purpose

The Senior Associate Director in the Center for Professional development will lead day-to-day operations, help steer departmental strategies, support goal setting for the office and oversee signature engagement initiatives designed to increase support for undergraduate students. The role integrates and promotes the offerings of the Center for Professional Development in alignment with the work of student affairs, academic departments, and national best practice standards.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Masters plus 6 or more years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

• Masters plus six years’ career development and programming experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging career coaching, career programming and college-level hiring trends
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Proven project management and time management skills
• Experience applying analytics to evaluate and improve programs/initiatives
• Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse undergraduate student population
• Demonstrated ability to supervise, motivate, collaborate and contribute as a positive team player.
• Commitment to working occasional evening and weekend hours as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ten years of professional experience in career coaching and programming.
• Demonstrated success implementing new career-related initiatives.

Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Jessica Havrda

Department Contact Phone Number


Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Monica Wilson, Director, Center for Professional Development

Department Contact's Phone Number

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


• Supervises the work of Associate Directors to ensure coaching and employer relations efforts are integrated, organized, efficient, and aligned with the needs of our diverse student population.
• Directs the day-to-day planning, staffing, implementation, and troubleshooting of department activities.
• Ensures consistent assessment of all departmental activities, including new initiatives.

Percentage Of Time



Program Development
• Manages and continually develops the Student Employee/Ambassador program for the office.
• Leads systematic development and implementation of alumni and family engagement initiatives.

Percentage Of Time



• Collaborates with senior leadership on departmental vision, goals, and strategies.
• Incorporating knowledge of hiring trends and best practices, guides termly programming and resource development.
• Ensures and supports ongoing staff professional development and DEIB training.
• Oversees the department in the absence of the Director.

Percentage Of Time



• Creates and monitors policies, procedures, outreach activities and internal communications to systematize and streamline office functions.
• Organizes and updates departmental records and resources for internal and external use.

Percentage Of Time




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
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