Executive Director, Institute for Black Intellectual and Cultural Life

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 12, 2023

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Position Title

Executive Director, Institute for Black Intellectual and Cultural Life

Department this Position Reports to

Institute for Black Cultural and Intellectual Life

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Not an SEIU Position

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Regular Full Time

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Location of Position

Hanover, NH

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Position Purpose

Reporting directly to the Provost and working with the institute’s Faculty Director, the Executive Director, Institute for Black Intellectual and Cultural Life will lead the institute during the initial four-year pilot phase, building a strong and collaborative foundation that will enable the Institute to develop into an enduring hub in which the ideas of Black faculty, students, and staff from across disciplinary and departmental boundaries are nurtured and flourish. Read more about Dartmouth’s Toward Equity Plan.


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
  • 6 years related experience with 3 or more of those years with experience in higher education.
  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills, with the ability to build collaborative initiatives.
  • Demonstrated competence in fiscal and personnel management and long-range planning.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to inspire and work collaboratively with staff, faculty, and academic leaders across the institution and beyond.
  • Strong relationship builder with the ability to influence varied constituents to achieve impact.
  • Passion for Dartmouth’s educational mission with a genuine desire to connect with undergraduate,graduate and professional students.
  • Appreciation for and interest in faculty research and staff professional growth.
  • Strong advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion with proven ability to work with a diverse population and understanding of the particular experiences, interests, and concerns frequently expressed by Black students, staff, and faculty.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Relevant advanced terminal degree preferred.
  • Current or previous program leadership is highly preferred.
Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Kenya Tyson

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Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

David F.Kotz, Provost

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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?

Preferred, but not required

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is a 48-month term position.

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. https://policies.dartmouth.edu/policy/tobacco-free-policy

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Key Accountabilities


Leadership and Strategic Planning - Provides the vision and administrative leadership to support Dartmouth’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially as it relates to the experiences and success of Black faculty, staff, and students. Leads a strategic planning process, in consultation with the steering committee, to guide the Institute during the four-year pilot phase; creates a multi-year budget to realize this strategic plan.

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Program Development – Works with internal steering committee to develop Institute’s programming; Promotes student, staff, and faculty interactions with visiting scholars, artists, writers, and activists hosted by the Institute.

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Campus Collaboration – Builds the Institute’s connections with other units on campus; Fosters intellectual community among faculty, staff, and students, especially through the development of programming focusing on the cultural and scholarly expression of the Black community at Dartmouth; supports faculty scholarship through sponsorship of conferences, manuscript reviews, visiting scholars, and research seminars.

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Outreach - Supports reciprocal connections between Dartmouth and communities of color and other organizations in the Upper Valley and New England; supports institutional efforts designed to foster engagement between Black alumni and students regarding career development and life after Dartmouth; convenes semi-annual or annual meetings of external board of advisors.

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Advancement - Working with the Advancement division, raises funds to permanently endow the Institute; develops and manages the fiscal affairs of the Institute, as well as participates in fundraising activities to ensure future success of the Institute.

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. Supports the College’s mission to foster inclusiveness and diversity.

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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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