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Chief of Staff

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Closing date

Open Until Filled


Position Number


Position Title

Chief of Staff

Department this Position Reports to

Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity

Hiring Range Minimum

please inquire

Hiring Range Maximum

please inquire

Union Type

Not a Union Position

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 03755
Parkhurst 305-6

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 Chief of Staff ( COS ) for Institutional Diversity & Equity ( IDE ) serves as a key strategic advisor to the Senior Vice President & Senior Diversity Officer, working in partnership with the senior leadership in IDE to refine and implement a divisional strategy and roadmap for IDE across campus. Reporting to the SVP, the COS will help prioritize and drive the activities of the IDE while planning and formulating future goals. Provides day-to-day support to the SVP on a wide variety of administrative matters, including written correspondence. Upon request and as appropriate, the COS will manage the SVP’s relationship to Dartmouth departments, professional schools, and others as well as staff assigned meetings.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • 5-7 years of progressively responsible administrative experience.
  • Ability to initiate, plan and execute short and long term projects.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with senior offers and trustees.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire staff and keep them engaged, energized and focused on positive results.
  • Highly developed degree of confidentiality, tact, judgment, and initiative.
  • Ability to adapt to change.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a broad range of positions.
  • Ability to lead, manage and function autonomously.
  • Proven ability to motivate and influence peers and others.
  • Intelligence, professionalism, and diplomacy that enable one to work with, earn the respect of senior officers of the College, divisional peers, colleagues, and faculty members.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strategic and creative thinker.
  • Strong team builder.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Experience working in a complex organization.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters degree.
  • Previous experience in a higher education setting.
Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Shontay Delalue

Department Contact Phone Number

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Shontay Delalue

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, conduct review, 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

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


  • Researches and manages the planning and development of special programs and initiatives led by the SVP and the department (including but not limited to institutional and departmental strategic plans, fellows programs, cultural partnerships, research and community partnerships).
  • Serves as the direct supervisor for the executive assistant to the SVP and the events manager ensuring synergy across these critical support functions.
  • Drives and monitors progress toward goals, including key commitments and actions required by the SVP .
  • Participates, strategizes, and supports the SVP in ongoing meetings with colleagues internal and external to Dartmouth.
  • Supports SVP in preparation for institutes, conferences, and symposiums.
  • Staff and support committees, working groups and all boards convened by the SVP .
  • Assist the SVP with managing relationships with dotted line reports.
Percentage Of Time



Partnership Relationship Manager
  • Create briefs for high level events and review briefs from campus partners to be shared with the Senior Vice President.
  • Serve as the point of contact for Advancement providing key information to support the SVP’s fundraising initiatives.
  • Assist with the management of the SVPs standing meetings with other senior leaders, board members, governance groups, faculty, staff, and student representatives.
Percentage Of Time



  • Drafts reports, statements and other strategic communications on behalf of the SVP and consults with the Communications Manager for IDE on major reports and documents.
  • Works with the SVP on presentations to the Board of Trustees and assists with research and the preparation of speeches, reports and summaries of IDE programs and activities.
  • Serves as communications liaison for the IDE division with college leadership, faculty, staff, local community, and the Dartmouth community at large.
  • Serves on College committees and working groups as needed.
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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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
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