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Program Manager, DEV Studio

Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 21, 2024

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Position Title

Program Manager, DEV Studio

Department this Position Reports to

Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship

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Not a Union Position

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Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


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Location of Position

Hanover NH

Remote Work Eligibility?

Onsite only

Is this a term position?


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Position Purpose

The Program Manager plans, executes, and manages the Magnuson Center DEV Studio, including the physical space, programs and projects for students, faculty, co-curricular workshops, and curricular integrations. Provides general mentorship and support to maximize learning and achievement potential by acting as an easily approachable, experienced, and versatile guide through all aspects of the design, prototyping, and production process.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • 2-3 years equivalent in software design, or related field.
  • Motivated individual with a passion for making and building, technology, entrepreneurship/ startups, innovation, digital arts, and social impact.
  • Ability to actively inspire and promote an accessible, creative, and supportive culture for students.
  • Significant experience with educational program development and event planning.
  • Experience in a teaching role using best instructional design practices.
  • Ability to control the room and hear and be heard over the commotion of a busy space.
  • Self-starter – ability to work independently, taking initiative to advance projects and prioritize in a dynamic work environment.
  • Exceptional communication and collaborative skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders, focuses on impact, and result and responds positively to feedback.
  • Student or staff supervision and workplace leadership skills.
  • A portfolio of products and projects demonstrating breadth of creative and/or teaching projects.
  • Successful track record managing interdisciplinary teams in creating digital products.
  • Agility to configure and move around equipment.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Ability to prepare reports and presentations with excellent attention to detail.
  • Willingness and availability for evening, weekend events and for travel as scheduled in advance.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree.
  • Preference for experience with SolidWorks, Rhino, Maya, Adobe Suite, and Figma.
  • A desire and agility for learning new techniques.
  • Interactive digital electronics experience with Arduino, Raspberry PI, etc.
  • Current familiarity with technology in and operation of Dartmouth’s DEV Studio.
Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Jamie Coughlin

Department Contact Phone Number

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Jamie Coughlin, Executive Director, Magnuson Center

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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, 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


Project Management – Mentors and provides support for DEV Studio projects from ideation through production stages across all tracks including software and design, data science, animation, and physical product design and/or fabrication when needed.

Percentage Of Time



Co-Curricular Program Development – Develops and offers a portfolio of educational programming, including workshops, events, internships, and mentorship for Dartmouth community stakeholders interested in makerspace-related topics, including ideation, concept development, digital electronics and mechanical design, and hands-on demonstrations in a wide variety of technologies and tools.

Percentage Of Time



Campus Partnership and Program Support – Develops and maintains a broad network of campus partners and resources. Creates and offers a process for campus partners to accelerate existing programs and projects and/or identify new opportunities. Works closely with Magnuson Center partners to co-develop programs and support projects.

Percentage Of Time



Operations and Equipment Management – Ensures that business operations are efficient and effective. Supervises and organizes student hourly staff to help run programming and maintain the physical space. Evaluates program administration and delivery processes, recommending changes, creating processes or systems as needed, and managing relevant vendors. Conducts program evaluations and sponsorship reporting and processing.

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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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