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Director of Operations

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Dec 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting date 12/02/2021 Application Review date 01/03/2022 Closing date Open Until Filled Yes Position Number 1010682 Position Title Director of Operations Department this Position Reports to TDI (The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Hiring Range Minimum $110,700 Hiring Range Maximum $138,400 SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position FLSA Status Exempt Employment Category Regular Full Time Scheduled Months per Year 12 Scheduled Hours per Week 40 Schedule Location of Position
1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756 Is this a term position? No If yes, length of term in months. Is this a grant funded position? No Position Purpose
To provide leadership, direction, and support for The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice ( TDI ) research, education, and departmental operations in support of the TDI Director, faculty, and staff. Leads departmental operations and research administration teams, proactively anticipating and resolving operational issues. Collaborates other units at the Geisel School of Medicine to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Facilitates the development of departmental priorities and goals, oversees planning and implementation of strategic priorities, and facilitates collaborations with strategic partners. Works closely with counterparts across Geisel and at Dartmouth College to continually review processes, identify opportunities for improvement and allocate resources to achieve these goals.

Description Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp Bachelors plus 6 or more years' experience or combination of education and experience Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Experience in financial and operational management in an academic setting
  • Excellent financial, management, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop, execute, and manage complex budgets
  • Ability to work effectively, independently, and as a member of a team
  • Willingness and ability to exercise judgment and initiative and to interact with faculty, personnel, and outside agencies in a professional manner
  • Flexibility and openness to change
  • Ability to plan work, set priorities, and respond to pressures, deadlines, and changes in schedules and priorities
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Fluency in database management, spreadsheets, and other computer software
  • Ability to maintain and foster confidentiality
Preferred Qualifications
  • 5 years of experience in management and leadership role
  • Master’s degree
  • Familiarity with Dartmouth accounting systems and procedures
Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title Abigail Underhill Talent Acquisition Consultant Matt Browne 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. Special Instructions to Applicants
Please note that Dartmouth has a COVID vaccination requirement for all employees; visit to review the policy and for details and information on requesting an exemption and/or reasonable accommodation. Compliance with the Dartmouth COVID -19 Employee and Appointee Vaccination Policy is a condition of employment. Quick Link

Key Accountabilities

  • Oversees team in management of operations: finances, grant administration, recruiting and personnel, facilities, and communications. Ensures timely accomplishment of the workload, compliance with policies and procedures, collaboration with Geisel and College colleagues, and efficient and effective operations. Coaches and mentors team to meet evolving department needs.
Percentage Of Time 30% Description
  • Oversees annual budget development and forecasting/modeling efforts for all TDI programs and initiatives, provides oversight over team responsible for preparation and submission of grant applications, analysis of spending patterns/needs. Works across TDI and Geisel to provide regular monitoring of performance and communication about financial status for research, education, and departmental programs.
Percentage Of Time 15% Description
  • Partners with the Director and leadership to develop plans that meet identified needs-including faculty recruitment, proactively prevent and resolve problems, effectively manage change, and guide decision making and direction setting on departmental issues.
Percentage Of Time 15% Description
  • Improves operational processes and systems to promote efficiency and enhance service, in collaboration with Geisel and College administration.
Percentage Of Time 10% Description
  • In partnership with leadership, facilitates the establishment of organizational goals and priorities and oversees the implementation of strategic initiatives to achieve those goals.
Percentage Of Time 10% Description
  • Promotes effective collaboration with strategic partners by building relationships, defining goals and areas of mutual interest, and resolving operational challenges.
Percentage Of Time 10% Description
  • Develops, interprets, and applies financial and administrative policies and procedures that comply with institutional policies and clarify expectations for faculty, staff, and collaborators.
Percentage Of Time 5% Description
  • Collaborates with representatives of Dartmouth College, Geisel, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and other external partners to provide information, seek clarification of requirements and advance issues of mutual interest.
Percentage Of Time 5%
-- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned Supplemental Questions

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