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Program Manager, Startup Support

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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.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Program Manager, Startup Support
Department Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network
Position Number 1011717
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Position Purpose

To assist in the planning, execution and management of DEN-related startup support programs.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Self-starter – ability to work independently, taking initiative to advance projects and prioritize in a dynamic work environment.
  • Event organizational and management skills.
  • Knowledgeable about the entrepreneurial environment.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with all levels of students, faculty, staff, and outside partners from all levels of leadership.
  • Ability to prepare reports and presentations with excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience with a variety of computer software applications.
  • 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 population.
Minimum Experience
  • Five years of relevant work experience in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Career driven individual with passion for technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, and startups.
  • Significant experience with educational program development.
  • Strong interest in the entrepreneurial experience.
  • Staff supervision and workplace leadership skills preferred.
  • Prefer hands-on startup experience.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Jamie Coughlin, Director, DEN
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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Program Development & Evaluation

  • Works in full coordination with the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) at Dartmouth College with oversight by the Director of DEN, executes entrepreneurial program goals, engaging in all aspects of both external and internal programmatic offerings from planning and content development to logistics coordination, leading the execution.
  • Provides orientation and presentations to and arranges mentorship with prospective Dartmouth startups, including undergraduates, graduates, post-docs, faculty and TTO clients on the range of support programs available from DEN.
  • Supports the creation, implementation and execution of the DEN’s new incubator program.
  • Develops and manages relationships with Dartmouth affiliated and non-affiliated professionals and subject matter experts that establishes opportunities for value exchange.
  • Attends various events in the community and promotes the DEN and Dartmouth brand.
  • Identifies opportunities to collaborate with other offices and divisions, included but not limited to Tuck School of Business, Thayer School of Engineering, Geisel School of Medicine, Center for Professional Development, Hopkins Center, and the School of Arts & Sciences, to build internal partnerships creating innovative program offerings, strengthen current programmatic offering.
  • Evaluates program administration and delivery processes, recommending changes, creating processes or systems as needed, and managing relevant vendors.
  • Conducts program evaluations; oversees sponsorship reporting and processing.
  • Manages special initiatives and projects in coordination with the Director.

Operations Management

  • Ensures that business operations are efficient and effective.
  • Works within established Dartmouth systems and processes in operations, records management, information systems, risk management, and development efforts.
  • Supports stewardship and donor engagement through Advancement and other appropriate offices.
  • As appropriate, provides supervision to volunteers or student staff.
-- Performs other duties as assigned.

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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
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