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Managing Director

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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 Managing Director
Department The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society
Position Number 1125855
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Position Purpose

Working closely with the Director, is responsible for managing and executing many activities including programs, research, grant development and management, interaction with faculty, students, staff and other organizations for the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society (IIES).

Skills & Knowledge
  • High level of interpersonal, communication and organizational skills required.
  • Familiarity with energy and environmental fields.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the needs and concerns of interdisciplinary faculty members and of diverse student and professional groups essential.
  • Demonstrated skill in human resource and fiscal management.
  • Ability to supervise staff, creating work plans.
  • Creativity, resourcefulness and initiative to generate new ideas and programs and implement them.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong skills project development and management as well as organizational operations.
  • Grant development, writing, and management experience; familiarity with federal and foundation grants.
  • Experience planning and managing events.
  • Committed to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
Minimum Experience
  • Ten years of experience in an academic or research environment.
  • Experience in higher education administration and leadership.
  • Staff supervision experience.
  • Expertise in energy fields.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Advanced degree highly preferred.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Elizabeth Wilson, Director, The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society
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 Administration and Operations

  • Oversees the operation and management of IIES public, faculty and student programs. Supervises the development, execution and the day to day administration of public, industry, faculty and student programs and the Institute’s research activities.
  • Garners support and recognition for curricular and co-curricular programs both on and off campus through implementing communication program including engagement with professional organizations, speaking, and writing about the programs.
  • Serves as a liaison to coordinate activities between the Institute and other institutes and centers at Dartmouth, facilitating communication and collaboration.
  • Works with Provost’s Office and finance center to develop institute budget and reporting.
  • Reports on institute activities, expenditures and fundraising on annual, quarterly and as-needed basis.
    Program Development and Planning
  • Implements the strategic plan for the Institute, including foundation and donor development, grant development and writing, and donor stewardship and reporting. Analyze data, create reports and evaluate recommendations and solutions to fulfill program activities.
  • In collaboration with the Director, plans and develops academic programs that provide a broad range of educational (curricular and co-curricular), experiential, and learning experiences in the local, domestic and international environments and develops programs that enhance student and professional learning and faculty development.
  • Collaborates with the Director in identifying and developing opportunities for new programs, research activities and conferences, aligned to the Institute’s mission and that enhance and extend the profile of the Institute.

Management and Development

  • Establishes and oversees an integrated program development to include event advertisement, promotion of the Institute’s research, reporting to donors and more generally telling the story of the work of the Institute and energy work at Dartmouth. Works across print, video, web and social media. Recognizes and responds to the different messaging needs of the institute’s constituents: alumni and donors, faculty and staff, and students.
  • Serves as the Director’s representative in meetings with the administration, faculty, alumni and other relevant groups. Represents the institute on College-wide committees and at meetings on and off campus and fosters inter-departmental and inter-institutional liaisons.
  • Conducts and supports foundation and donor development, including grant writing, management, and reporting, donor stewardship and annual and/or quarterly reporting.?

Staff Development

  • Supervises and supports IIES professional staff, conducts performance reviews with the Director and contributes to the efficient and collegial functioning of the office.
-- Performs other duties as assigned.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae

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