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Program Manager, Educational Access and Equity

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Some pre-scheduled evening and weekend hours may be required. 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, Educational Access and Equity
Department Dartmouth Center for Social Impact
Position Number 1125883
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This is an exciting position with substantial growth opportunities for someone interested in social justice with an eye toward educational equity. The position includes program management, program development, curriculum-building, event/trip planning, and student advising. The Program Manager will work closely with the Center’s Associate Director to support the design and development of additional programming that deepens student learning and community impact, and increases the breadth of students involved. The position requires a candidate with deep commitment to educational access, a collaborative work style, strong execution and program oversight skills, and the capacity to serve as an inspiring role model and mentor to Dartmouth students and direct-report staff.

Position Purpose

To implement, manage, and expand the Center’s community-based learning programming focused on educational access and mentoring. This work includes, but is not limited to: SEAD (Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth) working with high school students from under-resourced schools; educational immersion experiences, both domestic and international; opportunities for social impact tied to Dartmouth’s curriculum; Youth Education and Mentoring (YEM) programs; and volunteerism opportunities with social sector partners throughout the Upper Valley.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Interest in and commitment to educational access, social impact and the common good.
  • Exceptional facilitation skills and the ability to excite, inspire, engage and manage student groups.
  • Knowledge of the social sector, community-driven experiential learning, and the best practices therein.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to plan and prioritize work.
  • Strong self-awareness, interpersonal and collaborative abilities; demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and cultivate relationships with different stakeholders (students, community partners, staff, etc.)
  • Excellent program management experience, including the ability to monitor a program budget; hire and train student interns; and provide additional administrative support as needed.
  • Celebration of and commitment to inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient with computer applications (Word, Excel, Internet, Database Management, etc.).
  • A strong sense of fun!
Minimum Experience
  • Five (5) years of work experience.
  • Relevant experience working with high achieving college-age students.
  • Experience with event or trip coordination and project management.
  • Effectiveness in a leadership role.
Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree.
Master’s degree preferred.

SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Ashley Doolittle, Associate Director
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

Some pre-scheduled evening and weekend hours may be required.

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 Management

  • Provide programmatic management for educational access initiatives in alignment with best practices
  • Collaborate with student leaders to recruit and select participants, and inform programming
  • Design and facilitate experiential immersion experiences, domestically and abroad
  • Build and cultivate relationships with various stakeholders (students, community partners, staff, faculty)
  • Identify and engage experts across Dartmouth and beyond to serve as guest speakers and training facilitators
  • Coordinate with colleagues across the Center to refine program curricula and develop new programming
  • Develop informational and evaluative communications and program materials.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director, implement assessment plans and report of program outcomes.

Advising, Training, and Coaching

  • Serve as an inspirational role model, leader and mentor for direct-report staff and Dartmouth undergraduates affiliated with programmatic initiatives
  • Develop individual and group reflection opportunities integrating both curricular and experiential learning
  • Advise, guide, and connect students interested in addressing social sector issues and social justice to appropriate resources, both on-campus and in the community

Operations and Administration

  • Assist in developing and monitoring annual operating budget for assigned programs
  • Assist in hiring and training of student leaders, interns, and direct-report staff
  • Assess and implement solutions for risk management concerns (and identify solutions) related to programming serving minors.

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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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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