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Executive Director, Dartmouth Center for Career Design
Position Purpose
Leads and oversees all aspects of undergraduate career services, shaping a comprehensive approach to prepare students for diverse career paths. Closely collaborates with stakeholders across the campus and externally, including students, faculty, alumni, employers, and others, to develop innovative programming and initiatives. Drives the expansion and enhancement of services to accommodate the growing needs of the student body and the job market.
As the inaugural Executive Director of the innovative Center for Career Design (CCD), you will pioneer a transformative approach, reimagining career services through design thinking principles. Collaborating across the institution, you’ll harness Dartmouth’s distinctive qualities—liberal arts education, dedicated faculty, and vast alumni network—to create dynamic opportunities for student success. Join us in revolutionizing career preparation and shaping the future of higher education.

More information about the role and the new Center here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/executive-director-dartmouth-center-career-design-mathias-machado-psske/
Position: Executive Director, Dartmouth Center for Career Design
Organization: Dartmouth College
Location: Hanover,  NH 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 4/30/2024
APPLY HERE: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/73540
Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp Bachelor's degree
Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • 10+ years of progressive leadership experience in educational and/or career and life-design; and/or executive leadership with mission-oriented public service experience.
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience leading career services or equivalent initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in building programs of impact.
  • Leading cultures of change in outcome-based environments.
  • Proven track record of using design-thinking models to develop innovations and implement successful institutional and cultural change.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant federal and state regulations.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and new entrants to the workforce.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing organizational needs.
  • Ability to lead and motivate a diverse team of professionals.
Preferred Qualifications  
Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries Mathias Machado, Director of Talent Acquisition
Department Contact Phone Number mathias.a.machado@dartmouth.edu
Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title Emma Wolfe, VP for Government and Community Relations
Department Contact's Phone Number  
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. https://policies.dartmouth.edu/policy/tobacco-free-policy
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Key Accountabilities


Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Develops and executes multi-year visions and plans for undergraduate career services, engaging stakeholders to identify opportunities, challenges, and priorities.
  • Sets strategic direction for career services initiatives, resources, and engagement efforts.
  • Utilizes data analytics and hiring trends to evaluate progress and adjusts plans and priorities as needed.
  • Engages in a high-impact communications strategy, speaking regularly with stakeholders on and off campus and regularly promoting Dartmouth’s students and the work of DCCD.
Percentage Of Time 40
Program Development and Management
  • Develops and implements programs for career exploration, internship/job search preparation, and job offer negotiation.
  • Strengthens pivotal relationships with recruiters and managers from employers in order to enhance internship and job opportunities.
Percentage Of Time 35
Collaboration and Support
  • Provides ideas, input, and support for initiatives, decisions, and events related to student career development.
  • Collaborates and engages with other departments, offices, and external entities to lead, manage, and complete cross-functional initiatives and projects.
  • Recruits and regularly activates a group of alumni advisors to receive counsel, provide employer perspectives, and help energize the greater Dartmouth community around the DCCD.
Percentage Of Time 15
Team Management
  • Recruits, hires, and supervises career services team members, fostering their professional development and advancement.
Percentage Of Time 10
-- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
-- Performs other duties as assigned.
Status: This listing expires on: 6/29/2024
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Organization Information
Dartmouth College

Hanover,  NH 03750
United States
Mathias Machado, Director of Talent Acquisition