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Assistant Director of Advancement Events

Do you enjoy the excitement of planning events? Thrive on managing the details that come together to make an event unforgettable? If you answered yes, this may be the role you have been waiting for as you plan the next step in your career. Your work as Assistant Director within our Conferences & Events team will utilize your skills in event planning, project management, and communications as you contribute to the strategic and tactical development of high-profile events and programs that promote divisional objectives by engaging alumni, parents, and friends to support the priorities of Advancement and the College. Accompanying the event landscape for our team is the collaboration of strategy and vision for events, technology in event management (including post-event analysis), marketing, and working with venues, vendors, and creative talent. You will have ample opportunity to use your relationship building skills as you establish productive partnerships with Advancement leadership and colleagues, as well as our many partners across the institution. Each member of our Advancement Events team wears many hats in the event spectrum and there are opportunities to showcase your creativity and collaborative spirit as you help to bring events from conception to delivery, both in-person and virtual. This is a memorable time for us as we approach the finish line of the largest capital campaign in Dartmouth’s history, The Call to Lead. One example of a recent event was the Dartmouth Innovation & Technology Festival highlighting the West End District of our campus – a spectacular example of alumni engagement, fundraising, and institutional initiatives coming together in a collaboration that will lift generations of future students. Our work makes a difference, and we would like to share it with you!
As our new colleague, you will have a bachelor’s degree and five years of event management experience, or the equivalent. Your strong communication skills will help all of us be successful in working with each other and our partners, including divisional and institutional senior officers, alumni, volunteers, friends of Dartmouth, and vendors. Your experience in development and in volunteer management will be areas that you can continue to build upon in this role. Our work is fast paced and your flexibility, as well as your problem-solving and organizational skills, will be most welcome in our work and help us stay on track. We thrive on technology here in Advancement and our suite currently includes Microsoft Office, Advance, Slack, Jira, iModules, Zoom, and event application software platforms (such as Hubilo). Through a full onboarding plan created specifically for you in your new role, we will provide training in all of the above if you bring us your strong understanding of components of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, and Word).  Your ability to travel for events is required. 
Dartmouth’s campus is based in Hanover, NH and this position could offer you a blend of remote and onsite work through a hybrid work arrangement. If selected for hybrid work, you will need to reside within a commutable distance to Hanover, NH.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity or to apply, please visit  Division-wide, Advancement has a strong commitment to diversity and in supporting the needs of a diverse community. Applications will be reviewed regularly through an initial anonymizing screening process to help reduce bias in selection processes. Curious about Advancement? Learn more about us and our exciting work by visiting us at
About Dartmouth
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. Located in Hanover, NH, Dartmouth sits on the unceded homeland of the Abenaki, Pennacook and Wabanaki People. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts and Sciences and its four leading graduate schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.
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.