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Program Manager for Volunteer Engagement

Are you ready for a new challenge in your career? Do you thrive on finding new and creative ways to engage alumni and volunteers? If so, we are looking for you! As our Program Manager, you will contribute to strategic objectives to engage and cultivate alumni participation and involvement with Dartmouth, including development of projects, initiatives, and programs in support of the Alumni Relations mission and the priorities of Advancement. This role offers a variety of work, including event and programming management where you will identify event spaces, identify and engage speakers, manage email marketing promotions, coordinate event schedules and itineraries, and provide onsite event support when it's go-time. We are doing some fun things here in Alumni Relations and this role will also help us with a variety of projects that involve research, volunteer engagement, and working and collaborating with many other colleagues across the division. Working closely with our Senior Director of Volunteer Engagement, you will help prepare them for meetings, presentations, and events and help to provide space management support for your Alumni Relations colleagues. We can promise that this role will provide challenges, collaborations with colleagues and partners, and opportunities to celebrate accomplishments. We are a team, and we celebrate the wins along the way.
As our new colleague, you will bring a bachelor’s degree with at least two years of experience in event or project management. Your work experience has provided opportunities for you to develop skills in communications and marketing that complement your work. You take pride in delivering event programming that captures the interest of others. For us, this is important work that fosters lifelong engagement of our alumni. We are committed to serving the needs of a diverse alumni network as we all work and communicate with alumni, senior leadership, and other divisional/institutional colleagues from all backgrounds. You see the value of technology and embrace the opportunity to learn our systems and improve our processes. We thrive on technology here in Advancement (truly!) and our suite currently includes Microsoft Office, Advance, Slack, Jira, and Encompass (formerly iModules). Through a full onboarding plan created specifically for you in your new role, we will provide training in Advance, Slack, Jira, and Encompass if you join us without prior experience in these applications. We do ask that you do join us with a strong understanding of components of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word), as the ability to work with information, data sets, reporting, create presentations, and manage various projects will complement team workflows.
We are based in Hanover, NH. This position can offer a hybrid opportunity to work both remotely and onsite. If selected for a hybrid work model, our hire will need to reside within a commutable distance to Hanover, NH.
This is a great opportunity to join the Advancement division and work with a team dedicated to engaging alumni in creative ways. Advancement has a strong commitment to diversity and in supporting the needs of a diverse community. To learn more about this exciting opportunity or to apply, please visit Applications will be reviewed regularly through an initial anonymizing screening process to help reduce bias in selection processes. Curious about Advancement? Please visit us at to learn more about us and our exciting work! Referrals always welcome.
About Dartmouth College
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.