40 Hours per week
Not an SEIU position
FLSA Status: Exempt
Internal Number: 1128053
The AssociateDirector of theFirst Generation Office (FGO) primarily supports first-generation (FG) undergraduate students at Dartmouth by leading the Prepare to Launch Program (PLP). This program supports sophomore through senior first generation students as they navigate Dartmouth and prepare for their life after college. Specifically, the program supports students as they explore career and graduate school opportunities. The Associate Director will work closely with the FGO leadership team to help FG students transition from their first year of college, thrive while undergraduates, and graduate from Dartmouth, prepared for life beyond commencement.
Prepare to Launch Program Leadership (50%)
Develops, modifies, and assesses the Prepare to Launch Program, dramatically enhancing the First Generation Office’s preparation of its students for life after graduation.
Leads innovative new approaches to better preparing FGO students for their professional lives after graduating, building upon and expanding existing partnerships with other offices on campus that are committed to helping students prepare for life post-graduation.
In collaboration with the Center for Professional Development, establishes and maintains a career coaching program focused on first generation students.
Develops and maintains an internship funding program and a professional development funding program for first generation students that disperses up to $250,000 in internship and workshop funding per year.
Coordinates and regularly participates in FGO undergraduate dinners, workshops, social events, and donor visits, including evening and weekend meetings on- and off-campus.
Alumni Networking (20%)
Build upon and manage the current network connecting FGO Alumni to FGO undergraduates, coordinating one-to-one advising between undergraduates and alumni.
Plan and administer termly panels for undergraduates featuring alumni.
Work with the Dartmouth Alumni Office to develop and support the FGO Alum-Alum mentoring program.
Student Advising (20%)
Advises, mentors, and counsels FG students on a wide variety of academic, personal, social, cultural, career, and community issues.
Develops relationships with students to build community and provides direction, support, and guidance to student leaders, and to student staff to develop programs that foster identity and community development, while focusing on the needs and concerns of FG students.
Assists students facing heightened personal and academic challenges and collaborates with the FGO Director, Undergraduate Deans Office, Counseling Center, and related resources, as needed.
Respects the sensitivity of students’ disabilities, health concerns, socioeconomic status, immigration status, citizenship status, and refers students to the appropriate offices.
Assessment and Administration (10%)
Develops and administers regular assessments of the Prepare to Launch Program; initiates program modifications as a result of the assessments.
Creates and updates an annual report to be used by Student Affairs leadership and Development stewardship.
-Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
*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.
Required Qualifications: Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Seven years of relevant work experience connected to the field of education, ideally in higher education.
Demonstrated ability to develop and grow a program.
Demonstrated experience with advising college-age students, both individually and through the facilitation and/or teaching of groups.
Exceptional oral and written communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills. Ability to draft reports, presentations, and sensitive correspondence.
Demonstrated cultural competence; proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse undergraduate student population.
Demonstrated ability to foster positive and productive relationships with all campus constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni/ae.
Excellent analytical and organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Ability to exercise tact, discretion, and independent judgment.
Master’s Degree in student affairs, Higher Education Administration, counseling-related discipline, education, or related equivalent.
Relevant work experience in counseling, advising, and mentoring college students in the area of career advising and professional development .
Background in developing and managing integrated support services for under-represented and/or marginalized communities.
Extensive understanding of the lived experience of first generation and low-income students.
Demonstrated experience in understanding, and operating within, budgets.
Experience with college alumni and/or advancement/development collaborations.