Organization: Dartmouth College

Location: Hanover, NH

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Dartmouth College has created a new Center for Service to promote transformative non-profit, social sector and volunteer service opportunities. The Center will challenge and prepare undergraduate and graduate students to lead in the social sector, to link their direct service experience with scholarship, and to find solutions to pressing problems through social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and activism, locally, nationally and globally. In partnership with other centers at Dartmouth, the Center for Service will engage and inspire students to use their skills for the greater good.

Service work has a long history at Dartmouth College. The Dartmouth Center for Service is an outgrowth of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation. Drawing on more than 60 years of history from the Tucker Foundation while also looking to a bright future, the Center seeks to hire a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader to serve as the first Deputy Director. Working closely with the Director, the Center is looking for a leader with a passion for the social sector and both the vision to imagine new programs and the operational capacity to implement and evaluate these efforts.

This is a tremendous opportunity for a mission-driven individual to lead the creation of this new Center at Dartmouth, and to partner with the Director in creating a new model for student social entrepreneurship and service in higher education. The Deputy Director will have the opportunity to work closely with students, faculty, staff and alumni in the creation of this new center and to put his or her imprint on the development of its programs. Specifically, the Deputy Director will work with the Director to lead the strategic planning effort, develop programs, develop and recruit a first-rate staff, evaluate programmatic impact, and help manage the Center’s budget.

This is a full-time position located in Hanover, NH. For more information on the Center for Service, please visit and for more information on Dartmouth College generally, please visit

Candidate Profile:

The Deputy Director of the Dartmouth Center for Service will possess the following attributes and competencies:

Passion for the Mission

The Deputy Director will have a demonstrated passion for the social sector and believe strongly in the power of experiential learning, volunteerism and social entrepreneurship. S/he will have demonstrated a commitment to service work in his/her career and/or personal life and be an inspirational voice for the importance of this work on campus. S/he will have a deep respect for the history of service at Dartmouth while being excited about the opportunity to focus that work in a new direction, expanding the Center’s impact to include graduate students, faculty and staff.

Strategic Leadership and Management

The Deputy Director will be a strategic leader who, with the Director, will set and articulate a vision for the Center’s next chapter. S/he will work with stakeholders to implement and continuously improve on the organization’s strategic approach to future growth and increased impact. S/he will have a demonstrated understanding of how to run a financially sound organization and experience managing both staff and volunteers along with the ability to serve as the primary leadership figure on campus when the Director is engaged elsewhere.


The Deputy Director will have strong experience in designing and executing on a wide range of programs in the social sector. With a deep understanding of evaluation and assessment, s/he will bring a focus on continuous improvement and a commitment to deepening the impact of the Center’s work. S/he will have a demonstrated ability to use data to improve decision-making and to impact the direction of programming.

Innovation/Entrepreneurial Mindset

The Deputy Director will have a willingness to think creatively about how to achieve goals and an excitement for innovative approaches. S/he will be a thoughtful risk-taker always looking for new opportunities and win/win partnerships. With a focus on outcomes and impact, s/he will be excited about the ability to creatively and strategically envision the future and then move the Center in that direction.

Partnership Development

The Deputy Director must work in a collaborative manner, building relationships and promoting the Center for Service throughout the community. S/he will actively and strategically seek partnerships and build connections to other stakeholders both on-campus and off on behalf of the work, including graduate schools, faculty and alumni. With strong interpersonal and communication skills, s/he will advance the work of the Center through positive, mutually-beneficial partnerships.


  • Passion for and commitment to the mission of the Dartmouth Center for Service
  • 8+ years of leadership experience in a nonprofit or higher education environment
  • Highly strategic mindset, including the demonstrated ability to develop and execute plans for growth
  • Demonstrated experience with program evaluation and a commitment to data-driven decision making
  • A commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship and a willingness to take calculated risks
  • Experience managing both staff and volunteers and a strong commitment to staff development
  • Strong organizational and financial management skills and excellent budgeting and project management skills
  • Highly developed relationship-building skills and an ability to positively represent the Center to a variety of stakeholders
  • Enthusiasm for working with students, faculty and staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to connect with a variety of supporters on a personal level
  • Comfortable with public speaking and presenting to groups along with an ability to inspire audiences around a common mission
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience required; Master’s preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


The Dartmouth Center for Service has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Erin Reedy here.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

About Dartmouth College:

Dartmouth’s mission is to educate the most promising students and prepare them for a lifetime of learning and of responsible leadership, through a faculty dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge. Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The College 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 & Sciences and its three leading professional schools.

Dartmouth College is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, alongside the Connecticut River bordering Vermont. The region surrounding Hanover in New Hampshire and Vermont is known as the Upper Valley, and offers a wide range of recreational, social, cultural and artistic communities. Situated near the Appalachian Trail, the area is renowned for its premier skiing, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking opportunities. The vibrant arts scene includes world-class performances, programs and exhibits presented by the College’s Hopkins Center for the Arts and the Hood Museum of Art. For more information about living in the Upper Valley, see

About Koya Leadership Partners:

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit