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Director of Culture and Employee Belonging

Hanover, NH

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

The Director of Culture and Employee Belonging serves as a subject matter expert in the Division of Campus Services on initiatives related to culture, diversity, equity and inclusive community building for staff. This position is responsible for leading divisional and departmental diversity activities, leading initiatives to support a sense of belonging for all members of the Campus Services staff. The position also helps identify opportunities for professional development and measures initiatives related to employee satisfaction and workplace climate. The position will work closely with Dartmouth’s Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity (IDE) to align institutional initiatives with Campus Services’ divisional initiatives to promote innovative approaches to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion across campus.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp
Masters plus 2-3 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Five- to seven years of experience in project planning, management and community building
Demonstrated experience with developing, implementing and assessing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
Demonstrated knowledge of structures and systems within higher education
Excellent judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive, confidential data and information
Demonstrated ability to develop relationships and collaborate with groups and organizations representing diverse constituencies from federally protected classes
Experience gathering data to inform practice.
Strong interpersonal and verbal communications skills as well as proficiency in written communication with the ability to effectively convey complex information to a wide array of audiences
Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and meet deadlines while working in a rapidly changing complex organization
Proven ability to work independently under minimal supervision
Strong integrity, flexibility, and ability to adapt

Preferred Qualifications
Seven-plus years of relevant experience
Experience leading institutional initiatives in a Higher Ed institution

About the Company

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title
Josh Keniston

Talent Acquisition Consultant
Matt Browne

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, 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants
All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID-19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion delaying your start date or rescinding its offer of employment.

Key Accountabilities
In consultation with IDE and Campus Services leadership, leads the development, implementation, and assessment of a divisional strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion. This will include mechanisms for accountability for divisional leaders as well as union and non-union staff.
Using data and literature on best practices in the field, the Director designs, conducts, and assesses training and professional development curriculum on topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Director will also serve as a subject matter expert in inclusive practices and community engagement including developing and analyzing departmental climate surveys.
Serves as the primary liaison between the office of IDE and Campus Services.
The Director will serve on the leadership team within Campus Services and serve as a thought-partner and advise on proposed actions. This person will also review and help develop departmental plans and assess their alignment with institutional priorities.
The Director will also serve on institutional committees related to diversity, equity and inclusion and related efforts.

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Curriculum Development and Implementation
Responsible for coordination of curriculum development either internally or using an outside consultant. Ability to assess and measure the effectiveness of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives within the division. The Director will create or find new training opportunities for the Campus Services community and lead professional development initiatives for staff (union and non-union) utilizing data from the survey results, listening sessions and other DEI related initiatives.

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Employee Satisfaction and Belonging
Assist employees with their career path and goal development and monitor completion.
Organize and provide HR metrics reports that support decision making.
Monitor daily how DEI work is directly affecting culture and gauge employees overall satisfaction.
Implement new or enhance existing staff recognition and reward programs.
Participate in coaching, counseling and advising management and staff ensuring resolution to DEI related matters.
Participate in the exit interview process and implement strategies of retention.
Help establish a Campus Services DEI Committee to ensure sustainability and employee contribution.
Develop and implement an inclusion roadmap for the Campus Services Division.
Monitor DEI core values, principles and mission to ensure continued alignment.
Partnering with HR Admin services, develop recruiting and retention strategies to broaden the candidate pool for Campus Services.

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Performs other duties as assigned.

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