Assistant Director, Individual and Class Giving

Posted on 08/28/2023

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Are you eager for your work to be impactful?  Have you or someone you know been positively impacted by education?  Your work in this role will help provide transformational opportunities for students to receive financial aid support that will be life-changing for them and their families.  The Advancement division at Dartmouth is searching for an Assistant Director to join the Dartmouth College Fund and contribute to work that is dedicated to engaging, educating, and motivating students and alumni to find their “why” in supporting institutional priorities, including financial aid.  This special role will manage young alumni classes 1-4 years post-graduation as well as the Senior Class Gift and student programs.  Our Senior Class Gift program is a graduating class fundraising campaign with the primary objective of building class unity, increasing awareness of the importance of unrestricted gifts to the College, and providing students the opportunity to give back to the College and begin the tradition of alumni support.  Your work with our mighty annual fund team will include recruiting, educating, and motivating volunteers; developing and implementing fundraising strategies; cultivating and soliciting prospects; managing direct marketing campaigns for your classes and the Senior Class Gift; event planning and project management; and more.  As a vital part of a newly expanded young alumni program, this is a fun role that will call upon your entrepreneurial spirit as you identify and implement strategies with each class to meet fundraising goals.  Working with students, graduating seniors, and our young alumni is an inspiring way to engage and inform current and future philanthropists as they carry the spirit of Dartmouth out into the world, helping to support financial aid initiatives and open doors for others.  Our collaborative team is supportive and excited to see every fundraiser, every team member, succeed in their work.  We look forward to helping you celebrate your successes!

As our new colleague, you will have a minimum of three years of development experience, preferably in a college, university, or educational setting, as well as a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  Your skills in communication (both written and verbal) will help you find success in working with volunteers, donors, senior officers, institutional leadership, campus partners, and with your team.  Your project management and analytical skills will help you achieve results in fundraising, and your creativity and new ideas will have space and support.  Our fundraising is enhanced by creativity and thinking outside of the box. We encourage all ideas, big or small, as you take on your new role.  Our technology suite currently includes Microsoft Office, Advance, and Slack.  If you bring us skills in the Microsoft Office suite that are part of our everyday work (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word), we’ll teach you the rest of our software programs through an onboarding plan that is tailored for you and your new role.

Dartmouth’s campus is based in Hanover, NH. This position will thrive for a candidate within a commutable distance, even as it offers a blend of remote and onsite work through a hybrid work arrangement. Our current onsite teamwork arrangement is two days a week, though this may fluctuate at times based on business needs.

Driven by record levels of philanthropic support for the institution, Dartmouth is engaged in a period of transformative growth and enhancement to its academic enterprise, including teaching, research, and residential life.  We would love for you to be a part of it!  Learn more about the Dartmouth College Fund by visiting  Curious about Advancement?  Learn more about us and our exciting work by visiting us at!

We are invested in fostering a culture that is inclusive and diverse, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to join us in our work.  To explore this career opportunity, we are pleased to provide an online application process for you at  As we approach our recruitment efforts for this role, applications will be reviewed regularly through an initial anonymizing screening process to help reduce bias in selection processes.  Referrals are 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.

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