Deerfield Associates has been retained by Dartmouth College, located in Hanover, New Hampshire, to conduct a national search for a Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations.
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a vibrant liberal arts college and a pre-eminent R1 research university where faculty and students partner to take on the world’s greatest challenges. A member of the Ivy League and the Association of American Universities, Dartmouth is both
rooted in its distinctive heritage and ready to help shape the future of higher education through creativity and innovation. Dartmouth is an intimate and inclusive community that serves as a hub of intellectual and personal growth and a gateway to worldwide study and research from a spectacular natural setting. The 4,500 undergraduates and 2,200 graduate and professional students are guided by more than 900 faculty who are both leading researchers and scholars who love to teach.
Following a liberal arts curriculum, the university provides undergraduate instruction in 40 academic departments and interdisciplinary programs, including 60 majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering, and enables students to design specialized concentrations or engage in dual degree programs. In addition to the undergraduate faculty of arts and sciences, Dartmouth has four professional and graduate schools: the Geisel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. The university also has affiliations with the Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center. Dartmouth is home to the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, the Hood Museum of Art, the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, and the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
Situated on a terrace above the Connecticut River, Dartmouth’s 269-acre main campus is in the rural Upper Valley region of New England. The university functions on a quarter system, operating year-round on four ten-week academic terms. Dartmouth is known for its strong undergraduate focus, Greek culture, and wide array of enduring campus traditions. Its 34 varsity sports teams compete in the Ivy League conference of the NCAA Division I.
Dartmouth is consistently cited as a leading university for undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report. In 2021, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education listed Dartmouth as the only majority-undergraduate, arts-and-sciences focused, doctoral university in the country that has “some graduate coexistence” and “very high research activity”. For more background on Dartmouth College, visit: www.dartmouth.edu
The university has many prominent alumni, including 170 members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, 24 U.S. governors, 10 billionaire alumni, 8 U.S. Cabinet secretaries, 3 Nobel Prize laureates, 2 U.S. Supreme Court justices, and a U.S. vice president. Other notable alumni include 79 Rhodes Scholars, 26 Marshall Scholarship recipients, and 14 Pulitzer Prize winners. Dartmouth alumni also include many CEOs and founders of Fortune 500 corporations, high-ranking U.S. diplomats, academic scholars, literary and media figures, professional athletes, and Olympic medalists.
The Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations reports directly to the Senior Executive Director, Development & Academic Coordination. The new hire leads the corporate and foundation relations office; manages a portfolio of top corporate and foundation prospects, and selected institutional trust donors; develops strategies, and cultivates relationships that lead to solicitation and stewardship of major gifts in support of institutional priorities. Collaborates with faculty and related administrators to identify and pursue corporate and foundation opportunities and advocates institutional priorities to the corporate and foundation community. In addition, works with development officers and administrators to further develop prospect relationships with Dartmouth. The position is available immediately and will be filled following a comprehensive national search and the candidate of choice is identified.
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) works with Dartmouth faculty and administrators and with foundations and corporations to develop mutually beneficial partnerships that advance knowledge and have the potential to make a positive impact on campus and in the world.
Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
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.
Please note that Dartmouth has a COVID vaccination requirement for all employees; visit https://www.dartmouth.edu/hrs/ for details and information on requesting an exemption and/or reasonable accommodation. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment.
The College will entertain a hybrid work arrangement. Employee must live within commuting distance to the campus as there will be a requirement for on-campus presence.
Join a motivated and enthusiastic team at an internationally renowned academic institution! Dartmouth invests in its people through a robust onboarding program, peer partnerships, and ongoing professional development that bring staff together for shared learning experiences. Our strengths-based culture emphasizes diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our mission and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to consider a career at Dartmouth. Dartmouth offers a supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a generous benefits package.
Employment will be contingent upon possession of a valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license and continued qualification as an Approved Driver under the Dartmouth College Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Policy.
To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis please send a letter of interest, resume and the contact information for 4 references (who will only be contacted if mutual interest is determined) to: