Search Launches for New Career Center Leader

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The executive director will help reimagine undergraduate career services.

Wilder and Fairchild Halls in spring

(Photo by Robert Gill)


Dartmouth is seeking to hire an executive director to lead the transformation of undergraduate career services as part of a new Dartmouth Center for Career Design, President Sian Leah Beilock announced today. 

“We want to empower our students to design meaningful and rewarding careers that make a difference in the world, and so we are looking for a visionary leader who can engage students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other partners in integrating career exploration into every facet of the undergraduate experience and beyond,” President Beilock says. “Our goal is for Dartmouth to prepare the next generation of leaders across the broadest swath of society to have purpose, impact, and joy.”

The newly created role reflects the commitment Beilock made at Inauguration to invest in the lifelong value of Dartmouth by expanding career advising and reorienting it “to serve alumni throughout their entire careers.”

Dartmouth’s Center for Professional Development currently offers coaching, career fairs, opportunities to network with alumni, and other resources that support student career development. The Center for Professional Development will be incorporated into the new Center for Career Design.

The new executive director will help realize expansion of the center into a centralized campus hub that will provide targeted career-design coaching to students throughout all four years of the undergraduate experience. The expanded center will be supported through ongoing fundraising.

The reimagined center will collaborate with partners across campus and throughout the community of Dartmouth alumni and families to develop a coaching model that will help all students apply a design-thinking approach to developing personalized career trajectories and create portfolios of experiences and transferable skills.

Center for Professional Development Director Monica Wilson has played a critical role in collaborating with campus stakeholders to formulate the new model, and she will work with the administration and new Center for Career Design leadership to provide strategic guidance for its transition. 

“Monica has been instrumental in helping to shape the vision for the new position and for the next evolution of the center, and I am grateful for her dedication and insight,” Beilock says.

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