Dean of the Tucker Foundation
Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH

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Virginia Rice Kelsey Dean of the Tucker Foundation

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College is seeking the right candidate to lead the William Jewett Tucker Foundation and to advance its mission of educating students, as well as the broader Dartmouth community, for lives of purpose and ethical leadership rooted in service, spirituality, and social justice. The position reports to the Provost.

Founded in 1769 and a member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth College is located in Hanover, NH, with easy access to major cities such as Boston, Montreal, and New York. In addition to the undergraduate student body of 4200, Dartmouth has three professional schools and sixteen Ph.D programs.

The Tucker Foundation provides opportunities for community service, exploration and expression of faith, and leadership and reflection, as well as off-campus fellowships and internships, cross-cultural programs, and special speakers.

The successful candidate should be able to:
  • Provide a compelling vision for engaging students, faculty, and administrators in the undergraduate and graduate schools around service learning and spiritual life.
  • Provide leadership in addressing moral, ethical, religious and social issues that by their nature call for response within the Dartmouth community.
  • Develop a strategy for effectively marketing service and faith programs to prospective and current students.
  • Supervise the leadership of community service programs and foster partnerships with other areas on campus that engage in service learning.
  • Supervise the chaplaincy, which (a) provides religious, academic, vocational and personal counseling and pastoral care; (b) conducts religious services and rites; and (c) advises student groups and creates programs to advance the growth of conscience as an active element of religious life.
  • Effectively manage personnel, budgets, and planning activities.
  • Engage the Board of Visitors in the future direction and life of the Tucker Foundation.
This candidate should possess the appropriate combination of:
  • Six years of relevant experience working with students and faculty in an educational setting.
  • Master's degree in Philosophy, Theology, Human Development or a related area.
  • Terminal degree (Ph.D or Th.D) is highly desirable, but not required.
Excellent leadership skills and demonstrated competence in fiscal and personnel management and long range planning.

  • Excellent interpersonal and public communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across the institution at all levels.
  • Ability to work with a diverse community.
To submit your resume/CV and letter of interest, complete an online application at Please refer to position # 0037902.

Dartmouth College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that has a strong commitment to diversity.

Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. - 18 months ago - save job - block
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