Library Communications Manager – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Do you have a passion for storytelling? Are you eager to convey meaningful stories about the power of libraries? Are you fascinated by the power of words and images for telling compelling stories? Would you like to bring those skills to an organization that plays a significant role in higher education research and teaching to share its message? The Dartmouth Library seeks an outgoing, service-oriented, and intellectually curious Library Communications Manager who will maximize the visibility and impact of the Library’s contributions to Dartmouth’s mission.

In this position, you will:

  • Work closely with library leadership on communications strategy
  • Prepare key communications with the Dean of Libraries and others
  • Create and curate compelling content across multiple platforms for various audiences
  • Provide editorial oversight for the Library’s communication practices  and messaging
  • Contribute to the Library’s fundraising and development efforts through writing and editorial support
  • Serve as the Library’s media relations contact

Ideally, you will have:

  • Experience developing and executing an organizational communications and social media strategy
  • Experience in creating, branding, and messaging an organizational identity
  • Ability to transform goals and services into relevant and timely messages for stakeholders
  • Degree in communications, marketing, journalism or a related field

This position is a full-time, three-year appointment open to negotiating a hybrid work environment; and requires a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You’ll need superior writing, story development, and editorial skills; demonstrated innovative and strategic thinking approaches; the ability to work independently and collaboratively; and a love of working with people in an academic environment.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin November 26th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. To see the complete position description and to apply online please go to:

ABOUT THE REGION: The Upper Valley surrounding Hanover, New Hampshire, where Dartmouth is located, consists of several towns and villages nestled along the Connecticut River – each with its own unique character. Just a car or train ride away from world-renowned cities like Boston, New York, and Montreal, this region attracts people from around the world for its scenic beauty, unlimited  outdoor activities, and the cultural offerings of a thriving university community.

ABOUT DARTMOUTH: Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. At the Dartmouth Library, we are dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and working in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.  You will join highly committed and collegial staff of about 147. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

About diversity, equity, inclusion, & accessibility across the Dartmouth Library:

We value diversity in all forms and believe that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore the Library as they move through our interview process. We continue to improve our hiring process to ensure our candidates feel empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process.

We do this by:

  • Avoiding scheduled interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all hiring committee members to be trained on Unconscious Bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

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.

– Posted 10/27/22