Top Ten Reasons to Work in Advancement at Dartmouth College

Learn more about why we are a career destination for talented advancement professionals.

1. We are a Great Team

We value the talents and contributions of our colleagues and welcome new ideas and approaches to problem solving. We share a passionate commitment to helping make big ideas happen at Dartmouth.


Dartmouth annual Homecoming bonfire

2. We are a Strong Community

We are talented advancement professionals who are also artists, musicians, novelists, farmers, foodies, performers, coaches, and much more. Whatever your interest, you'll find someone here who shares it. We are engaged with Dartmouth and each other as colleagues, neighbors, and friends.

3. We Believe in What We Do

We are making a difference by supporting young people who will transform the world, and we are honored to be an important part of what makes Dartmouth such an outstanding institution. 

4. We Aim High

While we try to use every experience as an opportunity to learn something new, we also have a professional development office that offers regularly scheduled opportunities for career development and growth. 


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5. We Have an Outstanding Reputation

Dartmouth is part of the Ivy League and is recognized as one of the premier academic institutions in the United States. Dartmouth's primary focus is on its undergraduates, and it shows: US News & World Report consistently ranks Dartmouth in the top five nationally for "commitment to teaching undergraduates."

6. We Work and Live in a Great Location

We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Dartmouth sits at the heart of the Upper Valley, a region straddling Vermont and New Hampshire, described by Yankee Magazine as "a place of unexpected discoveries." And did we mention Dartmouth has its own ski resort and outing club?

7. We Have Excellent Benefits

Dartmouth understands that healthy employees are happier: faculty and staff have comprehensive benefits and compensation packages, including excellent health insurance, wellness incentives, and generous vacations. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a Level One tertiary care center ranked best hospital in New Hampshire by US News & World Report, is located only two miles from campus, and Dartmouth has its own optional primary health care provider.


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8. We Enjoy a Vibrant Cultural Scene

In addition to Dartmouth's vibrant campus-based arts scene, the region offers a variety of music, art, opera, theater, and other kinds of performances every night of the week. Feel the need for an urban fix? Boston and Montreal are 2 1/2 hours away, and NYC is just five hours down Interstate 91—and we have a dedicated bus service to take you there. 

9. We Have Great Schools

Our Upper Valley towns have terrific schools and communities committed to education, including excellent public, private, and boarding high schools in Vermont and New Hampshire. For families with younger children, Dartmouth offers comprehensive childcare referrals and has its own day care center

10. We Celebrate the Past and Look to the Future

Dartmouth is an ever-evolving institution with rich, deeply held traditions and a forward-looking mindset. We are proud to be one of nine U.S. colleges founded before the American Revolution, and we are even prouder of our teacher-scholars and students, who are preparing to take on the great challenges of this century.