Dickinson, ND: Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center, Dickinson State University

Job Opening Title: Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center

Employer Name: Dickinson State University

Job Location: Dickinson, ND

Application Deadline: 3/27/2022

Salary Range: 67,000-72,000

Link to job posting: https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psc/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2939850&PostingSeq=1

Years of experience required: 2

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY (DSU), a regional comprehensive institution within the North Dakota University System, is seeking a Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center. The director collaborates with DSU personnel and partners to implement the initiatives of the TR Center, including the continued development of the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library and all educational programming designed and/or hosted by the Center.

Master’s degree
Minimum of two years of successful experience in a higher education setting.
Experience working with a wide array of volunteers, general public, and staff members.
Minimum of two years successful supervisory experience


Extraordinary organizational and administrative skills.
Proven ability to communicate with and create partnerships with public, private and academic sectors of the community, including DSU faculty, staff, and students.
Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, and implement effective educational programs, projects, services, and especially conferences/symposia.
Proven managerial skills.
Knowledge of best practices in metadata and technology resources for the digital humanities.
Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills.
Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a rapidly changing environment.
Proven ability to manage budgets and fundraise.
Ability to travel some.

Management experience in a historical/cultural organization.


Salary range of $67,000-72,000/annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Comprehensive fringe benefits, including, but not limited to:
100% employer-paid health insurance (family or single coverage)
TIAA retirement
Tuition waiver benefits
Possible eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program with the US Department of Education.

View https://www.dickinsonstate.edu/about/employment/ for information on the above and other benefits offered.

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible


1105 Administrative/Managerial
12 month term (July 1 – June 30)
Full-time (100%)
Exempt from FLSA Overtime


Maintain and strengthen partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
Collaborate with Dickinson State University and NDUS personnel (such as librarians, IT and the DSU Foundation), as well as other partners, to implement the initiatives of the TR Center.
Maintain relationships with stakeholders in the region and across the state.
Oversee the planning, preparation and implementation of the annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium.
Coordinate meetings (live or by videoconference) with the Theodore Roosevelt Center’s Board of Advisors.
Cooperate with DSU Heritage Foundation to provide information on Theodore Roosevelt Center projects to potential donors
Other related duties as assigned.
Lead the development of the digital library, monitoring and directing the most effective use of hardware, software, staff, workflows, and external partnerships.
Identify, establish, and cultivate relationships with potential partner organizations.
Negotiate agreements for digitization of materials in accord with project specifications.
In collaboration with the University staff members (grant writing, e.g.) and the DSU Foundation, seek resources to digitize new materials, as needed.
Supervise staff working on the project.
Hire, train, and supervise summer interns.
Ensure appropriate ongoing content creation for the website.
Coordinate with Social Sciences faculty, the director of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program, and other appropriate staff to engage students with the source documents wherever possible, in ways that enhance the University’s academic mission.
Develop and maintain exhibits and research library in Pulver Hall
Direct staff members, contractors, and/or Advisory Board members in the development of new exhibits.
Recruit and supervise volunteers and/or student interns to act as docents, library supervisors, or other necessary positions to supplement Theodore Roosevelt Center staff.
Coordinate with DSU library staff the acquisition and cataloging of materials for the research library.
Manage the DSU Pulver Hall research library and archives.
Public relations and marketing
Cooperate with University Relations staff and appropriate others to design and develop marketing pieces and other publications of the Theodore Roosevelt Center.
Represent the Theodore Roosevelt Center at various germane community, national, and international events.
Coordinate and participate in appropriate media interviews to promote the work of the Theodore Roosevelt Center.
Maintain a schedule of active scholarship in publication related to promoting the work of the TR Center.
Financial management and grant writing/management
Prepare and administer the TR Center budget, under the President’s supervision.
Cooperate with University staff (grant writer, e.g.) and DSU Heritage Foundation to identify possible grant funding sources and prepare grant applications.
Administer grants.

PREFERENCE DATE: March 27, 2022

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications received by the preference date will be given first consideration, the position will remain open until filled.

Complete the online application at https://dickinsonstate.edu/jobopenings/postings.aspx
provide three (3) references with contact information
upload a cover letter
upload a resume
upload transcripts

Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the qualifications and responsibilities listed above as minimum/required/preferred because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Only applicants who appear best qualified based on this review will be contacted for an interview. The submission of all required materials by the preference date is the responsibility of the applicant. (Note: incomplete applications may not be considered).

Unofficial, or copies of official, transcripts are acceptable at the time of inquiry, but official transcripts will be required if hired. If you need to order transcripts you can have them emailed to DSU.HR@dickinsonstate.edu, faxed to 701-483-2574, or mailed DSU Human Resources, 291 Campus Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601.

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