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Company: DePaul University
Location: Chicago, IL
Career Level: Director
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Diversity and Inclusion Statement Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences are welcome and supported.

General Summary

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Career Experiences, the Assistant Director – Alumni Sharing Knowledge & Career Experiences is responsible for the management of the Alumni Sharing Knowledge Program and the development of a project-based learning initiative for students. The Assistant Director ensures students are able to access alumni to benefit student professional development and build their networks. This position will develop strong relationships with faculty, academic department staff, and other co-curricular unit staff to maximize the utilization of the ASK platform (PeopleGrove). The Assistant Director will also be responsible for the operational planning, development, and management of a new project-based learning initiative for students. 

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Manage the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) volunteer program, including the development and execution of outreach and recruitment strategies and tactics to continually grow and strengthen the ASK alumni volunteer network and its student participants.

  • Cultivate strong relationships with academic departments, co-curricular units, and other internal partners to maximize student usage of the platform and recruitment of new volunteers.

  • Lead increased usage of ASK informational interview assignments and/or mentoring initiatives within various classrooms and co-curricular programming. 

  • Manage the PeopleGrove platform including maximizing its communications and analytics functionalities. 

  • Supervise ASK Program Assistant.

  • Develop and manage an initiative that creates opportunities for students to gain experience via employer company projects.

  • Research and decide on a platform for the initiative.

  • Develop and execute outreach strategies to solicit projects from a variety of employers/alumni.

  • Refer alumni to relevant volunteer opportunities throughout the Career Center and university.

  • This includes career education program requests, participation in the project-based experiences initiative, classroom presentations, and job shadowing opportunities.

  • Serve as a backup for student employment transactional processes including hiring, payment, and termination paperwork and processes.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Experience in project management, volunteer management, or related field, preferably in a larger organization or higher-ed institution.

  • Strong understanding of career development, professional networking, and mentoring.

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication, and writing skills.

  • Ability to work autonomously and capable of working flexible hours.

Preferred Requirements
  • Knowledge of higher education administration.
Managerial Responsibilities
  • Supervise one student employee.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Technical skills including all Microsoft Office Suite products, including a good understanding of web technologies and database management.
Additional Information
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter. 
  • Travel between campuses is sometimes required.
Salary & Benefits Package: DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit the following pages: Full-Time Benefits

Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
  Required COVID-19 Vaccination: Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email   Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect: Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

Title IX Contact Information
Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. The Title IX Office is on the Lincoln Park campus on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. The Title IX Office can be reached at 312-362-8970 or

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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