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


The Highlights This position plans and implements fundraising efforts for the College of Education, coordinates the COE scholarship process  and provides administrative support to the Associate Dean for Development.

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  • Plan and implement fundraising efforts for the College of Education
         a.  Research and assist in identifying and cultivating donors.
         b.  Manage all fundraising project work, including maintenance of records using Advance and other databases.
         c.  Assist with creation and submission of Advancement contact reports.
         d.  Create identification, qualification, cultivation, and stewardship correspondence for COE leadership.  
         e.  Create communication materials for both marketing and relationship management.
         f. Provide administrative support for grant and program activities. 
         g. Manage all fundraising project work, including maintenance of records using Advance and other databases.
         h. Provide research for economic, demographic and other materials to support proposals and reports.
         i.  Coordinate COE Dean's Advisory Council activity that includes member lists, annual meetings, minutes, special events, and ongoing                                    contact with members. 
         j.  Coordinate COE events for alumni relations, advisory and professional councils and other stakeholders, including campaign activities.
  • Coordinate COE Scholarship Process 
         a.  Assist with establishing new and maintaining existing scholarships.
         b.  Function as liaison to funders, recipients and internal constituents such as Finance, Advancement, Financial Aid and Academic Fiscal Administration.
         c.  Conduct analytical projects, especially those involving budgets and preparation for high-level meetings.
  • Coordinate COE Communications and External Events
         a. Assist in the editorial and review process for the university's college communication newsletter.
         b. Assist with the preparation and distribution of the COE monthly "Good News" communication.
         c. Coordinate the COE Annual Honors Convocation Event.
  •  Administrative Support
         a  Provide other administrative support to the Associate Dean for Development. 
         b. Provide administrative support to the Office of the Dean.
         c. Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

You are someone who is comfortable and confident creating and facilitating workshops to students and stakeholders.

Your Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree required with a preference to degrees held in English, Writing, and/or Communications.
  • Preference for three (3) or more years experience with development, advancement and alumni relations programs associated with higher education. 
Managerial Responsibilities
  • Manage system of all project data and work area information.

  • Manage COE donor acknowledgment process.

  • Manage development/alumni events, workshops, and special events.

Financial Responsibilities
  • COE funds from donations and grants; COE scholarship awards; Campaign goals funding
Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Advanced skills in prospect, acknowledgment, and grant submission databases. 
  • Energetic, self-starting, entrepreneurial and creative abilities. 
  • Exemplary oral and written communications skills. 
  • Excellent organizational and management skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work with individuals, groups, and organizations, both internal and external to the university.  
  • Ability to handle sensitive information confidentially.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.  
  • Skill managing donations, gift.  pledge, and scholarship  financial information. 
  • Skill in designing, manipulating, and maintaining databases and computer programs.   
  • Interest in personal development and a career in development/fundraising.
  • Personal computer literacy:  Demonstrated use and aptitude with Windows operating environment (prefer experience with Microsoft Office (including
  • Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint). Demonstrated experience with software in the following areas: web applications, databases, word processing, financial management, contact management,  spreadsheet, and presentation tools.  

Additional Information
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.

  • Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.  Approximately 12 major events per year.


  • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
  • Matching retirement plan up to 10%.
  • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents!
  • Full-Time Benefits
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.
  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, including the booster, 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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