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Company: DePaul University
Location: Chicago, IL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Multicultural Statement

At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.    

General Summary

The Program Manager has responsibility for the Accelerator at the Women in Entrepreneurship Institute (WEI) and other WEI programs. The Program Manager should have two to three years experience working with startup or business programming. This position is also responsible for internal and external communications, including those among the WEI and other University departments, students, and the broader Chicago business community. 

Please note, this position is funded by a gift. If the gift terminates for any reason, if gift funding is lost or reduced for any reason, or if the budgetary needs for fulfilling the gift requirements change, your employment with the university will be immediately discontinued.

Responsibilities & Duties
  • Assist Director in developing and planning all programs and events.

  • Primary responsibility for implementing the Accelerator program and WEI events of theWEI, which includes programs designed for business owners, students, faculty, staff, alumni and the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • These events include coordination of the Opening Night for the Accelerator program, board member virtual and in-person (as possible) events, student-facing events, and workshops.

  • Order supplies, catering, and arrange service providers and vendors necessary for programs and events.

  • Support the Director in relationship-building with entrepreneurs, DePaul alumni and members of the Chicago business community.

  • Help to coordinate memberships and promote events with 1871, 2112, GCEC, mHub and other ecosystem partners.

  • Work closely with the WEI Advisory Board to provide program content, communicate on programs, and expand relationships.

  • Work with WEI Recruitment and Curriculum committees to identify and organize necessary programming.

  • Serve as a primary outreach representative for the WEI to university and external contacts.

  • This includes programs, event marketing and promotional activities.

  • Supervise creation of promotional materials, social media for events and programs.

  • Build and maintain relationships across the university (every college and major office).

  • Help Director and student workers to develop internal and external communications for the WEI including social media postings and the WEI website.

  • Primary responsibility for executing event promotions, web editing in conjunction with Driehaus Communications staff.

  • Work with WEI staff to track all WEI contacts and program/event attendees.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a startup or in business development programming.

Other Skills & Abilities Reqd
  • Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Sharepoint.

  • Ability to learn new systems quickly.

Physical Requirements
  • Periodically spend extended time standing.

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Please include a cover letter explaining your experience as an entrepreneur or supporting entrepreneurs, and why you  will succeed in this position supporting women entrepreneurs.

Additional Information

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 Benefits
Part-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.

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

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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