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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.
The Highlights The Associate Director serves as the primary support of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center (CEC) and the Executive Director. The Associate Director has responsibility for the day to day operations of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center (CEC). This includes working in the CEC during normal business hours M-F from 900am to 500pm or as required and directly managing the CEC staff of student assistants to make sure the CEC is functioning properly. The Associate Director will also work closely with the Coleman Endowed Chair to support entrepreneurship programs/curriculum and research. CEC duties include taking primary responsibility for specific assigned programs and working with our CEC Project Manager in support of their assigned programs for the CEC. The Associate Director works with the Executive Director on all budget and fundraising activities. This position is also responsible for effective internal and external marketing and communications, including those among the CEC and our Advisory Board, other university departments, students, alumni and the broader Chicago entrepreneurship community.
Is This You? Primary responsibility for the following CEC entrepreneurship programs: - Monthly CEC Entrepreneurship Workshops, Hackathons (TBD); including Startup101, Startup Clinic, Lean Startup; registration process, content speakers, venues, catering - Hale Sustainability Conference (Jan); registration process, content delivery, student teams, venue, catering, coordination with Sustainability MGT, Career Services - Big East Pitch Challenge (March); collaboration with Big East, application process, coaching of student, travel to NYC, pitch practice Campus1871 Pitch (April); application process, collaboration with 1871 and other universities, assignment of mentors, participation in final presentations - The Purpose Pitch (May); application process, keynote speaker, venue, catering, judges, stipend awards, sponsors University Pitch Madness (July); coordination with 10 other schools, venue and catering coordination, student applications, keynote speaker, judges, awards, sponsors - High School Entrepreneurship Programs (TBD, Summer); content delivery, venue coordination, interface with schools and students - Order supplies, catering, and arrange service providers and vendors necessary for all assigned programs and events - Fundraisers and other events as assigned
Together with the Executive Director assist the CEC Project Manager in planning and implementing entrepreneurship programs for the CEC including but not limited to: Student Innovation Awards, VentureCrawl, CEC Social Impact Incubator, CEC Internship Program, WorldChicago YTILI Program, Entrepreneurship in Athletics.
Work closely with the Coleman Endowed Chair on research projects and other duties as required. Meet with the Chair on a regular basis to identify upcoming projects and manage time effectively to balance CEC activities and deadlines of the Coleman Chair. Assist Chair with Campus Advisory Team quarterly meetings and ongoing recruitment of faculty to spread entrepreneurship across the university. Assist with annual Coleman Entrepreneurship Scholarship Awards and other Chair workshops and events. Assist Executive Director, Chair and DePaul staff in generating data for the annual Princeton Review and Poets Quants rankings.
Represent the CEC in relationship-building with entrepreneurs, DePaul alumni and members of the Chicago business community. Develop and launch DePaul Entrepreneurs Network (DEC) to support alumni and entrepreneurship at DePaul. Work with students, alumni and community members to connect them with appropriate CEC resources. Primary responsibility for CEC Mentor Program, and work with DePaul faculty and the Coleman Endowed Chair to promote entrepreneurship across campus. Work with Project Manager to collaborate with memberships at 1871, 2112, mHub, ICNC, GCEC and other ecosystem partners.
Supervise all internal and external communications for the Center including all social media marketing, postings, newsletters, podcasts, blogs, CEC Annual Review, CEC powerpoint presentations, online community engagement and Web editing in conjunction with Driehaus Communications staff. Work with student assistants in using salesforce.com as a CRM tool to track all CEC contacts and other IT platforms including StartUp Tree, Qualtrics, Eventbrite, Canva and other systems. Provide information to the Driehaus Marketing, Office of Public Relations and Communications and others on student/alumni stories and progress, also drive external PR opportunities in Crain's and other media.
Primary responsibility to manage student assistants and coordinate with other staff members to ensure effective operations and successful CEC coverage. Work with the CEC team to coordinate the program/events calendar and schedule for CEC flex space, conference rooms, offices. Order all office supplies, CEC swag/gifts, track inventory and organize all supplies. Ensure that the CEC is kept clean and maintained in a professional setting with the university and that all IT systems are functioning properly.
Performs other duties as assigned.
We require a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree with a preferred Masters Degree.
This position will be responsible for directly managing 3-4 Student Assistants and work closely with the CEC Project Manager during the year to help run our Center. This includes recruiting new students as students graduate, training them on all CEC systems and activities, scheduling them during the week to provide adequate coverage at the desk and during our events. This represents about 5% of their time.
This position works very closely with the Executive Director in fundraising for the CEC, meeting with donors, alumni, and developing corporate sponsors in raising $250,000 or more during the year. On the expense side, they are responsible for ordering CEC supplies, food and beverage for events, coordinating scholarship and internship payments to students and helping to manage our annual budget of $350,000.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
They must be able to lift more than 25 pounds in helping move furniture around the CEC for events. They also need to be able to lift and move supplies around the Center.
This position requires a lot of computer skills and experience with Microsoft office and ideally Canva, Eventbrite, Qualtrics and Salesforce.com which are the primary systems we use in the Center.
This position requires a fair amount of after hours work in hosting our workshops and events during the week. This position also requires attending national conferences during the year with some travel. Finally, this person needs to be primarily on-site in the CEC to manage the overall operation of the Center during normal business hours.
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
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!
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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:
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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.
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. 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.