Assistant Director, Career and Academic Services

Job Details

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

Reporting to the Director of the Kellstadt Career Management Center (CMC), the Assistant Director-Career Specialist is part of a dynamic team dedicated to creating innovative programming and providing the seamless development of the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business students' academic and career aspirations.  This role is responsible for delivering comprehensive career counseling, advising and student development guidance to current students and alumni.    

This position is very entrepreneurial and will help develop new and effective ways for delivering advising and related career development services to students and alumni. The person will assist with program development and innovation, assessment and annual goal attainment of the career advising area.

This position will assist with marketing and communications related to career and academic advising.  This includes knowledge of Handshake, LinkedIn, Twitter, Constant Contact and other related platforms.  This position is responsible for relationship-building with Kellstadt alumni  and building a network with Alumni Relations to create career focused programming.  

Is This You?
  • Assess needs of students  and alumni, facilitating access to appropriate Kellstadt Career Management Center services and resources.  Advise students and alumni on career and academic goals, skill development needs, job search strategies, and other career-related issues, including strategic selection of Kellstadt courses.

  • Establish relationships with Kellstadt faculty and other key stakeholders in order to streamline the academic and career advising process.

  • Plan and implement original strategies and tactics for providing students and alumni the career advising, workshops, resources, information, and services to connect with employers and alumni to achieve their career goals. Collect, analyze and report data on career services. Manage student organizations.

  • Identify the need for, plan and conduct skill development workshops and networking events on topics of interest and relevance to constituencies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Your Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.
  • Two to Three years professional experience in career advising services, recruitment/staffing, college relations, Human Resources, training and development, or comparable background.
  • Knowledge of career issues, career development and advising are essential. 
  • Proven track record in relationship building, managing projects, and events.
  • Adaptable to changes
  • Knowledge of business careers and the local/regional business community is necessary.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Possess a clear understanding of cultural, social, economic and ethnic diversity.

Managerial Responsibilities
  • May supervise student interns, graduate assistants, or student peer career advisors.

Financial Responsibilities
  • Will assist with setting the annual career services budget and monitoring the expenses and assets of the career advising function as well as identifying future needs and costs.  

Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Ability to be entrepreneurial and to make creative independent judgments and decisions. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Positive attitude.  Original thought required.  ail.   

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

  • Will require some evening and weekend work, on occasion.


  • 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
  • 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.
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 [email protected]
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 [email protected]

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.


Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.


Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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