DePaul University Labor Education Center

DePaul University
Labor Education Center

Associate Director

Based in Chicago, IL


The Highlights:
Provides support in fundraising, outreach, marketing and recruitment, programming, and event support and logistics.

What You'll Do:

  • Fundraising = For our two annual fundraisers and several grants, will be responsible for donation outreach via email, phone, and social media and reporting through data entry and creating fundraising and grant reports to analyze with Director and making strategic outreach plans for the future
  • High School Programs = Manage the outreach, recruitment of coaches and participants, event coordination, and facilitation of the high school bargaining role play and summer high school programs.
  • Outreach and Recruitment = Responsible for marketing and identifying and facilitating new relationships for our programs, including recruitment of participants, instructors, students, volunteers, interns, and organizational partners. This will be done in a variety of ways including but not limited to creating and distributing flyers, setting up booths at events, cold calling and emailing, as well as setting up and attending networking events.
  • Administrative = Manage record keeping. Responsible for social media content creation, and coordination of events and programs from planning, scheduling, reserving, outreach, and facilitation.
  •  Supervisory = Recruit and supervise volunteers and interns who will report to them directly. Responsible for scheduling shifts and training, reviewing performance.
  • Assists the Director in managing student workers, volunteers, and interns.
  • Responsible for assisting with the preparation, outreach, facilitation, and reporting of our two annual fundraisers that have historically raised up to $85,000, and grants of up to $80,000. Also responsible to identify, facilitate, and secure new funding opportunities including additional fundraisers and grants.

What You'll Need:

  • Minimum required education and relevant experience: High School diploma/GED, and 3 years experience working for labor related organizations (unions, worker centers, community labor focused organizations, etc).
  • Preferred education and relevant experience: Bachelor's degree, fundraising and administrative support experience, experience working with youth.
  • Much of the position can be done remotely though part of the position requires in person work at places such as the office, events, and partner organizations throughout Cook County and surrounding suburbs. Must be able to drive or secure transportation for self in such instances.
  • Also, preferred: Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Periodically spends extended periods of time driving, sitting, or standing.
  • Effective people, writing, speaking, computer and social media skills. Detail oriented and proficient with database entry, Microsoft Office Suite and Google suite applications (shared drive, docs, forms, etc.). Preferred intermediate skills with Canva, Publisher and Photoshop.
  • Hours vary and include some evenings and weekends.
  • May be asked to very occasionally attend meetings, trainings, and/or conferences in other parts of the state and U.S. Prefer at least a 2 year commitment.


  • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
  • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
  • Full-Time Benefits
  • Part-Time Benefits

For consideration, please include a résumé and cover letter.

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: employeerelations@depaul.edu.

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 titleixcoordinator@depaul.edu.

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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