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
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Advancement, the
Executive Director for Advancement Services is responsible for
planning, organizing, and executing day-to-day operations and
long-term projects for four teams within Advancement and External
Relations: Prospect Discovery and Research, Prospect Management,
Advancement Data Systems, and Gift Processing. This individual will
lead a responsive, creative, and service-oriented department that
meets the information and record-keeping needs of a robust
advancement operation. The Executive Director of Advancement
Services will also have input into office-wide strategic decisions
about allocating resources, evaluating staff, and identifying areas
of opportunity to increase philanthropic support and alumni
Responsibilities & Duties
Production and implementation of strategies for an effective and
comprehensive advancement services program, supporting year-to-year
advancement activities as well as a multi-year comprehensive
Organization of departmental activity to deliver key information
and services, recommending and prioritizing those that are most
critical to ensure annual divisional goals are met.
Development and implementation of strategic and operational
planning processes involving internal and external
Creation and oversight of University-wide policies related to
the proper use of alumni and donor information as well as gift
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
Eight or more years of related advancement experience in higher
education or equivalent in a non-profit, foundation, or civic
Ability to interact with high-level internal staff and external
Demonstrated ability to understand strategies and best practices
pertaining to prospect discovery, prospect management, alumni and
donor data systems, and gift processing.
Demonstrated history of overseeing service units and improving
customer service systems and response times.
- Master’s Degree or equivalent experience.
- Direct supervision of all service unit directors, including
Prospect Discovery and Research, Prospect Management, Advancement
Data Systems, and Gift Processing, including the implementation of
effective managerial processes to achieve strategic and annual
goals within the department.
- Oversees the development, evaluation, and supervision of the
larger Advancement Services team.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
- This position will manage the budget for advancement services
Advanced understanding of the technology and tools required to
track and measure fundraising progress, with an understanding of
Ellucian Advance, Tableau, and similar tools preferred.
Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and work
effectively under time constraints.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
Salary & Benefits Package:
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-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:
at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended
doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or having a valid religious or
medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or
medical exemption, please email email@example.com.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse &
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
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting
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
. 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.