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
The Director of Parent Engagement reports to the Associate Vice
President and is responsible for overseeing parent engagement and
giving at DePaul. The Director will create, plan and implement a
comprehensive parent engagement and giving program, elements of
which include volunteer management, engagement, communications,
cultivation opportunities, and fundraising strategies. The Director
will develop and leverage partnerships with key campus
stakeholders. This is a newly created position within the Division
of Advancement & External Relations.
Responsibilities & Duties
Engagement and Communications:
- Develop and execute a suite of parent programming and events in
support of DePaul’s engagement and fundraising goals, from
college-specific programming to selective salon-style events with
- Partner with Alumni Relations to engage parents in existing
programming, including within Alumni & Family
- Working with colleagues in Student Affairs, Alumni Relations,
Advancement Communications, Admissions, University
Communications and Marketing and others to coordinate a
university-wide parent communication strategy including
newsletters, e-communications, social media, web, and
- Develop and manage content for parent web pages on the
Advancement and University websites.
- With the Associate Vice President, develop and maintain
collaborative relationships with campus stakeholders, including
Student Affairs, Admissions, University Marketing and
Communications, Residential Education, Career Center, and others to
facilitate information exchange, programming, and communication
regarding parent engagement.
- Develop the framework for a DePaul Parent Council designed to
increasing parent engagement and philanthropy.
- Identify, recruit and train a cohort of highly driven and
motivated parents to serve as volunteers and members of the
- Manage all aspects of the Parent Council and any actions
related to the Council’s goals set forth on an annual
- Leverage the relationships of parent volunteers for fundraising
and engagement purposes.
- In partnership with the Director of Annual Giving and Special
Giving, develop and execute an annual giving parent solicitation
strategy and calendar to drive donor participation and
philanthropic support including parent-specific efforts during
university/national days of giving.
- Work collaboratively with gift officers to develop appropriate
strategies for parent prospect cultivation and solicitations, and
serve as a resource for issues parents may encounter.
- Collaborate with Donor Relations to develop and implement
meaningful stewardship strategies specific to parent donors.
- Engage, cultivate and solicit parent prospects at the
leadership annual giving level.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
Minimum 5-7 years of experience working in higher education,
nonprofit management, or related field.
Experience in volunteer management.
Experience working with parent programming in higher
Experience in event planning and/or fundraising.
Ability to develop and successfully manage relationships with a
wide range of colleagues across campus.
- This position will manage the budget for parent
For consideration, please include a resume and cover
Salary & Benefits Package:
- May require working weekends and evenings.
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-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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.