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Assistant Director of the McDermond Center and the Management Fellows Program

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DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position will remain open until filled.

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This is a full-time, twelve-month position that reports to the director of the Robert C. McDermond Center for Management & Entrepreneurship and to the director of the Management Fellows Program to design and implement activities/events/internships for the honors Management Fellows Program and the McDermond Center.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

Programming Functions for the McDermond Center:
  • Manage and collaborate with McDermond Center s taff and affiliated staff, to execute high quality programming and co-sponsored programs and events on DePauw's campus. These programs may include the McDermond Speaker Series, Industry Insight Panels, soft skills workshops, pitch competitions and more. Monitor and track all receipts for events, meals and gifts
  • Manage and collaborate with McDermond Center s taff and affiliated staff, to execute high quality programming off-campus. These programs may include the Darnall Industry Field Trips, Economic Club lunches, job-shadowing experiences and more. Monitor and track all receipts for events, meals and gifts
  • Work with the Executive Leadership teams of the McDermond-sponsored student groups ( Investment Banking Workshop; Investment Group; Marketing Group; Consulting Group; Women in Economics & Business; Sports Management, Pre-Law & Public Affairs, and Innovations and Entrepreneurship Group)
  • I n coordination with the McDermond Center Director, the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership (SOBL), and the Dean of the Creative School, support new business-and-entrepreneurship-related student groups for student leadership and industry experience in line with the new SOBL majors and minors.
Advising Students:
  • Meet with McDermond Center students and advise them on resumes, cover letters, possible internships, alumni contacts for internships and possible job connections
Manage the Overall McDermond Calendar:
  • Ensure events/student group activities/Management Fellow programming do not overlap
  • Manage McDermond Center Director's schedule
  • In coordination with the McDermond Center Director and the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership (SOBL), support new co-curricular programs and experiential learning experiences for students in line with the new SOBL majors and minors.
  • In coordination with the McDermond Center Director and the Dean of the Creative School, support new co-curricular programs and experiential learning experiences in entrepreneurship and innovation for students in line with the new Creative School majors and minors.
General McDermond Center Duties:
  • Provide daily administration of the Center to include: monitoring the budget of all accounts; scheduling appointments on all calendars; requisitions; first contact in the Center to include on the phone and in person contact with students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students and parents; order copy paper and office supplies; handle any facilities issues
  • Supervise ITAP interns and Work Study Students
  • Provide Social Media Updates
  • Coordinate Website changes for the student groups and the McDermond Center site
  • Monitor & manage commercial card accounts: General McDermond commercial card, Director commercial card and Student Groups commercial card
  • Administer student attendance tracking for all McDermond Center events
  • Monitor lecture requirement for students minoring in Business Administration
  • Plan and attend the Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition to include identifying judges, working with the leadership team, ordering food
  • Monitor all after-hours student access to the McDermond Center
  • Collaborate with Regional Director of the Indiana Small Business Development Center for meetings with students in the McDermond Center
  • Other duties as assigned.
Essential Functions for The Management Fellows Program:
  • Coordinate with program partners and place sophomores in their semester-long internship (to be completed in their junior year). This includes initial outreach to hosts, scheduling interviews with internship hosts and students, and following up with hosts
  • Communicate with Management Fellows students about summer internship opportunities and develop a communication plan to coordinate with intern hosts and students throughout the junior internship placement process
  • Engage with McDermond Center, Hubbard Center, and the School of Business and Leadership to seek internship opportunities while maintaining current internship host relationships
  • Support director and associate director in developing and maintaining alumni relations, including initiating new internships and communicating with the leadership of SBL regarding alumni engagement
  • Assist with researching and implementing new internships for the Management Fellows Program and summer internships
  • Collaborate with Development on encouraging students to send thank you notes to scholarship donors or to attend an event with the donor
  • Work with the director in identifying and inviting approximately twelve alumni each semester to teach sections of the capstone course - coordinate their visit to campus, which might include preparing a full-day itinerary; request readings and/or presentation materials
  • Support director and associate director in advising students on refining their professionalism and business acumen. This includes providing one-to-one guidance on methods of communication with business professionals/alumni, resume and cover letter writing, general recommendations
  • Plan and provide advice on obtaining summer internships and preparation for the highly structured semester-long internship placement process
  • Process internship stipends and international student forms related to internship placements
  • Assist the associate director in the supervision of student interns working in the McDermond Center
  • Other duties at the discretion of the director of the Management Fellows Progra
Supervision: Supervises all work study students and ITAP interns.


Competency Statement(s)
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal to no supervision.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.
  • Diversity Oriented - Commitment to valuing a variety of different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
  • Innovative - Ability to look beyond the standard solutions.
  • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
  • Organized - Possessing the strong trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
  • Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one's ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.
Education: High School Diploma or GED required; At least two years of study at an accredited university or college highly preferred.

Experience: Minimum of three years of current, relevant work experience required. Preferably within an academic environment.

Basic understanding of DePauw University and event planning experience p referred.

Budget and Accounting:

Working knowledge of budget tracking, budget versus actual reporting. Experience with expense reporting and processing, including credit card reconciliations and documentation of receipts.

Communication/Language: Basic: Ability to read, listen to and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write and communicate simple correspondence.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Computer Skills: Current, working knowledge of web maintenance, Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to learn other software products as needed.

Other Requirements:
  • Positive outgoing attitude and demeanor
  • Interpersonal/communication skills, writing skills, multi-tasking skills, and strong organizational skills.


DePauw University is a private liberal arts college in Greencastle, Indiana.

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