Housing Marketing & Communications Assistant

DePaul University


Teaching and learning are our priorities at DePaul. That might seem obvious, but we’re the largest private university whose faculty members’ priority is teaching. We’re also the nation’s largest Catholic university — and we’re committed to an educational experience that weaves together mind, place, people and heart.


Position Details

Housing Marketing & Communications Assistant
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Multicultural Statement:

At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.

General Summary:

Assists with the department’s internal and external marketing efforts and serves as a departmental liaison with Enrollment Management and New Student Programs

Responsibilities & Duties:

Assists in developing and producing informational, communication and marketing materials for Housing and Student Centers.

Assists in management of all marketing communication (including publications, advertising, website and multimedia presentations) to our various publics (which includes other departments, parents, current and prospective students).

Assists in review of all departmental written communications prior to dissemination to the public. As directed, coordinates approval of advertising and mailings to on-campus students.

In the absence of the Manager, substitutes for the Manager and serves as liaison to Enrollment Management and New Student Programs in the development and implementation of programs and services related to the recruitment of new students and parents. Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Attendance at Admission and Enrollment Management meetings.
  • Coordination of the residence hall tour program.
  • Representation of Housing at Admissions, Enrollment Management and New Student Programs functions.
  • Organization of Premiere DePaul housing sessions.

Assists in the management of social media marketing campaigns and engage with parents, students and other DePaul offices.

As directed, coordinates regular communication with student groups, the media, other departments and DePaul's schools and colleges to inform and update them on department developments.

Participates in all departmental, divisional, and university meetings and training sessions.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • 3+ years of marketing-related experience.

Preferred Requirements:

  • College level course work or degree in marketing or communication. 
  • Knowledge of HTML coding. 
  • Knowledge of working on both PC and Mac Platforms.

Other Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and able to manage priorities an tasks. 
  • Ability to effectively interact with students, parents, colleagues, vendors, University staff and faculty. 
  • Ability to provide student-centered customer service. 
  • Appreciation for and commitment to multiculturalism and diversity issues. 
  • Presentation skills. 
  • Proficient experience with design software particularly Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, PhotoShop & Illustrator.) 
  • Knowledge of website design and website related software.

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