Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chicago Quarter Staff Professional Role

Looking for an opportunity to build relationships and work with first-year students at DePaul?
Interested in connecting to and supporting students as they mentor first year students?
Learn more about the Chicago Quarter Staff Professional role!

What is the Chicago Quarter?
The Chicago Quarter is a required course for all first-year students and courses reflect the central goals of the larger Liberal Studies Program at DePaul. Offered during the autumn quarter, Discover & Explore Chicago courses acquaint first-year students at DePaul with the metropolitan community, its neighborhoods, cultures, people, institutions, organizations, and urban issues. Students also learn about university life, resources, and how to be a successful student through the Common Hour portion of each Chicago Quarter course. The Common Hour is delivered by current DePaul students and professional staff members, as a means to provide first-year students with peer support and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

What is a Staff Professional?
Staff Professionals are an essential part of the Chicago Quarter Program and serve as a resource to both new students and Chicago Quarter Mentors. More specifically, this role provides mentors with ongoing guidance, feedback, and formally evaluate mentor performance. Additionally, Staff Professionals share facilitation of the Common Hour with the Chicago Quarter Mentor and also assist in leading excursions throughout the city of Chicago.

What are the qualifications to be a Staff Professional?
·         Full-time staff member or graduate student in DePaul’s Counseling program.
·         Bachelor’s degree recipient.
·         Aware of the needs of first year students and commitment to the work of the First Year Program.
·         Interest in mentoring and guiding the development of an advanced student leader.
·         Ability to assist in planning and co-leading Common Hour lesson plans.
·         Commitment to collaboration between faculty, students, and staff.
·         Knowledge and familiarity of University resources and ability to seek out and identify resources as necessary.
·         Supervisor approval to accept the Staff Professional position.

How do I apply?
There are three steps to the application process:
1.       Attendance at an information session:
·         Monday, March 9 in Lincoln Park Student Center Room 325 from 12:30 – 1:00 pm
·         Tuesday, March 10 in Lincoln Park Student Center Room 324 from 2:00 – 2:30 pm
2.       Completion of the online application, available after attending an information session.
3.       Submit an up-to-date resume via email to the Office of New Student & Family Engagement at

If you are interested in the position and unable to attend any of these information sessions, please contact Ziena Miller directly at

Applications are due Friday, March 13th by 5:00 pm.