Friday, September 22, 2017

$10 Million Dollar Mental Health Initiative!

$10 Million Dollar Mental Health Initiative!

Sheila Pires System of Care Training October 20, 2017!
Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to share three important pieces of information with you today:
  1. ILCHF's Board of Directors has committed up to $10 million in funding for a second round of children's mental health system of care grants.  Learn all about the Children's Mental Health Initiative, Building Systems of Care Community by Community 2.0 (CMHI 2.0) by clicking here.
  2. We will be conducting an informational conference call about CMHI 2.0 on October 10, 2017.  Click here to register for the call and learn more.
  3. ILCHF will host Sheila Pires, a nationally renowned expert and author on systems of care for a training for potential applicants on October 20, 2017.  Click here to register and learn more.
ILCHF's vision is that every child in Illinois grows up healthy.  A child's mental health is an integral part of their overall well-being. Through CMHI 2.0 ILCHF is seeking to collaborate with communities from across the State to improve the health of children and their families,  and thereby improving the health of the communities.

Take a look at the CMHI 2.0 Planning Grant application, start thinking about your partners, join the conference call and/or the Sheila Pires training and then apply!  Working together we can help more Illinois children grow up healthy!

Questions about CMHI 2.0?  Please contact Amy Starin, PhD, Senior Program Officer at

Please share this announcement!  We look forward to your application!

Kindest regards,

Heather Higgins Alderman
President, Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Town Hall Meeting

The DePaul Student Counseling Organization and the DePaul Counseling Program faculty would like to invite all Counseling Program students to attend a town hall meeting on Wednesday, October 11, from 4 pm to 5pm in the College of Education Building, Room LL103. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for faculty to answer questions students may have about the Counseling Program. If you have a program related question to ask of the faculty, please submit it in advance through this form. The questions will be collected by DSCO representatives and forwarded to the faculty without any identifying information. If there are any questions, please e-mail DSCO at Thanks!


The question submission form can be found at:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Volunteers for tutoring are needed in the ECC!

Volunteer opportunity for service-learning, & practice!

Change the life a child by helping with homework!

Change the life of a child by donating some of your time to provide homework help this year. The Education & Counseling Center provides academic and counseling services to Chicagoland families who may not be able to afford it otherwise. We have lots of kids who would like to receive tutoring/homework help- and we have a whole building of students receiving education degrees. How perfect!! Now we just need you to volunteer :)

Credit towards class or pre-service hours also possible with instructor approval.
No matter what your field will be, it looks GREAT on a resume!

We help K-12 grade levels. Most of the children are in grade school and come from all over Chicagoland to receive help. They are referred by teachers and parents. Tutoring generally lasts 1 hour each week.

If you can spare an hour or more each week, please email Dr. Mason in the ECC at

Interested in Student Government?

NCLP: Positions Available

Monday, September 18, 2017

Social Justice in Education


Nationally-acclaimed education writer, public school advocate, and prolific author.

WHEN:             Tuesday, November 7th, 6:00-8:00pm

WHERE:           DePaul Lincoln Park Student Center, Rm 120 (2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Chicago)
Parking/transportation: CTA Fullerton Red/Brown/Purple Line. Street Parking Available - Paid Parking Garages at Clifton & Sheffield and Fullerton & Sheffield.

Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Required Professional Practice Orientation

Required Orientation to Professional Practice
Saturday, October 14th
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Levan 100

This is to inform all students needing to find an internship next year that there is a required orientation during the year prior to the professional practice phase.  The majority of the students attending this event are in their 2nd year in the program and intend to be in the professional practice phase during the 2018-2019 academic year.

During this event, students will receive an overview of the professional practice phase of the CSL program. 

Complete this form here to RSVP for the event.  Your RSVP is the only way we will be able to identify that you are intending to start your professional practice phase during the 2018-2019 academic year.  All questions regarding the orientation can go to:

Prof. Pahwa :

If the link to the RSVP form does not work, please copy and paste the link below into your web browser.

Continuing Education Workshop

Hello DePaul friends,

We are offering a continuing education workshop on Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) on 9-22-17. The DePaul discounted rate is $20. We are offering 3 CE credits.

Friday, September 22, 2017

9am – 12pm

DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus
Levan Center, Room 401
2322 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

$50 (Click HERE to register)

Christina M. Warner-Metzger, Ph.D.
Email Address

Coordinator, PCIT and EARLY Clinic
PCIT International Certified Master Trainer
DePaul Family and Community Services

Dr. Christina Warner-Metzger hails from Oklahoma State University with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She directs the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Program at DePaul University’s Family and Community Services. She is 1 of 20 PCIT International Certified Master Trainers worldwide, which provides her with clinical expertise in PCIT training and dissemination. Dr. Warner-Metzger has served as a trainer and consultant for PCIT dissemination efforts across the United States, as well as Indonesia and Australia. She is also experienced using the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Learning Collaborative model. Dr. Warner-Metzger’s clinical and research interests include Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), developmental disabilities, disruptive behavior disorders, trauma-informed systems, underserved populations, barriers to treatment participation, and dissemination efforts. She has contributed numerous peer-reviewed and invited presentations at national and international conferences. Her previous clinical work in Memphis and current work in Chicago has focused on serving urban, economically-impoverished, and minority populations.

Summary of Topic
Child Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) is a trauma-informed training model for caregivers and professionals who interact and work with children. Originally developed at the Trauma Treatment Training Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, CARE uses evidence-based interaction skills drawn from research-supported parenting programs to improve relationships with and resilience for children in a variety of settings, such as residential treatment centers, foster care agencies and caregivers, transitional living programs, medical care settings, and the community. This workshop actively builds skills through discussion, demonstration, practice, and live coaching.
Who Should Attend
CARE was created for general usage by clinical and nonclinical adults who work with traumatized children. However, CARE training is applicable to a wide range of provider populations. These can include but are not limited to:

• nonclinical staff in residential treatment centers
• day care providers
• medical care students, residents, fellows, and providers
• graduate students in education, social work, and psychology
• foster parents
• foster care caseworkers and child protection workers
• prospective parents for international adoptions
• partial hospitalization staff
• social service case managers
• community support providers
• home visitation providers
• child victim advocates
• staff at domestic violence/women’s shelters
• staff at homeless shelters
• receptionists and other support staff who come in contact with children as part of their duties
Outline of Key Objectives
1. Practice play-based and child-led relationship enhancement methods.
2. Utilize strategies for decreasing children's negative behavior.
3. Increase relationship-building techniques through active skill-building.
4. Identify strengths and challenges of using CARE skills.

Description of Training Activities:
CARE provides skill-building opportunities for health, social service, education, and advocacy professionals working with children and families by teaching interactional skills that result in positive outcomes for children. By integrating didactic, multimedia, and experiential components throughout the workshop, participants are taught a set of specific, innovative, and evidence-based skills known to improve adult-child relationships. To promote collaboration among participants, techniques are discussed, practiced in dyads, and exemplified in a series of activities, including presenter and video demonstrations, large-group activities, small group break-outs, and individual coaching from presenters as participants practice skills. Participants will be encouraged to apply the skills learned to their specific practical setting.

CE Credits
DePaul Family and Community Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. DePaul Family and Community Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 3 CE credits. Full attendance is required to receive credit.

Click HERE to register

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The DePaul University College of Education Fall Forum 2017

Racial Segregation/Racial Justice in Chicago Schools

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Lincoln Park Student Center 120B
2250 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-3673

Our fall forum will look at the status and impact of racial segregation in Chicago schools in the context of our current national discussion of race and policy. While the focus is on Chicago, the lessons are applicable to other communities as well.

Panelists will address:
        Data and trends in school segregation in Chicago
        How government policies create and promote segregated schools, both historically and today
        How understanding historical and current inequalities help us see our schools and our classrooms with a critical consciousness
        Parent and community resistance to segregation
        What it means for educators to work in a segregated system
        Ideas for teachers about how to integrate questions of racial justice into their classrooms and curricula

We are incredibly lucky to have an experienced, excellent group of panelists:
        Elizabeth Todd-Breland, Assistant Professor of History, University of Illinois
        Pavlyn Jankov, Researcher, Chicago Teachers Union
        Tara Stamps, Teacher, Jenner Academy of the Arts, CPS
        Dave Stieber, Teacher, Chicago Vocational Career Academy, CPS

After the panel, facilitated discussion groups will give you an opportunity to explore in a small group.

3 CPDUs are available for teachers. Please bring your IEIN to the event, in order to receive the CPDUs.

Registration is required. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Job Posting - Program/Student Advisor (Asst Director of Career Development & Internships)-LAS Student Affairs

Program/Student Advisor (Asst Director of Career Development & Internships)-LAS Student Affairs (Job ID #81546)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Civil Service
M-F 8:30-4:30 with occasional envenings & weekend
Develops programming, resources, outreach and initiatives to promote career development and major exploration to foster awareness as to the value of a Liberal Arts education and its applicability to different careers. In collaboration with other members of the LAS Student Affairs’ management and LAS management, this role will oversee the LAS Internship Program. With a focused attention on the management of the LAS Internship program, this role will support students through the internship exploration process through advising, workshop facilitation, course instruction, events, experiential opportunities, and other initiatives. This role will be instrumental in developing online resources, learning tools, and other modules as well as utilizing social media channels and maintaining internship website pages to communicate opportunities, resources, and programming. A focus will also be given to strengthening relationships with university internship liaisons, LAS faculty, and external employers to foster partnerships and identify a greater access to internship opportunities for LAS students. Efforts will also focus on collaborations with the Director of Career Development and Major Exploration to identify key initiatives, develop strategies, and implement self-service online learning tools, programming, and support to the LAS academic advising team. Regular assessment of the LAS Internship Program and development of reports to highlight metrics, trends, and future recommendations is needed. Consistent review of internship best practices through research and associations is essential to appropriately develop and promote relevant content and programming to students to strengthen access and marketability to job searching and future career pursuits.  
  • Collaborates with other members of the LAS Student Affairs’ and LAS Management to oversee the LAS Internship Program
  • Advises students providing career guidance and facilitates student learning by guiding students through the process of researching and securing appropriate internships to enhance overall academic experience and strengthen skills for future career exploration through individual, distance advising (email/skype) and group advising
  • Develops and implements programming (workshops, webinars, group advising, events, learning tools/resources, etc.) covering internship exploration, internship preparation, job search tools, and related topics) to support educational and career goals of students
  • Develop and manage communication of internship opportunities, relevant resources, and other related content through social media channels, semester newsletter, LAS website internship pages, listserv, etc.
  • Collaborates with Director of Career Development and Major Exploration to develop experiential learning opportunities to enhance LAS students’ awareness of work place settings, widened perceptions of career paths, and employer expectations of skill sets.
  • Collaborates with Director of Career Development and Major Exploration in developing programming, academic advising strategies, and initiatives to promote career development and major exploration to foster awareness as to the value of a Liberal Arts education and its applicability to different careers
  • Facilitates instruction, application approvals, and management of LAS 289 Internship Seminar courses
  • Works with former, current and prospective internship providers and employers to create and maintain internship pipelines and related information for use in internship programs
  • Participates in various UIC outreach events to promote LAS Internship Program
  • Participates in the engagement of current and prospective employers through conducting site visits to evaluate relevance of internships for students and promotion of program
  • Participates in relevant university committees as appropriate to support engagement, awareness and growth of LAS Internship Program
  • Collaborates in developing marketing strategies to connect students to programing, courses, and other resources
  • Conduct outreach and maintain partnerships with other LAS departments and other UIC colleges to promote internships, employer information sessions, and collaborate when appropriate on programming and resources
  • Prepares and presents related reports on LAS Internship Program for ongoing assessment and strategy
  • Develops related policies, processes and procedures as needed.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
  • Position may require occasional evenings and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Proof of Illinois residency is required within 180 days of the hire date should an offer of employment be made in this classification title.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prefer a Master’s Degree in student affairs, college student development, higher education administration, counseling, social work or a related degree.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with direct experience in facilitating internship related workshops and other career development programming
  • Prior experience in higher education academic and career development advising with preference given to candidates with Liberal Arts & Sciences academic and/or career advising. Preference given to candidates with internship advising experience.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organization and presentations skills required, along with computer/pc skills witch should include proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel….) along with other related software and programs.
  • Experience with program development and workshop facilitation.
  • Must possess strong creative problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on various projects and initiatives.
  • Ability to think creatively with regard to student engagement to develop programming and resources.
  • Interest in cultivating and maintaining relationships with internal university partners, external employer relations, and professionals in career development community.

To Apply: For fullest consideration, please complete an online application along with a Cover Letter by clicking the Apply for Position button below.
Please upload all valid certifications and transcripts within the document section of your online application.
All civil service positions require an exam.  The exam for this position is a Credentials Assessment.  You will not be required to report in person for this exam.
Credential Assessment Exam Scoring Information:
You will not be required to report in person for this exam. The updated online application and all uploaded, relevant documents, such as a resume and/or college transcript will be used in the calculation of the exam score. These documents should be uploaded prior to the position close date. 
When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your job knowledge and specific duties and responsibilities, as your qualifications for any Civil Service position will be primarily determined based on what is contained in the application. Dates of employment and if employed on a full or part time basis (including number of hours per week) must be indicated for each position held. Additional consideration will be given to supporting documentation i.e. resume, transcripts, licenses, and certifications so please be sure to attach all applicable documents.
If a degree or college coursework is required, you must provide official transcripts.
Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application through the "Documents" page on the Civil Service Employment Application (page 4). Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document.
If your educational institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to
If your educational institution doesn’t provide electronic transcripts, they must mail the transcripts to:
University of Illinois at Chicago
Recruitment and Staffing
Human Resources Building Room 109
715 S. Wood Street M/C 862
Chicago IL 60612
Attn: CC3792 - Program/Student Advisor - JKN
If an application and all applicable forms, transcripts, and supporting documents are not submitted by the close date, the applicant/employee will not be considered for this position and will be denied. 
For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
We appreciate your interest in employment at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Murphy School seeks dynamic Special Education teacher to join our team

 We are a beautiful neighborhood-based elementary school nestled in the Irving Park area on the northwest side of Chicago. This longstanding community's motto is The Caring Community and we earn this title everyday through our actions. Our students are immersed in our fine and performing arts school culture. We emphasis the equal and appropriate education for all children with diverse needs mainly through co-teaching strategies. Our teachers work in deeply knowledgeable teams and support each other to produce the highest quality learning for all. Candidates must possess an LBS1 qualified to be registered in the State of Illinois; details are on the website. Contact Principal Zelenka

Monday, August 14, 2017

Program Manager Intern (Stipend)

Title: Program Manager Intern (Stipend)

Dream On Education is hiring (5) Program Manager Interns. Each Program Manager Intern will lead a 1.5 hour, weekly session by teaching a pre-developed lesson plan (provided by Dream On Education). Sessions take place after school during the academic year, beginning mid-September. Being a Program Manager Intern for Dream On Education is an excellent experience for working with education, management, and community building. We see this position as an integral part of our mission to uplift students from disadvantaged backgrounds and help close the education gap. This position is paid via stipend.

To be considered, please email Kelli Haywood at You must submit your resume and days of availability during the hours of 2pm and 5pm on week days. 


-Lead a 1.5 hour session, once per week after school (Day and exact time varies, depending on location).

-Assist middle school students with academic lessons, activities, and enrichment.

-Program Manager Intern will be responsible for communicating to school partner and Dream On staff

-Program Manager Intern will be responsible for addressing immediate concerns and relaying them to Kelli Haywood

-Program Manager Intern will be in charge of managing all student progress report logs, recording attendance, and documenting student activities


-Must be a full-time college student or graduate or have equivalent experience

-Must be available to lead weekly session once per week and to be on call to assist future tutors on a regular basis

-Must be willing to make at least a year long commitment for this position

-Must provide own transportation to program site

Monday, August 7, 2017

Temporary Part Time Seasonal Roles

Resume's should be sent to

Job Description 

Part Time Seasonal Position(

Job Number:



Temporary Part Time Seasonal Roles

The Chicago Public Schools utilizes temporary part-time seasonal support in school-based, network and central office positions. Duties are identified by the hiring manager following the application process. Positions require reliable workers who are able to provide support in areas as requested by administrators. These may include, but are not limited to
* Office Support
* Duties related to opening and closing out the school day.
* Data entry, filing, answering phones and other various clerical duties
* Duties associated with supporting overall school operations

Physical Requirements
Medium Work: Exerting twenty (20) to fifty (50) pounds of force occasionally, or ten (10) to fifteen (15) pounds of force frequently, or greater than negligible up to ten (10) pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those for Light Work.

Our vision is that Every Chicago Public Schools student in every neighborhood will be engaged in rigorous, well-rounded instructional program and will graduate prepared for success in college, career and life. Join us and help make this vision a reality. 

Best wishes, 

Paty Delgado
Attendance Coordinator
STLS Coordinator
Lincoln Park High School 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Reminder: Register for Courses

CSL Students

If you have not registered for fall classes, please do so immediately.  After August 1st, we will begin cancelling classes that are not at capacity.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Now Hiring for Graduate SI Assistant

Before I was the Assistant Director of Supplemental Instruction (SI), I was a graduate student at DePaul studying Counseling-College Student Development and working as the Graduate SI Assistant for about 3 years. This probably already tells you how much I enjoy and appreciate the work I did and continue to do.

The Graduate SI Assistant position is a valuable and rewarding professional development opportunity that enhances your leadership skills while helping students succeed in their educational goals. It is also flexible and works well with your commitments as a student. One of my favorite aspects of this position is the contribution you make to student learning and development and the meaningful connections you create along the way.

We are seeking a graduate student who has previous experience supervising and mentoring. This position is ideal for those pursuing degrees related to education, leadership, and college student development. For more details, log in to Campus Job Board and search "Graduate Supplemental Instruction Assistant". You are welcome to email me with questions.


Sara Hernandez
Assistant Director for Supplemental Instruction | DePaul University |

SI aims to help students successfully complete historically difficult classes through peer-assisted study sessions. When students attend an SI session they can expect to find an informal environment where they help each other review notes, predict questions, discuss readings, and develop organizational strategies with the assistance of an SI Leader.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Graduate Extern position at Roosevelt University

Position Title Extern for Campus Programs, Center for Student Involvement
Category Administrative
Position Number A99624
Posting Number S0000469
Location Chicago
Open Date 05/31/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled? No
Job Type Part-Time
Working Hours
Position Summary

The Extern for Greek Life is a part-time position reporting to the professional staff of the Center for Student Involvement at the Chicago Campus. Special schedule conditions will include evening and weekend hours. The extern will work 17 hours/week; the term of employment will commence August 1, 2017 and conclude May 4, 2018.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

The extern is required to have an earned Bachelor’s degree and be currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program for College Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, Counseling, or related area during the time of employment. Experience in Greek Life and planning campus programs and events is required as well as a proven competence in multicultural identity development and awareness. A qualified candidate will possess the ability to provide student-centered programs and services to a range of student constituencies. The extern must possess exceptional organizational skills, sophisticated interpersonal skills, excellent listening, written and oral communication skills, initiative and a high level of energy.
Years of Experience Required 1
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Certification/Licensure Required

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated involvement in a student or volunteer organization

Strong interest in mentoring, developing, and supervising students

Strong ability to work as part of a team and autonomously

Proven competence in multicultural awareness and development.Sophisticated interpersonal skills

Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills

Demonstrated understanding of and effectively working with fraternities and sororities

Demonstrated facilitation or event planning experience

Demonstrated understanding of the educational environment at a diverse, private, urban institution with a high percentage of non-traditional and commuter students

Proficiency in Microsoft Suite

Proficiency in the understanding of Social Media Platforms

Strong interest in Social Media Management and trends
Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in Higher Education is a plus
Equipment Operated

Office equipment (desktop computer, laptop, office printer/multifunction device and phone
Working Conditions

Normal climate-controlled office environment is provided. Job is largely sedentary, but there is a need to move about the office and buildings frequently. Occasional bending, stooping, lifting, pushing and/or pulling is required (typically less than 10 pounds of weight or pressure). Regular use of desktop computer is required, calling for frequent hand/wrist movement and repetition.
Priority Application Instructions
Departmental Contact Information

Essential Job Functions
Duty and Responsibility

Serve as the campus fraternity/sorority graduate advisor to nine active campus and city-wide chapters

Ensure that all members of Greek letter organizations enjoy a safe and supportive educational experience, while holding members responsible for individual and group behavior via the university Greek Life Relationship Statement

Develop, implement, and advance the Greek Life Risk Management program which includes anti-hazing training, liability training and awareness, alcohol education, Title IX education, oversight of the intake and recruitment processes.

Maintain fraternity/sorority documents, chapter grades, rosters, insurance, and other related documents

Enhance the Greek life experience by providing academically, educationally, and culturally relevant and supportive programming

Create, implement, and manage Greek Life event registration process as well as “Meet the Greeks” event

Assist with the coordination and implementation of New Student Orientation, Student Involvement Fair, and student leadership programs

Manage CSI’s social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Create social media strategies to increase followership and spread awareness of CSI Campus Programming around programs and services offered

Delight our community with prompt, fun, clever, and helpful responses to all their questions

Attend all leadership program creation and/or implementation meetings

Assist with all programs and activities sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement

Collaborate with colleagues in Enrollment and Student Services offices to facilitate the satisfaction and retention of students

Participate in university committees to further the mission of Enrollment and Student Services
Percentage Of Time 100

Posting Specific Questions
* Do you have an earned Bachelors degree?
* Are you currently enrolled in a Master's degree program for College Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, Counseling, or a related area?
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach (ADPCA)

We are excited to announce that the annual meeting of the Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach (ADPCA) is one month away, meeting at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) from Wednesday July 19ththrough Sunday, July 23rd.  This is a unique opportunity to connect with local, national, and international client-centered / person-centered practitioners and to experience daily person-centered small and large groups as well as attend didactic presentations and discussion groups.  Our first meeting was in 1986 at the University of Chicago’s International House with Carl Rogers in attendance. 

You can find information on our association here:

and can find conference information and register here:

If you are new to large person-centered groups, we recommend that you attend the pre-conference workshop offered by Marge Witty on Wednesday, July 19th from 10 a.m. through 3:15 p.m.  There is no additional charge for this workshop, but registration is required.  Dr. Witty will give an overview of client-centered principles in the morning (10 a.m. – noon), and we will have an open discussion group in the afternoon (1:15-3:15).

Continuing education credits will be offered for psychologists (confirmed) and social workers (pending) and are sponsored by Chicago Counseling Associates.   A total of ten CE may be earned during the conference and four for the pre-conference workshop.

Registration fees are $300 for the full conference ($125 for students) and $100 for one day attendance.  We encourage anyone for whom the registration fee is a barrier to apply for scholarship aid.  Please note that if you wish to stay on campus during the conference, rooms must be reserved by this Thursday, 6/29.

We hope to see you in July!

The Chicago conference committee

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Job Posting

Academic Service Learning Administrative Assistant
General Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Service Learning (ASL), the ASL Administrative Assistant supports the daily operations of the Steans Center’s ASL team by implementing administrative systems, procedures, and policies, and monitoring administrative projects related to the coordination of some 200 Community-based Service Learning (CbSL) courses throughout the calendar year.
Principle Duties, Responsibilities and Other Job Related Information

Administrative, Clerical, & Project Management Responsibilities
  • Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, recordkeeping systems, forms control, office layout, and personnel requirements; implementing changes. (25%)
  • Organize ASL meeting agendas, materials, and notes with action items. (30%)
  • Manage Community Partner Collaboration Agreement communications and processes. (20%)
  • Organize meetings/appointments and logistics such as space reservations, catering, and contracts. (10%)
·         Maintain supply inventory by checking stock, anticipating needs, placing orders, and verifying receipt. (5%)
·         Provide general support to Steans Center Lower Level visitors and answer/direct phone calls. (5%)
  • Other duties as needed or assigned—(5%)

Position Requirements (Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required)

·         Knowledge of office management systems and procedures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher).
  • Familiarity with Chicago communities and social issues therein.


·         Verbal/written interpersonal and organizational communication.
·         Attention to detail and problem-solving.
·         Time-management (i.e. ability to multi-task and prioritize).
  • Organized self-starter.
·         Demonstrate initiative and strong work ethic.
  • Openness to working with diverse populations.
Position Qualifications (Minimum level of education and/or experience needed to be successful in the position)
  • Capable of handling high level administrative project management tasks.
  • Experience in community service, service learning, and/or non-profits.

Hour requirements/schedule:

Schedule to be determined with supervisor on a quarterly basis; however, applicant must be available on Wednesdays between 11:00am-4:00pm.
Position is for 20 to 25 hours per week throughout the calendar year.
How to Apply:

Candidates should apply via the Office of Student Employment job board and questions should be directed to Jennifer Aron (