Monday, March 27, 2017

Purpose Pitch 2017

Purpose Pitch 2017
Calling all designers, programmers, artists, business people, writers, freelancers, creatives, scientists, entrepreneurs, and beyond! The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center will award $25,000 to DePaul startup companies on May 11, 2017, at the first ever Purpose Pitch, held at 1871. DePaul startups will pitch to judges who will consider not just the financial projections of the business, but the purpose driving the business. 
DePaul students from all colleges and all majors are invited to apply! Learn more
Want to participate, but need help developing an idea? The Coleman Center holds weekly workshops with entrepreneurs and professionals. Charles Adler, co-founder of Kickstarter and Lost Arts, will present a workshop on ideation—Bridging Tech, Design, Art & Business—on Thursday, March 30, at 4pm in the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center. Register here and check our calendar for more workshops and upcoming events. 
Want to participate, but don’t have a team or co-founder? Start talking to your friends and peers and networking to build your team. As a DePaul student, you can reserve space in the Coleman Center to work on your business. Email to request an office, conference room, or co-working space in our suite, DePaul Center
(1 E Jackson Blvd) Suite 7900. 
You do not need to have a legally established business entity, a pitch prepared, or a product/service on the market to apply. For more FAQs, go to
Applications close April 7.

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Job Posting: Student Assistance Program Coordinator

  • Student Assistance Program CoordinatorJobID: 2133 

  • Position Type:
      Teachers and School Service Personnel
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
      Grayslake North High School
  • Date Available:
  • Closing Date: 
      until filled

    Grayslake Community High School District 127 has an  opening for a Student Assistance Program Coordinator for Grayslake North High school.  District 127 is located in GrayslakeIllinois.  The district serves approximately 2900 students in grades 9-12 in two high schools with more than 300 certified and educational support staff members.  
    The job of Student Assistance Program Coordinator is done for the purpose(s) of coordinating all aspects of the student assistance program including student intervention, prevention, and staff development; serving as a resource for student, staff and parents on substance abuse education; developing/maintaining relationships with outside referral sources; and acting as a liaison for the community and parents regarding at-risk student behavior and prevention programs.
    • Valid Illinois licensed clinical professional counselor, licensed clinical social worker, or Illinois Professional Educator License with school counseling or school social worker endorsement
    • Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Certification (CADC) preferred
    • Previous experience as a high school Student Assistance Program Director or Coordinator preferred
    • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication
    • Demonstrated excellence as an educational leader with strong organizational, problem-solving, and human relations skills

    Essential Functions:

    Direct Service:
    • Act as a resource to students who are concerned about their own drug/alcohol use or that of another student
    • Act as a resource to staff and faculty members who are concerned about a student’s possible drug/alcohol use
    • Act as a supportive resource to parents who are concerned about their own child’s suspected drug/alcohol use or that of another student
    • Provide individual and group counseling to students
    • Provide case management services for students in treatment programs
    • Work closely with the School Nurse, Athletic Director and the SAP Core Teamto provide appropriate interventions for identified students
    • Coordinate communication with Police Officer Liaison, Dean of Students and the Associate Principal for Student Services with concerns about students
    • Provide appropriate in-school and community resources to students and families when necessary
    • Coordinate with Freshman Transition sponsors to offer prevention programming for students
    • Maintain a positive working relationship with community treatment professionals

    • Facilitate weekly SAP Core Team meetings (develop agenda, distribute information to members, take minutes, etc.)
    • Coordinate student programs related to depression/suicide/teen dating violence, etc.
    • Coordinate student prevention programs with Athletic Director, Assistant Athletic Director, and Activities Director
    • Coordinate Snowball, SADD activities, Red Ribbon Week activities, Healthy Relationships Week, First Responder Appreciation Breakfast, and other activities as needed, etc.
    • Speak at Athletic Night, Freshman Parent Night, Parent University, and Athletic Sport Team Meetings, Pre-Prom Information Events
    • Plan student assemblies on related topics and coordinate with building administration
    • Coordinate the Illinois Youth Survey for students
    • Provide information to Board of Education through biannual presentations or as needed

      Faculty and Staff Training:
    • Provide in-service training to faculty and staff (including coaches)
    • Present information to faculty and staff on mental health issues, substance abuse issues, and the Student Assistance Program
    • Act as an available school representative and resource within the school for students and faculty
    • Work with staff to provide resource assistance and classroom instruction in existing health curriculum

      Liaison Responsibilities:
    • Act as an available school representative and resource outside of the school
    • Represent the school district in community substance abuse prevention efforts through active participation in community organizations
    • Function as liaison to student groups within the school
    • Participate in monthly SAP roundtable meeting
    • Participate in community activities related to drug prevention
    • Attend and provide resource assistance to student Code of Conduct meetings
    • Coordinate with athletic department to evaluate and improve the Athletic Code
    • Work with school social workers in regard to drug/alcohol referrals and student support groups
    • Acts as a liaison to feeder schools and their prevention programming

    Salary and Benefits:
    A regionally competitive salary with excellent employment benefits based on the qualifications and employment history of the candidate.