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Director for New Business Ventures

The Discovery Partners Institute is seeking a highly qualified and innovative leader for its Ventures unit. The Director for New Business Ventures will be responsible for commercialization initiatives within the DPI that lead to new businesses that transform the economy of the city and state. Working with a number of public and private entity stakeholders, the Director for New Business Ventures will ensure that DPI’s portfolio of businesses have every opportunity for success. Current and future collaborators include State of Illinois, University of Illinois, City of Chicago, local and in universities as well as venture capital firms, professional service firms, local company incubators and accelerators and others as required. This role will ensure that DPI’s mission and goals are executed in all aspects of the design, establishment, development and operations of DPI’s Ventures unit.

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Director of Product, Pritzker Tech Talent Labs

DPI invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Product, Pritzker Tech Talent Labs. This position offers an extraordinary opportunity for a talent leader to utilize technology-based products and services to implement a bold mission of changing the face of tech talent within the City of Chicago and State of Illinois. The successful candidate will help drive meaningful and measurable outcomes in undergraduate and graduate programs, and workforce education and training programs. The Director of Product will work under the leadership of the Director, Pritzker Tech Talent Labs to create scalable options for education and remove friction points with the goal of preparing thousands of students and workers to step into high-demand tech jobs with a key emphasis on the systemic barriers that have prevented members of underrepresented and overlooked groups from achieve success in our technology-based economy.

The Director of Product will work cross-functionally and cross-organizationally to leverage the strengths of the academic programs and faculty from the University of Illinois campuses and DPI partner institutions to design, build, launch, iterate and improve technology-based products and services to help Pritzker Tech Talent Labs achieve its key goals. By 2029, DPI will be training 7,000 students per year for tech jobs, 3,000 of whom will be from under-represented groups and will have upskilled 5,000 mid-career workers for jobs in data science, digital skills, business skills, entrepreneurship, and other types of skills including managing and analyzing data, software development, digital product/product management, and business building.

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Student Recruiter for Workforce Development

DPI applications for the position of Student Recruiter for Workforce Development Programs in the Pritzker Tech Talent Labs. This position offers an extraordinary opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to partner with our team to accomplish a bold mission of changing the face of tech talent within the City of Chicago and State of Illinois. At DPI our mission is to build the most inclusive tech workforce within the Greater Chicago area and in Illinois. This is a highly visible position that represents DPI and Pritzker Tech Talent Labs interests to a range of constituents across multiple venues.

This successful candidate will excel at engaging and ensuring the success of potential and current students within the Pritzker Tech Talent Labs Workforce Development programs. The Student Recruiter will implement recruitment strategies and collaborate on marketing efforts to meet our ambitious enrollment goals at the Pritzker Tech Talent Labs.

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Student Recruiter for Immersion Programs

DPI invites applications for the position of Student Recruiter for Immersion Programs in the Pritzker Tech Talent Labs. This position offers an extraordinary opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to partner with our team to accomplish the bold mission of changing the face of tech talent within the City of Chicago and State of Illinois. At DPI our mission is to build the most inclusive tech workforce globally within the Greater Chicago area and the state of Illinois. This is a highly visible position that represents DPI and Pritzker Tech Talent Labs interests to a range of constituents across multiple venues.

This successful candidate will excel at recruiting undergraduate students for our Immersion Program in collaboration with our partner institutions and University of Illinois academic units. The Student Recruiter will implement recruitment strategies and collaborate on marketing efforts to meet our ambitious enrollment goals at the Pritzker Tech Talent Labs.

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