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Associate Director, Community College Pathways

The University System Office seeks an Associate Director of Community College Pathways to join the Discovery Partners Institute team. This position will play a critical role in implementing the programs of DPI’s Community Education Unit, with a focus on the transition of learners from 2-year to 4-year programs of study within computer science, computer engineering, data science and other tech-oriented fields of study. This includes developing and overseeing the implementation of community college student programming and cultivating strategic partnerships and managing relationships with aligned organizations and entities, particularly those focused on computing and data.

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Assistant Director of Research & Development Programs

A prime function of the DPI R&D program is the creation, distribution of seed funding to, and guidance of deep tech Science Teams through a process designed to develop their research and connect them with industry partners and funding opportunities. The Assistant Director of R&D Programs will work primarily with the DPI Science Teams in order to help them advance their goals, which may include applying for large research grants, engaging in industry consulting, or creating new businesses based on their research. The Assistant Director will facilitate the creation of goals and timelines for assigned Science Teams and track project execution during the lifetime of the team’s engagement with DPI. They will ensure high-quality research proposals are submitted by supporting proposal development and will help manage science team expenses and reporting. They will be involved in the proposal submission and review process for new science teams and may facilitate proposal preparation.

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Business Intelligence Manager

The Business Intelligence Manager will develop the digital tools and presence for DPI’s tech talent programs. By 2021, 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. The Business Intelligence Manager will be responsible for the utilization and integration of digital products to build a best-in-class corporate intelligence function for talent initiatives in Community Education and the Pritzker Tech Talent Labs. Through this function, DPI will strategically engage companies and communities to connect corporate talent needs with newly developed tech talent.

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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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Innovation Hub Director

DPI is seeking a highly qualified and innovative Innovation Hub Director to lead the planning, development, establishment, and operation of its Innovation Hub at The 78 in Chicago’s South Loop. The objective is to create an innovation district to attract, facilitate, and enable top-notch research, and to build a strong ecosystem of business building activity, industry connections, facilities, and support services. The Innovation Hub is a critical element in DPI’s mission, and the Innovation Hub Director is a key senior role at the institute.

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Director of Development

The University of Illinois Foundation is the official fundraising and private gift-receiving organization of the University of Illinois. It works closely with alumni and friends, faculty and staff, corporations and foundations, as well as campus development professionals to create fundraising programs and opportunities that benefit the University.

The Director of Development serves as the primary major gifts fundraiser for the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI; dpi.uillinois.edu), a joint education, research and innovation institute led by the University of Illinois System. DPI’s mission is to train people for high-demand tech jobs, conduct applied research and development, and build businesses to grow Chicago’s technology ecosystem. DPI is a member of the Illinois Innovation Network (IIN), which drives innovation along with economic and workforce development across Illinois.

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Software Development Engineer

The Software Development Engineer 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 Immersion Programs

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.

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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Visiting Research Software Engineer

DPI invites nominations and applications for the position of Visiting Research Software Engineer. Visiting Research Software Engineer 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.

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