Job Opportunities

The Discovery Partners Institute is hiring positions for its leadership team as it works to develop a collaborative purpose-driven research institute in Chicago. These positions can be based either at DPI Chicago or at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Managing Director

The University of Illinois seeks a Managing Director for the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI). The Managing Director serves as deputy chief executive officer for DPI. This position provides a visible and dynamic leadership role for fulfilling the purpose and mission of DPI. In doing so, the Managing Director serves as an advisor to the Director on the strategic, administrative and operational needs for the DPI enterprise. The role also provides managerial oversight of all unit functions and operations and acts as a subject matter expert and resource for campus units on matters related to the DPI.

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Director of Administration

The University of Illinois seeks a Director of Administration for the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI). The Director of Administration serves as the chief financial officer and human resources liaison for DPI and provides strategic leadership and planning regarding oversight of fiscal resources, finance functions, research administration, facilities management, and human capital management within DPI.

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Director of External Engagements and Partnerships

The University of Illinois seeks a Director of External Engagement and Partnerships for the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI). The Director of External Engagements and Partnerships serves as the chief external engagements and partnerships officer for DPI and develops, implements, and oversees DPI’s strategy to connect with industry; governmental and non-governmental agencies, community-based agencies, and cultural and philanthropic organizations.

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