DePaul University Women's Network > Practice Areas > Programming

Programming

The Programming team executes a diverse, highly engaging slate of events targeted toward professional development, networking, and support for faculty and staff. Members of this team develop an annual schedule of events with an emphasis on achieving a balanced variety of topics and event formats, targeting women in general and specific populations and/or special areas of concern.

Roles

  • Program development
  • Training and curriculum design
  • Event planning and production

Core Responsibilities

  • Develops annual schedule of events with an emphasis on achieving a balanced variety of topics and event formats, targeting both women in general and specific populations and, or special areas of concern
  • Leverages connections and seeks out partnerships to raise profile and desirability of DWN events
  • Secures event speakers and presenters
  • Oversees the coordination of event logistics (publicity, registration and tracking, site selection and setup, audio-visual, catering)
  • Welcomes event participants, introduces speaker(s), and coordinates day-of tasks
  • Coordinates the collection, data entry, and evaluation of event feedback; evaluates data storage and integration solutions for broader applications
  • Develops and maintains a database of program topics and speakers
  • Provides content for DWN communication channels (e.g., website, social media)

Additional Required Skills & Abilities

  • Willingness to contribute ideas, expertise, personal and professional connections to develop engaging professional development-focused events
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software

In addition to the required skills listed above, the Programming Director has: 

  • 3- to 5-years’ experience managing staff and/or medium- to large-scale projects
  • Demonstrated experience developing staff and proven ability to guide less-experienced team members
  • A background in training/development/curriculum design (desired)
  • A working knowledge of adult learning theory (desired)

Time Commitment: Director (6-8 hrs/mo), Team Member (4-6 hrs/mo)​