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Assistant Dean of College Readiness

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Supervisory
Role: Assistant Dean of College Readiness


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday

Rate of Pay:


FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

To develop, implement and monitor an integrated strategy for increasing the college and career readiness support provided to D509 students with a targeted focus on first generation and low-income populations. The Assistant Dean will coordinate collaboration between pre-college transition programs including Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Youth Leadership Academy to assist local schools with student identification. The position will also be responsible for the Transition Academy Program curriculum, faculty, and effectiveness as well as ensuring quality implementation of the federal TRiO Talent Search Transitions grant.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Master’s degree in Education or related field
Experience developing and managing support programs for secondary or post secondary students (equivalent of 3 years full-time)
Progressive responsibility supervising professional level staff (2-3 years)
Experience collaborating with partners to effectively engage students in programming
Ability to communicate effectively, written and orally.
Demonstrated ability to interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of various cultural backgrounds.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously with attention to detail and accuracy
Proven success in analyzing problems and developing creative and innovative solutions.
Experience developing curriculum and supporting/supervising instructors.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Experience managing grant programs preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively, written and orally, in both English and Spanish strongly preferred.

Essential Duties:

Supervise, manage and delegate work to assigned staff, including Student Readiness Coordinator and Talent Search Manager.
Fulfill the Talent Search Transitions grant “project director” role, per grant requirements including: budget oversight, establishing and monitoring staff priorities, identifying and reporting program monitoring metrics, and coordinating the Transition Academy program.
Coordinate and ensure collaboration between regional (D509) college and career readiness events/activities/professional development to support: middle and high school students; college and school personnel; and community agencies.
Establish a strategic evidence-based approach to serving low income and first generation students in the region that leverages specialized programs.
Ensure consistency, coherence, and quality of the Transition Academy program by managing program curriculum; hiring, training and monitoring approximately 25 program faculty; establishing metrics and evaluating program effectiveness.

Other Duties:

Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.
Other duties as assigned that pertain to the job description.

Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 08/09/2019 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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