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Associate Dean of Communications & Behavioral Sciences

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Categories: Administrator
Role: Associate Dean of Communications & Behavioral Sciences


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:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday 

Rate of Pay:


FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

An employee in this classification is responsible for performing work of considerable difficulty providing operational support to the Division including coordination of assessment processes and completion of faculty observation. Work is distinguished by the ability to represent the Dean and the Division as needed

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Completion of a Master's Degree in a a field related to the assigned division and five years of progressively responsible experience in higher education which included two years supervising staff in addition to three years of teaching experience in one of the disciplines represented within the division; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
2. Considerable knowledge of instructional technology methods and practices.
3. Considerable knowledge of faculty observation practices and procedures.
4. Considerable knowledge of articulation, assessment and accreditation guidelines and processes.
5. Good knowledge of budgetary practices and policies.
6. Considerable skill in communicating and collaborating with administrators, faculty, staff, and community partners.
7. Considerable skill in verbal and written communications.
8. Working skill in completing faculty evaluations.
9. Working skill in data evaluation, interpretation and reporting.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Essential Duties:

1. Assist the Dean in the recruitment, hiring, supervision, evaluation, professional development and retention of divisional faculty, administrators and support staff, while working within the collective bargaining agreements.
2. Assist faculty in curriculum and and program development/expansion projects.
3. Assist the Dean in developing and monitoring of the division budgets to ensure accurate budget/fiscal reporting in compliance with established College accounting principles and procedures.
4. Assist the Dean in tracking course assessment activities, monitoring accreditation activities and clinical affiliations.
5. Assist the Dean in grant proposal writing and implementations. Oversee grant compliance and data collection/reporting procedures.
6. Assist faculty in program review and program assessment activities.
7. Serve as the Dean’s designee at meetings/during committee work.
8. Assist the Dean in managing the facilities within the division.
9. Assist the Dean in development of the division's vision and implementing subsequent details.
10. Demonstrate appreciation and respect for diversity and multicultural awareness.

Other Duties:

1. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
2. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

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:

The initial posting date for this position is 01/02/2020. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 01/09/2020 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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