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Assistant Dean of College Transitions

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


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:

Based on qualifications.

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 in the areas of college and career readiness with a targeted focus on first generation and low-income populations. Work is distinguished by the ability to represent the Dean and the Division in collaboration with internal and external partners. Under general direction of the Dean.


***Applicants interested in this position should include with their cover letter, an explanation outlining the depth of their knowledge and experience working with college readiness research and best practices.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Master’s degree in Education or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Considerable knowledge in developing and managing support programs for secondary or post-secondary students (equivalent of 3 years full-time)
Working skill in supervising professional level staff (2-3 years)
Considerable skill in collaborating with partners to effectively implement programming
Considerable skill in written and verbal communications.
Considerable skill to interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of various cultural backgrounds.
Considerable skill to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously with attention to detail and accuracy
Considerable skill in collecting, interpreting and analyzing information to develop creative and innovative solutions.
Good knowledge in developing curriculum and assessing student learning.
Considerable knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Good knowledge in managing grant programs preferred.
Considerable skill in written and verbal communications in both English and Spanish preferred.

Essential Duties:

Interviews, hires and trains assigned staff; identifies and resolves employee relations and performance issues; provides appropriate leadership and direction and promotes positive morale, creativity and teamwork among staff; evaluates employee performance and sets clear goals and expectations.

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.

Collaborate with internal and external partners to coordinate regional (D509) college and career readiness events/activities/professional development to support: middle and high school students and families; college and school personnel; and community agencies. Examples of programming include: First Lecture, Middle School Fridays, PLANS, college and career planning workshops, and college and career readiness-related professional development.

Establish a strategic evidence-based approach to serving low income and first generation students in the region that leverages specialized programs (i.e., TRiO pre-college programs and community-based programs) in addition to extending outreach to students outside of established programs and engaging community partners already supporting these students.

Manage the Transition Academy program to ensure consistency, coherence, and quality implementation.

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:

The original posting date for this position is 02/04/2020. Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 02/11/2020 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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