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Director of Continuing & Community Education

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Administrator
Role: Director of Continuing & Community Education

As a result of the Covid-19 Delta Variant, the Governor of the State of Illinois has issued Executive Order 2021-20 (Covid-19 Executive Order No. 87), to include mandatory COVID vaccines or submission to weekly testing for higher education faculty, personnel, and college students, as well as issuing an indoor mask mandate for all. By choosing to apply, I acknowledge and understand that upon employment, Elgin Community College (ECC) may require proof of vaccination or weekly testing as required by this mandate.


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 to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Rate of Pay:


FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of considerable difficulty by directing all aspects of Elgin Community College’s community and continuing education non-credit classes. Work is distinguished by ensuring that the department establishes and meets appropriate revenue goals each fiscal year by making budget conscious and strategic decisions in the selection and implementation of classes. Direction is received by the assigned manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  1. Bachelors degree with a minimum of 4 years developing Continuing and Community Education programming, including pedagogy, instructor selection, and instructional design.or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  2. Considerable skills in developing, justifying, and managing departmental budgets.
  3. Considerable skills to advance the commitment of equity, diversity and inclusion and proven effectiveness as a culturally competent professional with experience interacting with and supporting the needs of a diverse student population
  4. Considerable skill in interpersonal interaction to be applied to a variety of individuals with differing education, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  5. Considerable skills to work as a member of a team to provide exemplary service to students
  6. Considerable skill in organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
  7. Considerable skill in developing and maintaining positive and professional relationships with internal and external customers from diverse populations.
  8. Considerable skills in verbal and written communication.
  9. Considerable skills and ability to plan and adapt to change
  10. Considerable skill in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel, Access and Publisher
  11. Working skill in operating a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment as well as learning and adapting to new and updated programs and technology.
  12. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

        Masters Degree

Essential Duties:

  1. Recruit, interview, hire and supervise Programmers, Support Staff, and part-tine non-credit instructors.
  2. Plan, develop, and implement a comprehensive Community Education/Corporate training program. Research, develop, implement, and evaluate new non-credit programs including 1.6, certification courses, and corporate training initiatives. Explore and propose models to meet community/industry needs, such as cross-listed classes, non-credit to credit on-ramps, and competency-based education programming. Lead and work with staff to design and deliver programming that is offered in face-to-face, online, and hybrid formats, where the most current instructional technologies and digital learning techniques are appropriately incorporated.
  3. Maintain, evaluate, and adapt established non-credit programs.  Identify new and viable non-credit programming options to expand opportunities and meet community needs.  Collaborates with internal and external constituents in identifying and developing new programming. Identify, build, and increase new partnerships with faculty and subject-matter experts to develop cutting-edge content.
  4. Determine non-credit course fees and negotiate instructor salaries
  5. Oversee marketing of non-credit classes to achieve increased enrollments
  6. Maintain relationships with internal ECC departments and external entities such as other colleges and community organizations
  7. Contribute to the development of the annual auxiliary plan demonstrating fiscal stability and develop and administer financial budgets with the Dean’s input and approval
  8. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws
  9. Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
  10. Maintains an understanding of the work of colleagues to effectively provide backup and/or support for co-workers during times when the division is short-staffed or experiencing an increased volume of work.
  11. Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality
  12. Demonstrates independent judgement and discretion in making position related decisions.

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 03/28/2022. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 04/4/2022 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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