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Assistant Dean of College in High School Programs

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Administrator, Supervisory
Role: Assistant Dean of College in High School Programs

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:

Monday through Friday

Rate of Pay:

This position is a grade 16 with a minimum of  $66,075. Salary offer will be commensurate with the education/experience, in alignment with the College’s compensation philosophy,  and the current CBA, if applicable.

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of moderate difficulty by continuing the expansion of secondary school partnerships in support of dual credit programs, college and career pathways, and Perkins grant funded career-technical education (CTE) Programs of Study. Work is distinguished by the ability to work with secondary partners at the district and building-levels as well as with ECC service and academic departments to implement dual credit programs, increase dual credit participation, and strategically plan college and career pathways for D509 students.. General direction is received by the assigned supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Master’s degree and a minimum of 3 years full time or 6 years part time experience supporting and/or managing dual credit programs in a secondary and post-secondary level or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. Good knowledge of best practices with college-career pathways, dual credit models, and college-career readiness practices
3. Good knowledge of secondary and post-secondary academic planning, enrollment, and student support services
4. Good knowledge of program assessment, data analysis and interpretation.
5. Considerable skills in policy analysis and program development.
6. Considerable interpersonal, verbal, presentation and written communications skills with the ability to communicate and interact with all levels of staff, faculty, administration and stakeholders in a diverse community.
7. Considerable skill in organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
8. Considerable skills in operating a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment as well as learning and adapting to new and updated programs and technology.
9. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.
10. Other duties as assigned that pertain to the job description

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Academic advising experience in higher education, equivalent of 3 years full-time
2. Good knowledge of ICCB Administrative Rules, National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Program accreditation standards, and key legislation such as the Illinois Dual Credit Quality Act
3. Good knowledge of ISBE’s College and Career Pathway Endorsement requirements

Essential Duties:

1. Partner with college, district, and high school contacts to develop and implement dual credit programs. Ensure program compliance with college, ICCB, state legislation (i.e., Illinois Dual Credit Quality Act), Higher Learning Commission, and National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships standards/policies. Collaborate with internal and external partners to address problems and/or issues. Ensure procedural documentation updated and aligned with internal and external requirements. Assist Office Coordinator in managing DualEnroll software for maintaining dual credit student and instructor documentation.
2. Supervise, evaluate, manage and delegate work to assigned staff. Manage departmental and appropriate grant budgets. Develop and monitor departmental goals and strategic initiatives for the college as needed.
3. Manage development and implementation of college and career pathways in close collaboration with secondary partners. Serve as co-chair for the Alliance’s College-Career Pathway Committee, which is responsible for developing regional and district-level pathway course maps for “high-priority” occupations, supporting development of partnerships to support work-based learning experiences, identifying and implementing high-value dual credit course options, and ensuring coordination of support from various units of the college.
4. Provide districts with implementation guidance and support for in-high school dual credit course offerings. Coordinate with academic deans to collect and/or update curriculum documentation, equipment requirements for classrooms and students, and other elements required to ensure the implementation of the course meets ECC’s quality and rigor standards.
5. Assist the Dean and Dual Credit Faculty Liaison Lead in supporting the ECC Dual Credit Faculty Liaisons and Dual Credit High School Instructors with onboarding, training/professional development, site visits, maintaining documentation and reporting.
6. Establish and implement assessment processes to evaluate the impact of dual credit programs, share findings with partners, and utilize results to implement program improvements.
7. Identifies and resolves employee relations and performance issues.
8. Provides appropriate leadership and direction and promotes positive morale, creativity and teamwork among staff.
9. Maintains required training, licensure and/or certifications
10. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws
11. Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
12. 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.
13. Demonstrates independent judgment 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, hazards

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 05/18/2022.Elgin Community College Support Staff Association(SSECCA) members that apply by 05/25/2022 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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