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Associate Dean of Sustainability, Business & Career Tech

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Senior-Level
Categories: Administrator, Supervisory
Role: Associate Dean of Sustainability, Business & Career Tech


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:

This position is a grade 17 with a minimum of $76,725 and a mid-point of $102,300. 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:

The Associate Dean assists the Dean in providing strategic leadership and direction for the Sustainability, Business, and Career Technologies Division, which consists of 19 disciplines. 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Master's degree (MA) or equivalent; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  2. Minimum 2 years administrative experience.
  3. General knowledge of career technical education, best practices and commitment to institutional and societal sustainability, particularly as related to higher education.
  4. Familiarity with collective bargaining.
  5. Familiar with the Illinois Community College Board or equivalent agency.
  6. Knowledge of the comprehensive mission of the community college.
  7. Appreciation of diversity and multi-culturally aware.
  8. Ability to work collaboratively and build teams with administrators, faculty and staff.
  9. Experience in working with budgets.
  10. Ability to build external partnerships.
  11. Proven skills in thinking strategically, developing a vision and implementing its details.
  12. Demonstrated respect for the teaching learning and evaluation processes.
  13. Strong communications skills.
  14. Strong understanding of student learning and assessment processes.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Proven history of a leadership role in an academic setting that clearly demonstrates success in a supportive role.
  2. Teaching experience in higher education experience.

Essential Duties:

  1. Assist the Dean in providing academic, administrative and institution leadership within the college and division (e.g., Academic Planning, Alliance for College Readiness, External Advisory Groups and Strategic Enrollment Management to name a few).
  2. Assist the Dean in supervision and evaluation of staff and faculty; work with faculty on curriculum and program development.
  3. Assist the Dean in providing fiscal leadership for the division including budget development and management, grant writing and implementation, facilities management and management of grants (Perkins, Illinois Green Economy Network, etc.).
  4. Assist in the programming and management of curricula revision, compliance reporting including, but not limited to, program review, course assessment, program accreditation and credentialing of the career and technical programs.
  5. Provides the leadership for CTE alignment that supports the college’s strategic plan in collaboration with faculty, administration, external partners, P-12 partners and 4 year institutions.
  6. Develop and foster community partnerships and educational alliances; specifically local employers, CTE Advisory Committees, Trade Associates and other external stakeholders, as appropriate.

Other Duties:

  1. Perform other duties as assigned which 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 initial posting date for this position is 05/23/2023. Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 05/31/2023 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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