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Student Readiness Coordinator

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Professional/Technical
Role: Student Readiness Coordinator


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, evening responsibilities as required

Rate of Pay:

This position is a grade 13 with a minimum of $43,350 and a mid-point of $57,800. Salary offer will be commensurate with the education/experience, in alignment with the College’s compensation philosophy, and the current CBA, if applicable.

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Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of moderate difficulty by being responsible for outreach to secondary schools and community agencies to assist students in preparing for college and/or careers. Work is distinguished by the ability to focus on creating, planning, and implementing regional college and career readiness events and activities for the Community College District 509. General supervision is received by the assigned manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of  three years of professional experience or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  2. Considerable skills in analyzing problems and developing creative and innovative solutions.
  3. Considerable skill in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel, Access and Publisher
  4. Considerable skill in organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
  5. Considerable skill in interpersonal interaction to be applied to a variety of individuals with differing education, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  6. Considerable skills in verbal and written communication.
  7. 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.
  8. Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required by the department’s needs.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Professional experience in secondary or post-secondary educational settings.
  2. Work experience with secondary students
  3. Bilingual in Spanish

Essential Duties:

  1. Plan and implement regional D509 college and career readiness events/activities in alignment with district/school initiatives identified through the Alliance for College and Career Student Success. This includes creating and conducting presentations, facilitating sessions led by internal/external partners, and compiling a resource bank for partner/student/family use. Event formats may include single topic sessions, multi-topic sessions, panels, large group interactive sessions, etc.
  2. Assist the Assistant Dean in assessing the impact of departmental programming and outreach. Provide support in data collection, analysis, and report writing. Research best practices in college and career development programming.
  3. Cultivate partnerships with community organizations focusing on providing support to D509 students with college and career readiness. Conduct outreach and/or connect the agency and its participants with existing ECC/district/school resources.
  4. Manage communications to provide information about college and career readiness opportunities, pre-college support program options, and community resources available. Respond to D509 student/family inquiries related to college and career readiness resources and information as needed.
  5. Maintains required training, licensure and/or certifications
  6. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws
  7. Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
  8. 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.
  9. Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality


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:

Light (up to 25 lbs occasionally or 10 lbs frequently)

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 10/24/2023. Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 10/31/2023 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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