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Dean of College Transitions and Secondary Partnerships

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Senior-Level
Categories: Administrator, Supervisory
Role: Dean of College Transitions and Secondary Partnerships


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 - Friday 8 am - 5 pm. 

Rate of Pay:

This position is a grade 19 with a minimum of $104,850 and midpoint of $139,800. 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 considerable difficulty by providing academic and administrative leadership associated with the Division of College Transitions and Secondary Partnerships, which includes partnerships with District 509 schools, early college experiences (i.e., multiple dual credit programs, dual enrollment, Advanced Placement, career pathways, etc.), the Alliance for Career Student Success (ACCSS), TRiO secondary grant programs, targeted transition program interventions (i.e., COL101, college and career transition support, etc.), and varied grants. Work is distinguished in that this position is responsible for managing complex relationships within the College (i.e., president, vice presidents, other deans and administrators, board members, the foundation, faculty, and administrative support staff) as well as with numerous high-level external partners within district high schools, business/industry, and varied state and local organizations engaged in college readiness (i.e., Illinois P-20 Network, Alignment Collaborative for Education, district superintendents, Region 110 EFE, etc.) to facilitate the smooth transition of students from high school to the college. General direction is received from the Vice President of Teaching, Learning, and Student Development.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Master’s degree in an academic discipline or education or educational administration.
2. Minimum 3 years’ administrative experience with increasing responsibilities
3. Minimum 3 years’ experience in an educational collective bargaining environment
4. Considerable knowledge of accreditation requirements of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or equivalent agency, Illinois Community College Board policies, state P-20 initiatives, and federal and state education-related legislation.
5. Considerable knowledge of current college-career readiness trends and practices.
6. Considerable knowledge of current adult learning theory and styles and high-impact teaching/learning methods for diverse populations.
7. Good knowledge of the comprehensive mission of the community college
8. Considerable skill in grant writing at the state and national level with proven success.
9. Considerable skill in developing and managing budgets, including grants.
10. Considerable skill in utilizing evaluative strategies to improve teaching and program effectiveness.
11. Considerable interpersonal, verbal, presentation and written communication skills with the ability to communicate and interact with all levels of staff, faculty, administration and stakeholders in a diverse community
12. Considerable skill in working collaboratively and building teams with administrators, faculty, and staff.
13. Considerable skill in building external partnerships.
14. Considerable skills in strategic planning, including developing a vision, defining actions, ensuring implementation, and evaluation.
15. Considerable skill in building external partnerships.
16. Demonstrated appreciation and promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all division programming and partnerships.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Doctorate degree
2. Teaching experience in higher education or secondary education, community college preferred

Essential Duties:

1. Lead cross-functional teams in the development of innovations and practices that promote student success related to college transition, including planning, communication, and implementation with both internal and external partners, including providing leadership for the Alliance for College Career Student Success with a secondary partner co-chair.
2. Develop and foster partnerships with internal stakeholders as well as local, state, regional, and national agencies, community partnerships and educational alliances to support efforts to improve student success. Work with school districts to build seamless pathways between secondary and postsecondary education.
3. Define processes and procedures, leveraging institutional systems and practices, to ensure high quality programming.
4. Supervise division staff and faculty. Hire, train, supervise and evaluate performance. Provide job training, mentoring, and career development.
5. Demonstrate independent judgement and discretion in making position related decisions.
6. Maintain required training, licensure and/or certification
7. Maintain confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws.
8. Demonstrate sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
9. Maintain 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.
10. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

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 (lifting occasionally up to 10 lbs )

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Quiet Conditions

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 11/01/2023. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 11/08/2023 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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