Elgin Community College — Associate Dean of Sustainability, Business & Career Technology

Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college located in Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our district encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses with four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one of five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative. is a long-term national initiative that collaborates with community colleges to help more students earn degrees, complete certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies. The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction spanning nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus locations.

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.

Essential Responsibilities:

  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.

Required Qualifications:

  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 Qualifications:

  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.

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Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.