Associate Dean of Communications & Behavioral Sciences

Job Details

Job no: 494275
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Categories: Administrator
Role: Associate Dean of Communications & Behavioral Sciences

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 - Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

Rate of Pay:

This position is a grade 17 with a minimum of $76,725. 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 is responsible for performing work of considerable difficulty providing operational support to the Division including coordination of assessment processes and completion of faculty observation. Work is distinguished by the ability to represent the Dean and the Division as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Master’s degree in a liberal arts field, with two years administrative experience, and two years of teaching experience at the college level or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
2. Considerable knowledge of instructional technology, instructional design, and inclusive teaching strategies.
3. Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
4. Considerable knowledge of faculty observation practices and procedures.
5. Considerable knowledge of articulation, assessment and accreditation guidelines and processes.
6. Good knowledge of budgetary practices and policies.
7. Considerable skill in communicating and collaborating with administrators, faculty, staff, and community partners.
8. Considerable skill in verbal and written communications.
9. Working skill in completing faculty evaluations.
10. Working skill in data evaluation, interpretation and reporting.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Master’s degree in a discipline represented within the division (including Anthropology, Human Geography, Psychology, Sociology, English, Speech, Journalism, Education, Early Childhood Education, and Human Services)

Essential Duties:

1. Assist the Dean in the recruitment, hiring, supervision, evaluation, professional development and retention of divisional faculty, administrators and support staff, while working within the collective bargaining agreements.
2. Assist faculty in curriculum and and program development/expansion projects.
3. Assist the Dean in developing and monitoring of the division budgets to ensure accurate budget/fiscal reporting in compliance with established College accounting principles and procedures.
4. Assist the Dean in tracking course assessment activities, monitoring accreditation activities and clinical affiliations.
5. Assist the Dean in grant proposal writing and implementations. Oversee grant compliance and data collection/reporting procedures.
6. Assist faculty in program review and program assessment activities.
7. Serve as the Dean’s designee at meetings/during committee work.
8. Assist the Dean in managing the facilities within the division.
9. Assist the Dean in development of the division's vision and implementing subsequent details.
10. Demonstrate appreciation and respect for diversity and multicultural awareness.

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

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 06/22/2022. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 06/30/2022 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.

Advertised: June 22, 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled


Working at Elgin Community College 

Elgin Community College offers 2,000 courses to choose from and services that fit the lifestyles of busy adult learners. Every semester, 6,000 returning adult students take classes at ECC. Their average age is 28, and 80 percent of them are taking one or two courses per semester.

ECC is in the education and training business which means better business for employers and employees. ECC offers relevant and economical professional continuing education, custom business training, and services forsmall business through the corporate and continuing education division of ECC. Students can select from an array of exciting and in-demand topics that allow them to gain the confidence to embark on a new career, start a small businesses, or convert a personal interest into a paid endeavor. Skilled, professional sales representatives work directly with companies and area employers to assure that presentations developed are custom designed. Instructors with real-world know-how, experienced at working with adults, teach the classes. Applicable state training incentives are used to keep programs cost-effective.


ECC Campus: Thirteen buildings grace a picturesque 217-acre campus. It's a modern network of buildings where learning is enhanced by the latest equipment, Internet and wireless access and computer instruction across the curricula. ECC is outfitted for the future and continues to grow to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.

Streamwood Center: In 1998, the college and Village of Streamwood remodeled the lower level of Village Hall to include computer and general purpose classrooms. Classes offered there make it easier for those who live in the eastern portions of ECC’s district to attend college.

Satelitte Campuses: ECC holds classes throughout the northwest suburbs at off-campus locations scattered across the district. Whether it is a medical center where ECC nursing students assist in patient care, a fire station where students transform into prospective lifesavers, or a nearby forest preserve where bird watching takes over on Saturday mornings, ECC classes are somewhere nearby.

Employment at ECC

ECC provides a work environment that is characterized by the shared values of excellence, freedom of inquiry, equity, ethical practices, accountability, respect for diversity and community engagement. 

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