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Director of Business Development Center

Employer
Elgin Community College
Location
Elgin, IL

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Job Details

Job no: 494517
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Supervisory
Role: Director of Business Development Center

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 15 with a minimum of $56,925 and a mid-point of $75,900. 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:

Exempt

Grant Funded:

Yes

Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of moderate difficulty to operate and manage the Business Development Center at ECC. Work is distinguished by the ability to counsel and assist prospective and existing business owners in all areas of starting and operating a business. General supervision is received by the assigned manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university in business, economics or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  2. Considerable skill to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  3. Considerable skill to effectively present information to both internal and external organizations.
  4. Bi-lingual (English-Spanish).
  5. Considerable skill in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel, Access and Publisher.
  6. Considerable skill in organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
  7. Considerable skill in interpersonal interaction to be applied to a variety of individuals with differing education, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  8. Considerable skills in verbal and written communication.
  9. 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.
  10. Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required by the department’s needs.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Five years of small business management or business consulting experience.

Essential Duties:

  1. Provide oversight of services or counseling to clients on all business-related matters related to growth and expansion of their business from incubation to fiscally sound operations.
  2. Evaluate the counselors, consultants and part time instructors hired to perform counseling and training services.
  3. Develop budget and prepare reports as needed.
  4. Operate within the rules and regulations as identified by grants and other regulating bodies.
  5. Attend meetings, conferences and trade shows as a representative of the Business Development Center when required.
  6. Market and promote the business services provided by the Business Development Center.
  7. Recruit business within the district who need services to ensure ECC is serving the correct amount of business.
  8. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws.
  9. Maintains required training, licensure and/or certifications.
  10. Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
  11. 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.
  12. Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality.
  13. Available to respond to internal and external customers, either in person or over the phone, during scheduled business hours.
  14. Demonstrates independent judgement and discretion in making position related decisions.

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 is 02/09/2023. Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 02/16/2023 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.

Advertised: February 9, 2023 Central Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Organization

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.

Locations

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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