Dean, Counseling, Advising and Transfer Center

College of Lake County,

Counseling, Advising and Transfer
Last Posted:

Tue, Feb 6th, '18


Open til Filled

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Tue, Feb 6th, '18

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  • Full Time

The Dean of Counseling, Advising & Transfer Center reports to the Associate Vice President of Student Development and is responsible for providing administrative oversight of the Counseling, Advising and New Student Programs, Behavioral Health Services, and the Disability Services office. The Dean provides vision and leadership to support the development of programs and practices to address academic, career and support development, and disability needs of students. The Dean will work with student development staff as well as the academic deans and other educational affairs staff on academic and career advisement, transfer/articulation, and retention issues, support AQIP projects as appropriate and maintain positive and cooperative relations between the Counseling, Advisement and Transfer Center, Behavioral Health Services, Disability Services office and other college departments and units. The Dean also serves as the state-wide Transfer Coordinator for the College.


CLC is a comprehensive community college offering a wide range of academic program choices that can enhance your career or personal life. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.


•Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology.

•Licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois OR the ability to earn licensure in the state of Illinois within 6 months or employment.

•Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible administrative or management experience in a related field with demonstrated commitment to evidence based practices.    

•Prior work experience with students of various social, economic, racial, ethnic, gender and disability backgrounds.

•Strong project management and decision making skills.

•Demonstrated customer service skills.

Characteristics of a Successful Candidate:
*Commitment to a team approach combined with an ability to self-direct workload.
*Pro-active, results-oriented, problem-solver.
*Excellent interpersonal, communication and political acumen skills. Ability to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy.
*Ability to work well with employees at all levels of the institution with proven experience in managing and directing a diversified work staff.
*Supporting values of diversity and inclusion, sustainability and wellness.
*Supportive of a climate that promotes innovation, improved services, and student success.


•Work experience in a community college.

•Strong familiarity with the crisis counseling and intervention process in a higher education setting.

•Successful experience providing therapy to young adults age 17-26 in a mental health setting.

•Knowledge of the academic advising needs of community college students.

•Understanding of the unique issues facing the disabled community within a community college setting.

•Knowledge of the structures and processes that support the transition of community college students to four-year colleges/universities.