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What makes CLC a great employer?

In addition to the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of our students and community, CLC offers employees competitive salaries plus outstanding benefits:

  • Attractive health and welfare benefits: medical plans, dental plans, vision plan, flexible-spending accounts for eligible health care and dependent care expenses, group term-life insurance, employee assistance program and a long-term disability plan option.
  • Generous paid time-off benefits: vacation, health leave, personal days, holidays and Fridays off in summer.
  • Tuition benefits: full-time employees, their spouse and dependents through age 23 may receive a CLC tuition waiver for up to 36 credit hours per academic year. Employees may also receive reimbursement of up to $5,000 per year for approved courses taken at an accredited college or university.
  • Retirement benefits under the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). 
  • Disability benefits under SURS.

More About Us

  • College district: The College of Lake County serves a district with the third largest population in the Illinois community college system — 713,000 residents living in more than 50 demographically distinct communities.
  • The district, located half way between Chicago and Milwaukee, is home to 28,000 businesses including nine national corporation offices and includes many entertainment and recreation attractions, including 75 inland lakes, extensive forest preserves, the Genesee Theatre and the Ravinia Summer Musical Festival.
  • Enrollment: We have a diverse student body with more than 15,000 students in college level, adult education and career programs. Forty-nine percent are enrolled in baccalaureate transfer programs and 38 percent in career programs. Fifty-eight percent are aged 24 or under and 49 percent are members of a minority group.
  • Full-time faculty: 221; 24 percent with doctorates
  • Campuses: Our beautiful, uplifting campuses are in Grayslake, Waukegan (Lakeshore Campus) and Vernon Hills (Southlake Campus).
  • Accreditation: The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

CLC Values


We believe every employee is responsible for contributing to the CLC aspiration of being a higher education organization by which others measure themselves.


We believe in upholding integrity in our words and actions to support our students, our team and the College.


We believe in the power of leveraging individual strengths to achieve a common purpose and a collaborative team environment focused on achieving shared goals and upholding shared accountability.


We believe in the transformative power of education and our open access mission by offering workforce solutions to address social, environmental and economic issues.


We believe every employee is responsible for the well-being of students and one another.


We believe diversity of backgrounds and perspectives is a means to create innovative solutions and achieve College goals by ensuring equity in practice.


Inspiring Students

Six CLC faculty and staff are surprised to learn how they inspired past students and impacted their lives for the better.


CLC Faculty and Staff Discuss Diversity

Students, staff and faculty from many different backgrounds experience College of Lake County as a place that nurtures community and individual accomplishment. In this video, CLC faculty and staff talk about diversity at the college.

Learn more about diversity at CLC.