Department Chairperson, Music Business

Miami, FL
Mar 06, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Community College

Job Title Department Chairperson, Music Business
Job ID 995307
Location North Campus
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

Job Details

Job Family
ADMIN - Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)
$82,649 - Flat Rate
Music Business
Reports To
Associate Dean, Campus Dean, School Director
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
FLSA Status
Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

Job Summary

The Music Business Department Chair provides academic leadership, serves as an integral member of College and Campus administrative teams, and works closely with Academic Deans, Associate Deans, Directors and Campus Presidents. Facilitates learning, quality teaching, scholarships, and services. The position manages programs in Music Business which are offered on several Campuses and oversees the integration of the Music Business program with the Film, Television, & Digital Production program. Provides support and advice in the collective bargaining process, and ensures adherence to relevant areas of any collective bargaining agreement. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College's District Board of Trustees.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervises the development and/or revision of curricula; implements instructional programs
  • Develops course schedules and faculty assignments
  • Hires, supervises and evaluates personnel; hires adjunct faculty
  • Teaches at least one (1) 3-credit course within the discipline per academic year
  • Implements instructional programs
  • Develops collaboration among disciplines within the department and among various departments
  • Ensures departmental compliance with SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accreditation guidelines
  • Prepares and maintains budget, labs and equipment
  • Ensures the effective implementation of the faculty advancement processes
  • Provides program information and ensures the availability of advisement services for students
  • Serves on Campus and college-wide committees
  • Participates in the development and implementation of College Policies, Procedures and guidelines
  • Engages in resource development activities
  • Resolves issues and problems that may arise with faculty, staff and students
  • Provides training opportunities for employees
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Music Business or related disciplines and five (5) years of relevant experience in the commercial music industry, including creative production and performance and music business management, as well as experience in higher education and/or teaching.
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and polices and procedures
  • Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of instructional systems development, training methods, techniques and formats
  • Knowledge of the requirements of accreditation agencies
  • Possess excellent organizational and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Skill in budget preparation and management
  • Skill in computer applications
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to supervise and train assigned staff including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, and staff

Essential Position

  • This function/position has been designated as essential. This means that when the College is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at the College.


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