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Dean, School of Education

Miami Dade College
Eduardo J. Padron Campus
Closing date
Jul 18, 2021

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Job Title: Dean, School of Education
Location: Eduardo J. Padron Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1001411
Job Details

Job Family

ADMIN - Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)




$113,897 - Base Salary


District Office of Education

Reports To

Vice Provost of Workforce Programs and Professional Learning

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

FLSA Status

Exempt - Not Elgible for Overtime Compensation

First Review Date

June 23, 2021

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The Dean School of Education serves as the key liaison and College spokesperson for the School and provides strong leadership for Education through: strategic planning; program development, review, and revision; resource development; innovation; faculty development; and cross-disciplinary collaboration. The Dean has a strong external focus, which includes establishing and fostering connections with external entities related to Education. The position advances strategic enrollment, student success, college completion, job placement and ensures a successful transfer experience. 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.

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  • Represents the college and serves as the key spokesperson for Education to the external community, including but not limited to, national, international, regional, and local entities
  • Initiates strategic planning for Education and establishes key performance indicators for success; meets or exceeds targets and ensures alignment with college-wide priorities
  • Actively collaborates with Campus Presidents, Deans of Faculty, and Deans of Faculty and Student Services to develop and implement strategic enrollment management initiatives; meets or exceeds performance targets for student recruitment, enrollment, completion, and job placement in programs associated with Education
  • Collaborates with the Deans of Faculty in the initiation of cross-disciplinary innovation; program development, review, and close-out (as appropriate); ensures program relevancy
  • Pursues and establishes new relationships with business and industry, educational institutions, governmental agencies, and potential donors that result in resource support for workforce development programs that meet the needs of current and emerging employers
  • Creates and secures partnerships that meet or exceed established target goals related to increasing the number of paid student internships, grant awards, and other resources for Education
  • Leads the strategic advancement of the unit’s internal and external reporting structures, including annual effectiveness reports, discipline action plans, accreditation reports, grant reports and strategic enrollment management plans, in consultation with the members of the College’s executive leadership team to ensure alignment with college-wide priorities
  • Provides leadership and supervises Program Coordinators (non-faculty), Community of Interest (COI) Coordinators, Grant funded personnel, and other staff as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with the Deans of Faculty to ensure availability of professional development for full-time and adjunct faculty in Education so they can remain current in both industry and pedagogical trends
  • Develops classroom resources for use by adjunct faculty, in conjunction with the Deans of Faculty, Department Chairs and full-time faculty
  • Serves as MDC’s primary liaison and steers the School Advisory Committee by presenting business research data and making recommendations to recruit community business member participants; thus, ensuring that programs respond to community needs
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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  • Doctorate in Education and six (6) years of senior level experience in higher education; or Master’s degree in Education and seven (7) years of senior level experience in higher education
  • All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and proceduresKnowledge of college educational philosophy and top management administrative practices and proceduresKnowledge of college curricula and instructional programsKnowledge of workforce and academic trends in early childhood and secondary education Knowledge of regional and program-specific accreditation requirements, processes and criteriaKnowledge of the goals, objectives, structure and operations of major college institutionsKnowledge and skill in effective communication utilizing public relations principles and practicesKnowledge of technological systems as they apply to instructional, administrative, and workplace needsStrategic planning skills to effect change in a multi-cultural environmentSkill in employee development and performance managementStrong leadership skills that promote dedication, creativity, innovation and growthAbility to develop and interpret financial data/plans and manage resourcesAbility to think, reason, and make sound judgments on how responsibilities are completed in compliance with college standards and guidelinesAbility to speak effectively to employees, faculty, staff and community groupsAbility to work effectively in a multi-ethnic/multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff

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This function/position has been designated as "critical". This means that it has job duties that affect the security, safety or physical operation of the College, and are required to work at the Emergency Operations Center and/or have access to the incident scene once normal campus operations have been suspended.

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The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.

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Since we opened our doors in 1960, the educators at Miami Dade College have focused on providing quality and innovative educational opportunities to every member of our community desiring a higher education. Our goal is a simple one, to ensure the success of our students and increase the strength of our communities.

Today, Miami Dade College is the largest, most diverse and highly regarded college in the nation. We operate eight campuses with over 6,000 employees who educate over 170,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. We also offer numerous Community Education classes as well as online credit classes through the Virtual College.  Specialized and advanced educational opportunities include the prestigious New World School of the Arts, The Honors College and our Dual Enrollment Program.

With such a large organization, our employment needs are very diverse. From full-time professional faculty to part-time adjunct faculty and support staff, the people who comprise the MDC workforce are the innovators who help the College maintain our reputation as one of the most highly regarded colleges in the country.

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