Department Chairperson, Music, Theatre and Dance

Miami Dade College
Kendall Campus
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Job Title: Department Chairperson, Music, Theatre and Dance
Location: Kendall Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1001535
Job Details

Job Family

ADMIN- Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)




$84,303 - Flat Rate


Music, Theatre and Dance

Reports To

Dean of Faculty

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

FLSA Status

Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

First Review Date

August 2, 2021

Job Summary

The Department Chairperson provides academic leadership to the Music, Theatre and Dance Department and serves as an integral member of the College and Campus administrative team. This individual facilitates learning, quality teaching, scholarships and services. The Department Chairperson also 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, and implements instructional programs
•Develops course schedules and faculty assignments
•Hires, supervises and evaluates personnel
•Prepares and maintains departmental budgets
•Manages labs, equipment, and other departmental resources
•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
•Teaches at least one (1) course within the discipline per academic year
•Resolves issues and problems that may arise with faculty, staff, and students
•Provides training opportunities for employees
•Maintains SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accreditation compliance
•Performs other duties as required

Minimum Requirements

•Master’s degree in related discipline from a regionally accredited institution and five (5) years relevant work experience in higher education and/ or teaching.
•All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
•Knowledge and understanding of the College’s organization, goals, objective, policies, and procedures
•Knowledge of the requirements of the accreditation agencies
•Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of instructional systems development, training methods, techniques and formats
•Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written)
•Skill in budget preparation and management
•Ability to supervise and train assigned staff including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
•Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community
•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
•Possess computer skills
•Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments
•Ability to work 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.
Additional Requirements

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


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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