Dean, College of Computer & Information Technology [ID: 4756]

St. Petersburg College
St. Pete / Gibbs

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Compensation:$105,565.09Openings:1PeopleSoft ID:0979Department:College of Computer and Information TechnologyLocation:St. Pete / GibbsKey Position Information:

Regionally accredited and nationally recognized, St. Petersburg College was the first state college in Florida to offer bachelor’s degrees. St. Petersburg College offers more than 180 degree and certificate programs of study, and many high-demand, high-skill industry-recognized workforce certifications. We offer a career-focused curriculum created in conjunction with industry experts to ensure our students are able to meet the needs of today’s employers. St. Petersburg College has been a top tier regional college for multiple years, and is a top tier college for online bachelor’s degrees, according to U.S. News & World Reports.

Diversity is a core value at St. Petersburg College. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff and faculty. We believe every member of our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Position Summary:

Directly accountable for the College of Computer and Information Technology (CCIT) certificate, associate and bachelor degree programs, including providing leadership for the faculty and staff across the institution, developing collaborative relationships and participative programs with industries, implementing, monitoring and executing quality student/academic programs.

Typical Essential Duties

  • Uses administrative, management and problem-solving skills to keep CCIT a recognized leader in developing technically proficient students in all technology disciplines in the Tampa Bay region and beyond;
  • Fosters a climate of academic excellence. Provides innovative methods in the development and growth of CCIT programs through the coordination of a strong, committed Advisory Committee made up of local business leaders in the technology field;
  • Adopts interactive teaching/ instructional methods and collaborative learning experiences to deliver quality education in all delivery methods that include online, face-to-face and blended formats;
  • Provides leadership, development opportunities and support to secure and maintain accreditation by appropriate state, regional and national entities that includes industry certifications in the technology field;
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with external business and appropriate community organizations in support of programmatic goals;
  • Recruits faculty who are content experts and reflect the diversity of the community and student population;
  • Builds consensus and fosters cooperation among and across all technology disciplines;
  • Proactively handles issues among students, faculty and administration;
  • Identifies and develops employment opportunities through internships, apprenticeships, Technology Communities and fosters student placement;
  • Promotes a student-centered and culturally diverse environment, which emphasizes shared teaching and learning;
  • Establishes a feedback mechanism to monitor and continually improve the programs through end-of-program assessment tools;
  • Promotes external and internal funding opportunities to provide resources to support the technology programs;
  • Represents the academic vision of CCIT to the community at large;
  • Establishes a continuous program improvement cycle.

This is the fifth of six levels in the Academic Management series. The classification is responsible for directing the activities of multiple programs or College-wide functions. Incumbents will be responsible for developing the strategic direction of assigned areas, interpreting the broadly defined goals, developing and managing a budget, and providing managerial direction to employees.



Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Telecommunications or in a related field required. Doctorate preferred.


Five years (5) of management experience in assigned area. A distinguished record of teaching and service in a college or university or senior-level management experience in industry. A demonstrated strong commitment to enhancing diversity and building a culturally competent teaching and learning community. Publications and recognitions in professional societies and in the field of work; demonstrated success in the acquisition of external funding and development of community relationships. Experience in management in a professional environment including planning, budgeting, team building, problem solving and project management. Proven record of professional accomplishments and effective leadership.

* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.


  • Data gathering and analysis;
  • Managerial principles;
  • Advanced principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility;
  • Higher education institutional operations, structures, policies, and practices;
  • Budgeting principles;
  • Strategic planning principles;
  • Public relations principles and practices;
  • Community agencies and resources;
  • Financial management principles;
  • Research methods;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
  • Policy and procedure development practices;
  • Computers and related software applications.


  • Ability to drive growth in enrollment and programs in technology areas;
  • Ability to manage a team across a multi-campus college, where in-district travel is required;
  • Ability to teach at baccalaureate level in the technology areas;
  • Prioritizing and assigning work;
  • Preparing and analyzing a variety of reports;
  • Making program decisions based on financial considerations;
  • Adapting to rapidly changing environments;
  • Conducting research, evaluating findings, and making recommendations based on findings;
  • Evaluating statistical data, ensuring data sufficiency;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations in support of goals;
  • Implementing public relations initiatives;
  • Managing budgets;
  • Developing long-term strategic plans;
  • Mediating conflict and resolving issues for employees and students;
  • Collaborating with internal departments and external agencies;
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.


  • Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

Potential Frequency


Directs staff (administrative specialists, adjuncts, and faculty) to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.




Prepares and administers budgets; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; monitors and controls expenditures; identifies and pursues alternative funding sources; allocates funds across academic functions.




Directs the implementation of activities and operations for multiple academic departments or programs, which includes: designing, developing, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, student retention, strategic planning, processes, policies, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings.




Guides curricular directions and reform; develops academic assessment strategies; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards; ensures alignment with the overall mission and goals of the College.




Coordinates activities between multiple service areas and works to integrate and coordinate service areas.




Serves as a liaison between assigned academic departments or programs, external agencies, and the College, which includes students, staff, faculty, and administration; represents the department, College, and/or program at a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees, and/or other related events; establishes and maintains positive collaborative relationships with community groups and establishments.




Directs and participates in the preparation, review, interpretation, and analysis of various complex and multi-faceted information, data, forms, schedules, calendars, surveys, and reports; makes recommendations based on findings.




Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

As Required

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