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Director of the Center for Professional Development

Miami Dade College
Eduardo J. Padron Campus

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Job Details

Job Title: Director of the Center for Professional Development
Location: Eduardo J. Padron Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1003466
Job Details

Job Family

ADMIN - Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)




$74,040 - $92,550


School of Education

Reports To

Director, School of Education

Closing Date

September 19, 2022

FLSA Status

Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

First Review Date

July 5, 2022

Job Summary

The Director of the Center for Professional Development is responsible for the administrative oversight of the following School of Education (SOE) programs: Educator Preparation Institute (EPI), Educational Paraprofessional Program, Substitute Teacher Training Program, Certification and Re-certification courses, all SOE Endorsements, grant programs, and the Autism Resource Center for Teachers 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
  • Plans, supervises, implements, and maintains the program in accordance with the goals and policies of the School of Education (SOE) of Miami Dade College (MDC) and the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE)
  • Establishes and maintains working relations with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Board and FLDOE
  • Collaborates with community relations staff in creating recruitment advertisements for distribution to local radio, newspaper, and the MDC website for its programs
  • Develops and delivers recruiting presentations to public schools, private schools, charter schools, and the community at-large
  • Reviews student applications to all CPD programs and interviews prospective students, according to each program’s requirements
  • Oversees data collection for the EPI program to assure accountability to the FLDOE
  • Prepares and submits periodical performance reviews to assure compliance with the FLDOE
  • Attends and participates in department, college, programs, and FLDOE meetings
  • Writes grants to increase revenue for CPD programs
  • Oversees data collection and periodic performance reporting to assure accountability to the grantors
  • Provides leadership and supervision to program personnel
  • Works with administrators, faculty, staff, and appropriate College committees on curricular revisions
  • Collects and maintains documents of transcripts and Statements of Status of Eligibility
  • Facilitates the policies and procedures for participants who complete the programs
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s degree in education or related field and four (4) years experience in a K-12 setting. Minimum of two (2) years administrative experience
  • All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Must possess excellent writing skills
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
    Knowledge of office equipment and business practices
  • Knowledge and proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Possess excellent organizational, presentation, and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and management skills
  • Ability to interact with departments within the College and to represent the College Provost in a highly professional manner
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents
  • 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 work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff
  • Ability to work a flexible hours to include evenings and weekends as required
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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