Department Chairperson, World Languages

Miami, Florida, United States
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Job description

The Department Chairperson provides academic leadership to the World Languages 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, 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, 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
Participants in the development and implementation of College policies, procedures, and guidelines
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
Teaches at least one (1) course within the discipline per academic year
Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

Master’s Degree In TESOL, Foreign Language or related discipline and five (5) years relevant work experience in higher education and/or teaching
All educational degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies 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
Excellent organizational and communication skills (both 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 community
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
Skill in Microsoft computer applications
Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments
Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment

How to apply

Apply online

Miami-Dade is an equal access/equal opportunity community college and does not discriminate on the basis of handicap. An official online MDC Employment Application is required. Please visit our web site for application and instructions.

Miami Dade College is the largest and most diverse college in the nation. With eight campuses and more than 174,000 students from across the world, the College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees.