Department Chairperson, School of Health Sciences



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Job description

Job ID: 1005387
Location: Medical Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Details:

Job FamilyADMIN – Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)
Salary$88,569 – Base Rate
DepartmentSchool of Health Sciences
Reports ToDean of Health Sciences
Closing DateJuly 26, 2023
FLSA StatusExempt – Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation
First Review DateMay 12, 2023

Job Summary:

The Department Chairperson provides academic leadership to various programs in the School of Health Sciences. This individual facilitates learning, quality teaching, scholarships and services. The Department Chair serves as an integral member of the College and Campus administrative team. The Department Chairperson also provides support and advise 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
  • Communicates with full-time and part-time faculty on curriculum and instruction matters and ensures ongoing development of staff
  • Ensures that School of Health Sciences programs are in compliance with Florida Department of Education and Program Accreditation Body
  • Secures additional resources to support the programs through grant-writing, partnerships, contributions, and sponsorships; maintains data to support systematic program evaluation
  • Develops course schedules and faculty assignments
  • Hires, supervises, and evaluates full and part-time personnel; provides training opportunities for employees
  • Resolves issues and problems that may arise with faculty, staff, and students
  • Devises and supervises student recruitment and retention efforts; ensures efficient and effective student advisement
  • 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
  • Teaches at least one course within the discipline per academic year
  • Works closely with the Dean of the School of Health Sciences
  • Serves on Campus and College-wide committees; participates in the development and implementation of College policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a health science discipline and at least five (5) years of combined experience in higher education as an educator and administrator
  • All educational degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of the College’s organization, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of the requirements of accreditation agencies
  • Possess exceptional organizational skills
  • Possess skills in budget preparation and management
  • Ability to supervise and train staff including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  • Possess 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 effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
  • Possess excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Possess computer application skills
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, 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 travel between program locations
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekends assignments
  • Ability to work effectively 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.:

How to apply

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