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Department Chairperson, World Languages

Employer
Miami Dade College
Location
Miami
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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Job Role
Other
Job Details

Job Family

ADMIN - Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)

Grade

18

Salary

$91,669 - Base Rate

Department

World Languages

Reports To

Dean of Faculty

Closing Date

September 1, 2024

FLSA Status

Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

First Review Date

June 17, 2024

Job Summary

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 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
  • 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
  • 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 ore 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 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.

EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran's status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information.

To obtain more information about the College's equal access and equal opportunity policies, procedures and practices, please contact the College's Equity Officer: Cindy Lau Evans, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs / ADA Coordinator / Title IX Coordinator, at (305) 237-2577 (Voice) or 711 (Relay Service). 11011 SW 104 St., Room 1102-1; Miami, FL 33176. EquityOff@mdc.edu

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