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Director of the Center for Professional Development

Miami Dade College
Miami, Florida
Posted Date
Jul 6, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Opening ID: 1003466

Job Description:
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 

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

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
•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 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


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 164,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. 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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