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Dean, Biscayne College

St. Thomas University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Distance Education Programs, Other Academic Affairs, Deans, Executive, Provosts
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Full Time
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**This is an on-site position. Remote workers will NOT be considered.**

Position Starts: July 2023


You will be joining St. Thomas University (STU) at an exciting moment! Under the dynamic leadership of President David A. Armstrong, J.D., STU has had four consecutive years of record enrollment and we’ve set fundraising records too. Our campus footprint is also growing. In the past two years alone, we’ve opened the state-of-the-art Gus Machado College of Business, a new weight room for our student athletes, as well as a turf athletic field, residence hall, and a student center. And, we are going to keep growing…more students, more programs, more facilities!

As we mark our 60th Anniversary, we are setting our sights on the future while also honoring our Cuban heritage and celebrating our Catholic Identity. Come be a part of our diverse community! We are seeking energetic innovators who will help us chart the course for the University’s sixth decade of impact! Let’s work together to attract, serve, and inspire a diverse group of students who will leave STU prepared to be ethical leaders and change agents in our global community.

Located in sunny Miami, Florida, St. Thomas University is a private, non-profit university that offers 39 undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees at its picturesque 144-acre campus and through distance learning. Its academic offerings include one of the oldest (and most highly ranked) undergraduate programs in Sports Administration in the country. STU has been ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report in Social Mobility for regional universities in the South, which means it takes students from the lowest financial strata and catapults them to much higher financial strata in only ten years. St. Thomas University is the only Catholic Archdiocesan-sponsored university in Florida, and one of the only eight Archdiocesan universities nationwide.


The Dean should be an individual with a proven record of accomplishment in partnership development, building strong academic programs, recruiting, training, and evaluating excellent faculty, building excellence in academic operations, and partnership development. Under direction of the Provost of the University, the Dean oversees Biscayne College Programs with the vision of designing effective marketing and enrollment management strategy is key. STU currently has undergraduate, graduate and doctoral online programs and on the main campus. The Dean will direct and be responsible for recruitment and enrollment goals, ensure that the marketing of graduate and adult programs are competitive. The Dean will oversee and direct all communications goals for new and returning students. STU has a unique advantage of offering programs internationally particularly in the Caribbean, Central and South America.

  • Developing and evaluating College curricula
  • Launching innovative programs in liberal arts, education, and related fields
  • Developing partnerships with local and regional entities in conjunction with the community at large
  • Fundraising and development efforts
  • Provide faculty selection and evaluation
  • Collaborate with the Provost to establish academic and curricular policy of the division and lead the design and implementation of a strategic plan for Biscayne College programs
  • Monitor, gather, analyze and report data regularly to the Provost/Chief Academic Officer
  • Collaborate with the Provost to grow a portfolio of programs that will insure enrollment growth
  • Hire, train and evaluate the faculty in the division
  • Assist in the data collection and goals for SACS
  • Hold a terminal degree in one of the programmatic fields in Biscayne College
  • Established record of accomplishment in academic excellence
  • Prior record of accomplishment in research and partnership development is preferred
  • Strong background in building and revising academic programs.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Ability to create a strong sense of advocacy on behalf of the University.
  • A record of accomplishment working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and administrators
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with leading and oversight of all aspects program operations
Tuition Benefit

After 1 year of continuous full‐time service, employees are eligible to enroll in STU’s bachelor and master courses, tuition‐free. The program will cover a maximum timeframe of 125% of credit hours attempted toward the degree program. Employees may enroll in STU’s doctoral program, with a 40% tuition discount, under the same conditions.

Catholic Identity

St. Thomas University is a Catholic university sponsored by the Archdiocese of Miami committed to academic and professional success guided by its Catholic identity. All employees are therefore expected to respect the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and support the University’s religious mission. All employees hereby acknowledge their familiarity and support of the religious affiliation, mission and values of St. Thomas University.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. Thomas University is an equal opportunity employer that promotes a diverse and inclusive organization. It is the policy of the University to fill each vacancy with the candidate who represents the best fit for the position and to promote and transfer employees from within whenever possible and practical. Employment decisions are made on the basis of the candidate’s personal capabilities, qualifications, and ability to assist the University in fulfilling its mission without discrimination. With regard to the latter, the University’s program of recruiting employees for mission aims to inform prospective employees of the University’s mission and to help them and hiring personnel determine how they will support and contribute to the University’s mission.


St. Thomas University is an E-Verify® Employer. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. STU will utilize E-Verify® to verify employment eligibility for all newly hired employees.

Job Type: Full-time

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:
  • Miami Gardens, FL 33054: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Application Question(s):
  • Please provide contact information for three (3) professional references.
  • Doctorate (Required)
  • Higher education leadership: 3 years (Preferred)
Work Location: One location

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