St. Petersburg College — Dean, College of Business

Regionally accredited and nationally recognized, St. Petersburg College was the first state college in Florida to offer bachelor’s degrees. St. Petersburg College offers more than 180 degree and certificate programs of study, and many high-demand, high-skill industry-recognized workforce certifications. We offer a career-focused curriculum created in conjunction with industry experts to ensure our students are able to meet the needs of today’s employers. St. Petersburg College is a top tier regional college and a top tier national college for online bachelors of business degrees according to US News & World Reports.

Diversity is a core value at St. Petersburg College. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Position Summary:
Directly accountable for the College of Business certificate, associate and bachelor degree programs, including providing leadership for the faculty and staff across the institution, developing collaborative relationships and participative programs with industries, implementing, monitoring and executing quality student/academic programs.

Typical Essential Duties

  • Uses administrative, management, and problem-solving skills to position the College of Business to become a recognized leader in developing effective business leaders and managers;
  • Fosters a climate of academic excellence. Provides innovative methods in the development and growth of the College of Business programs, invents and adopts interactive teaching/ instructional methods, collaborative learning experiences to deliver quality education, and develop, implement, and execute strategic growth plans;
  • Provides leadership, development opportunities, and support to the College of Business;
  • Recruits ‘first rate’ faculty and recruits ‘business experts’ as adjuncts and distinguished speakers that reflect the diversity of the community and student population;
  • Identifies and develops employment opportunities and fosters student placement;
  • Promotes a student centered and culturally diverse environment, which emphasizes shared teaching and learning;
  • Represents the academic vision of the College of Business to the community at large;
  • Establishes a continuous program improvement cycle.

This is the fifth of six levels in the Academic Management series. The classification is responsible for directing the activities of multiple programs or College-wide functions. Incumbents will be responsible for developing the strategic direction of assigned areas, interpreting the broadly defined goals, developing and managing a budget, and providing managerial direction to employees.


Master’s Degree in Business, Management or related field required. Doctorate degree preferred.

Five (5) years of management experience in assigned area. A distinguished record of teaching and service in a college or university and a demonstrated strong commitment to enhancing diversity and building a culturally competent teaching and learning community. Experience in business and management in a professional environment including planning, budgeting, team building, problem solving, and project management. Proven record of professional accomplishments and effective leadership.
* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above


  • Data gathering and analysis;
  • Managerial principles;
  • Advanced principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility;
  • Higher education institutional operations, structures, policies, and practices;
  • Budgeting principles;
  • Strategic planning principles;
  • Public relations principles and practices;
  • Community agencies and resources;
  • Financial management principles;
  • Research methods;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
  • Policy and procedure development practices;
  • Computers and related software applications.


  • Ability to drive growth in enrollment and programs;
  • Ability to manage a team across a multi-campus college;
  • Ability to teach at baccalaureate level in either the business or management areas;
  • Prioritizing and assigning work;
  • Preparing and analyzing a variety of reports;
  • Making program decisions based on financial considerations;
  • Adapting to rapidly changing environments;
  • Conducting research, evaluating findings, and making recommendations based on findings;
  • Evaluating statistical data, ensuring data sufficiency;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations in support of goals;
  • Implementing public relations initiatives;
  • Managing budgets;
  • Developing long-term strategic plans;
  • Mediating conflict and resolving issues for employees and students;
  • Collaborating with internal departments and external agencies;
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisors, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work:
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

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