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Dean, Humanities & Fine Arts
St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, Florida
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Date Posted October 20, 2019
Executive-Dean-Fine And Applied Arts
Salary $105,565.09 -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Openings: 1 
Peoplesoft ID: 810 
Formal Review of applications begins: Mar 24, 2019



Position Summary:

Directly accountable for the Humanities and Fine Arts associate and certificate degree programs as well as general education courses.  Provides leadership for the faculty and staff at campus sites, developing collaborative relationships and participative programs with industries, implementing, monitoring and executing quality student/academic programs.

Typical Essential

  • Develops, prepares, and updates program course material by overseeing course reviews, development of standard online courses implementation of new courses and programs consistent with the needs of our community and our students.

  • Creates coordinated schedule of class offerings in all instructional modalities that provide maximum access of Academic Resources to students and staff with a focus on the needs of each campus.

  • Oversees equipment/materials and resources utilized within the program in concert with Provosts;

  • Responsible for overseeing the attendance management system which includes analysis of the PeopleSoft attendance reports for compliance with the college attendance and withdrawal policy for students;

  • Responsible for achieving the course enrollment efficiency goals of the college within the college-wide department;

  • Manages all Humanities and Fine Arts budgets in keeping with SPC Strategic Initiatives.

  • Provides the functional integration of programs for efficiency and ease of operation to insure student satisfaction and consistency across campuses;

  • Provides vision and leadership for Humanities and Fine Arts programs, degrees and certificates, provides support and visibility at its community and internal events, and provides academic, administrative, and technological leadership to faculty;

  • Serves on the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art Board of Directors.

  • Serves or appoints designees to serve on various school and community advisory boards related to Humanities and Fine Arts programs as needed.

  • Promotes awareness of departmental and Foundation scholarships in the Arts to current and prospective students

  • Supports excellence in teaching by auditing courses to identify areas of concern, and will lead review/assessments of programs, activities and faculty as appropriate;

  • Keeps abreast of new and emerging trends in instructional technology and distance learning.

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.



Doctorate degree in a related field to assigned area.


Five (5) years in teaching field at higher education level.

* 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.


  • 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.


  • 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, supervisor, 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.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

Potential Frequency


Directs staff (administrative specialists, adjuncts, and faculty) to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.




Prepares and administers budgets; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; monitors and controls expenditures; identifies and pursues alternative funding sources; allocates funds across academic functions.




Directs the implementation of activities and operations for multiple academic departments or programs, which includes: designing, developing, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, student retention, strategic planning, processes, policies, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings.




Guides curricular directions and reform; develops academic assessment strategies; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards; ensures alignment with the overall mission and goals of the College.




Coordinates activities between multiple service areas and works to integrate and coordinate service areas.




Serves as a liaison between assigned academic departments or programs, external agencies, and the College, which includes students, staff, faculty, and administration; represents the department, College, and/or program at a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees, and/or other related events; establishes and maintains positive collaborative relationships with community groups and establishments.




Directs and participates in the preparation, review, interpretation, and analysis of various complex and multi-faceted information, data, forms, schedules, calendars, surveys, and reports; makes recommendations based on findings.




Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

As Required

Equal Access/Equal Opportunity 
The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at eaeo_director@spcollege.edu.

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