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Dean, College of Computer & Information Technology [ID: 5034] [PeopleSoft ID: 0979]
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Compensation: $107,009.85-$133,762.31
Openings: 1 PeopleSoft ID: 0979
Department: College of Computer and Information Technology Location: St. Pete / Gibbs
Position Summary:

St. Petersburg College is in search of a new Dean for the College of Computer and Information Technology. Located on the West Central coast of Florida, St. Petersburg College is part of the Florida State College System serving over 45,000 students each year at learning sites throughout Pinellas County. It boasts one of the largest online programs in the country and ranks as one of the Best Overall Online Bachelor’s Programs, and Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans by U.S. News and World Reports. With degrees and certificates in computer programming, cybersecurity, computer networking, web development, and technology management, SPC offers credentials that prepare students for the best technology jobs. The College works closely with industry partners to offer the most relevant and up-to-date curriculum and learning experiences for students, in addition to guided pathway partnerships with the University of South Florida, University of Central Florida, and others. SPC is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense for Two-Year Education (CAE-2Y) through 2024. This achievement, from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), validates the program's rigor and viability to promote higher education and develop a high-quality workforce with expertise in cyber defense. 


If you are interested in a higher education leadership opportunity in technology that encourages creativity, collaboration, and innovation, this job is for you. SPC offers a competitive benefits package worth 46% of the salary, including expansive time off and healthcare benefits, participation in the Florida State Retirement System, and free college tuition for eligible employees, spouses, and eligible children. Working at St. Petersburg College offers the opportunity to live where people vacation. The St. Petersburg/Clearwater area made Travel + Leisure's worldwide list of “The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2022” and is consistently recognized as having America's Best Beaches, a vibrant arts community, and amazing outdoor and sporting experiences as a healthy, sunny destination.

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 of our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.

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 Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Telecommunications or in a related field required. Doctorate preferred.


Five years (5) of management experience in assigned area. A distinguished record of teaching and service in a college or university or senior-level management experience in industry. A demonstrated strong commitment to enhancing diversity and building a culturally competent teaching and learning community. Publications and recognitions in professional societies and in the field of work; demonstrated success in the acquisition of external funding and development of community relationships. Experience in 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 in technology areas;
  • Ability to manage a team across a multi-campus college, where in-district travel is required;
  • Ability to teach at baccalaureate level in the technology 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, 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 Dr. Devona F. Pierre, the director of EAEO and Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at