Associate Dean, Institute Public Safety

Broward College

Central Campus, FL

Job posting number: #7223905 (Ref:REQ-000041952)

Posted: March 2, 2024

Job Description

Job Profile Summary

Reporting to the Dean of the Institute of Public Safety (IPS), the Associate Dean serves in an administrative and leadership capacity, and oversees the operations of the IPS professional and executive development. This position is responsible for all division operations in accordance with college policies, procedures, contractual agreements, and works in support of the overall plan of the College as well as all policies and procedures of the State of Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
Responsible for the operations of the Division, which include personnel, student matters, instruction, scheduling, interaction with client agencies, adherence to F.A.C. 11B and F.S.S. 943, curriculum implementation, and fiscal activities of the division of criminal justice training.
Equally important, the Associate Dean works extensively with law enforcement and corrections agencies to implement academy programs, make enhancements to existing programs and meet the agencies training needs. Work also includes developing and maintaining department budgets, and approving operational expenditures, payroll and purchases. Performs related work as directed.


Minimum Education:

  • Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Education, or related field.  

Minimum Experience/Training:

  • Three years of experience in a criminal justice setting with progressively knowledgeable/responsible supervisory/management experience in training and certifications of criminal justice professions, with practical knowledge of Federal, State, County and Municipal criminal justice occupation qualifications and requirements strongly preferred. Experience in training with an emphasis on adult learning theories.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, financial management and budget design skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching in a law enforcement setting and scholarly/creative research in higher education strongly preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Understanding of FSS 943 and Florida Admin. Code 11B
  • Strong Budget development skills 
  • Understanding of the Florida Trust Fund, development, implementation, and auditing methodology 

Minimum Certification/Licenses:

  • FDLE Instructor Certification preferred. 

Essential Functions:

  • Daily -25%: Administers the entry training programs for correctional probation officer, corrections officer, law enforcement officer, police service aide and various certification courses in compliance with Florida State Statutes, rules of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, the policies of the Institute of Public Safety and the College.
  • Daily -20%: Manages full-time staff, faculty, program managers and more than one hundred adjunct instructors to ensure all programs are conducted within established policies and procedures; all course content is covered in each class; all documentation, forms, registrations, grades and certifications are recorded accurately; and all fiscal matters are processed accurately.
  • Weekly -10%: Prepares, maintains, and evaluates testing content and validity to ensure specific learning objectives are accomplished for more than 40 courses. Develops and evaluates new curricula as needed.
  • Daily -10%: Advises criminal justice agencies at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels, and the public at large, regarding requirements for employment, training, and continuing education for officers.
  • Daily -10%: Advises students as needed for specialized degree and program offerings, registers students, determines if courses taken at other institutions are equivalent to our courses, and gives placement tests for upper level courses to students.
  • Monthly -10%: Manages operating budget of $1.5 million, plus $240,000 in material, equipment, and supply funds from the CJI-Tri-Party Account, as well as property valued at over $1 million, to include a fleet of 15 patrol cars, an arsenal of firearms, firearms simulator training equipment and other physical assets. Ensures safety and maintenance policies for such.
  • Other, as needed -10%: Attends and participates in various meetings and committees, e.g., Training Center Directors' Association meetings, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, Certification Examination Committee, Broward County Chiefs of Police Association meetings to include four or more out-of-county meetings per year. Keep abreast of all relevant changes and revisions to the Florida Administrative Code and Florida State Statutes.
  • Other, as needed - 5%: Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of relevant Florida State Statutes and Florida and administrative codes
  • Models inclusive excellence through specific actions that support the College’s diversity goals in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of talented and diverse faculty and staff 
  • Oversees and coordinates professional development plans, management and evaluation, and submits appropriate recommendations of personnel actions
  • May manage multiple discipline/departments or multiple units within a division
  • Works directly with contractual provisions, interpreting contract language and working with faculty to ensure contract provisions are met
  • Develops and manages the academic, student or business department’s budget(s)  
  • Has full responsibility for multiple academic disciplines, units or departments 
  • Responsible for the protection and safe-keeping of confidential data acquired during the course of work.


Leadership & Results Orientation

Inspires and generates enthusiasm and commitment to the vision, mission and core values of the College.  Promotes employee growth and development through professional, technical, and academic programs and services.  Makes effective decisions and produces results through strategic planning and development, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.  Sets goals and priorities that maximize the use of resources available to consistently deliver results

Innovation and Creativity

Successfully implements creative ideas to move the organization, processes, and systems forward.  Introduces new concepts, models, practices and services that serve to improve the Colleges value in the community.

Teamwork & Collaboration

Promotes quality teams through the effective use of the organization’s performance management system (e.g. establishes performance standards, appraises staff accomplishments using developed standards, and takes action to reward and counsel as appropriate). Embraces and employs the diversity of individuals, cultures, values, ideas and communication styles in the achievement of common goals.

Models inclusive excellence through specific actions that support the College’s diversity goals in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of talented and diverse faculty and staff.

Continuous Improvement & Quality Service Orientation

Anticipates, identifies, diagnoses and consults on potential or actual problem areas relating to program implementation and divisional goal achievement.  Fosters and environment of respect, dignity, and compassion that affirms and empowers all of its members (students, faculty, staff, outside organizations, others you provide service to) while striving for the highest ethical standards and social responsibility.

Resource Management & Technology

Develops and implements the most emergent technologies for the unit utilizing methods and strategies that create environments that are flexible and responsive to the needs of local and national trends and the College’s mission.  Plans, organizes and manages resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Ensures the effective use of college resources, implements fiscally sound practices and environmentally sustainable initiatives.

Job Title

Associate Dean, Institute Public Safety


Position Number



Job Status

Full time Regular



Institute of Public Safety



Central Campus


Pay Grade




$81,900 - $94,185 Salary commensurate with education and experience.


Work Shift



Work Schedule

Monday - Friday


Hours Per Week



Posting End Date

Open Until Filled



To be considered for this position, a completed online employment application form along with a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript are required.


Designated Essential Personnel



FLSA Status



Position Classification



Special Instructions to Applicant:

For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process and must be attached to the online application. If unable to attach the documentation, please email document to or fax to 954-201-7612, stating clearly the position name(s) and position number(s) the transcript is to be attached to.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline. All required documentation must be received on or before the job posting end date.

**Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the “Resume/CV/Transcript/License/Certification” section of the application**

Please refer to link with the instructions on how to submit an application with multiple documents. 

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the required background screening process.

Broward College uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States.  You will be required to complete an I-9 Form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.


Diversity and Inclusion are a priority at Broward College
Broward College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from eligible veterans and spouses of veterans, underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other legally protected classification.

For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s non-discrimination policies, contact the Vice President for Talent and Culture at 954-201-7449, Broward College, 6400 NW 6th Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation with the application process, please contact the Talent and Culture Department at


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted of describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related education/experience beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Broward College reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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Job posting number:#7223905 (Ref:REQ-000041952)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Broward College
Fort Lauderdale,Florida
United States
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