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Academic Director, Institute of Public Safety

Santa Fe College - Gainesville, Florida

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$57,879.00 annual
Top Pay:
$93,855.00 annual

Job Description

Academic Affairs is seeking a full-time Academic director of the Institute of Public Safety to oversee the areas of academic programs for Law Enforcement (police academy), Corrections, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Paramedic, Fire Science, and Aviation. The individual will be in charge of planning, implementing and assessing curriculum and student outcomes. Curriculum management includes activities such as coordinating with faculty for student and program learning outcomes, student assessment, management of program degrees, preparation of course materials, defining and implementing teaching strategies appropriate for the course content; and, creating and implementing evaluation instruments. This position will be responsible for preparing and submitting the Committee on Accreditation of Education programs for the EMS Progressions (CoAEMSP) and IPS programs under the College’s Southern Association of College and Schools @SACS) accreditation. Responsibilities and duties may include: Leadership and vision in achieving and maintaining program accreditations; plan and prepare for program reviews and College/program accreditations.
  • Leadership and vision of the Public Safety education programs, program faculty, and students. Maintain professional and courteous relationships with other law enforcement agencies, state attorney’s office, courts, fire organizations, emergency services agencies, as well as the campus community.
  • Participate with leadership in Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Department of Education programs, Department of Health, and State Fire Marshall. Organize, plan, implement and evaluate programs including budget; development of academic program plans.
  • Leadership and study of the development of engaging curriculum, and student learning.
  • Implement agreements with clinical affiliates for student rotation experiences.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners and program advisory committees.
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal and practice issues affecting Public Safety education.
  • Manage, plan, collect and report programmatic data for college, state, national and accreditation purposes.
  • Management of program personnel, including adjunct faculty.
  • Meetings and committee work as designated.
  • Other duties assigned.
  • Additional Information

    APPLICATION PROCESS:All applicants must submit a SF application, letter of intent, updated resume, three current letters of recommendation, and college transcripts. A SF application may be requested or accessed via the SF Human Resources website. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for review purposes only. Candidates should be aware that official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made. All information must be submitted to the Human Resources office, Santa Fe College, by the application deadline.

    Job Requirements

    • Age: : Adult
    • Education: : Bachelors degree or higher
    • Experience: : At least 2 years experience in criminal justice field
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree or higher and at least two years of experience as a supervisor in an appropriate criminal justice field is required. Leadership experience in initial program accreditation and/or successful reaffirmation of accreditation is preferred. This position requires experience in Public Safety presentations at professional conferences or professional discipline organizations. Teaching experience, either as a faculty member or an Academic Coordinator in at least one of the programs in Public Safety is preferred. Strong communication, organization and interpersonal problem-solving skills are preferred. Experience working with a diverse population at a post-secondary educational level is preferred. A criminal background check will be conducted.

    Contact Informaton

    Suzanne Fisher

    Santa Fe College
    3000 NW 83 Street Bldg RA
    Gainesville, Florida 32606
    phone: 352-395-5187

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