Superintendent Positions

Superintendent Search
Steamboat Springs School District
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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The Steamboat Springs School District, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Board of Education, is seeking a highly qualified and fully licensed Superintendent. The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position August 1, 2022.

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development, in association with the Colorado Association of School Boards, has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the board of education in identifying and screening the candidates.

Enrollment: 2,600

Location: Most known for Steamboat Ski Resort, there's both a historic downtown and mountain village situated about a few miles apart. Downtown Steamboat Springs is a true western town, with wide streets (for accommodating large cattle herds), welcoming locals, and timeless surrounding natural beauty at an elevation of 6,732′.  Steamboat Springs was originally a summer resort before it became known as Ski Town, USA and renowned for its world class skiing and famed Champagne Powder. Travelers in the early 1900s visited Steamboat Springs in the summer months for the natural hot springs and vast hunting and fishing opportunities. Steamboat Springs is located just 160 miles northwest of Denver.  Steamboat Springs School District No. RE-2 is a highly rated, public school with students in grades PK, K-12. 

The Qualifications

The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make. The board has identified the following desired characteristics: 

LEADERSHIP:

Seasoned inspirational leader focused on creating a culture of respect where staff and students are empowered. A collaborative team builder who creates consensus through active listening and supports a systems approach. A leader who can have difficult conversations and is willing to make hard decisions.

VISIONARY:

A creative problem solver who seeks to build support for innovative and strategic thinking. A visionary who creates an environment where we can effectively address challenging issues including attracting and retaining quality staff and planning appropriately for district growth.

EDUCATOR:

An instructional leader with successful classroom and building leadership experience who supports best practices and is data-driven in their decision making. A leader who recognizes the importance of the mental health, climate, and culture in student success and who creates an environment of rigor with the goal of continuously increasing performance so that every student can reach their highest potential.

ACCOUNTABLE: 

 Ethical, honest, and trustworthy leader who understands the value of transparency. An administrator with in-depth knowledge of school finance who is an effective steward of the taxpayers' contributions to support the learning of each child. An individual who holds themselves and others accountable.

COMMUNICATOR:

An extraordinary communicator who will listen to, authentically engage, and inspire the full array of diverse stakeholders. An approachable leader who is visible, accessible and involved in the community and has the ability to create strong partnerships and trusting relationships with staff, students, administration, and community. 

Salary: $190,000-$230,000 based upon experience, with a negotiated benefit package that includes family health, dental and vision, and single life insurance

Search Timeline:

  • Closing date for applications: June 20, 2022
  • Board of Education selects finalists to interview:  June 27th, 2022
  • Interviews with the Board of Education: July 20-22nd, 2022
  • Selection of new Superintendent: July 22, 2022
  • Start date: August 1, 2022

Contact information:
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.
11725 Arbor St., Suite 220
Omaha, NE 68144
888-375-4814
Email: apps@macnjake.com
School Website:  https://www.steamboatschools.net 
Consultants:
Dr. Randy Zila r_zila@macnjake.com
Dr. Christy Sinner    c_sinner@macnjake.com

Steamboat Springs School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability and, when needed, will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees. Anyone requesting a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruitment process please contact McPherson & Jacobson at the address/phone/email above.

Interim Superintendent Search
RE-1 Valley School District
Sterling, Colorado

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The RE-1 Valley School District, Sterling, Colorado, Board of Education, is seeking a highly qualified and fully licensed Interim Superintendent.  The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2022.

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development, in association with the Colorado Association of Board of Educations, has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the Board of Education in identifying and screening the candidates.

Enrollment: 2,000 students
Location: Sterling, Colorado is the hub of activity for the high plains of Northeast Colorado, sitting alongside the South Platte River. The residents, number almost 14,000. Connected to the surrounding region via Interstate 76, it is less than two hours to Denver, Greeley, or Fort Collins.

The Qualifications

The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The Board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make. The Board developed the following desired characteristics.

  • Possesses excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent communications skills with community and staff
  • A leader who understands a rural community
  • A caring leader
  • Someone who is very transparent in their leadership
  • A person who would be highly recommended by their staff and previous employment
  • A leader who has a vision or who can develop one with a clear mission that can move the district forward 
  • Highly skilled in working with staff and who can build strong positive relationships
  • Committed to the success of the school district kids first
  • Values staff and know the importance of their contributions
  • Willingness to listen and not to just respond
  • Has proven performance to be an effective leader, a leader who is strong being a conservative fiscal manager and understands budgeting and allocation of resources. 
  • Morale builder
  • Innovative thinker and willing to program development with new ideas
  • Someone who is familiar with the area and who is also open to learning about the area
  • A leader who can build trust and rapport with the community and with the staff
  •  Experience as a superintendent is preferred
  • Out of box thinker who is innovative and creative
  • Someone who will bring new ideas to the district to move forward
  • An educator who is a student-centered and is an instructional leader, understands and values teaching/learning, a consensus builder capable of creating an environment which promotes success for all students, staff, and the community.  
  • Understand the Sterling/Caliche communities and can build partnerships within those communities
  • A leader who empowers people to be their best
  • A leader who can manage conflict
  • Collaborative decision maker who involves people in the decision making , but when necessary make a decision
  • Highly visible in the community, schools and volunteers in the community
  • Not a micro manager 
  • Trust builder and can build trust back in the community
  • Understands communication; is open to feedback
  • Honest, high level of integrity
  • Totally engaged in the community

Salary Range: $155,000-$175,000 based upon experience, with a negotiated benefit package that includes family health, dental and vision, and single life insurance 

Search Timeline:

  • Closing date for applications: June 9, 2022
  • Board of Education selects finalists to interview: June 13, 2022
  • Interviews with Board of Education: June 28, 2022
  • Selection of new Interim Superintendent: June 28, 2022
  • Start Date: July 1, 2022

Contact information:
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.
11725 Arbor St., Suite 220
Omaha, NE 68144
888-375-4814
Email: apps@macnjake.com
School Website: http://re1valleyschools.org 
Consultant: Dr. Randy Zila r_zila@macnjake.com

RE-1 Valley School District, Sterling, Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability and, when needed, will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees. Anyone requesting a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruitment process please contact McPherson & Jacobson at the address/phone/email above.

Superintendent Search
Moffat County School District RE-1
Craig, Colorado

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The Moffat County School District RE-1, Craig, Colorado, Board of Education, is seeking a highly qualified Superintendent.  The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position August 1, 2022.

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development, in association with the Colorado Association of School Boards, has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the Board of Education in identifying and screening the candidates.

Enrollment: 2,068 students
Location: 200 miles northwest of Denver 

The Qualifications

The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The Board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make. The Board developed the following desired characteristics.

Leadership – A leader of strong character who is organized, decisive and willing to take on many challenges.  An honest person who has integrity and is trustworthy.  A leader with the stamina and determination to stand by a decision. A visionary who strives on building an innovative culture of improvement.  A leader with a strong work ethic.

Communicator – A leader with a positive personality who is visible in the schools and the greater community.  A person who writes and speaks with clarity and confidence.  A leader who listens, shows empathy and involves others in their decision-making.  A personable leader who enjoys being with people.  A person who can guide divergent issues toward solutions with firmness and dignity.  A leader who knows and understands technology.  A person who will live in the district. 

Educator – A person with a strong working knowledge of education.  A leader with classroom  and building leadership (preferred) experience who listens to the classroom teacher and understands parenting and family life.  A leader who has demonstrated a track record of excellence in education.  A leader who knows and understands technology’s impact on the classroom.  

Accountable – A leader with business acumen.  A leader who empowers staff and holds them accountable.  A competent fiscal agent who thrives on transparency. 

Compensation Parameter - $140,000 - $160,000 with Family Health Insurance and other negotiated benefits

Search Timeline:

  • Closing Date for Applications:  June 13, 2022
  • Board of Education Selects Finalists: June 23, 2022
  • Interviews with Board of Education: July 7th and 8th, 2022
  • Selection of New Superintendent: July 8, 2022
  • Start Date: August 1, 2022

Contact information:
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.
11725 Arbor St., Suite 220
Omaha, NE 68144
888-375-4814
Email: apps@macnjake.com
School Website: https://www.moffatsd.org
Consultant: Dr. Norm Ridder n_ridder@macnjake.com

Moffat County School District RE-1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability and, when needed, will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees. Anyone requesting a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruitment process please contact McPherson & Jacobson at the address/phone/email above.

Superintendent Search
Prairie School District
New Raymer, Colorado

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The Prairie School District, New Raymer, Colorado, Board of Education, is seeking a highly qualified and fully licensed Superintendent.  The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2022.

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development, in association with the Colorado Association of School Boards, has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the board of education in identifying and screening the candidates.

Enrollment: 200
Location: Prairie School Dist. RE-11J in Northeastern Colorado is located on the grasslands between the towns of New Raymer and Stoneham. The school is approximately thirty miles west of Sterling and twenty-seven miles north of Fort Morgan. Prairie School District serves students from all of the above mentioned towns and surrounding communities as well as those students who reside in the district.

The Qualifications

The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make. The board has identified the following desired characteristics: 

  • Disciplines equally with students, community, board, staff and parents
  • Will take care of building
  • Values small town
  • Appreciates rural life
  • Understands rural education
  • Involved in community
  • Preferred teaching and administration experience
  • Understands Colorado state laws
  • Understands Colorado state standards
  • Good at finance
  • Supports professional development
  • Good listener – listen to understand
  • Has conservative values
  • Good at public relations
  • Will hold themselves and others accountable
  • Independent thinker
  • Highly recommended by previous staff
  • Looks through all situations with different lenses
  • Professional
  • Good communicator
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Data informed
  • Works well with CBOCES
  • Creates a pleasant and respectful environment
  • Is welcoming
  • Positive, approachable and optimistic
  • Problem solver
  • Willing to be all in and not half in/half out
  • Strong moral compass
  • Servant leader
  • Knowledgeable about bond referendum and mil levy
  • Values people and ensures that they feel valued
  • Prefer superintendent experience
  • Prefer candidate live in district
  • Strong technology background – proficient
  • Will support policy regarding armed staff and security and the armed staff program

Salary: $90,000-$125,000 based upon experience, with a negotiated benefit package that includes family health, dental and vision, and single life insurance, and district provided housing

Search Timeline:

  • Closing date for applications: May 31, 2022
  • Board of Education selects finalists to interview:  June 13, 2022
  • Interviews with the Board of Education: June 27-29, 2022
  • Selection of new Superintendent:  June 30, 2022
  • Start date: July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible

Contact information:
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.
11725 Arbor St., Suite 220
Omaha, NE 68144
888-375-4814
Email: apps@macnjake.com
School Website: http://prairieschool.org 
Consultant: Dr. Randy Zila R_zila@macnjake.com

Prairie School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability and, when needed, will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees. Anyone requesting a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruitment process please contact McPherson & Jacobson at the address/phone/email above.

 

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