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SUPERINTENDENT POSITIONS


SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

SOUTH PORTLAND SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 16, 2021
START DATE: JULY 1, 2021

South Portland School Department Board of Education seeks to secure the most qualified candidate to further the mission, vision and goals as articulated in the District Strategic Plan. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to creating a fulfilling school experience and improving student achievement.

The Superintendent will facilitate the mission “Enriching Lives through Quality Learning for All” and will safeguard the beliefs of the South Portland School Department, ensuring that all learners will meet or exceed rigorous content standards and that methods of instruction will inspire and challenge learners. Furthermore, the superintendent will guarantee that every staff member must demonstrate a commitment to creating a fulfilling school experience for all learners and will assure that the schools and the community share responsibility for student learning.

The Superintendent of the South Portland School Department will inspire, lead, guide and direct every member of the administrative, instructional and support staff in setting and achieving the highest standards of excellence, so that each student enrolled in our schools may be provided with a complete, valuable, meaningful and personally rewarding education.

Further, the superintendent will oversee the use of all school facilities, property and funds with maximum efficiency of the school system for the development of the school staff and for the educational growth and welfare of the students.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum degree requirement is a Master’s degree in education or related field
  • Maine state certification (010) required, or documents proving eligibility for certification*
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in education; Minimum of three years’ experience in an administrative capacity;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain positive relations with students, staff, parents, and the community;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with appropriate stakeholders in maintaining a high level of services;
  • Such additions or alternatives as the School Committee finds appropriate and acceptable

The Superintendent’s responsibilities include:

  • District Leadership . Make an impact, knowing when to lead, when to listen, and when to collaborate. Make informed decisions. Embody the district’s mission and pilot our Strategic Plan and its results. Articulate a vision. Foster positive school climate and culture. Be present and active with our schools and community. Drive inclusion through cultural fluency.
  • Student Achievement . Put students first, and nurture their academic, social, and emotional growth. Inspire innovative educational curriculum and programs, including special services. Tackle equity issues and strive for increased equality.
  • Staff Engagement . Champion our talented and dedicated team of 600 teachers, administrators, and staff. Mentor a leadership team of key administrators and principals. Guide the hiring, bargaining, onboarding, engagement, professional development, evaluation, and retention of our district’s top asset--our people.
  • Financial & Budget Management . Bring confidence with numeracy, with experience in creating budgets, getting them approved, and managing expenses. Demonstrate acumen in accounting and finance systems.
  • Operations Excellence . Lead a team responsible for supporting a $53.6M educational enterprise, including Facilities, Human Resources, Technology, Transportation, Health, Safety, and Nutrition Services.
  • Risk Management . Understand and incorporate risk management principles in the decision-making process, overseeing the governance of policy, code of ethics, conflict of interest, investigations, compliance, procurement, audit, and controls. Work wisely with our district legal counsel.
  • Stakeholder Relations . Forge collaborative relationships and communicate effectively with stakeholders, including students, families, teachers, administrators, staff, collective bargaining associations, professional networks, community members, community organizations, legislative advocates, and the media.
  • Board Collaboration. Contribute to a healthy and productive working relationship with the South Portland Board of Education, to whom you will report. Create performance goals and deliver measurable results, with support from the Board.

South Portland is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to be a welcoming and inclusive community that supports the safety and well-being of all of our students and staff. We are committed to implementing programs and practices that support diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a part of this commitment, we welcome all applicants. South Portland does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, gender identity, orientation, disability, religion, age, national origin, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Check us out online at www.spsd.org. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to South Portland.

Contact Maine School Management Association for an application and with any questions. Submit a completed application, resume, and proof of (or eligibility for) Maine Superintendent Certification.

Apply by February 16, 2021:

South Portland Superintendent Search
c/o Maine School Management Association
49 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 622-3473 | Email: msma@msmaweb.com

* You can earn your Maine Superintendent Certification, called Certificate 010, or a Conditional Certificate through one of several flexible pathways: master’s degree or higher, with three years teaching experience and three years of administrative experience, plus other coursework, and approval of a one-year internship prior to the issuance of the Conditional Certificate. Or, special consideration can also be given to a leader without those credentials who submits a portfolio of professional development and relevant experience, or a one-year mentorship approved by the Maine Certification Office. Contact Maine School Management Association for further guidance.


OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS


principal

mt. ararat high school, msad 75

Topsham, MAINE

HOURS/STATUS: Exempt-260 Day FT/Full-year position.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2021
CLOSING DATE: February 19, 2021

TO APPLY: http://applitrack.com/link75/onlineapp

Maine School Administrative District No. 75 is seeking a highly-skilled Administrator and experienced Educator to oversee the daily operations of the Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham, Maine. Mt. Ararat High School educates 733 Students throughout grades 9-12. The candidate will be leading our newly built, state-of-the-art facility that offers exciting opportunities for our students and our community.

This position will oversee, develop, and implement policies, programs, curriculum activities, and budgets in a manner that promotes the educational development of each student and the professional development of each Staff member.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • A collaborative and highly effective educational leader with a demonstrated and genuine interest in developing their students and staff.
  • Strong experience in curriculum planning, review, and implementation.
  • Proven successful experience as a building level Administrator.
  • Broad background in instructional programming and professional development of staff members as well as knowledge of current educational initiatives.
  • Proven record of promoting 21st-century skills and providing a framework for successful learning through technology and critical thinking skills.
  • Leads staff in technology integration to enrich and support student learning.
  • Responsibility for the safety/welfare of both students and staff.
  • Build and foster a school culture of respect, kindness and acceptance.
  • Implements local and state learning standards to build and maintain a school culture that supports students and the learning process.
  • Is responsible for the final determination of retention or promotion of students according to system policies.
  • Coordinates and ensures that sufficient supplies, textbooks, equipment, instructional aids, etc., are on hand so that teachers may teach.
  • Assigns teachers to classrooms and students to classes.
  • Maintains relations with parents, parent groups, school volunteers, and outside agencies.
  • Implements policy and procedure changes from the Board, or the State and Federal level at the building level.
  • Plans for vertical articulation with the middle school.
  • Maintains close professional ties with colleges, vocational, and other post-high school institutions.
  • Makes recommendations relative to teacher assignments as to subject, grade level, and room placement.
  • Any and all other responsibilities as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages and supervises all High School employees.
  • Resolves staff problems and provides support to teachers.
  • Evaluates performance of teachers, program, and staff.
  • Implements the School Department Strategic Plan and High School Mission Statement.
  • Conducts meetings of departments, grade levels, and staff.
  • Interviews and recommends candidates for positions.
  • Approves and evaluates all parent or group activities.
  • Is the spokesperson for the High School’s public relations.
  • Implements and expends the budget for the school.
  • Administers and supervises day-to-day school activities, including curricular, extra-curricular, and co-curricular.
  • Coordinates activities of special supervisors in cooperation with the Superintendent.
  • Supervises graduation and end of year activities.
  • Other responsibilities assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must currently hold Maine Department of Education Building Administrator Certification (#40).
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with, but not limited to, employees, students and community families.
  • Proficiency with technology (Google Suite programs) and other programs such as Infinite Campus.
  • Solid knowledge in school law and areas such as 504 and Special Education and MPA guidelines.

MSAD No. 75 is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


PRINCIPAL

MT. ARARAT Middle SCHOOL, MSAD 75

TOPSHAM, MAINE

HOURS/STATUS: Exempt-260 Day FT/Full-year position.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2021
CLOSING DATE: February 19, 2021

TO APPLY: http://applitrack.com/link75/onlineapp

Maine School Administrative District No. 75 is seeking a highly-skilled Administrator and experienced Educator to oversee the daily operations of the Mt. Ararat Middle School in Topsham, Maine. Mt. Ararat Middle School has approximately 570 Students throughout grades 6-8.

This position will oversee, develop, and implement policies, programs, curriculum activities, and budgets in a manner that promotes the educational development of each student and the professional development of each Staff member.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • A collaborative and highly effective educational leader with a demonstrated and genuine interest in developing their students and staff supporting a middle school philosophy.
  • Proven record of promoting 21st-century skills and providing a framework for successful learning through technology and critical-thinking skills.
  • Leads staff in technology integration to enrich and support student learning.
  • Strong experience in curriculum planning, review, and implementation.
  • Communicate effectively with staff, students, and the community.
  • Proven successful experience as a building level Administrator.
  • Broad background in instructional programming and professional development of staff members and knowledgeable of current educational initiatives.
  • Responsibility for building administration and the safety/welfare of both students and staff.
  • Build and foster a school culture of respect, kindness and acceptance.
  • Responsibility for the safety/welfare of both students and staff.
  • Implements local and state learning standards to build and maintain a school culture that supports students and the learning process.
  • Is responsible for the final determination of retention or promotion of students according to system policies.
  • Coordinates and ensures that sufficient supplies, textbooks, equipment, instructional aids, etc., are on hand so that teachers may teach.
  • Maintains relations with parents, parent groups, school volunteers, and outside agencies.
  • Implements policy and procedure changes from the Board, or the State and Federal level at the building level.
  • Plans for vertical articulation with the five elementary and high school.
  • Makes recommendations relative to teacher assignments as to subject, grade level, and room placement.
  • Any and all other responsibilities as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages and supervises all employees in the Middle School.
  • Resolves staff problems and provides support to teachers.
  • Evaluates performance of teachers, program, and staff.
  • Implements the School Department Strategic Plan and Middle School Mission Statement.
  • Conducts meetings of content levels, grade levels and staff.
  • Interviews and recommends candidates for positions.
  • Is the spokesperson for the Middle School public relations.
  • Implements and expends the budget for the school.
  • Administers and supervises day-to-day school activities, including curricular, extra-curricular, and co-curricular.
  • Coordinates activities of special supervisors in cooperation with the Superintendent.
  • Supervises transitional and end-of-year activities.
  • Other responsibilities assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must currently hold Maine Department of Education Building Administrator Certification (#40).
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with, but not limited to, employees, students, and community families.
  • Proficiency with technology (Google Suite programs) and other programs such as Infinite Campus.
  • Solid knowledge in school law and areas such as 504 and Special Education and MPA guidelines.

MSAD No. 75 is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


OUT OF STATE ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS


P/t SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
SAU 82 - Chester School Department

Chester, New Hampshire

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 29, 2021

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.


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