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Superintendent of Schools

Greenfield Central Schools | Greenfield IN 46140 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 09/13/2013

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The Superintendent is the chief executive officer of the School Corporation.  He/she shall act in accordance with the policies, rules and regulations as established by the Board of School Trustees and laws and administration regulations of the State of Indiana.

The position requires significant cognitive effort to plan and carry out duties. Strong organizational, leadership and technological skills are necessary.  Decisions and actions frequently must occur with minimal time for reflection. Situations faced often involve complex interpersonal communications. Solutions require integration of information and considerable judgment. How a decision is communicated is often as important as the actual message.

 

Contract Length     

260 working days per year

Compensation & Terms         

Compensation will be competitive & commensurate with experience.

Job Performance Responsibilities  

Policy and Contract Administration

 The Superintendent will coordinate a management team consisting of all administrative personnel.

 The Superintendent shall be the professional advisor to the Board of School Trustees in the formulation of policies for the school system and shall execute the policies adopted by the Board of School Trustees. He/she shall have the responsibility to make rules and regulations to govern routine matters of School Corporation operation.

 The Superintendent shall make sure that Corporation policies are administered fairly and consistently throughout the Corporation. He/she will also carry on policy evaluation and revision and make recommendations to the Board for proposed changes.

 The Superintendent shall advise the Board of School Trustees during the formulation and execution of all contracts entered into by the Board of School Trustees and School Corporation.

 Planning

 The Superintendent helps to establish both short and long-range goals for the Corporation. He/she fosters new ideas, acts as a catalyst for change and innovative thinking and accepts accountability for the overall effectiveness.

 The Superintendent shall establish and maintain an organizational system with clearly defined lines of authority and responsibility for all members of the school staff and shall be responsible for the proper administration of the schools within this framework.

 He/she shall assume full responsibility for making all recommendations to the Board of School Trustees on all phases of school operation. He/she will solicit input from the staff.

 The Superintendent shall be responsible for the planning and use of all school facilities and will be responsible for the control and supervision of all school buildings, grounds, and equipment, subject to the policies and regulations adopted by the Board of School Trustees.

 The Superintendent shall recommend plans for long-range maintenance program for renovations of the school property and for new construction, and he/she shall be responsible that all such plans, once approved by the Board of School Trustees are properly executed.

 He/she shall keep the Board of School Trustees informed of the School Corporation’s progress toward achieving its goals and objectives.

Budgeting And Financial Planning

 The Superintendent is responsible for the preparation of and administration of a School Corporation budget. It will be prepared and administered in compliance with Board policy and state law.

 Budget information will be prepared for presentation to the Board of School Trustees.

Supervision And Evaluation

 The Superintendent will ensure that a staff supervision and evaluation program is carried out throughout the Corporation.

 He/she shall assume complete responsibility for the evaluation of personnel who report directly to him/her and review the evaluation of all other administrators and teaching personnel of the Corporation.

 The Superintendent or his/her designee shall provide supervision of all instruction and the control and management of all pupils.

Staff Relations

 It is the responsibility of the Superintendent that positive personnel practices are carried out within the Corporation.

 The Superintendent shall make recommendations to the Board regarding the employment and promotion of all personnel.

 Communication shall be maintained between the Superintendent and all employees and will keep the Board apprised when necessary.

Staff Recruitment And Development

 The Superintendent or delegated staff member shall be responsible for recruitment, selection and assignment of all employees needed by the School Corporation.

 He/she shall work with the Corporation in-service committee on the development, maintenance, and operation of a constructive program of in-service training and education for all employees of the school system.

School/Community Relations

 The Superintendent will ensure that the Corporation maintains positive school-community relations. This will be a cooperative effort between the Board, administrators, teachers and support staff.

 The Superintendent and the staff will keep the parents and the community apprised of the status of the schools and their programs.

 The Superintendent will serve as an advocate for students and their educational programs.

 The Superintendent will establish a relationship with local, state, and if possible national leaders to advocate for the interests of the Greenfield Central School Corporation

Curriculum

 It is recognized that the curriculum of the School Corporation is the most important part of the program. The Superintendent and his/her staff will make sure that the Corporation maintains the highest academic level possible for the students.

 He/she shall prepare, or have prepared for his/her approval, the content of each course of study in the Corporation curriculum and keep the Board apprised of the Corporation curriculum.

 He/she shall prepare, or have prepared for his/her approval, the content of each course of study in the Corporation curriculum, and shall keep the Board apprised of changes in the curriculum and seek its approval for major changes.

Discipline

 It is the Superintendent's responsibility to make certain that fair and equal treatment of all employees and students is maintained throughout the Corporation.

 The Superintendent shall ensure that policies and procedures are established for students’ rights, responsibilities and discipline.

 Employee discipline will be administered fairly and consistently in accordance with all policies, contracts and laws.

 Suspension of employees or students may be made at any time by the Superintendent. He/she may recommend to the Board of School Trustees dismissal of employees and expulsion of students.

Communication

 The Superintendent shall relate to staff members, parent groups, agencies of the community and other educational agencies.

 The maintenance of both internal and external communications are the responsibility of the Corporation Administrator.

 The Superintendent shall keep the Board of School Trustees apprised of the success of policies adopted, the general condition of the school system, and problems requiring Board of School Trustees consideration.

 The Superintendent shall notify all members of the Board of School Trustees of all regular and special meetings, and attend all meetings of the Board of School Trustees.

 The Superintendent shall post notification of all Board and Committee meetings.

 The Superintendent shall keep the Board of School Trustees apprised of the status of all litigation.Cognitive Requirements

The position requires significant cognitive effort to plan and carry out duties. Strong organizational, leadership and technological skills are necessary.  Decisions and actions frequently must occur with minimal time for reflection. Situations faced often involve complex interpersonal communications. Solutions require integration of information and considerable judgment. How a decision is communicated is often as important as the actual message. 

 

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Location Greenfield, IN, United States
Categories CEO/Superintendent/President
Organization Type Public School

Location Maptop

Contact Informationtop

Contact Name Dan Strahl
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Phone 317-462-8848
Job Code -
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