Cherry Hill is a 24-square mile area located in southern New Jersey, about 20 minutes from Philadelphia, 90 minutes from New York City, one hour from Atlantic City and three hours from Washington, D.C.
The area's original inhabitants were Lenni-Lenape Native Americans who peacefully co-existed with English settlers- followers of William Penn- who arrived in the late 1600s. In 1695, the English formed the community of Waterford Township, one of the original townships of old Gloucester County. The community had a long, varied, and successful existence as an agricultural center and mill town.
On March 13, 1844, residents held a town meeting and incorporated as Delaware Township which became part of the newly organized Camden County. A description of Delaware Township, in 1886, depicted a "prosperous agricultural community" composed chiefly of gristmills and carriage-making shops. * On November 7, 1961 residents voted to rename the community, Cherry Hill, Township.
Cherry Hill SD is the 11th largest public school district in the state. Student enrollment is 10,600 serving 6,650 families, approximately. There are 19 schools including 1 early childhood center, 12 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 high schools and 1 alternative high school program. With 1,696 employees and a general fund budget of approximately 254 million Cherry Hill SD strives to deliver on its mission to “provide all children with an education that develops open-minded thinkers with the strong academic and interpersonal skills to thrive in an ever-changing world and make it a better place for all.” ** The district has a stellar reputation for excellence throughout the state.
The CHSD is seeking for an innovative/engaging leader who is committed to providing a high-quality education, values open-minded thinking, and strives to produce well-prepared, inspired graduates. **
Specific desired leadership characteristics and qualifications are expected to be available and posted on or around October 16, 2023. Candidates must possess or be immediately eligible for a New Jersey School Administrator Certificate or a Certificate of Eligibility. A multi-year contract will be offered with a salary in the range of $260,000 subject to actual experience, qualifications, and negotiations. All interested candidates should apply through the link on this website. Applications will be received through December 12, 2023.
*Cherry Hill Township website: www.chnj.gov
**Cherry Hill School District website: www.chclc.org