SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

Hampshire Regional Middle and High School ( learn more )

Hampshire Regional School District

Westhampton , MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2874895
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
  • Posted : December 12, 2017

Job Description

Hampshire Regional High School and four elementary districts in the foothills of the Berkshires seek an educational leader with a vision of excellence who can build on the strengths of schools serving 1,750 students, PK to 12.

 

The successful candidate should have:

 

  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Wide experience in school policy and educational issues
  • An understanding of regional and local school budget and financial matters
  • Experience with personnel and employee relations, including collective bargaining
  • Graduate degree in school administration (an earned doctorate preferred)
  • At least ten years professional experience as a teacher and administrator

 

The candidate must be MA certified or certifiable as Superintendent in MA.

Salary:                                  Competitive

Application deadline:              February 1, 2018

Appointment:                        June 30, 2018

Start date:                            July 1, 2018

 

Do not send resume and credentials. First, request application requirements from:

 

               Taffy Bassett Fox, Superintendent’s Office

               19 Stage Road

               Westhampton, MA 01027-9655

               (413) 527-7200

               tbassettfox@hr-k12.org

 

LEADERSHIP PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

 

  1. Interprets and clarifies the purposes and needs of the school system to the Committees, staff, students and the public.

 

  1. Coordinates the total educational program and provides leadership in its development and improvement.

 

  1. Interprets for the staff and implements all Committee policy and all state laws relevant to education.

 

  1. Coordinates work and fosters an esprit de corps among administrators; providing them counsel and motivation.

 

  1. Represents the districts in their dealings with other school systems, institutions and agencies, community organizations, and the general public.

 

  1. Represents the schools before the public and maintains a communications program to keep the public informed about activities, needs and successes of the schools.

 

  1. Remains current with regard to educational thought and practices through research or advanced study,  visits to other districts, attending conferences and workshops of administrative organizations, and through collegial interactions with other superintendents.  Keeps the Committees informed about trends in education.

 

  1. Takes discretionary action if necessary on matters not covered by Committee policy and reports such action to the Committees as soon as possible.  Recommends policy in order to provide guidance for similar situations in the future.

 

  1. Uses discretion in delegating to other employees of the Committee the exercise of any powers or the discharge of any duties, with the knowledge that doing so does not relieve the Superintendent of final                responsibility for the actions taken under such delegation.

 

  1. Maintains communication among administrators through periodic district meetings of principals, central office directors and coordinators.

 

  1. Ensures compliance with all federal and state laws, regulations, policies, and reporting requirements.

 


SUPERVISORY PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Supervises directly or through delegation all activities of the school system according to Committee policy.

 

  1. Informs and advises the Committees about the programs, practices and problems of the schools, and the activities operating under their authority.

 

  1. Supervises those responsible for the various specialized areas of central administration including pupil personnel services, health services, business management and transportation, curriculum development, and  research.

 

  1. Approves vacation schedules for principals and central office personnel.

 

  1. Evaluates the performance of principals and central office administrators.  Establishes terms and conditions for continued employment on probationary status or removes those whose work is unsatisfactory or not in accordance with established performance standards.

 

  1. Oversees the timely review and revision of all curriculum areas and courses of study.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Administers as chief school executive the development and maintenance of a positive educational program designed to meet the needs of the community, and to carry out the policies of the School Committees.

 

  1. Works with the principals to recommend the number and type of positions required to provide proper personnel for the operation of each school’s program.

 

  1. Recommends policies on organization, finance, instruction, school safety, school physical plant, student services and all other functions of the school program.

 

  1. Appoints principals and central office personnel consistent with statute and policy.

 

  1. Assumes responsibility for the overall financial planning of the district and preparing the annual budget for submission to the Committees for review and approval.

 

  1. Administers budgets as enacted by the Committees in accordance with legal requirements and adopted policy.

 

  1. Maintains complete and appropriate records for the schools, including financial accounts, business and property  transactions,  personnel files, pupil enrollment and attendance data, and scholastic records.  Acts  as custodian of such records and of all other contracts, securities, documents, title papers, ledgers, meeting  minutes, and other papers belonging to the Committees.

 

  1. Reports to the Committees such matters as deemed material to the understanding and proper management of the schools, or as the Committees may request.

 

  1. Prepares and submits recommendations on all matters requiring Committee action, and provides such necessary facts, information and reports as needed to insure informed decision.

 

  1. Receives from employees all communications to the Committees; communicates directly or through delegation all actions of the Committees relating to personnel matters to all employees.

 

  1. Recommends to the Committees a plan for transporting pupils in accordance with the law and safety                requirements.

 

  1. Subject to direction and approval of the Committees, establishes and maintains efficient procedures and effective controls for all expenditures or school funds in accordance with adopted budgets.

 

  1. Meets with chairpersons to plan School Committee meeting agendas. Attends and participates in all meetings of the Committees, or authorizes other administrators to attend when conflicting meeting schedules occur.

 

  1. Performs other tasks as may from time to time be assigned by the Committees.

 

 

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve-month year.  Salary and benefits established by the five school committees.

 

EVALUATION:                         Annually in accordance with provisions of School Committee policy.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Superintendent
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Hampshire Regional School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • TITLE: Superintendent of Schools

      QUALIFICATIONS: 1. An earned master's degree or higher with a major in educational administration.
      2. Commonwealth of Massachusetts certification as a school Superintendent.
      3. Ten years’ combined experience in teaching and school administration.
      4. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the School Committee may find appropriate and acceptable.

      REPORTS TO: The Five School Committees

      SUPERVISES: Directly or indirectly, every school employee.

      JOB GOALS: To inspire, lead, guide and direct every member of the administrative, instructional and supportive services team in setting and achieving the highest standards of excellence, so that each individual student will be provided a complete, valuable, meaningful and personally rewarding education.

      To oversee and administer the use of all district facilities, property and funds with a maximum of efficiency, a minimum of waste, and an ever-present overriding awareness of and concern for their impact upon each student’s education.

      LEADERSHIP PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES


      1. Interprets and clarifies the purposes and needs of the school system to the Committees, staff, students and the public.

      2. Coordinates the total educational program and provides leadership in its development and improvement.

      3. Interprets for the staff and implements all Committee policy and all state laws relevant to education.

      4. Coordinates work and fosters an esprit de corps among administrators; providing them counsel and motivation.

      5. Represents the districts in their dealings with other school systems, institutions and agencies, community organizations, and the general public.

      6. Represents the schools before the public and maintains a communications program to keep the public informed about activities, needs and successes of the schools.

      7. Remains current with regard to educational thought and practices through research or advanced study, visits to other districts, attending conferences and workshops of administrative organizations, and through collegial interactions with other superintendents. Keeps the Committees informed about trends in education.

      8. Takes discretionary action if necessary on matters not covered by Committee policy and reports such action to the Committees as soon as possible. Recommends policy in order to provide guidance for similar situations in the future.

      9. Uses discretion in delegating to other employees of the Committee the exercise of any powers or the discharge of any duties, with the knowledge that doing so does not relieve the Superintendent of final responsibility for the actions taken under such delegation.

      10. Maintains communication among administrators through periodic district meetings of principals, central office directors and coordinators.

      11. Ensures compliance with all federal and state laws, regulations, policies, and reporting requirements.


      SUPERVISORY PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

      1. Supervises directly or through delegation all activities of the school system according to Committee policy.

      2. Informs and advises the Committees about the programs, practices and problems of the schools, and the activities operating under their authority.

      3. Supervises those responsible for the various specialized areas of central administration including pupil personnel services, health services, business management and transportation, curriculum development, and research.

      4. Approves vacation schedules for principals and central office personnel.

      5. Evaluates the performance of principals and central office administrators. Establishes terms and conditions for continued employment on probationary status or removes those whose work is unsatisfactory or not in accordance with established performance standards.

      6. Oversees the timely review and revision of all curriculum areas and courses of study.

      ADMINISTRATIVE PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

      1. Administers as chief school executive the development and maintenance of a positive educational program designed to meet the needs of the community, and to carry out the policies of the School Committees.

      2. Works with the principals to recommend the number and type of positions required to provide proper personnel for the operation of each school’s program.

      3. Recommends policies on organization, finance, instruction, school safety, school physical plant, student services and all other functions of the school program.

      4. Appoints principals and central office personnel consistent with statute and policy.

      5. Assumes responsibility for the overall financial planning of the district and preparing the annual budget for submission to the Committees for review and approval.

      6. Administers budgets as enacted by the Committees in accordance with legal requirements and adopted policy.

      7. Maintains complete and appropriate records for the schools, including financial accounts, business and property transactions, personnel files, pupil enrollment and attendance data, and scholastic records. Acts as custodian of such records and of all other contracts, securities, documents, title papers, ledgers, meeting minutes, and other papers belonging to the Committees.

      8. Reports to the Committees such matters as deemed material to the understanding and proper management of the schools, or as the Committees may request.

      9. Prepares and submits recommendations on all matters requiring Committee action, and provides such necessary facts, information and reports as needed to insure informed decision.

      10. Receives from employees all communications to the Committees; communicates directly or through delegation all actions of the Committees relating to personnel matters to all employees.

      11. Recommends to the Committees a plan for transporting pupils in accordance with the law and safety requirements.

      12. Subject to direction and approval of the Committees, establishes and maintains efficient procedures and effective controls for all expenditures or school funds in accordance with adopted budgets.

      13. Meets with chairpersons to plan School Committee meeting agendas. Attends and participates in all meetings of the Committees, or authorizes other administrators to attend when conflicting meeting schedules occur.

      14. Performs other tasks as may from time to time be assigned by the Committees.



      TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve-month year. Salary and benefits established by the five school committees.

      EVALUATION: Annually in accordance with provisions of School Committee policy.
    • At least 10 year s of relevant experience preferred
    • Doctorate degree preferred

    Contact Information

    • Taffy Bassett Fox , Administrative Assistant
    • 19 Stage Rd
    • Westhampton, Massachusetts 01027
    • Phone: 4135277200
    • Fax: 413-529-9497
    • Email: click here

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