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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3054406
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 15, 2019
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description

The Chelsea Public Schools is actively seeking experienced, qualified candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2019. The Chelsea School Committee has engaged The Collins Center for Public Management at the University of MassachusettsBoston to assist the district with this search process.The Chelsea Public Schools (CPS) is a PK-12 school district with 6,326students in one early learning center,fourelementary schools, threemiddle schools, and twohigh schools. The district has 743.1FTE staff, including 413.7FTE teachers. TheCPS student population is 66.3% economically disadvantaged, 80.9% high needs, 15.3% students with disabilities, and 37.3% English language learners
  • The Superintendent provides overall management and leadership to the Chelsea Public Schools, according to the district’s mission, vision, and strategic plan, and provides leadership in the improvement, development, and assessment of the instructional program of the school district to ensure the best possible educational programs and services. The key duties and responsibilities of this leadership position include educational leadership, communication, staffing, financial management, and operational and facilities management, among others.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Superintendent
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Chelsea Public Schools 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

    • The qualifications for this position include: a minimum of a Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) in Administration, Education, or related field; successful administrative leadership experience and demonstrated leadership skills, preferably in an education setting; excellent communication skills; a proven ability to work collaboratively and build partnerships within the schools, the community, and city government; proficiency in curriculum assessment, contract negotiations and school-based technology; demonstrated understanding of Massachusetts General Law and Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) policies and procedures; an ability to articulate a clear vision of the role and importance of the education system in preparing students to productively live in a global society; a record of responsible financial and school facility management; and possession of a DESE license as Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent or eligibility for such license.

      Additional Information:

      The Chelsea Public Schools is offering a competitive compensation and benefits package for this leadership position, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date for the successful candidate will be July 1, 2019. If you are interested in this leadership position, please email a letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference to Dr. Ray Shurtleff, The Collins Center for Public Management, UMass Boston, at chelseasuptsearch@gmail.comPlease note that applicants should not contact Chelsea School Committee members. Further information about the superintendent search process is available at the CPS website,
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Instructions

    Please Note:

    • You MUST submit a complete SchoolSpring application to be considered for employment.
    • You must list your certifications, and upload a photocopy of each certification, for this application to be considered.
    • The names and contact information of three recent references, as well as three recent letters of recommendation must be included in your SchoolSpring application.
    • Your must enter your transcript information for this application to be considered.
    • Interviews will be arranged with selected candidates on the basis of education.
    • Submission of false information will be considered for rejection of candidacy, voiding any offer of employment contract, or termination of employment.
    • Again, application will NOT be considered unless this SchoolSpring application is complete.

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Are you physically able to perform the duties or job for which you are applying?
    • 2. Are you currently under contract? If yes, please list where, and date of expiration.
    • 3. With which college placement office are you registered?
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 4. Have you ever been disciplined, discharged, or asked to resign from a prior position?
    • 5. Have you ever been denied licensure or certification, or has a professional license or certification held by you ever been revoked or suspended?
    • 6. Have you ever been employed by the Chelsea Public Schools? If yes, please list date(s) and department(s).
    • 7. Are you now, or were you ever, related by blood or marriage to anyone in any capacity in the Chelsea School Department or in The City of Chelsea? If yes, please list the name(s) and of relation(s), explain relationship, and indicate the department in which this relative holds a position.
    • 8. Please hereby state that you authorize the Chelsea Public Schools to verify any of the information submitted with this application, including prior employment, educational record, and state or local certification.
    • 9. I hereby authorize any former or current employer and educational institution I have attended, or certifying body or agency, to provide information from my record in conjunction with my application for employment with The Chelsea Public Schools.
    • 10. In order to assess your qualifications and interest in teaching in the Chelsea Public Schools, we ask you to share your philosophy of teaching with us. Please limit your remarks to one sheet, and provide specific examples wherever possible.
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Employment at Chelsea Public Schools
    • 500 Broadway
    • Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150
    • Phone: 617-466-4477

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