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Cosmopolis, WA

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The Superintendent/Principal will be responsible for the Cosmopolis School District, a small, TK-6 school east of Aberdeen, WA. This position provides leadership to coordinate and supervise the effective operation of the school/district. To accomplish these tasks, this individual works closely with the students, staff, community, and the Board of Directors of Cosmopolis School District No. 99.



Educator and leadership experience essential for success as a Superintendent; Principal Certification is required; Superintendent Certification is preferred, but not required;

  • Candidates must have prior certificated teaching experience; and possess or the ability to obtain a WA state teaching certificate.
  • Willingness and ability to perform principal functions to support the school as needed;



  • Respect for all staff and community with an approachable personality and a commitment to honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to provide competent, financial oversight of the district and align expenditure decisions with district priorities;
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and listen to multiple voices and perspectives as a leader;
  • A collaborative leadership style that inspires and builds teamwork and trust among all stakeholders;
  • Ability to pursue available funding opportunities to enhance learning opportunities for students;
  • Forward-thinking and innovative in facilitating problem-solving and strategic planning;
  • Demonstrated capability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with staff, employee unions/associations, parent groups, community organizations, and the Cosmopolis School Board;
  • A commitment to become part of the Cosmopolis community and engage visibly in school and community events.



  • Provide professional leadership in organizing, administering, supervising, and evaluating staff (including certificated staff);
  • Create an agenda for monthly school board meetings and attend school board meetings;
  • Supervise the development, administration, and monitoring of the annual school district budget;
  • Recommend all final employee hiring to the Cosmopolis School Board of Directors;
  • Write and review all grants and support funding for the school district;
  • Supervise the development, administration, and monitoring of Student Support Services;
  • Check road conditions for buses in inclement weather and make the decision to delay or close school, if needed;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Cosmopolis School Board of Directors to support the safety and success of the students and staff.
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with staff, parents,community and Cosmopolis School Board focused on shared priorities;
  • Facilitate inclusive decision-making processes to ensure stakeholder engagement and input opportunities;
  • Develop a budget planning process which ensures stakeholder engagement and educations, alignments of expenditures with system priories and responsible financial management;
  • Facilitate a school-wide plan for addressing learning loss and social-emotional needs as a result of school closure/remote learning impacts within an MTSS framework;
  • Gather input regarding district communication strategies and develop an effective plan to address identified challenges and opportunities;

The Board prefers the Superintendent to live within the area.


Submit all application materials electronically to EdJobsNW.org within the application platform.

  • A formal letter of application containing personal and professional qualifications, your reasons for interest in the position, and how you would address an expanding gap in academic and social-emotional skills;
  • A current resume (file upload);
  • A completed application at EdJobsNW.org;
  • Three (3) to five (5) current letters of recommendation that address your qualifications and leadership abilities uploaded with application (file upload).



Posting Date: 06/27/22

The Board of Directors will potentially negotiate a multi-year contract with a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with local and like-sized Washington State school districts with the selected candidate.

  • Job Categories : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
    Administrator > Superintendent
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