The Sausalito-Marin City School District, Marin City, California, Board of Trustees is seeking a highly qualified and fully certified superintendent of schools. The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2019.
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development, in collaboration with the California School Boards Association, has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the board of trustees in identifying and screening the candidates.
Location: 10 miles north of San Francisco
The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make. The board has identified the following desired characteristics:
A competent, inspirational and visionary leader who can create a climate of trust and mutual respect.
A person who can listen to the needs of the district schools and the larger community and can work with an engaged public.
A passionate leader committed to all students who is experienced with the needs of special education students and has worked with, and is committed to, serving a socio-economic and racially diverse student population.
An individual who has a deep understanding of, and commitment to, cultural competency. For cultural competency, the district is seeking an individual who possesses an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures; being aware of their own individual biases and reactions to people who are of a culture or background significantly different from their own.
A leader with understanding of and experience with charter schools and community schools.
An optimistic school leader who: articulates a clear vision, values collaboration and flexibility, listens well, solves problems creatively, motivates others, and thinks outside the box.
A person who fosters and builds caring relationships with the community, parents, and staff by embracing diversity, fostering teamwork, and respecting the role and relationship with the Board of Trustees.
An effective communicator with written, oral, and contemporary technology skills. This person must be: transparent and highly visible to the school and community, inclusive, approachable, friendly, courageous and willing to welcome opinions from all stakeholders.
An ethical leader who models high expectations for self, staff, and students and possesses the personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, dependability, humor, loyalty, and a strong work ethic.
A leader who possesses experience and knowledge in the areas of budget development, fiscal oversight, K-8 curriculum, instruction assessment, technology, professional development, bond measures, facility improvement, education code.
A person who can sustain effective programs and implement new programs to improve student learning and search and apply for grants to provide additional resources for students and staff.
Closing date for applications: April 29, 2019
Selection committee determines finalists to interview: May 13, 2019
Interviews with the Board of Trustees: May 16 & 17, 2019
Selection of new superintendent: June 13, 2019
Start date: July 1, 2019
About CSBA/McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. has been conducting national searches for governing boards since 1991. The firm has placed over 700 superintendents and other officials in public and non-profit organizations across the United States. McPherson & Jacobson is one of the leading national superintendent search firms.
The California School Board Association has selected McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. to represent them in conducting superintendent searches in California. McPherson & Jacobson is a leading national search firm that has California-based consultants. Our California consultants understand California and its unique requirements and laws.