The Alisal Union School District, Salinas, California, Board of Trustees, is seeking a highly qualified and fully certified Superintendent. The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2020.
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: 70 miles south San Jose
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 developed the following desired characteristics.
A collaborator who listens to and thinks about others first before stating their own opinions. Has strong verbal, written and digital communication skills, and is accessible to all, including those with differing opinions. The superintendent must have a proven ability to bring people together to build trusting and respectful relationships with the Board, administration, staff, students and community.
An educational leader who is excited about and committed to being visible in the schools and engaged with the community in a meaningful and discernible way. A multicultural person who can effectively relate to diverse cultures, listen to their needs, dreams and opinions, and is skilled in resolving their issues with the schools. The superintendent is expected to be a person who invites the community to be involved with the schools, and likewise, models the District's involvement with the community through their own participation in community events and organizations.
An experienced educator who is committed to student achievement as integral to the culture of the district and each school. The next superintendent must know the best practices in teaching and learning, be able to implement effective curriculum, assist in the selection of purposeful professional development, and employ systems of assessment that all result in increased student achievement. Alisal Union School District is looking for a leader with a current knowledge of Local Control Accountability Plan, Common Core State Standards, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessment system and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
An ethical leader with a strong work ethic who leads by example and models high standards for self, staff and students. A person who possesses the characteristics of transparency, approachability, honesty, loyalty, dependability, humor, as well as motivates and holds accountable all staff members to perform at high levels of expertise. This leader must make decisions, model, and behave in ways that demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion, and hold staff to the same standard.
An influential problem solver who has the abilities to understand and implement solutions for the complex issues of California school finance, education law and collective bargaining, and strategic planning. The superintendent must have knowledge and skills in budget development and the ability to direct resources utilizing the Local Control Accountability Planning (LCAP) and Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) process.
Desirable: Successful teaching and administrative experience are preferred. It is preferred that candidates are bicultural, bilingual, and bi-literate in English and Spanish.
Note: Candidates are not to contact Board members.
Closing date for applications: January 16, 2020(11:30 p.m. central time)
Board of Trustees selects finalists to interview: February 5, 2020
Interviews with the Board of Trustees: February 27 & 28, 2020
Selection of new Superintendent: March 2020
Start date: July 1, 2020
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 750 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.