The Board of Trustees of the Mojave Unified School District is seeking a superintendent with strong school district and community leadership skills who is committed to academic excellence for all students. The superintendent of the Mojave Unified School District shall serve as the educational leader and chief administrator for the district. The ideal candidate will be a visionary, results driven leader who will continue leading the district to an academically exceptional future upon the retirement of the current superintendent.
The Mojave Unified School District was formed on July 1, 1953, and covers an area of approximately 1,000 square miles in southeastern Kern County. The District has an ADA of approximately 2,800 students in grades K-12, housed in six comprehensive schools.
Mojave Unified School District is a regional leader in dual enrollment and career technical education. The district is results-driven with a focused Local Control and Accountability Plan and was an early implementer of standards-based instruction.
Mojave and California City are two cities located in a desert environment, rich in Old West frontier history.
California City is located on the western edge of the Mojave Desert and at the base of where the Sierra Nevada range and the Piute and Tehachapi Mountains converge which offers 360-degree views of beautiful scenery. California City is next door to two State Parks: Red Rock Canyon and Tomo-Kahni with many miles of trails for exploration in the area. The city is located 14 miles northeast of Mojave, with a population of approximately 14,000. It serves as a residential community; many of its residents are employed at Edwards Air Force Base and in other surrounding communities.
Home to America’s first civilian spaceport, Mojave offers exciting vistas and a rich history. Mojave is located 50 miles east of Bakersfield on the western edge of the Mojave Desert and the eastern foothills of the Tehachapi Mountains. Mojave is uniquely located at the crossroads of two major highways, 14 and 58, and is central to many aviation, historical, and natural treasures and activities. With a population of approximately 5,000, this unincorporated community is the hub of eastern Kern County. Mojave is 90 miles north of Los Angeles and 24 miles from Edwards Air Force Base. Mojave has an excellent community-operated air and spaceport, engaged in innovative research in aeronautics and technology.
Administrative Services credential.
Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of five years elementary/secondary teaching experience.
Minimum of three years school site and/or district level administrative experience is required.
Current or recent experience serving as a superintendent is desired.
Additional Salary Information: A full district benefit package, including comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and prescription plan, is provided for the employee and eligible dependents.
About Mojave Unified School District
As advocates for children, the Kern County Superintendent of Schools provides leadership, education and support for students, school districts and the community through programs, services and fiscal accountability.
Employees enjoy highly-competitive salaries and a robust benefits package including prepaid medical, dental, vision, life insurance and counseling plans provided for employee and family and a pension plan through California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Holiday, sick leave and vacation benefits are also provided.
Kern County spans the southern end of California’s Central Valley and expands west to the slopes of the coast range and east beyond the slopes of the eastern Sierra Nevada range into the Mojave Desert. The vast county is the number two oil producing county and number one agriculture producing county in the nation. You will be proud to call Kern County “home” thanks to its welcoming vibe, relatively low cost of living and its central locale, which affords residents easy trips to the central coast, Los Angeles and mountain getaways.