The Vallecito Union School District, Vallecito, California, Board of Education, 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, 2021.
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 Governing Board in identifying and screening the candidates.
Location: 90 miles southeast of Sacramento, 150 miles northeast 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 developed the following desired characteristics:
A visionary leader possessing strong work ethic, morality, and integrity.
A leader that understands the unique stakeholder relationships of a small, rural school district and values the diverse learning needs of all students, including the most advanced students in need of enrichment, our wonderful students with learning disabilities/struggles that necessitate strong, supportive leadership in the area of special education, and our welcome ESL population.
A manager with strong competencies in school finance, education law, special education, teacher and administrative evaluations, negotiations, and strategic planning.
A leader that possesses a managerial style that develops talent and empowers and inspires staff while ensuring direct oversight, compliance, excellence, and accountability in all departments. A strong leader to guide and support our administration. A leader who will be visible on our campuses and vested in the community.
A collaborator who brings people together building positive relationships with the Board, administration, staff, and community. A person who is a good listener, open and accessible to all, engaging diverse communities and those with differing opinions. A leader who is able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. A person who is an influential problem solver in the arenas of interest-based bargaining and proposed or current state/federal legislation.
Closing date for applications: May 24, 2021 (11:30 p.m. central time)
Governing Board selects finalists to interview: June 9, 2021
Interviews with the Governing Board: June 15-17, 2021
Selection of new Superintendent: June 23, 2021
Start date: July 1, 2021.
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 815 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.