Superintendent Job Posting


The Waukee 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, 2019.

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. Executive Recruitment and Development 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.

Qualifications: 
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:

  • Possesses excellent leadership and visionary skills, with the ability to motivate others to quality performance; has the ability to instill trust and confidence in all aspects of the organization.
  • Possesses strong management skills with demonstrated ability in problem-solving, decision-making, and consensus building; has a thorough understanding of educational finance and budget processes and demonstrates the ability to maximize resources and manage expenses.
  • Possesses strong personal and professional qualities including honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness that are the hallmarks of a quality educational leader.
  • Has the ability to identify the strengths of others, build upon those strengths, and develop collaborative relationships. A positive team builder with the ability to achieve consensus and create a climate for positive risk-taking.

Search Timeline:

  • Closing date for applications: March 28, 2019 (11:30 p.m. central time)
  • Board of Trustees selects finalists to interview: April 15, 2019
  • Interviews with the Board of Trustees: Week of April 22, 2019
  • Selection of new Superintendent: TBD
  • Start date: July 1, 2019

Contact information:

Lead Consultant: Dr. Thomas Jacobson

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.
11725 Arbor St., Suite 220
Omaha, NE 68144
888-375-4814

Application Link

 

We will continue to post updates about the Superintendent Search Process on our website.