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CBC Superintendent's Job Description

SUPERINTENDENT JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

Superintendent of Schools

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. Experience in teaching and school administration.
  2. A copy of a Maine Superintendent of Schools certificate or evidence of eligibility for certification as a superintendent in Maine with submission of an   application to the Maine Department of Education.

REPORTS TO: 

Veazie School Committee

SUPERVISES:

All personnel of the school department, either directly or indirectly.

JOB GOAL:

To inspire, lead, guide, and direct members of the administrative, instructional, and supportive services teams in setting and achieving the highest standards of excellence, so that each  student receives a complete and valuable education.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

SUPERINTENDENT/COMMITTEE RELATIONS

  1. Attends, participates, and serves as ex officio member in  all meetings of the Committee  except executive sessions unless requested to participate.
  2. Advises the Committees on the need for new or revised policies and sees that all policies of the Committee are implemented.
  3. Prepares and submits  recommendations requiring the Committee's action and places before the Committee  information needed to ensure informed decisions.
  4. Acts on own discretion if emergency action is necessary in any matter not covered by Committee policy, reports such action to the Committee as soon as practical, and recommends policy in order to provide guidance in the future.
  5. Informs and advises the Committee about the programs, practices, problems and successes of the schools.
  6. Submits to the Committee a clear explanation of any proposed departure from established policy or the unanticipated expenditure of substantial sums.
  7. Initiates the setting of annual goals with the Committee and participates in the strategic planning process.

LEADERSHIP

  1. Inspires and leads members of the administrative, instructional and supportive staff teams.
  2. Fosters a positive relationship with the administrative team.
  3. Initiates and supports activities that promote the improvement and welfare of the schools.
  4. Formulates school objectives, policies, plans, and programs; prepares, or causes to be prepared, and presents facts and explanations necessary to assist the Committee in its duty of legislation for the schools.

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT

  1. Maintains directly or through delegation such personnel records, pupil accounting records, business records, and other records that are required by law and by Committee policy.
  2. Files, or causes to be filed, all reports required by the state and the school code.
  3. Makes such rules and gives such instructions to school employees and students as may be necessary to implement Committee policy.
  4. Supervises the implementation of all laws, regulations, and Committee policies.
  5. Makes all administrative decisions within the school system necessary for the proper function of the school.
  6. Delegates to other school department employees the exercise of powers or the discharge of duties with the knowledge that the delegation of power or duty does not relieve the superintendent of final responsibility for the action taken under such delegation.

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

  1. Secures and nominates for employment the best qualified and most competent teachers and supervisory and administrative personnel.
  2. Establishes guidelines for and facilitates professional development opportunities for employees.
  3. Communicates directly, or through delegation, to all employees actions of the Committee relating to personnel matters and receives from employees communications to be made to the Committee.
  4. Directs staff negotiations with professional and nonprofessional personnel.
  5. Assigns and transfers employees as the interest of the school department dictates and reports such action to the Committee for information and record.
  6. Defines and assigns the responsibilities of all personnel, subject to Committee approval.
  7. Suspends any employee for just cause and reports such suspension to the Committee.
  8. Approves vacation schedules for salaried employees under direct supervision.
  9. Recommends to the Committee for final action the promotion, salary changes, demotion, or dismissal of any professional employee.  Promotes, demotes, adjusts salary or dismisses support staff as necessary.

SUPERVISION/EVALUATION

  1. Ensures an ongoing process of effective supervision and evaluation of all staff.
  2. Supervises and evaluates the effectiveness of the administrators.
  3. Supervises and evaluates staff development activities.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

  1. Represents the schools before the public.  Facilitates,  publicity, public relations and programs to inform the public of the activities, needs, and successes of the schools.
  2. Fosters a wholesome and cooperative working relationship between the schools and the community.
  3. Educates the public about modern educational practices, educational trends, and the status of the community's schools.
  4. Confers periodically with professional and community groups concerning the school program and communicates to the Committee suggestions gained from such conferences.
  5. Represents the district in its dealings with other school systems, institutions, agencies, and community organizations.

SCHOOL FINANCE/BUDGETING

  1. Directs the preparation of the annual budget for adoption by the Committee.  Administers the budget as enacted by the Committee and acts at all times in accordance with legal requirements and Committee policies.
  2. Establishes and maintains efficient procedures and effective controls for all expenditures of school funds in accordance with the adopted budget.
  3. Acts as purchasing agent for the Committee, and establishes procedures for all purchases.
  4. Provides suitable instructions and regulations to govern the use and care of school properties.
  5. Recommends to the Committee sales of all property no longer required by the school department and supervises the proper execution of such sales.
  6. Oversees the processing and submission of required financial reports.
  7. Makes recommendations to the Committee concerning the transportation of pupils in accordance with the law and the requirements of safety.
  8. Provide leadership in helping each system seek alternative funding.

SCHOOL FACILITY MANAGEMENT

  1. Develops a comprehensive plan for Committee approval that includes recommendations for maintenance, improvements, alterations, and construction of school facilities.

CURRICULUM/INSTRUCTION

  1. Conducts a periodic audit of the total school program, and advises the Committee on recommendations for the educational advancement of the schools.
  2. Recommends to the Committee for its adoption all courses of study, curriculum guides, and major changes in texts and time schedules to be used in the schools.
  3. Oversees the timely revisions of all curriculum guides and courses of study.
  4. Prescribes rules for the classification and advancement of students, and makes recommendations in accordance with published policies for the transfer of students from one building to another. 
  5. Administers, as chief school executive, the development and maintenance of a strong educational program designed to meet the needs of the school and community and to carry out the policies of the Committee.

SCHOOL REFORM

  1. Keeps informed of current educational thought and practices and keeps the Committee informed of trends in education.
  2. Recommends appropriate school reform.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Twelve months a year.  Salary to be negotiated with the  School Committee.

EVALUATION:

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the School Committee's policy on the Superintendent.