Green Hills AEA, Council Bluffs IA

Chief Administrator- Congratulations to Dr. Jason Plourde

The salary will be in the range of $250,000 plus an excellent comprehensive benefits package.

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  1. GHAEA Seeks an Administrator who:
  • Is a trusted leader who values ethics and integrity, by practicing moral authority
  • Leads by example through honest practices
  • Is an effective communicator, creating strong relationships with all stakeholders
  • Shows transparency by sharing the organization’s goals and challenges to promote engagement
  • Empowers others by promoting team strengths and a student first approach
  • Has the leadership skills to respond to challenges in school districts with varied enrollments and demographics
  • Knows stakeholders’ interests through listening and learning continuously
  • Is accountable and responsible for actions
  • Is highly visible in the AEA and the community
  • Maintains mutually beneficial relationships with school districts and other organizations
  • Makes strategic, high-quality decisions while managing AEA resources

  1. About Green Hills AEA

Green Hills AEA is one of nine Iowa AEAs that were established by the Iowa Legislature in 1974 to be an effective, efficient and economical means of identifying and serving children, birth to age 21. All AEAs work to ensure that every child receives a free, appropriate, quality education by providing educational equity for all Iowa children with an emphasis on those with diverse learning needs.

The AEAs work as partners to provide educational, special education, and media  services to every Iowa public school district and accredited, nonpublic schools to improve the learning outcomes and well-being of all children and youth. Green Hills AEA works with families and providers to identify and address specific family concerns and priorities, as they relate to the child's overall growth and development. In addition, broader family needs and concerns can be addressed by locating other supportive/resources services in the local community for the family and/or child. All services to the child are provided in the child's natural environment including the home and other community settings where the children of the same age without disabilities participate. Green Hills AEA also inspires educators to sustain superior learning outcomes by providing professional tools and learning experiences to support the implementation of evidence-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Green Hills AEA employs approximately 300 employees who serve a 17 county area of 43 public schools and six accredited non-public school districts comprising approximately 38,000 students and 3,000 educators.

  1. Our Community

Green Hills AEA’s geographic area covers the southwest/south central portion of Iowa. The central office is located near the Council Bluffs/Omaha metropolitan area. Regional offices are nestled in the communities of Avoca, Council Bluffs, Creston, Glenwood, Missouri Valley, Osceola and Red Oak. Recreational and cultural enthusiasts will find an abundance of year-round activities. While residents enjoy the quiet countryside, it is only a short drive to the metropolitan areas of Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; and Des Moines, Iowa, if you want to experience the excitement of city life.

  1. Requirements:

In addition to administrative experience, the candidate must have, or be qualified to obtain, certification as an AEA Chief Administrator/Superintendent in Iowa. Inquiries concerning certification requirements can be directed to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners at 515-281-3245.

Persons wishing to be considered for the position should submit an application online including:

  • A letter of application stating personal qualifications, experiences and reasons for

interest in the position.

  • The online application and a current resume.
  • Four current letters of recommendation.

Candidates should not contact Board of Education members.

All materials submitted as part of the Chief Administrator application will remain confidential to the extent allowed by law. After all applications have been reviewed and preliminary interviews conducted by the consulting firm, the names of the top candidates will be presented to the Board of Directors for its consideration. Selection of candidates for final interviews is the sole responsibility of the Board. All applications will be processed in accordance with the provisions of Iowa’s open meeting law (Chapter28A).

Apply online at: by Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Lead Associate: Dr. Dick Christie 402-681-3031

  1. Do not contact the board members directly

  1. Salary and Benefits:

The salary will be in the range of $250,000 plus an excellent comprehensive benefits package. The final salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications and meeting Board criteria.

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