The salary will be in the range of $160,000 plus an excellent comprehensive benefit package.
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Riverside Community Schools seeks a superintendent who….
· Is an effective communicator, creating strong school and community relations.
· Leads by example through honest practices.
· Is accountable and responsible for actions.
· Is highly visible in district buildings and the community.
· Is a trusted leader who values ethics and integrity, by practicing moral authority.
· Empowers others by promoting team strengths & students first approach.
· Makes strategic, high-quality decisions while managing district resources.
· Remains confident in making firm decisions that may not be popular.
· Retains staff by successfully resolving conflicts.
· Builds strong diverse teams and promotes teamwork for success for all.
Riverside is a school comprising the towns of Carson, Oakland, and Macedonia in southwest Iowa. We currently serve 716 Pre K-12th grade students in 3 separate schools. Riverside Oakland Elementary is located in Oakland, IA (708 Glass Street) and has 186 Pre K-2nd grade students. It also houses Riverside Childcare offering daycare, before school and afterschool services for children. Riverside Carson Elementaryis located in Carson, IA, (330 Pleasant Street) and serves 145 3rd-5th grade students. Central administration offices are also housed in the school. Riverside Middle/High School is located in Oakland, IA, (18997 Hwy 59) and serves 385 6th-12th grade students. With 55 certified employees and 129 classified employees we aim to meet the needs of every student on their level of learning. Our student body is fortunate to live and work among people from many walks of life, and for that they receive a more well-rounded education that teaches awareness and empathy. Iowa School Performance Profiles show Riverside has performed above average in five-year
graduation rates (2014-2019), proficiency in Math and Language Arts, and post-secondary readiness in both college and career and technical education. The high school agriculture department has been learning hands-on experience planting and harvesting up to 20 acres of land each year.
Carson is only 30 minutes from Council Bluffs, IA, with a great city park with playground equipment, community garden, basketball court, pickle ball court and softball/baseball field. The Carson Rodeo and parade happen every first week in August. For the past 40 years the Dreamland Theater, which is owned by the Carson Business Club, has entertained all ages with movies every weekend.
Oakland is only 30 minutes from Council Bluffs, IA. Oakland has the pleasure of hosting a 4th of July celebration every year in Chautauqua Park with games, activities, and fireworks for all ages. Located outside of Oakland is the OSI meat processing plant that employs many of our community with a variety of jobs. Also included in Oakland are a nursing home and assisted living, hardware store and lumber yard, flower shop, pharmacy, CHI Clinic, a variety of restaurants, grocery store, well digging, an auto dealership, and many more businesses to support our diverse community.
Macedonia offers a small-town family life with the heart of an old-fashioned village. Throughout the year the community is busy with events and activities. Grist Mill theater productions & art shows, community dinners, Annual Donia Day celebrations, Fire Department activities, and an access point to the West Nishnabotna River Water Trail. The town has one of the only two remaining covered softball stadiums in the state as well as a beautifully shaded park with playground equipment and a walking trail.
All the communities share the Riverside Youth Sports program that organizes soccer, flag football, basketball, baseball, softball, T-ball, and volleyball for boys and girls starting at age 4. There is also the Riverside Wrestling Club that exposes youth starting at age 4 to wrestling. There are also several 4-H clubs for students starting in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The Riverside PRIDE Capital Campaign was recently launched and is a collaborative effort between the Riverside School District and the cities of Oakland, Carson and Macedonia. It will generate funding in support of positive experiences for current and future students, staff, alumni, and the community through the completion of identified infrastructure development projects.
In addition to administrative experience, the candidate must have, or be qualified to obtain, licensure as a Superintendent in Iowa. Inquiries concerning licensure requirements can be directed to the Board of Educational Examiners or by contacting Greg Horstmann at Greg.Horstmann@Iowa.gov or call 515-281-3587.
Persons wishing to be considered for the position should apply online including:
· A letter of application stating personal qualifications, experiences, and reasons for interest in the position.
· Online application and a current resume.
· Three current letters of recommendation.
Candidates should not contact members of the Board of Education.
All materials submitted as part of the Superintendent 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 Education for its consideration. Selection of candidates for final interviews is the sole responsibility of the Board.
Apply online at: www.grrecruiting.com by March 17, 2023.
Lead Associate: Dr. Dick Christie 402-681-3031
The salary will be in the range of $160,000 plus an excellent comprehensive benefit package. The final salary will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications, and meeting Board criteria.
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