Sioux City Community Schools

Superintendent

The salary will be in the range of $240,000 - $260,000 plus an excellent comprehensive benefits package.

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Sioux City Community School District seeks a Superintendent who possesses the following leadership traits:

·       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 school and community relations

·       Is accountable and responsible for actions

·       Empowers others by promoting team strengths and students first approach

·       Shows transparency by sharing the organization’s goals and challenges to promote staff engagement

·       Builds strong diverse teams and promotes teamwork for success for all

·       Maintains a positive/optimistic outlook

About the Sioux City Community School District:

The Sioux City Community School District, located in Sioux City, Iowa, exists to educate students to believe in their talents and skills, achieve academic excellence, and succeed in reaching their full potential. As the third largest school district in Iowa, Sioux City Community Schools includes approximately 15,000 remarkable students and 2,400 dedicated staff.

The District serves students in three high schools, three middle schools, and 13 elementary schools, plus a K-12 virtual school and career academy for post-secondary education and career exploration. A district with more than 40 home languages, Sioux City Community Schools has the second highest percentage of ESL students among all Iowa school districts. Approximately 70% of the District’s students qualify for free and reduced meals every year.

With state-of-the-art facilities, including 19 completed building projects in recent years, the District prides itself on high student achievement while maintaining one of the lowest cost-per-student rates among urban Iowa schools. All three district high schools were recognized in the 2022 Iowa AP Index for administering an average of one AP test per graduate, compared to the state AP index of 0.55.

Sioux City Community Schools’ graduation rate is over 90%, one of the highest rates of schools statewide. The District has been designated as one of only 100 Future Ready school districts across the country by the United States Department of Education and recognized as a District of Distinction for the implementation of its Sioux City Career Academy, which serves 17 high schools in the tri-state region through more than 30 career pathways.

In recent years, the Sioux City Community School District has implemented specialty magnet concepts in five of the District’s elementary schools and received national recognition for the implementation of bullying programs throughout its schools. Strong community support for the District is strengthened by the District’s collaboration with the Sioux City Public Schools Foundation, which seeks to enhance public education in Sioux City.

About Sioux City, Iowa:

The Sioux City Community School District is located in Sioux City, Iowa, twice named an All-American City by the National Civic League. Part of Siouxland which includes the adjoining points of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, Sioux City serves as a regional hub for business, employment, industry, retail trade, medical care, and education. More than 169,000 residents call the Siouxland area home.

With a diverse list of things to do and see, Siouxland residents enjoy the benefits of robust park and trail systems, eclectic arts and entertainment options through the Sioux City Art Center and Sioux City Symphony, a long list of historic landmarks, and premier annual community events including Artsplash and Saturday in the Park.

Requirements:

In addition to administrative experience, the candidate must have, or be qualified to obtain, certification as a 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.

·       Three current letters of recommendation.

Candidates should not contact members of the Board of Directors.

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 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: www.grrecruiting.com by December 12, 2022.

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

The salary will be in the range of $240,000 - $260,000 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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