West Maricopa Education Center (WEST MEC)

CEO/Superintendent- Congratulations to Dr. Scott Spurgeon

The base salary will be in the range of $225,000, plus a comprehensive benefits package

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Western Maricopa Education Center, District 402

Seeks a CEO/Superintendent Who….

-Has operational and administrative experience with a large company or educational institution.

-Processes effective written and verbal communication skills, when building stakeholder relationships and being comfortable with community involvement, including Advisory Committees.

-Has a thorough knowledge and experience with career and technical education, its purpose function and operations as well as understanding how career and technical student organizations (CTSO) function.

-Is experienced in building and maintaining a well-run organization; and skilled in hiring and retaining talent, especially the management team that will assist in the implementation of their vision, as well as being attentive and responsive to the changing needs of the staff, teachers, and private and public partners.

-Represents experience in construction and design.

-Understands local, state, and federal laws.

-Sets high standards for themselves and those around them with strong organizational skills with the ability to interact with individuals in a kind and considerate manner.

-Enjoys coordinating and working with local businesses.

-Exhibits a track record of being a visionary seeking out innovation and bringing it to West-MEC.

-Has the expertise to build coalitions and community business partnerships with private and public entities; that will foster professional development and collaboration.

-A good listener and will act on the needs of the stakeholders, including administration, staff, students, parents and the community.

-Demonstrates a personal interest in the success of their students and whose career evidences a passion for education.

    02-16-2022              Planning meeting with the Governing Board’s representatives.

    02-17-2022               Begin preparing recruitment information and promotional materials

    02-17-2022               Notify all associates and other professional contacts of vacancy.

  02-21-25-2022         Individual Governing Board Members interviews.

   02-21-2022                 Begin accepting applications from candidates and recruitment of candidates who meet the Governing Board’s profile.


    04-01-2022              Deadline for all application materials.

     04-13-2022              Search firm will present top candidates to the Governing Board and videos (In closed session) and discuss candidates to be interviewed. The

Governing Board will also finalize 1st round interview questions.


  04-20-21-2022         Interview selected candidates (1st round).

   04-20-2022                Meeting with consultant following the last interview.

    04-27-2022               Interview top candidate(s) (2nd round).  (Include Stakeholders_

    04-27-2022               Meeting with consultant following the last interview.

     04-29-2022               Announce finalist.

           TBD                       Offer the contract.

           TBD                     Finalize support options for Governing Board  and new Superintendent.

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