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Date:  Jan 30, 2024
Req ID:  36999

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $108,109

Position Number: 22082602 
Posting End Date:  Until filled


Position Information

Class Code: U030U

Grade: SE01


Salary Range: $108,110.00 - $147,200.00


The Board of Trustees for the Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is seeking an experienced Superintendent to serve as the chief administrative officer and educational leader of the school. Under the direction of the Board of Trustees and the Secretary of Education, the Superintendent is responsible for operation of the school and implementing policies and procedures to achieve the school's mission of providing quality educational programs, residential programs, and related support services for children in Arkansas who are blind/visually impaired or deaf/blind.


    Operational Oversight:
•    Direct the operation of the school through program administrators and supervisors to ensure the efficient use of fiscal and human resources.
    Decision-Making Authority:
•    Serve as the final authority on issues requiring determination related to budget, personnel, and programs.
Student Safety: 
•    Frequent monitoring of the physical space and environment to ensure the students and staff are in a safe and productive setting.
•    Oversee all aspects of personnel management including recruitment, hiring recommendations, directing, and discipline. 
Facilities and Grounds:
•    Supervise all aspects of the buildings and grounds to ensure the students and staff are in a productive learning and working environment.
Administrative Organization:
•    Develop and recommend administrative organizations that provide an efficient and effective service delivery system to students and their families.
Budget and Policy Recommendations:
•    Recommend budget and policy adoption to the board and communicate with the board regarding budgetary and policy issues.
Master Plan Development:
•    Direct the development of a master plan to maintain and enhance the physical facilities and grounds of the school to meet the needs of the students.
Funding Opportunities:
•    Provide direction to designated staff toward funding opportunities outside the general revenue areas, assisting in the development of strategies for private funds, and securing grants for specialized projects.
Policy and Procedure Development:
•    Develop and implement policies and procedures aligned with the school's mission to provide quality educational programs and services for students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind throughout the State of Arkansas.
    Policy Implementation:
•    Implement policies and directives established by the Board of Trustees and the Arkansas Department of Education.
    Liaison and Collaboration:
•    Maintain liaison with the Arkansas Department of Education, school district leaders, the legislature, and other appropriate agencies to enhance the operations and services of the school.
Board and Department Relations:
•    Keep the Board of Trustees and the Arkansas Department of Education informed of any potential issues, ongoing progress, and overall condition of the educational system.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

●    Demonstrated experience in the effective management of organizational structures, budgets, human resources, educational laws and rules, facilities, student discipline, parent rights and responsibilities, residential programming, educational programming, finance and development, and political structures.
●    Working knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations governing education in the State of Arkansas.
●    Demonstrated ability for good leadership and human relations skills.
●    Demonstrated ability to lead a complex organization.
●    Ability to coordinate a diverse staff, organize a system to serve a diverse population.
●    Ability to initiate a personnel evaluation system at all levels.
●    Ability to manage a large organization in an efficient manner.
●    Ability to make decisions affecting the overall school program.
●    Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and assist in the daily operations of the school.
●    Ability and willingness to effectively interact with parents and students.
●    Ability and willingness to effectively interact with State and Federal agencies, schools, and organizations.

Minimum Qualifications

●    Master’s degree or higher, from an accredited college or university.
●    Eight (8) years of experience in an educational setting.
●    Five (5) years of supervisory experience, with proven leadership experience in educational administration, preferably at both the school and district level.
●    Proven communication and interpersonal skills that will allow him/her to relate to staff, students, and legislators.
●    Proven experience with budget formulations and other fiscal matters.


Professional Licensure in District Administration.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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