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Superintendent - Hillsboro School District 1J, OR

Hillsboro School District 1J, OR
Closing date: 
Monday, February 27, 2023

The Hillsboro School District 1J, Hillsboro, Oregon, School Board, is seeking a highly qualified Superintendent. The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2023.

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the School Board in identifying and screening the candidates.

Enrollment: 19,000 students

Location: 20 miles west of Portland

The Qualifications

The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The Board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make. The Hillsboro School District 1J, Board of Directors is seeking a superintendent with the following qualities and characteristics who:

• Is a leader with demonstrated integrity with a history of bringing people together, building morale, and building trust
• Is dedicated to equity with a track record of leadership, understanding and living equity.
• Has effective and broad communication skills with all audiences – students, certified staff, classified staff, administrative staff, parents, and community; is clear and precise; and keeps all members of the school board informed
• Is an instructional leader who is student outcome oriented with a track record of making a difference in student achievement and striving for excellence
• Has a track record of valuing every employee no matter their role or level within the district and has demonstrated in building trust
• Is visible, accessible, and approachable in the community and district while building strong relationships; and being a leader and collaborator with community partners
• Is a creative problem solver, collaborator and who deals with conflict in a way that builds trust
• Has strong professional judgment who is able, in a firm and fair manner, to make difficult decisions without being drawn into conflict
• Has a track record of servant leadership
• Has a strong record of responsible fiscal stewardship
• Is passionate about the Hillsboro School District

Required and Desired Items:

• Have or be able to obtain Oregon Superintendent License
• 5 years of district level leadership with broad leadership experiences

• Bilingual in Spanish
• Classroom teaching experience

Salary Range: Compensation dependent upon negotiations and experience. (Current total compensation-$340,722 – including salary of $260,433.)

Search Timeline:

• Closing date for applications: February 27, 2023 (11:30 p.m. central time)
• School Board selects finalists to interview: March 21, 2023
• Semi-Finalists Interviews with the School Board (online): Week of April 3, 2023
• Finalists Interviews with the School Board (in-person): Week of April 10, 2023
• Selection of new Superintendent: Week of April 17, 2023
• Start date: July 1, 2023