Superintendent

The Palmyra Bennet District OR-1 Schools, Palmyra, Nebraska, Board of Education, is seeking a highly qualified and fully certified Superintendent.  The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2020.

 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 Board of Education in identifying and screening the candidates.

Enrollment: 581

Location: 30 miles southeast of Lincoln, 60 miles southwest of Omaha

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 Board developed the following desired characteristics.

TEAM BUILDER WITH STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND VISIBILITY

●       Strong and proactive communicator that is able to bring two communities together while collaborating with all stakeholders

●       Pays attention to both facilities and communities

●       Able to engage and involve staff and admin team with BOE

●       A leader who is highly visible at all school sites, activities, and community events

 

ACCOUNTABLE and APPROACHABLE

●       Someone who won’t be micromanaged

●       Someone with attention to detail

●       Able to delegate and empower staff

●       Transparent

 

STRONG BUDGETING AND FINANCE SKILLS

●       Able to explain budget and annual audit with a strong knowledge of Nebraska funding formula

●       Able to strategically plan and communicate about future needs

●       Seeks out grants and understands over-reliance on local property taxes

 

STRONG WELL-ROUNDED LEADER

●       An innovator that is aware of demographic changes and able to plan ahead for necessary improvements

●       Commitment to educational excellence for ALL students to include the pursuit of unique learning opportunities to help prepare students for future careers and work exploration

●       Problem solver

●       A leader who can recruit, develop, and retain high quality talent in regards to all staff

●       Excellent decision-making abilities

●       Strong integrity


Search Timeline:

 

  • Closing date for applications: December 19, 2019 (11:30 p.m. central time)
  • Board of Education selects finalists to interview: January 6, 2020
  • Interviews with the Board of Education: January 11, 2020
  • Selection of new Superintendent: January 13, 2020
  • Start date: July 1, 2020

 

Contact information:

            McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.

            11725 Arbor St., Suite 220

            Omaha, NE 68144

            888-375-4814

Zone 5

Additional Information

Start date: July 1, 2020

Contact Information

Palmyra Bennet District OR-1 Schools
425 F Street
Palymra, NE 68418
http://www.macnjake.com

Thomas Jacobson
(p) (888) 375-4814
(f) (402) 991-7168

How to Apply

Click on openings at www.macnjake.com