The Vernonia School District Board of Directors is seeking a highly qualified candidate with visionary leadership skills and successful experience in education administration to serve as superintendent. The successful candidate must have experience as an administrator, excellent communication skills, unquestionable integrity and be willing to be involved in the community.
The Vernonia school district serves approximately 560 students in grades K – 12. District schools include one rural K-5 elementary school, one k-12 school building that houses elementary, middle and high schools and Vernonia Family Academy that serves district homeschool students. The district employs a staff of 38 classified staff, 42 licensed staff, five confidential staff and seven administrative staff. The District has a general fund budget of approximately $8.1 million.
Qualities and Qualifications
•High degree of integrity/honesty with strong core values that are consistent with our community;
•Effective communication and listening skills;
•Committed to serving all kids K-12; puts KIDS first;
•Background in teaching and building administration (instructional leadership) preferably in small rural areas similar to the Vernonia community;
•Understands Oregon school finance, demonstrates sound fiscal management and strong budgeting skills;
•Is personable/approachable while keeping an open mind;
•Works well with others; strong collaborator that empowers students, staff, parents and community members;
•Ability to build and sustain strong, effective family/community partnerships that impact student success;
•Willing to make tough decisions and share the reasons for those decisions when possible (transparency).
The board will offer a competitive compensation package to the successful candidate, the salary range is $110,000 - $130,000. The successful candidate must hold or qualify for an Oregon superintendent's license and provide proof of compliance with OAR 333-019-1030 (COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff).
Application Process: Application packets are submitted via the Revelus application portal, linked below. All applicants will submit a candidate profile (which will be completed when you create your Revelus account) and application as well as upload the following documents to the application portal linked below. The application packet must be submitted by 5pm on the closing day.
1. Completed Application form
2. Current resume
3. Cover letter of interest
4. 3-5 current letters of reference
5. Copy of administrator license or proof of eligibility
OUT-OF-STATE CANDIDATES: To ensure eligibility for an Oregon administrator’s license, direct inquiries to: Oregon Teachers Standards and Practices Commission,
503-378-3586; fax 503-378-4448; www.tspc.state.or.us.
Vernonia School District provides equal opportunities in employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability in accordance with state and federal law. Consistent with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process by contacting Steve Kelley at 1-800-578-6722.
APPLICATION OPEN: November 24, 2021
CLOSING DATE: January 25, 2022
INTERVIEWS: February 24 - 27, 2022
FINALIST FORUM: March 14 15, 2022
ASSUME POSITION: July 1, 2022
Vernonia School District is an equal opportunity employer.