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Job Type
Job Category
Job Title
Superintendent of Schools
Job Location
Aitkin Schools #1
MASA Region
Job Description
The Aitkin Public Schools is seeking candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools. The successful candidate will begin work on or around July 1, 2017 and will receive a competitive salary and benefit package commensurate with experience and qualifications.

School District Information:

*The Aitkin Public School District has an enrollment of approximately 1150 k-12 students. In addition, children, families, and other district residents are served through early childhood and community education programs.
*Educational and support programs are delivered in a prek-6 Elementary School and a 7-12 Secondary School.
*The superintendent is supported by two principals, HS assistant principal, a Director of Buildings and Grounds, a Business Manager, a Community Education Director/elem. Dean of Student, a Transportation Director, and a Technology Director.
*The district employs 214 licensed and non-licensed staff members.
*The enrollment pattern for the district has been steady for the last several years but there is an expected a slight decline in the future.
*The district offers a comprehensive 1:1 Technology Initiative in grades 7-12.
*The school district's operating budget is approximately $12 million. The district has an outstanding financial footing.
*Additional information is available at the district's website at

Aitkin Public Schools' Mission:

Our mission is to empower students to be life-long learners and citizens by maximizing community, parent, and staff involvement while developing high expectations and achievement in a safe learning environment.

Starting date: July 1, 2017
Job Requirements
Position Requirements:
Applicants must hold a license as a Superintendent of Schools issued by the State of Minnesota or be eligible to obtain a license at the time the application is submitted. Experience as a principal or in a similar public school administrative position is required. Experience as superintendent of schools is preferred.

Desired Qualifications:
*Knowledge and experience in the general administration of a comprehensive program of instructional and support services for pre-K through 12th grade students.
*Proficiency in communications and public relations including a record of positive involvement with staff and in the community.
*Knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of instructional and support programs for learners of all ages.
*Knowledge and experience in the management and development of school personnel.
*Knowledge and experience of Minnesota public school finance and school district financial management including budget development, deployment, and monitoring.
*Knowledge and experience in positive interactions with the local School Board and other governmental units.
*Demonstrated proficiency in planning and in conflict management.
Regionally Competitive
Application Deadline
Application Process:

Interested parties should complete an online application for the position available at the following link:

In order for a candidacy to be considered by the search committee, completed applications must be posted to the (AppliTrack) Aitkin Public School application site by no later than March 31, 2017.

Inquiries regarding the position can be directed to Search Consultant Greg Vandal at 320-247-3739 or
Greg Vandal
Phone 320-247-3739
District Web Site
City Web Site
Posting Date/Time
02/24/2017 11:18:14