Job Description Template: Superintendent

How to Use This Template: Expertly craft a post for the open Superintendent position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Superintendent Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/Onsite | Location

$94,000 - $216,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This introduction perfectly explains what you do and why your company is a great workplace! For example, here's our bio:

Our simple mission is to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR earned the title of "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that impacts the lives of HR pros and employees worldwide.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As our district’s Superintendent, you'll supervise and evaluate Principals, Directors, and other senior employees. You’ll serve as the lead Human Resources Officer in charge of employee relations, discipline, and negotiations. You will also oversee all departments, including facilities management, technology, food services, health services, safety, and transportation.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Develop strategic plans and school policies
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Oversee risk management policies for the entire district
  • Serve as the lead communication officer and official spokesperson for all district matters
  • Make policy recommendations to the school board
  • Collaborate with administrative staff, school board members, budget committee members, and key stakeholders to develop and manage district-wide budget
  • Monitor and approve the expenditure of school funds
  • Maintain adequate reserves to sustain the district during adverse economic conditions or unexpected financial liabilities
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise all administrative staff
  • Lead monthly leadership team meetings for all administrators and confidential staff

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Master's degree in school administration, school supervision, public administration, or business administration
  • Administrative license
  • 5+ years of experience in leadership in an educational setting
  • Proven instructional leadership and management skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite Proficiency
  • Knowledge of implementing innovative education programs

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Fluency in multiple languages
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record of strategic direction and guidance

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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