About the Position

The Superintendent serves as the chief executive officer, oversees the management of the district operation, and leads the staff in setting and achieving standards of academic and organizational excellence. Provide dynamic leadership in: developing a vision for the district, collaborating with stakeholders, providing a robust system of accountability, developing innovative solutions for programmatic and organizational effectiveness, and advocacy for the district and public education.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise the work of staff in planning and program development.

  • Develop short- and long-range goals for the district’s activities and growth, recommending such goals to the Board for approval.

  • Analyze and appraise, regularly and systematically, the performance of each area of the district’s activities against approved goals and programs.

  • Engage in effective and timely communication with the Board pertaining to all matters of major importance and significance to the district’s activities and progress.

  • Actively communicate essential information to all staff, parents, and community members, and provide forums for feedback and questions from all stakeholders.

  • Promote the district actively via all public relations avenues, advocating aggressively for the district and public education with all stakeholders, both internal and external to the district.

  • Actively monitor potential legislation that may impact the district and provide advocacy among elected officials.

  • Collaborate with elected and appointed officials including those serving at the municipal and state levels.

  • Establish and maintain a sound organization that will provide for all essential functions of the district, and recommend restructuring proposals that would increase the efficiency and efficacy of the organization.

  • Develop and recommend policies and programs for employment, employee relations, benefits and services, and safety consciousness for all employees and students.

  • Direct the development of programs and supporting budgets for the district’s activities and recommend the same to the Board.

  • Provide overall control of the district’s financial activities, take appropriate action to ensure that expenses are kept within currently approved budgetary limits, and develop innovative strategies to meet short- and long-term budgetary challenges.

  • Maintain active contact and familiarization with all local, state, and federal programs providing financial assistance to local school districts and provide advocacy with appropriate officials.

  • Oversee all curricular and co-curricular activities.

  • Supervise the development and implementation of the strategic plan for the district.

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About EASD

The vision for our district is underscored by a collective belief that schools should be about LEARNING: learning for and with students; for and with adults; as well as for and with the larger community. However, we believe the priority of our K-12 public schools should always be on our students, providing them with the environment, experiences, and opportunities they need for success in their futures. Investing (economically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively) in our students is investing in our future workforce, leaders, decision makers, and responsible citizens. Click here to read more about the District Vision Statement.

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Every student graduates ready to live, learn, and thrive in a global community.

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Timeline & Process

Once selected, the start date will be mutually determined between candidate and the Elizabethtown Area School District.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education and Training: Master’s degree necessary, Doctorate preferred
  • Experience: Ten (10) to fifteen (15) years experience in multiple areas of public education necessary, including elementary or secondary school instruction and administrative/supervision
  • Required Certification/Licenses: Pennsylvania Administrative Certification and Pennsylvania letter of eligibility necessary
  • Travel Requirements: Travel within the District and throughout the region as needed for meetings/conferences
  • Additional Requirements: Submission of pre-employment medical examination (Section 148 of the PA School Code); Submission of the following clearances: PA State Criminal History Record (Act 34 & Act 114), PA Dept. of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151 & Act 114), Federal (FBI) Background Check (Act 24)

Applications will only be accepted electronically and must include:

  • Completed application (For fillable PDF version, open with Safari or Google Chrome)
  • Cover letter, outlining qualifications, experiences and reason for interest
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation
  • Current résumé
  • Complete transcripts and current valid professional certifications (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient during application process, but official transcripts will be required prior to 2nd Round Interviews.)

Application Deadline: 2/3/23. EOE.

Starting Salary: Contract

Please submit application materials to: Mr. Flip Steinour, IU13 Chief Operations Officer and Assistant to the Executive Director, at flip_steinour@iu13.org. The Elizabethtown Area School District has engaged the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 as a search consultant for the position.