The Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB) is facilitating a superintendent search for the Board of Education of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. The Fairbanks North Star Borough Board of Education seeks an exemplary superintendent who is well prepared to lead this exceptional Interior Alaska school district. The school board is highly interested in candidates who have demonstrated the capacity to be an innovative leader and have experience in education and community relations.
The successful candidate must genuinely respect the district’s mission, core values, and the collaborative process through which an excellent and equitable education is provided to all students. Clear communication with staff, teachers, district administration, and the school board is essential. The Fairbanks community values partnerships and personal relationships; the school board is looking for a superintendent who can develop and facilitate meaningful partnerships with parents, businesses, UAF, the military, and the local government. The new superintendent is expected to start employment on July 1, 2021.
Professional Experience – Minimum Qualifications:
Hold, or be able to obtain, a Type B administrative certificate with a superintendent endorsement in the State of Alaska.
Have successful experience as a Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent and a minimum of 3 years of principal or district-wide administrative experience.
Demonstrated leadership skills with the Board, staff, and community in support of students.
Demonstrated experience in supporting creative and innovative ways to achieve the goals identified in the strategic plan
Experience in school finance, budget development and implementation.
An approachable and effective communicator, both publicly and privately.
Experience and willingness to be culturally responsive, especially with Alaska Native or other indigenous cultures
Demonstrated experience of collaborative leadership leading to improved student achievement.
Proven experience working with diverse populations.
Passionate about improving the educational experience for ALL students to succeed.
Strong communication skills with a wide variety of audiences to include, but not limited to, the Board, staff, families, communities, businesses, and nonprofits.
Uphold the highest integrity and principles.
Willing to become an active and invested member of the community
Values and engages in opportunities for innovative education delivery.
Proven record with increasing student achievement.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation
The Board is interested in offering a multi-year contract for the successful candidate with a minimum starting salary of $165,000 (DOE). The contract covers a 260-day work year with 30 days of annual leave. Additional benefits include a comprehensive family health plan, life insurance; retirement; sick leave; seven paid holidays; auto reimbursement, professional expense account; relocation support; and a tax shelter annuity.
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About Association of Alaska School Boards
The mission of the Association of Alaska School Boards is to advocate for children and youth by assisting school boards in providing quality public education, focused on student achievement, through effective local governance.
The Association of Alaska School Boards is an organization representing school boards in Alaska. Our membership consists of more than 330 individual board members, responsible for students who attend Alaska’s public schools. Associate members include school superintendents, advisory school boards, the State Board of Education, the Commissioner of Education and the Special Education Service Agency.
A 16 member Board of Directors, consisting of 12 directors and four officers, governs AASB. The Board, elected by the membership at the Annual Conference, represents all regions of the state. The membership, as a whole, passes the resolutions, which establish the positions taken by the Association before the legislature and other agencies throughout the year.
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