Superintendent--Natomas Unified School District, CA
CSBA/McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.
Location: Sacramento, California
Type: Full Time
The Board of Trustees of the Natomas Unified School District, Sacramento, California, is seeking a highly qualified, fully certified, educational leader to serve as Superintendent. The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position, July 1, 2023.
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development, in collaboration with the California School Boards Association, has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the Board of Trustees in identifying and screening the candidates.
Enrollment: over 16,000 students
Location: 90 miles northeast of San Francisco
The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The Board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make. The Board developed the following desired characteristics.
An individual who is as a proven leader being innovative and a forward thinker, a proactive problem solver, with the ability to articulate a clear vision while building the internal capacity of the organization through a collaborative, transparent leadership style.
Strong Listening and Communication Skills
An effective, positive, clear collaborator and communicator who has a history of valuing the opinions of all stakeholders, listens to and thinks about others first before stating their own opinions, has strong verbal, written and digital communication skills, and is accessible to all including those with differing opinions.
Values and Actively Works to Build Trusting Relationships
The superintendent must be a team builder who is able to bring people together establishing trusting, transparent, inclusive, and respectful relationships with the Board, administration, staff, students, and community.
Demonstrates High Levels of Cultural Competency
An educational equity leader and learner who has the moral compass and courage to act upon all decisions through an equity lens and shapes an environment where equity and excellence are the standard for everything. The candidate has a successful record of building equity within the culture, policies, practices, and systems of a district or organization. A culturally proficient leader who values and empowers diverse cultures and ethnicities to balance inequities.
Prioritizes and actively works to build Strong Family/Community Partnerships
An individual who has successfully demonstrated the ability to build strong relationships, develop good rapport with staff members, and be a catalyst for strengthening unity across the District and Community. The Superintendent must be a team builder that is trusting, transparent, inclusive and respectful of all stakeholders. The Superintendent must have a proven ability to bring people together to build trusting and respectful relationships.
Demonstrates Fiscal and Budget Management Skills
The superintendent will have demonstrated strategic, fiscal and operational expertise ensuring consistent application of administrative policy and the ability to implement long-range plans that benefit students
Visionary Innovated Leader
A person who will implement a vision and best educational practices in the context of state and federal educational reforms such as the Common Core State Standards, LCFF/LCAP planning, 21st Century skills, and Smarter Balanced Assessments.
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. has been conducting national searches for governing boards since 1991. The firm has placed over 815 superintendents and other officials in public and non-profit organizations across the United States. McPherson & Jacobson is one of the leading national superintendent search firms.
The California School Board Association has selected McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. to represent them in conducting superintendent searches in California. McPherson & Jacobson is a leading national search firm that has California-based consultants. Our California consultants understand California and its unique requirements and laws.