Assistant Superintendent – Princeton, NJ

Application ends: February 20, 2023
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Job Description

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Employment Opportunity Beginning June 1, 2023

The Princeton Public Schools seeks a strong outstanding, experienced, and engaged human resource leader with an equity lens who is knowledgeable, innovative, proven, transparent and possesses the following characteristics and/or skills.

  • Has demonstrated exemplary knowledge and understanding of strategic staffing, organizational leadership, and management.
  • Has demonstrated a track record of authentic and compassionate leadership.
  • Has the ability to effectively use data to drive thoughtful decisions to implement district goals and initiatives.
  • Is confident, decisive, and resilient.
  • Is fiscally responsible as demonstrated through effective equitable allocation of resources.
  • Promotes a district culture of equity.
  • Promotes and maintains talent recruitment, acquisition, and retention.
  • Proven success in leading district personnel recruitment.
  • Has demonstrated recruitment and successful retainment of a diverse staff representative of the community.
  • Is knowledgeable and successful in negotiations, contract law and working with multiple collective bargaining units and nonaffiliated groups of employees.
  • Has successfully worked with the district accountability and evaluation process including the development of procedures to strengthen employee success with students.
  • Communicates effectively and regularly clearly and concisely in a way that engages and values all stakeholders.
  • Maintains a database for all areas of responsibility.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have or immediately be eligible for a New Jersey School Administrator Certificate.
  • Master’s degree in Educational Administration, Public Administration, and/or related field is required.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in all aspects of human resources administration as it pertains to the operation of a high-performing school district
  • Familiarity and knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations related to public school employment including all aspects of professional certification/licensure.

Salary in the range of $175,000 depending upon qualifications, experience, and credentials, and subject to negotiations. Benefits similar to other district employees, applicable NJ statutes and subject to negotiation.

Application deadline: February 20, 2023

A complete list of the desired characteristics and expectations is available on the link above. The following is a thumbnail sketch of the rich history of the Princeton community and Princeton Public Schools.

Founded before the American Revolutionary War, Princeton is home of Princeton University, which bears its name and moved to the community in 1756. Although its association with the university is primarily what makes Princeton a college town, other important institutions in the area include the Institute for Advanced Study, Westminster Choir College, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton Theological Seminary, Opinion Research Corporation, Siemens Corporate Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb, SRI International, FMC Corporation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Berlitz International.

Princeton is roughly equally distant from New York City and Philadelphia. It is close to many major highways that serve both cities and receives major television and radio broadcasts from each. According to the 2020 US Census, the municipality population is approximately 31,000.

Princeton Public schools serves over 3,700 students in six schools and employs approximately 700 team members. The Princeton Public School district is among the best public-school districts in New Jersey and in the nation. Princeton Public Schools is a place where every child is known, and where joy and purpose are woven into the approach to learning. PPS values innovation and strives for high academic achievement for everyone. PPS fosters lifelong learning as they help everyone find their own pathways to success. The PPS mission is to prepare all students to lead lives of joy and purpose as knowledgeable, creative, and compassionate citizens of a global society.

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