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Superintendent of Laboratory Schools and Assistant Dean for the College of Education

Illinois State University
Job Location:
Normal, Illinois
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Title: Superintendent of Laboratory Schools and Assistant Dean for the College of Education

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Superintendent of the Laboratory Schools and Assistant Dean for the College of Education is a senior administrative position within the College of Education at Illinois State University. The successful candidate will convene and coordinate the work of the Laboratory School administrative team and serve on the administrative council for the College of Education. He/She will provide instructional leadership for the Laboratory Schools, conduct research and evaluation, monitor fiscal resources, review personnel needs, coordinate special education services, and monitor compliance with state requirements, and partner with area school districts to provide regional special education programming. Additionally, the successful candidate will articulate the schools' programs, issues, and related matters to appropriate administrators at Illinois State University and serve as a liaison to other agencies and individuals outside the university. In practice, he/she will serve as the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and chief program officer for an organization operating within the context of a larger organization.

In addition to these identified responsibilities, the successful candidate partners and collaborates with local school districts, including District 87 and Unit 5, for potential opportunities in instruction, working with teacher candidates, policy, professional development of teachers, and other aspects. In addition, they seek out and apply for grants that advocate for innovative programming and new initiatives with the K-12 laboratory schools and principals. The successful applicant also presents at the regional and national levels to promote the outcomes of the laboratory school innovations. The Superintendent and Assistant Dean identifies schools similar to the lab schools within Illinois and across the nation and seeks potential partnerships with these institutions. They may also seek out and partner with schools in other countries who may be interested in collaborative professional development for teachers and administrators as well as learning opportunities for students in the laboratory schools.

Required Qualifications

1. Completion of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or related area.
2. Experience in curriculum development, research, and/or teacher education.
3. Administrative certification by State of Illinois with a superintendent's endorsement or administrative certification from another state with the ability to transfer to a State of Illinois administrator certification.
4. Minimum three years teaching experience in Pre-K- 12.
5. Minimum three years building-level or central office administrative experience.
6. Evidence of effective communication and collaboration skills with people of diverse backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications

1. Evidence of effective communication and collaboration skills with lab school stakeholders including university colleagues, lab school administrators, lab school faculty associates and staff, parents and community members.
2. Evidence of scholarship.
3. Familiarity or willingness to learn fundraising.
4. Ability to relate to diverse populations in the schools and academic departments across the university.
5. Demonstrated experience in pedagogical practices related to diverse populations.
6. Demonstrated experience of flexible thinking and innovation.
7. Supports faculty associate research and grant development.
8. Knowledge of lab school structure.
9. Five years teaching experience and five years building-level or central office administrative experience.

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:

1. Effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Move about in various locations across campus as needed to complete day-to-day work.

Proposed Starting Date

July 1, 2021

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package

Required Applicant Documents

To assure full consideration, an application along with a resume/C.V., cover letter, and reference list (including the names and contact information for at least three professional references) must be submitted online no later than November 11, 2021.

PLEASE NOTE:  These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Contact Information for Applicants

Robyn Seglem

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

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