Desired Characteristics

Superintendent of Schools for the Collingswood New Jersey School District

The Collingswood Board of Education seeks an experienced, passionate and

a visionary leader who is committed to equity and student achievement, community

engagement and sound fiscal management to lead the district and its shared district,

Oaklyn, by continuing to provide an excellent educational experience for all

students. After seeking input from both internal and external stakeholders

through interviews, focus groups, forums, and a community survey, the Board

identified the following desired characteristics for the next superintendent:

• Ability to communicate and work with all stakeholders as partners

• Relationship builder with board, staff, parents, students, and the community

• Successful experience leading a district of comparable size, complexity, and diversity

• Strong educational leader with compassion and flexibility to adapt to changing dynamics

• Able to make and standby tough decisions based on what's best for the students served

• Understanding of budget and finance and of how to maximize available resources for the ultimate benefactors, the district students

• Ability and willingness to learn and understand the culture of the district and community

• Hands-on, visible leader with the ability to delegate and hold others accountable

• Willing to listen and seek input when possible before making a recommendation or acting

• Strong ethics and integrity

• Clear and strong vision to carry out the district's mission for equity of opportunity and the success of each student

• Ability to create an environment to capture the vision of the community for equitable education for all students

• Passion for the work and high energy level

• Problem solver who is willing to put forth innovative and creative solutions

• Commitment to a vision that encompasses educating the whole child in a student-centered learning environment

• Ability to understand and work in a shared service environment

• Strong understanding of curriculum and the learning process

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• Must hold or immediately be eligible for a New Jersey School Administrators Certificate

• Leadership experience in a district of comparable size and complexity

• Successful leadership experience that encompasses a Pre/K 12 environment is required

• School/building level experience is desirable

• Shared service understanding and experience is desirable


The board is seeking candidates who are willing to make a long-term commitment to the

community and District. A multiyear contract will be offered at a salary in the range of

$200,000 subject to actual qualifications, experience, and negotiations.

Interested and qualified individuals can learn more about the position and apply: