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31 Oct 2023

Operations / Administration Superintendent – Albuquerque Public Schools, NM

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.
 Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States

Job Description

The Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Board of Education, is seeking a highly qualified and licensed Superintendent. The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position no later than July 1, 2024.


McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the governing board in identifying and screening the candidates.


Enrollment: 70,000


Location: Albuquerque, NM


The Qualifications


The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for leading a large and diverse school district. The board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make.


The Board of Education seeks a visionary Superintendent who:

  • Believes that every child can learn and is committed to equity and anti-racism
  • Is a data-driven change agent with a demonstrated track record of prioritizing the needs of students and significantly improving student outcomes
  • Shows respect for New Mexico culture and the district’s workforce, and inspires respect from others
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and is a collaborative team-builder
  • Is goal oriented and committed to implementing the Board’s goals, guardrails, and the APS Strategic Plan
  • Understands and advocates for requirements of the New Mexico Martinez/Yazzie Consolidated Lawsuit


  • Bilingual preferred
  • Candidate must possess or be eligible for appropriate New Mexico licensure 


Primary Location        New Mexico

Salary Range              $245,000 – $325,000 subject to negotiation

Shift Type                    Full Time


Search Timeline:

  • Closing date for applications: December 12, 2023 (11:59 p.m. central time)
  • Board of Education selects candidates to interview: January 8, 2024
  • Interviews with the Board of Education: TBD
  • Selection of new Superintendent: TBA
  • Start date: As mutually agreed upon – no later than July 1, 2024

How to Apply

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Salaries: 100,000 and above.