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2 Feb 2021

Operations / Administration Superintendent – Haxtun RE-2J School District, CO

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.
 Haxtun, Phillips County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

The Haxtun RE-2J School District, Haxtun, Colorado, Board of Education, is seeking a highly qualified and fully licensed Superintendent.  The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2021.


McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development, in association with the Colorado Association of School Boards, has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the board of education in identifying and screening the candidates.


Enrollment: 340 pk-12


Location: 170 miles north east of Denver


The Qualifications


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 has identified the following desired characteristics:


  • Leader – A person who understands and is sensitive to rural schools. A leader who has budget experience, with specific knowledge of Colorado school finance.  A competent fiscal agent who thrives on transparency. A leader who will empower staff, establish expectations and hold them accountable.  A leader willing to live and work in a rural environment. A person who is an instructional leader and is data informed in decision making to support student learning.  A leader who will change course of direction when needed.  .  A person who can build relationships, use team building processes to build consensus on key issues and make difficult decisions.  A leader who can build rapport and trust in the community.


  • Communicator- An approachable, visible leader who listens to the community, parents, students, and staff. A person who is hands-on, open and optimistic. A person who writes and speaks with clarity.  A good listener.  A person whose presence is seen in the classroom, at school activities and in the greater Haxtun community. A person who can build communication with all aspect of the community.


  • Visionary – An innovative, proactive leader with a clear vision for success.  A strategic thinker who develops plans and builds an environment for success. A person that will celebrate current successes and one who will also look toward future challenges. A leader who understands and supports the social and emotional challenges that students face in today climate.  Knowledgeable about PBS (Positive Behavior Supports).  Understands the mental health challenges of students and staff.  A person who can plan for the future needs of a diverse population.


  • Educator – A Colorado licensed school leader who has previous site-leadership experience. A collaborative team leader who involves all parties impacted by a decision. Places high priority on academic achievement of all students. A curriculum and instructional leader aware of the latest learning research.  Humble and compassionate educator sensitive to the needs of the school district.  An educator who is willing to work with the area school districts’ leadership and continue to grow in professional relationship.


Search Timeline:


  • Closing date for applications: March 10, 2021
  • Board of Education selects finalists to interview: March 23, 2021
  • Interviews with the Board of Education: April 8 & 9, 2021
  • Selection of new Superintendent: April 13, 2021
  • Start date: July 1, 2021

How to Apply

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Job Tags: colorado, Haxtun, and superintendent.