Superintendent of Schools MSAD 49

Serves the towns of Albion, Benton, Clinton and Fairfield, Maine

Application Deadline: February 11, 2020 (CLOSED)

Effective Date: December 12th, 2019

The School Board of the Maine School Administrative District 49 (MSAD 49) seeks an experienced and visionary school leader to oversee its PreK-12 educational programs in the district. The district has 2,074 students and 416 staff. Schools in the district include the Fairfield Primary School (PreK-K), three elementary schools (Albion, Clinton, Benton), Lawrence Junior High School and Lawrence High School. Students also have the opportunity to attend the Mid-Maine Technical Center in Waterville.

The district strives to inspire and promote a positive learning environment. In this environment students learn to become both critical and creative thinkers so that they can engage with the larger world with thoughtfulness and empathy.

MSAD 49’s Next Educational Leader Will Demonstrate:

  • Proven leadership skills in both the academic and operations realms
  • Exemplary communication skills (verbal and written)
  • A passion for enhancing student achievement, as well as promoting and supporting professional development for educators in the district
  • Proven expertise in developing and implementing curriculum, programs, and educational practices that improve teaching and learning in K-12 environments
  • Well-developed skills in operations and financial management- strong working knowledge of budget development and management
  • Ability to forge positive working relations with students, staff, parents, and the general public
  • Strong working knowledge of state and federal educational policies, programs and laws
  • Proven experience handling personnel and labor relations
  • Ability to both develop and work closely with educational management/leadership team
  • Experience with the development and execution of short and long-term maintenance plans for school buildings and grounds
  • Best practices in School Board and Superintendent relations
  • Ability to lead district through new school construction process
  • Passion for life-long learning and self-improvement as a leader
  • High level of Emotional Intelligence

START DATE: July 1, 2020


  • Experience, as well as a positive track record as a Superintendent of Schools
  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in educational administration or equivalent in a related field
  • Must hold an active Maine State Superintendent certification (010)

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Key job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing effective leadership in the academic and operations realms
  • Creating, implementing and maintaining positive, comprehensive and productive educational programs
  • Building and maintaining a positive culture for students and employees
  • Personnel Management
  • School Finance/Budgeting
  • School Facilities Management

Interested candidates should submit the following materials:

  • Current Resume - Curricula Vitae accepted in addition to resume
  • Letter of Interest - Addressed to MSAD49 School Board
  • Statement on philosophy of educational leadership
  • Three written recommendations
  • Copy of active Maine State Superintendent certification (010)
  • Completed MSAD 49 employment application

No incomplete applications will be considered.

Mail or email applications to:


Board Chair – Superintendent Search

8 School Street

Fairfield, ME 04937



Equal Opportunity Employer