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Superintendent Job Posting and Application



Job Details                                                                                                                                       

Application Deadline:          April 19, 2022

Posted:                                  April 5, 2022

Starting date:                        July 1, 2022


Job Description                                                                                                                               

West Memphis School District Superintendent

Contact:         Brad Beavers, School Board Attorney

Address:        P.O. Box 826

                        West Memphis, AR 72303

Phone:           (870) 633-3141

District Website:


As chief executive officer of the West Memphis School District, the superintendent of schools will work with the West Memphis Board of Education, the faculty & staff, and the community to ensure a high-quality education for the students of the district.  The superintendent is the administrative head of all divisions and departments and oversees all fiscal responsibilities of the district.  The superintendent may delegate supervisory powers to other administrators, but the superintendent will be responsible to the Board of Education for all operations of the district.  The superintendent will assist in developing, implementing, and communicating the district’s vision, mission and strategic plan to internal and external stakeholders.


Essential Responsibilities:


  1. Keep the school district in compliance with federal, state and local laws, as well as applicable rules and regulations.
  2. Implement and monitor the observance of all school board policies regarding instruction, finance, facilities, transportation, personnel, and all other functions of the district.
  3. Communicate openly and regularly with the school board, reporting both progress and concerns in any segment of the district.
  4. Visibly represent the district in a professional and appropriate manner, embracing the public relations and marketing functions of the superintendent’s office. Implement an ongoing, written public relations plan.  Communicate frequently with the community and other constituents about matters important to the welfare of the district and its students.  Practice internal public relations by supporting and celebrating personnel.
  5. Demonstrate fiscal responsibility, including but not limited to the preparation of an annual school district budget in compliance with board policy and protocol, and maintain oversight of the budget observing legal requirements and the policies of the board.
  6. Recommend new policies and revisions of existing policies to the school board.
  7. In accordance with board policy, ensure evaluations of all district employees are completed in an ongoing and timely manner.
  8. Set priorities, goals, and outcomes in collaboration with the board.
  9. Observe a professional code of ethics and show personal integrity.
  10. Assume all other duties as designated by the board of education.


Qualifications for position:

  • MSE required
  • Prior experience as an Arkansas Superintendent preferred
  • Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Must hold a district administrator license for the state of Arkansas


Equal Opportunity Employer                                                                                                         

The West Memphis School District is an equal opportunity educational and employment institution.  The law protects the rights of an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, sex, or age.


Contact information for application                                                                                              


Brad Beavers, School Board Attorney

PO. Box 826

West Memphis, AR 72303

Phone: (870) 633-3141


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