General Position Description – The Superintendent is the executive officer of Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS), working under the direction of the SFIS Board of Trustees. The Superintendent is responsible for the efficient administration and supervision of the entire school system and the general welfare of the students and staff. The Superintendent is charged with carrying out the goals and directives of the SFIS Board of Trustees. The Superintendent is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the departments and programs and reporting on these programs and evaluations to the Board of Trustees, and to the 19 Pueblo Governors. All functions of this position shall be performed in a positive and respectful manner, while using the SFIS Core Values to achieve the school’s vision and mission.
Qualifications – Master’s Degree in Education required, PhD in education, preferred. Experience in education, preferably serving Native American students; four (4) years’ teaching experience, plus four (4) years’ administrative experience with responsibilities for supervision of educational program and services, preferably for Native American students. The combination of education and experience may be considered. Must Possess a New Mexico School Administrator License or commit to obtaining licensure within a negotiated time-period. Additional requirements: Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, and successfully pass a criminal background check in accordance to PL 101-630, and meet the requirements of 25CFR 63. Valid NM Driver’s License.
Additional Knowledge and Experience – Knowledge of Pueblo Culture and the SFIS student population; Experience working with and educating Native American Students; Demonstrated understanding of Tribal and Educational Sovereignty in Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Tribally Controlled Schools; Experience guiding and overseeing student-centered teaching and learning; Experience guiding and overseeing student-centered support for social, emotional, and physical wellness
Salary and Contract – Salary and benefits are competitive/ salary is negotiable. Initial Contract period will not exceed two (2) years.