Now Hiring: Superintendent

Superintendent Search 2021

The Salt River Schools Education Board seeks a highly qualified and experienced education leader for the position of Superintendent. Our search process will be conducted over the next several months, with an anticipated starting date of July 2021.

Click here to visit the Salt River Schools Superintendent job application site.
To establish a complete pre-employment file, please complete the addenda found on the Education Employment page.

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Stakeholders were involved in the planning phase of the search. The Salt River Schools Education Board will make all decisions concerning the selection process, the evaluation of candidates, and the final appointment. Candidates will complete an interview process with stakeholder groups and the Education Board, and will also make themselves available for virtual public forums to meet and answer questions from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

Below is a summary of the ideal candidate's leadership profile and job duties. Click here to view a detailed leadership profile and job description, including minimum and preferred qualifications.

Salt River Schools prioritizes O'odham & Piipaash languages and cultures.  

Leadership Profile Characteristics

  • Talent Management
  • Financial Management
  • Student Learning, Success & Management
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Communications
  • Decision-making
  • Community Relations
  • Operational Management
Academic success at Salt River Schools is achieved through rigorous scholarship and holistic wellness.

Essential Components of the Job

  • Relationship with the Education Board & Community Council
  • Educational Leadership (including philosophy, curriculum development, and staffing)
  • Communication
  • Recruitment & Retention of Staff
  • Supervision of All Staff
  • Identification & Implementation of Board Policy Needs
  • Relationship with Students & Families
  • Relationship with Community & the Public
  • Effective Records Management (students, personnel, and all other records required by applicable laws)
  • Operational & Facilities Management for Safe Schools for All
  • General Duties (performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit)
We value all the gifts of Salt River Schools faculty and staff.

Tentative Timeline Summary

  • Fall 2020: Preparation & Planning
  • January & February 2021: Recruitment
  • March & April 2021: Screening & Interviews
  • May 2021: Board Approval & Hire
  • July 2021: Start Date

Salt River Schools tentative interview process.

Click here to view the Education Board-approved Superintendent Recruitment Plan.

More about Salt River Schools
Salt River Schools, also known as the Education Division, is located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, and is surrounded by the metropolitan cities of Mesa, Tempe, and Fountain Hills. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community unified its educational programs in 1996. Though the programs were tribally controlled prior to this, the creation of the SRPMIC Education Division (“Salt River Schools”) by Council ordinance put all sites, departments and services under the oversight of the Education Board.

We are proud to offer cradle-to-career educational services that follow our five-year Strategic Plan; click here to read the plan in its entirety.

The purpose of Salt River Schools, in partnership with the Community, is to provide exemplary education in a safe learning environment immersed in the O’odham and Piipaash cultures for all students to secure a successful future. We also take great pride in providing our staff with on-going professional development opportunities and excellent employee recognition programs.

There are four main academic sites reporting to the Superintendent of Salt River Schools:

The numbers above reflect students served directly by Salt River Schools within pre-pandemic/in-person environments; however, these numbers have changed due to COVID-19 school closures. Additionally, the Education Division also provides indirect services to approximately 1,200 Community member students within and in surrounding districts, such as Mesa Public Schools, as well as out-of-state boarding schools. Higher Education services are open to all 6,000 eligible Community members. Salt River Schools also offers:

  • Early childhood education through F.A.C.E. (Family and Child Education), Early Head Start, Head Start, CCDF and tribal support.
  • O’odham and Piipaash culture and language curriculum, including embedding these into STEAM classes and programming.
  • Comprehensive wraparound social services for students and families.
  • Tutoring services before and after school open to all Community member students, regardless of where they attend school.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and classroom technology, including smart boards, and student laptops.
  • Free meals (breakfast and lunch), and free transportation services.
    After-school programming (21st Century Community Learning Center grant), including access to Boys and Girls Clubs within SRPMIC boundaries.
  • Support for college and career readiness, including concurrent college enrollment for high school students and internship opportunities.
  • Competitive robotics classes and extracurricular programming.
  • Wide-ranging athletic offerings.

Stay connected with Salt River Schools by reading our news announcements, and visiting our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube pages. Be sure to download the “Salt River Schools” smartphone app (for iOS and Android devices) to ensure you receive the latest updates to the school calendar of events and important notices. For more information, call Education Administration at 480-362-2500.

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