The following are excerpts that pertain to major duties and responsibilities as listed in the Superintendent of Schools Job Description:
- Maintain a strong personal relationship with Christ.
- Seek to live a balanced life that honors God, family, and your ministry.
- Pray earnestly for the education ministry.
- Support the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church through education ministry.
- Encourage and nurture conference education personnel in their personal spiritual journey.
- Administer and supervise the conference education program.
- Act as liaison between conference administration and school/church constituencies.
- Prepare the conference education calendar.
- Carry out school evaluations.
- Process applications for new schools.
- Implement union and NAD curriculum policies.
- Initiate and/or participate in pilot studies in cooperation with union and NAD offices of education.
- Initiate, encourage, and evaluate innovative, research-based programs.
Supervision of Instruction
- Provide classroom supervision to ensure quality education.
- Provide professional growth opportunities.
- Promote circulation of The Journal of Adventist Education.
Marketing Christian Education
- Promote Adventist education throughout the conference.
- Compile data pertinent for promotion of Adventist education.
- Encourage and collaborate with schools in the creation of marketing and development plans.
- Have a working knowledge of the union Education Code.
- Develop policies or practices that meet local educational needs where there is no union code provision.
- Actively participate in the recommendation, adoption, and inclusion of policy in the union Education Code.
- Be acquainted with conference, state, federal and Adventist Risk Management (ARM) requirements dealing with health and safety.
- Immediately notify local administration, legal, and ARM when issues arise that may lead to legal action.
- Be acquainted with local and regional child abuse reporting requirements.
Personnel Recruitment and Employment
- Implement a plan for evaluation and supervision of educational personnel.
- Serve as chair or a member of the personnel committee of each school board.
- Consult with school boards to determine personnel needs.
- Make employment recommendations to the board of education.
- Distribute annual employment contracts/agreements.
- Counsel with local school boards on annual budgets.
- Ensure that all schools are audited annually.
- Conduct annual audit of salaries of education personnel.
- Submit annual education budget to conference administration.
- Check with prospective employees about certification status before employment. (The union registrar will be very helpful with this process.)
- Work with union registrar to make sure transcripts and certification records are legitimate and up-to-date for each employee.