State University of New York at Oswego — Superintendent Development Program Director

The Department of Extended Learning and the Educational Administration Department at the State University of New York at Oswego invite applications to fill part time Superintendent Development Program Director position. 

Posting Date: April 19, 2018

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Date of Appointment: On/around May 1, 2018

Description of Responsibilities: The Superintendent Development Program (SDP) is SUNY Oswego’s, New York State recognized, year-long, leadership program for those interested in becoming a Superintendent of Schools. The program offers instruction and mentoring to assist individuals to transition into this important role. The Director is responsible for leading and organizing core program elements such as 5 full day sessions, special topic sessions, authentic issue teamwork, and superintendent interviews. The Director receives and provides feedback on participant’s Opening Platform Statements, mid-program reflection and final platform statements and reflections. Also, the Director arranges regional teams of faculty mentors working with small student groups and supports them as they bring students through a series of authentic learning activities and real-world case studies. The Director trains students to use systems thinking, to promote skills and behavior essential to success as a Superintendent, and to effectively convey the challenges and rewards of the superintendency. The Director recruits eligible participants, administers the application process, recruits, trains, and hires Superintendent Faculty (mentors), reviews and updates SDP curriculum and updates the Program Manual annually. The Program Director works within an established budget, regularly submits reports of program data, coordinates program assessments and communicates frequently. Directly reporting to the Educational Administration Department, this position works also works very closely with Southern Tier BOCES and Division of Extended Learning in order to collaboratively plan and administer the program and to communicate program information regularly. 

Duties also include engagement in professional networks as well as attendance and presentation at various conferences for networking, professional development and recruitment, such as the NYSCOSS Fall Leadership Summit; writing articles and participating in some campus events for scholarship and collegial engagement; provide career advising as needed; work with marketing staff to create promotional campaigns in various formats; some travel within New York State; and interaction both in person and remotely using technology. 

Due to the complex nature of the position, the training and guidance will begin at time of appointment through November 2018 from the Educational Administration Department Chair and the existing Superintendent Program Director as a mentee. The incoming Superintendent Development Program Director will assume full responsibilities for the recruitment and administration of the program for the 2019 program in the fall of 2018.

In addition, will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 60 Graduate credits in Education or Educational Leadership
  • 10 years professional experience as a leader in primary/secondary education 
  • Experience (recent, past or present) as a Superintendent 
  • Experience advocating for and leading implementation of current New York State and/or national education reforms in primary / secondary educational institutions
  • Familiarity and ability to learn new forms of technology
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in collaborative work and in building and nurturing relationships with internal and external constituencies
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations such as the SUNY Oswego in Syracuse Branch Campus and community locations across New York State

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with any SUNY Oswego Educational Leadership Program (SDP or otherwise)
  • Experience teaching adult learners in a college environment

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:  Dr. Angela Perrotto at 315-312-2200 or  

Official transcripts and are required prior to hiring.  

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:  The Division of Extended Learning coordinates the offering of a variety of courses and subjects, credit bearing and non-credit bearing, for both nontraditional and traditional students. Courses are scheduled for delivery on campus, off campus, and online. The Extended Learning Division is the home to the SUNY Oswego in the High Schools program where eligible high school students are able to concurrently enroll in SUNY Oswego courses for college credit. Extended Learning also coordinates the offering of weekend courses and “short” courses (ranging from a week’s duration to several weeks) and a six-week “Intensive English” program each summer for students from around the world. The Division offers high-quality, innovative learning opportunities to a diverse student population and is committed to helping students of all types achieve their educational goals. Its mission is to provide students the opportunity to benefit from the educational resources available at SUNY Oswego. Professional development programs are available by contract, on site, customized for a particular industry, or as open enrollment learning opportunities. In addition to the lakeside campus programs, the Division provides administrative oversight for the college’s branch campus in downtown Syracuse. The Division also provides services to veterans online and face to face with its operation in the Fort Drum/Watertown area. 

Additional information regarding SUNY Oswego’s Division of Extended Learning is available at  

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

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