The Beaufort County Board of Education is seeking a superintendent to lead the school system as it continues its pursuit of excellence. Candidates must meet the legal requirements to be licensed as a superintendent in North Carolina or be qualified to serve under the State Board of Education’s alternative guidelines. Central office and building-level experience are preferred. A doctorate degree or progress toward a doctorate degree is preferred but not required. A successful candidate will be required to live in Beaufort County. Applications are due by July 30, 2018.

A successful candidate must demonstrate ability and success in (1) visionary educational leadership; (2) curriculum and instruction; (3) goal setting and monitoring achievement; (4) fostering community and/or intergovernmental partnerships; (5) organization and administration of short-term and long-term strategic planning, budgeting, and personnel and facilities management; (6) strong communication and effective team-building skills; (7) procuring additional funding; (8) visibility and involvement in community activities; (9) leadership in maintaining safe and orderly school environments; (10) planning and funding of school facilities; and (11) decision making, delegation, and follow-through.

The Beaufort County Schools are governed by a nine-member nonpartisan board of education elected to serve staggered four-year terms. The school system operates fourteen schools that serve almost 7,000 students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, including one primary school (Pre-K-4), five elementary schools, one elementary-middle school (Pre-K-8), two middle schools, four high schools, and one alternative school (6-12). The Beaufort County Schools have approximately 1,000 employees committed to Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day. The school system’s mission is to provide quality educational programs and services to ensure student academic and vocational success so every public-school student will graduate ready for post-secondary education and work, prepared to be a globally engaged and productive citizen. For more school system information, please visit, or follow the school system on social media via;; or

Beaufort County is nestled in eastern North Carolina along the Pamlico and Pungo Rivers, which open into the Pamlico Sound. The county also is located near some of the most beautiful beaches on North Carolina’s coast. Beaufort County has a population of approximately 47,000 residents scattered throughout rural communities, including the city of Washington (the county seat) and the towns of Aurora, Bath, Belhaven, Chocowinity, Pantego, and Washington Park. The county offers a relaxed small-town lifestyle for residents, but it is only a short distance from the cities of Greenville (30 minutes) and Raleigh (90 minutes). The county also provides a charming and scenic riverfront setting for many of its communities, with ample opportunities for recreation in and around the water. Beaufort County is also home to Beaufort County Community College. Additional area information is available at,, and Local news can be found at and

Applicants must complete the board’s required form. You may obtain the application from the North Carolina School Boards Association’s website at

Inquiries can be directed to Allison Schafer, Legal Counsel/Director of Policy, North Carolina School Boards Association, P.O. Box 97877, Raleigh, NC 27624-7877. Phone: (919) 841-4040. FAX: (919) 841-4020. E-mail: All inquiries will be kept confidential.

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