The Onslow 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 Onslow County. Applications are due by Monday, October 29, 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 intergovernmental partnerships; (5) organization and administration of short-term and long-term strategic planning, budgeting, and personnel and facilities management; (6) strong communication skills and effective team-building; (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 Onslow County Schools are governed by a seven-member board of education elected to serve staggered four-year terms. The school system operates thirty-eight schools that serve over 26,500 students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, including an early childhood center, twenty elementary schools, eight middle schools, seven high schools, an early college, and an alternative learning center. The Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center focused on career and technical education is expected to open in January 2019 in partnership with other local school systems and community colleges. The Onslow County Schools have over 3,000 employees committed to Excellence in Education in one of North Carolina’s largest school districts. The school system’s mission is to prepare students to be globally competitive leaders and responsible citizens. For more school system information, please visit, or follow the school system on social media via,,, and

Onslow County is nestled on the southeastern coast of North Carolina with convenient access to Interstates 40 and 95 and Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ), just north of the port city of Wilmington and the Wilmington International Airport (ILM). The county has a population of over 185,000 residents scattered throughout urban, suburban, and rural communities, including the city of Jacksonville (the county seat), the towns of Holly Ridge, North Topsail Beach, Richlands, and Swansboro, and unincorporated Sneads Ferry. Onslow County is the proud home of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River, and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, as well as a strong military community with a large number of military-connected teachers and over 9,000 military-connected students. The county also is home to Coastal Carolina Community College and miles of scenic waterways and beautiful beaches, making it a great place to live, work, learn, and play. Additional area information is available at,,,,,,,, and Local news can be found at,,, and

Applicants must complete the board’s required application form, accessible online via the North Carolina School Boards Association’s webpage at Please do not contact, or ask anyone you know to contact, individual board members about your interest in or application for this position. All inquiries should 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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