Position: Chief Administrator
Location: Heartland AEA - Des Moines, IA
The Board of the Heartland Area Education Agency 11 is seeking an exemplary educational leader to serve as their Chief Administrator, effective July 1, 2017. Heartland serves students, families, staff and communities across 11 counties in central Iowa. The Heartland main office is located in Johnston, a suburb of Des Moines. The Agency also has regional offices located in the central Iowa towns of Adel, Ames, Carroll, Guthrie Center Indianola, Knoxville and Newton. Heartland Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership with 53 public and 30 accredited private schools to provide educational services, programs and resources for improving the learning outcomes and well-being of over 150,000 children and youth in central Iowa. The Heartland AEA staff members serve children from birth to age 21, families, educators and communities.
The 660 Agency staff members, 75 percent of whom are licensed educators, aid student achievement in many ways. They teach students; provide direct services to students with special needs; consult with teachers, principals and superintendents; meet with parents; lead school – community meetings; and undertake many other tasks to improve teaching and learning. Iowa’s AEAs were created in 1975 to ensure efficient, effective and equal educational opportunities for all children. The Agency is a public entity funded by federal and state aid, legislatively controlled property tax, grants, course tuition and sale of educational products. Most of the Agencies services are free.
The Des Moines area offers numerous cultural, education, sports and entertainment options. Housing options within the AEA range from a downtown Des Moines loft to an acreage with peace and quiet. It’s up to you to choose. Compensation will be very competitive. Screening is ongoing and immediate with a slate to be presented in early April. For additional information about this position and/or to apply online, go to www.hyasearch.com