Superintendent Resume Example & 3 Expert Tips

Nov 1, 2020

Written by Caitlin Proctor

Written by Caitlin Proctor

Career Expert, ZipJob

An average of 250 resumes are sent for a single opening. See how Zipjob uses professional writers and technology to get your resume noticed.

Superintendents oversee the school system and all schools within the county. Below is a general Superintendent job description:

The superintendent implements the school board’s vision by making day-to-day decisions about educational programs, spending, staff, and facilities. The superintendent hires, supervises, and manages the central staff and principals. 


If this is the kind of job you want or you have, you’re in the right place! We have a resume example for you and three tips from our professional resume writers below.

Superintendent Resume Example

Superintendent Resume

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Superintendent Resume (text version)


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Creative, organized, Superintendent highly regarded for extensive experience in academic administration, professional development, and project planning. Academic facilitator and motivational coach who champions student achievements while promoting a safe and positive learning environment. Builds dedicated teams and leads them to implement change while maximizing teacher and student success. Accomplished in building trust and meaningful relationships between students, parents, and administrators. Thrives in fast-paced, diverse, and collaborative environments. 

Core Competencies

  • School Administration
  • Relationship Building
  • Policy Development
  • Standardized Testing
  • Public Speaking
  • Curriculum Development
  • Staff Education
  • Performance Metrics
  • Project Management

Work Experience

ZipJob, New York City, NY                                                                                                                                                                                           Year – Present


  • Proposed plans for achieving objectives in operations and education.
  • Worked with specialized teams to accomplish all objectives
  • Established and implemented district-wide policies.
  • Created professional development plan covering all employees.
  • Oversaw operations at all district schools with proactive oversight.
  • Managed district with more than [Number] students and [Number] staff.
  • Provided information to school board under accountability requirements.
  • Developed programs to advance student success in district.

ZipJob, New York City, NY                                                                                                                                                                                                 Year – Year

Assistant Superintendent

  • Trimmed budget by $[Amount] per year through proactive reorganizations of key areas.
  • Directed [description] project with $[Amount] budget.
  • Expanded operations to take on [Number] new students in [Timeframe].
  • Built productive relationships at all levels.
  • Researched issues and took appropriate action to ensure speedy resolution.
  • Taught students [Skill], [Skill] and [Skill] abilities.
  • Maintained safety and security of all youth under care.
  • Planned and executed activities to promote [Skill], [Skill] and [Skill] development.

Additional Experience

School Principal, ZipJob, New York, Year to Year


Bachelor of Education | New York University, NY

Bonus: free resume template

ZipJob now offers a resume template you can download. The template is set up with an easy to read layout like the example above: clear section headings, modern font, and follows a reverse-chronological resume format (preferred by both hiring managers and ATS scans).

How to write a Superintendent resume: 3 tips

Do you have any numbers on your resume?

Since resumes are mostly text, using numbers can be an easy and powerful way to get your accomplishments to stand out. Adding metrics, percentages, and quantities to your resume will help translate your past experience into future value to your employers!

The best places to include numbers are often within your work experience, especially when talking about groups of people or things. You can specify how many people you worked with, or how many tasks you completed, or even how long it took to to finish something. Also look for words like “several” or “some” and see if you can use a number there instead.

Even if you don’t know the exact number, it’s more valuable to guess than to leave it vague.

Maximize your core competencies

Your core competencies, or key skills, are a powerful way to show an ATS scan that you’re a great applicant. This section should change slightly for almost every job you apply for. You want to keep it highly tailored to the job description. For example, if one of your core competencies is customer service but the job description is looking for client communication skills, swap out “customer service” for “client communication.”

To identify the best skills to highlight here, this list of 10 vital skills to put on your resume is a good starting point.

Only include 10 to 15 years of experience

You should keep your resume’s work experience limited to the last 10 or 15 years. There are two reasons for this:

  1. It keeps your resume focused on your most recent experience
  2. It keeps your resume focused on your most relevant experience

In most cases, the jobs you held more than 15 years ago will not help you land a job. Either you have done similar tasks more recently, in which case you don’t need to repeat yourself. On the other hand, you may have changed careers since then, making your previous experience confusing and irrelevant.

For more about relevant work experience, head over to this article next: What Does Relevant Work Experience Mean On A Resume?


Having a great resume will help you land your next job as a Superintendent. Use this example as a guide to what kind of skills and experience employers are looking for in this field.

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