Administrator, Superintendent Search
If a school entity has a need, chances are that PSBA has a service, expert or program to meet that need.
PSBA Administrator Search Services
Administrator/Superintendent Search Services work with school district, from start to finish, in seeking candidates for administrative or superintendent positions. However, we are not a head-hunter search firm that "places" candidates. Our philosophy has been, and always will be, that successful hires are selected locally -- not by a consultant.
Superintendent Search Guide
As a board you have decided you will conduct the search for your next superintendent. How do you proceed and what are the key milestones in a search? You can leverage PSBA's years of experience and expertise by utilizing the new Superintendent Search Guide. This program includes an initial kick-off meeting with a PSBA search consultant, a comprehensive "How to" manual, and advertising employing PSBA's extensive resources to maximize the probability of a successful conclusion.
Administrative Support Program
Your board wants an extensive advertising and recruitment campaign in order to reach as many qualified superintendent applicants as possible within a defined timetable. The administrative support program allows your board to utilize PSBA's successful recruitment strategy that engages multiple mediums, networks and alliances affording broad exposure to the executive opportunity in your district. A PSBA consultant will meet with the board to determine the desired skills and abilities of the applicants in order to design the advertisement and answer any questions from the board. Your PSBA consultant will then begin a recruitment effort for qualified applicants. PSBA will also complete the time-intensive task of managing the entire administrative procedure in order to ensure complete credential files for all candidates.
Executive Search Program
The selection of your district's next leader is critical as the demands on superintendents and school board members have never been greater. A successful executive search will consume a great deal of board member and administrative time in an environment that already places many demands on the board. The executive search program offers board members the services of an experienced PSBA consultant as well as the collective knowledge developed through hundreds of searches successfully completed by your association. PSBA facilitates the entire process and provides support to the board even after the successful candidate has been appointed with our post search services.
The board realizes that a search for the district's next superintendent is also a beneficial time to harvest information from stakeholder groups. This effort will assist the board to better understand the needs of the district and to ensure a substantive transition plan is realized once the new superintendent begins their tenure. The executive leadership program incorporates the elements of the executive search program with the benefit of the analysis and recommendations of PSBA's Consulting Solutions. An experienced, former superintendent, will work with your PSBA consultant throughout the search in order to provide valuable counsel to the board resulting in a thorough, comprehensive evaluation and transition plan for your district's new chief executive.
Customized Search Options
In addition to the comprehensive search programs listed above, PSBA offers a menu of Ala Carte search service options for districts seeking support with key aspects of their search. As with all of PSBA's executive search services, we welcome discussion on customization to meet your needs.