The Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District, Santa Ynez, California, Board of Education, is seeking a highly qualified and fully certified Superintendent. The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2021.
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development, in collaboration with the California School Boards Association, has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the Governing Board in identifying and screening the candidates.
Location: 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles
The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make. The Board developed the following desired characteristics:
The Board seeks an experienced change agent with a proven track record of success.
The leader has strong communication skills and values collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
The selected leader must be visible, a motivator, have high expectations, and hold themselves and others accountable.
The successful candidate needs to understand facilities management and have a high business acumen.
The ideal candidate leverages technology to enhance student creativity, critical thinking and expand learning beyond the classroom setting.
A leader who will create a welcoming and affirming environment that values all students’ cultural backgrounds and individual identities; allowing each student to maximize learning and social opportunities, and reach their highest potential.
Closing date for applications: May 17, 2021 (11:30 p.m. central time)
Board of Education selects finalists to interview: Early June 2021
Interviews with the Board of Education: June 12 & 13, 2021
Selection of new Superintendent: June 15, 2021
Start date: July 1, 2021.
About CSBA/McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. has been conducting national searches for governing boards since 1991. The firm has placed over 815 superintendents and other officials in public and non-profit organizations across the United States. McPherson & Jacobson is one of the leading national superintendent search firms.
The California School Board Association has selected McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. to represent them in conducting superintendent searches in California. McPherson & Jacobson is a leading national search firm that has California-based consultants. Our California consultants understand California and its unique requirements and laws.