Welcome to the Snoqualmie Valley School District and thank you for your interest in the superintendent position for next year. The job posting for the position will close March 1, 2021. Please click on the image below for details about the opportunity and instructions on how to apply directly to Ray & Associates.
This job posting will be open January 27 through March 1, 2021.
Apply online at www.rayassoc.com.
Updated Search Timeline, Process and Survey Results
Posted February 12, 2021
At the February 11 School Board meeting, the Board provided an update on the superintendent search process and timeline. Additionally, consultants from Ray & Associates summarized results of the survey that solicited input from the community members, staff, students and the Board on characteristics desired in an ideal candidate.
Updated timeline and next steps:
- 1/20/21 – School Board votes to work with Ray & Assoc.
- 1/26 – Board approved job posting
- 1/27 – Position profile posted on website, advertised on state/national recruiting sites
- 1/27-2/8 – Community/Staff survey
- 2/11 – School Board meeting update and review of survey results
- 3/1 – Position closes
- 3/2-17 – Ray & Assoc. to review applications and screen candidates
- 3/18 – Board meets in executive session to review candidate information
- Week of 3/22 – First round of interviews with top candidates
- Week of 3/29 – Interviews & Town Hall with finalists
Selection Process Overview:
The School Board plans to use a process similar to that used by our district in 2018, to hire Dr. Manahan. During the first round of interviews the week of March 22, the Board will interview top candidates in executive session, while a group of approximately 16 stakeholders are invited to observe for at least two full days of meetings. Observers will be selected by their groups and represent SVEA, SVASA, PSE, Administrative Cabinet, Principals, Administrative assistants, PTSA, students, and 5 parents (selected by lottery). Taking into consideration feedback from the observers, as well as references and background checks from Ray & Associates, the Board will narrow the pool of top candidates to determine which candidates will advance to second round of interviews as finalists.
Finalist interviews, targeted for the week of March 29, will include Town Hall-type public meetings, a meet and greet opportunity with administration, and additional Board interviews. Ultimately, the School Board will make the final hiring decision during a public School Board meeting. (For more information, see the Superintendent Search Process Update, presented 2/11/21.)
For the responses that emerged as the key candidate characteristics and experiences valued by our Board and community, click here: Summary of Survey Results, presented by Ray & Associates.
SVSD Superintendent Search Process and Community/Staff Survey
Posted January 27, 2021
The search and selection process to hire the next superintendent for the Snoqualmie Valley School District has begun, following Superintendent Rob Manahan’s announcement regarding his plans to retire at the end of the school year. The School Board is partnering with a national education search firm, Ray & Associates, to conduct a broad and thorough selection process, to name the next SVSD superintendent.
Community/Staff Engagement: The Board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of its most important functions. Therefore, they are interested in gaining input from constituents and staff before selecting that individual. To begin, SVSD staff, students, parents and community members are invited share feedback through a survey (below). The survey will help define the desired selection criteria for identifying an ideal candidate to match the needs and values of our district. The interview process will include input from staff, students, administrators and parents; and, there will be opportunities to meet the finalists later this spring. Ultimately, the School Board makes the final decision on hiring the next superintendent of Snoqualmie Valley School District, who will begin July 1, 2021.
Click here to take the brief survey - to prioritize desired leadership qualities, expertise and experiences that matter most to you in a superintendent. (Survey closed February 8.)
- January 26 – School Board approves flyer to advertise opportunity.
- January 27 – Position opens.
- January 27 – February 8 – Online survey (staff/students/parents/community)
- February 11 – Board to review stakeholder survey results, prioritize selection criteria
- March 1 – Position closes. Deadline for applications.
More details to come on the timeline and selection process, with interviews currently targeted to begin mid- to late-March.