Superintendent/CEO Recruitment

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Board begins Superintendent/CEO Search

The Vancouver School Board has begun the search for a new superintendent/CEO. The Board will work with an executive search firm to help shape and implement the recruitment process. An announcement about the executive search firm will be made in early June.

Recruitment of a superintendent/CEO is the responsibility of the elected Board in accordance with the School Act and Board Policy 2. A steering committee of four trustees, supported by the District’s secretary-treasurer and other senior staff, will oversee the work of the executive search firm. The decision about a successful candidate will be determined by the full Board. 

+ About the Superintendent

The superintendent is the chief executive officer of the District. The only employee of the Board, the superintendent reports directly to the Board and is accountable to the it for the conduct and operation of the District. Specific areas of the superintendent’s responsibility include student learning, student well-being, fiscal responsibility, personnel management, policy/administrative procedures, Board relations, strategic planning and reporting as well as leadership practices at the District. More information about the role of the superintendent/CEO is outlined in Board Policy 12.

+ What to expect

The Board looks forward to working with a new leader as we continue our work to inspire student success by providing innovative, caring and responsive learning environments. Our goal is to serve the needs of each of our students and tap their potential so they may achieve their unique promise.

As always, the Board is committed to sharing information openly and transparently. In the coming weeks, more details about the recruitment process will be provided as the decisions by the Board are determined.

Read our news release: Vancouver Superintendent Announces Decision to Leave the District May 5,  2021.



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