OSBA has completed nearly 1,000 district superintendent and treasurer searches over the past four decades. Our search service reflects our long-term commitment to strong, mutually beneficial board-administrator relationships resulting in student success. OSBA's search consultants have a variety of professional experiences in the private and public sectors and as educators, board members and leaders in higher education and will serve as the board’s experienced and trained partner.
Would you like to speak to a consultant about OSBA search services? Contact Gwen Samet, administrative assistant of board and management services, at (614) 540-4000 or (800) 589-OSBA.
What sets OSBA apart from the rest?
- Board and district focused: Your board knows what's needed in your school community. Every search is unique and we customize the search from your board's perspective. Each of our search consultants has previously served on a school board, increasing their understanding of your board's needs.
- Cost effective: OSBA's high-quality search services are kept affordable as a service to our members.
- National search: Through our membership in the National School Boards Association, each OSBA search can be scaled nationally. This partnership, as well as strong relationships with other public education organizations, allows us to broadly advertise without significant additional costs for districts.
- Recruiting: Because we value and respect the relationship we have with our district members, we use multiple technologies and formats to attract outstanding candidates and make each search known to any qualified candidate.
- Electronic Search Online Application Process (ESOAP): We use a proprietary online application system to streamline and modernize the executive search process.
- The Achiever: With exclusive rights to the Achiever online assessment tool, OSBA provides board members objective information to help them understand their finalists' unique skills. Watch this webinar to learn more.
- New leadership team workshop: A post-search team-building workshop to help lay the foundation for new leadership team success is included in the cost of your OSBA search ($850 value.)
- OSBA guarantee: Our guarantee is simple. In the unlikely circumstance you are unable to make a clear decision, OSBA will reopen the search and work with you until the right choice is made.