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Comprehensive Search and Hire Timeline

See the full timeline for the Superintendent / President search process below

Fall 2022 launch - July 1, 2023 start date

Board of Trustees Retreat: Hiring Process

  • Board discusses potential search and hire timeline and processes
  • Board discusses and gives guidance to Interim Superintendent/President regarding issuing RFP for an executive search firm
August 20, 2022

Special and Regular Board of Trustees Meetings: Hiring Process

  • Board invites comments from college and community regarding desirable attributes of new Superintendent/President
  • Board reviews/discuss/approve revised job description and timeline for hiring process (informed by Board Ad Hoc Committee)
  • Board discusses Board member participation on Screening Committee
  • Board reviews applicants/selects recruitment firm for hiring process
September 15, 2022
October 13, 2022
October 20, 2022
Communication: Announcements for recruitment of Screening Committee members sent to college constituency group leaders and to the public to solicit community members; posted on SBCC President Search website October 17, 2022
(November 4 deadline for submission of names)
Preparation: Consultants begin informal recruitment; meet with Interim Superintendent/President, HR, Board of Trustees to prepare for search October 21 – November 8
College Survey: Board President distributes College Survey to solicit feedback regarding content for Position Profile November 1 - 10, 2022
Deadline for constituency groups to name members and for community members to submit applications to serve on Screening Committee

November 4, 2022

Special Board Meeting: Hiring Process

  • Board interviews community members for Screening Committee
  • Board considers/approves modified hiring timeline

November 8, 2022

Regular Board Meeting: Screening Committee (SC)

  • Board interviews/selects community members for Screening Committee
  • Board appoints trustees to serve on Screening Committee
  • Board selects trustee to serve as Screening Committee Co-Chair
  • Board approves Screening Committee members

November 10, 2022

Communication: Board president sends message to college and external community with details of search, including committee members and timeline November 11, 2022
Preparation: Consultants prepare report of findings of College Survey & Board Priorities, draft Position Profile for HR, Screening Committee, Board review. November 11 - 16, 2022

Screening Committee Meeting #1: Orientation & Search Planning
Consultants and HR meet with Screening Committee members

  • Hiring Orientation, Confidentiality, & EEO and Implicit Bias Training
  • Select Search Committee Co-Chair
  • Review search process and timeline
  • Review report of Campus Survey and Board Priorities
  • Provide recommendations for draft Position Profile
  • Set date/times for future Screening Meetings

November 16, 2022
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Special Board Meeting: Board Reviews Draft Position Profile

  • Board reviews recommendations from Screening Committee and provides feedback for final Position Profile and application process
November 29, 2022

Special Board Meeting: Board Approves Final Position Profile

  • Board reviews and approves final Position Profile
December 1, 2022
Preparation: Consultants, in coordination w/HR, finalize Position Profile and Outreach Plan; update President Search website; draft community communique December 2 - 6, 2022

Position OPEN for Applications

  • Position Profile posted on Superintendent/President Search website; 
    HR application site activated
December 7, 2022
Communication: Board president sends message to college and community to announce position and engage all stakeholders in recruitment process December 7, 2022
Position CLOSED for Applications January 20, 2023, at midnight

Candidate Application Review

  • January 20-25: HR review of applicants for minimum qualifications
  • January 26-February 5: Screening Committee members review confidential candidate application packets, submit ratings by midnight February 5 (via People Admin)
January 20 -
February 5, 2023
Preparation: Consultants, in coordination w/HR, prepare report from Candidate Application review; prepare Screening Committee members for first-level zoom  interviews February 6 - 8, 2023

Screening Committee Meeting #2: First-Level Zoom Interview Candidate Selection & Interview Process

  • Consultants and HR meet with Screening Committee members
  • Select individuals for first-level zoom interviews
  • Finalize interview protocol (questions and process)
February 9, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PST
(In-person)
Preparation: Consultants, in coordination w/HR, communicate with candidates;  establish zoom interview schedules; finalize materials for Screening Committee; develop interview script based on established protocol, for interview consistency February 11 - 19, 2023

Screening Committee #3: First-Level Zoom Interviews and Selection of  Candidates for Second-Level In-person Interviews

  • Screening Committee conducts interviews
  • Consultants and HR support Screening Committee activities
  • Committee selects candidates for second-level in-person interview with Screening Committee.
February 21, 2023
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PST
(Zoom)

February 22, 2023
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. PST
(Zoom)
Preparation: Consultants, in coordination w/HR, communicate with candidates; establish in-person interview schedules; finalize materials for Screening Committee; develop interview script based on established protocol, for interview consistency February 23 - 28, 2023

Screening Committee #4: Second Level In-person Interviews

  • Screening Committee conducts interviews
  • Consultants and HR support Screening Committee activities
  • Committee selects finalists for forums & final interview with Board
March 1, 2023
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PST
(In-person)

March 2, 2023
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. PST
(In-person)
Preparation: Consultants, in coordination w/HR)
- Establish interview schedule, schedule and support final candidates
- Prepare Board members for final interviews
- Coordinate preparations for forums and interviews
- Secure releases from finalists and conduct comprehensive reference checks
- Prepare draft communiques and update website
March 3 - 8, 2023
Communication: Board president sends message to college and external community to announce finalists, public forums, and impending selection By March 8, 2023

Public Forums

  • Public forums held with each finalist
March 14 - 15, 2023
Board reviews feedback from public forums March 16, 2023

Board of Trustees Final Interviews

  • Board interviews finalists in person
  • Consultants and HR support Board in interviews of finalists
  • Consultants assist Board in coordination of activities with finalists
March 17 - 18, 2023

Closed Session Board Meeting (after conclusion of Final Interviews) and Public Announcement

  • Board selects top candidate, sets negotiation parameters.
  • Board makes public announcement of top candidate, subject to negotiations
  • Board begins negotiations with final candidate
March 18 or 19, 2023
Preparation: Consultants assist in communications with finalists and support Board, as needed; prepare draft communications for final announcements March 18 - April 1, 2023
[Spring Break: March 27 - April 1]

Regular Board Meeting:  2023 Superintendent / President Appointment

  • Board approves contract for Superintendent / President appointment
April 20, 2023
Communication: Board president sends letter to college and external community to announce new Superintendent/President; update President Search website April 21, 2023

Transition / Consultative Support for New Superintendent / President

  • Interim Superintendent/President provides transitional support, onboarding of new Superintendent/President
  • Consultants provide consultative support for new Superintendent/ President (after meeting with Board and new Superintendent/President to determine extent/terms of support desired)
April 21 - October 31, 2023
Start Date: Superintendent / President July 1, 2023