Administrator Search

Search Timeline

Congratulations on your search! Every school transition is an opportunity to strengthen your school’s mission and move to an even greater level of excellence. An organized, well planned and transparent process can positively impact the entire school community. Yeshiva University is here to help you before, during and after the process.


Assemble Search Committee

  • 6-10 individuals that represent as many constituencies of the school as possible

Define Roles of Search Committee Members

  • Clarify expectations
  • Communicate regularly and transparently with school community

Create Process Timeline

  • Following an Understanding by Design model: ‘Begin at the end’ – When would you like to announce the candidate to the school community? Work backwards from that date.

Receing Applications

Create Protocol for Resume Review

  • What are you looking for in a resume?
  • Create a response email template
  • Treat every individual with care and respect

Create Interview Outline and Rubric

Create Protocol for Background Checking and Vetting of Candidates

  • Generate questions that will provide explicit information
  • Conduct a thorough background search

Write Letter to Parents Announcing New Hire

  • Emphasize the innovation and excitement you anticipate
  • Provide opportunity to meet and interact with new leader
  • Set up a transition process

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