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  • Deadline and Selection

    Materials submitted as part of the superintendent application will remain confidential to the extent allowed by law, which includes board review in a closed session of the Board of Education. After the consulting firm reviews all of the applications and has conducted preliminary interviews, the names of the semifinalists will be presented to the Columbia Public Schools Board of Education for its consideration. Selection of candidates for final interviews is the sole responsibility of the board. Persons wishing to be considered for the position should submit an application file online including:

    • A letter of application stating personal qualifications, experiences, and reasons for interest in the position.
    • The online application form and a resume.
    • 4 letters of recommendation

    Salary and Benefits
    The salary will be in the range of $250,000 and include an excellent comprehensive benefits package. The final salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications and meeting Board criteria.


    All employees of the District are expected to adhere to the policies and regulations of the Board of Education, maintain appropriate certification and competencies necessary for the position, and demonstrate the values of the district at all times. For information on policies, regulations and values, visit

    Apply Online:

    Direct questions to: Ray & Associates, Inc.
    Ph: 319-393-3115
    901 17th Street NE PO Box 10045
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401


    Please do not directly contact the Board of Education or District.

    All materials must be submitted online by February 7, 2021.


    The Columbia Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or use of leave protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act, in its programs, activities, or with regard to employment. The Columbia Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer. Inquiries regarding Columbia Public Schools’ compliance with IDEA and Section 504 regulations should contact Special Services at 1818 West Worley, Columbia MO, 65203 (573) 214-3462.

    Columbia Public School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.