Active Searches & Position Descriptions

Below you will find information about current searches being conducted by Leadership Associates. Links are provided to resources related to specific searches including an email link to request application materials and instructions. All application communication is confidential. When you e-mail us to request an application, the assigned search consultants will be notified. Thank you for visiting our website.


New! Santa Maria Joint Union High School District – Superintendent; Enrollment 8,166; Santa Barbara County

Opening Date: May 15, 2019
Closing Date: October 11, 2019
Interview Date: November 2, 2019
New Superintendent Begins: January 1, 2020

If you are interested in this position please send an email to Becky Banning, Executive Assistant for this search, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position of Santa Maria Joint UHSD Superintendent be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email in your request.

District Website: smjuhsd.k12.ca.us
Position Description: Pending, please check back
Consultant(s): David Verdugo and Fred Van Leuven, Ed.D.


New! Riverbank Unified School District – Superintendent; Enrollment 3,000; Stanislaus County

Opening Date: May 13, 2019
Closing Date: June 10, 2019
Interview Date: August 2, 2019
New Superintendent Begins: On or before October 1, 2019

If you are interested in this position please send an email to Penny Pyle, Executive Assistant for this search, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position of Riverbank Unified School District be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email in your request.

District Website: https://www.riverbank.k12.ca.us/
Position Description: Pending, please check back
Consultant(s): Sally Frazier, Ed.D., Tom Changnon, and Juan Garza


New! Charter School Administrator – Calaveras County; Enrollment 440

Opening Date: May 7, 2019
Closing Date: June 3, 2019
Interview Date: June 24 and 26, 2019
New Charter School Administrator Begins: July 1, 2019

If you are interested in this position please send an email to Penny Pyle, Executive Assistant for this search, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position ofCharter School Administrator; Calaveras County be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email in your request.

District Website: https:/ccoe.k12.ca.us/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Sally Frazier, Ed.D.


New! Mt. Diablo Unified School District – Superintendent; Enrollment 31,013; Contra Costa County

Opening Date: April 27, 2019
Closing Date: June 3, 2019
Interview Date: July 11-12, 2019
New Superintendent Begins: On or before October 1, 2019

If you are interested in this position please send an email to Penny Pyle, Executive Assistant for this search, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position of Mt. Diablo USD Superintendent be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email in your request.

District Website: https://mdusd.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Sally Frazier, Ed.D.and Dennis Smith, Ed.D.


Vallejo City Unified School District – Director of Elementary Education; Enrollment 14,287; Solano County

Opening Date: April 24, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Date: Mid-June 2019 (Date TBD)
New Director Begins: July 1, 2019 (or as mutually agreed)

If you are interested in this position please send an email to Becky Banning, Executive Assistant for this search, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position of Vallejo City USD Director of Elementary Education be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email in your request.

District Website: https://vcusd-ca.schoolloop.com/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Sally Frazier, Ed.D., Sandy Sanchez-Thorstenson


Vallejo City Unified School District – Four Principal Openings; District Enrollment 14,287; Solano County

Opening Date: April 24, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Date: Mid-June 2019 (Date TBD)
New Principals Begin: Start of 2019-20 Management School Year

Principal positions are available for Franklin Middle School (ADA 646); Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy (K-8 ADA 519); Vallejo High School (ADA 1,700); and Independent Study Academy (Grades 9-12). If you are interested in one or more of these positions, please send an email to Becky Banning, Executive Assistant for this search, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position of Vallejo City USD Principal be emailed to you.

IMPORTANT SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: In your email request, please include the names of the school(s) for which you are interested in applying. Also be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email.

District Website: https://vcusd-ca.schoolloop.com/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Sally Frazier, Ed.D. and Sandy Sanchez-Thorstenson


Pleasanton Unified School District – Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning; Enrollment 14,864; Alameda County

Opening Date: April 17, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Date: May 27-31, 2019 (Date TBD)
New Assistant Superintendent Begins: July 1, 2019

If you are interested in this position please send an email to Becky Banning, Executive Assistant for this search, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position of Pleasanton USD Assistant Superintendent be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email in your request.

District Website: https://www.pleasantonusd.net
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Peggy Lynch, Ed.D.


Carmel Unified School District – Chief Human Resources Officer; Enrollment 2,467; Monterey County

Opening Date: April 8, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Date: May 20, 2019
New Chief Human Resource Officer Begins: July 1, 2019

If you are interested in this position please send an email to Becky Banning, Executive Assistant for this search, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position of Carmel USD Chief HR Officer be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email in your request.

District Website: https://carmelunified.org
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Peggy Lynch, Ed.D. and Fred Van Leuven, Ed.D.


Oxnard School District – Superintendent; Enrollment 16,134; Ventura County

Opening Date: April 8, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Date: June 1, 2019
New Superintendent Begins: July 1, 2019

If you are interested in this position please send an email to Becky Banning, Executive Assistant for this search, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position of Oxnard School District Superintendent be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email in your request.

District Website: https://www.oxnardsd.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Rich Thome and Sandy Sanchez-Thorstenson


Alameda Unified School District – Superintendent; Enrollment 11,299; Alameda County

Opening Date: March 22, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Dates: May 23-24
New Superintendent Begins: August 1, 2019, or as mutually agreed

If you are interested in this position please send an email to Becky Banning, Executive Assistant for this search, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position of Alameda Unified School District Superintendent be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email in your request.

District Website: https://alameda.k12.ca.us/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Eric Andrew, Ed.D. and Juan Garza


San Rafael City Schools – Superintendent; Enrollment 7,200; Marin County

Opening Date: March 11, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Date: May 29, 2019
New Superintendent Begins: July 1, 2019, or earlier

If you are interested in this position please send an email to Penny Pyle, Executive Assistant for this search, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position of San Rafael City Schools Superintendent be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email in your request.

District Website: https://www.srcs.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Rich Thome and Kent Bechler, Ph.D.


Mariposa County Unified School District – Superintendent; Enrollment 1,860; Mariposa County

Opening Date: April 5, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
New Superintendent Begins: July 1, 2019

If you are interested in this position please send an email to Penny Pyle, Executive Assistant for this search, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position of Mariposa County USD Superintendent be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email in your request.

District Website: https://www.mcusd.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Juan Garza


UCLA Superintendent Pre K-12 School Operations

Opening Date: February 13, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Date: Early to Mid-April, 2019
New Superintendent Begins: July 1, 2019 (Tentative)

If you are interested in this position please send an email to Becky Banning, Executive Assistant for this search, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position of UCLA Superintendent Pre K-12 Operations be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email in your request.

Information for Applicants: Position Description and Information for Applicants
Consultant(s): Dennis Smith, Ed.D., and Kent Bechler, Ph.D.


Evergreen School District – Superintendent; K-8 Enrollment 11,385; Santa Clara County

Opening Date: January 22, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Date: May 4, 2019
New Superintendent Begins: July 1, 2019

If you are interested in this position please send an email to Becky Banning, Executive Assistant for this search, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position of Evergreen School District Superintendent be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email in your request.

District Website: http://www.eesd.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Eric Andrew, Ed.D. and Fred Van Leuven, Ed.D.


Completed 2019: Berkeley Unified School District – Superintendent, Brent Stephens


Completed 2019: Brawley Elementary School District – Superintendent, Richard Rundhaug


Completed 2019: Cabrillo Unified School District – Superintendent, Sean McPhetridge


Completed 2019: Carmel Unified School District – Carmel High School Principal, John Lyons


Completed 2019: Central Union High School District – Superintendent, Ward Andrus


Completed 2019: Clay Joint Elementary School District – Superintendent, Judy Szpor


Completed 2019: Del Norte County Unified School District – Assistant Superintendent, Tom Kissinger


Completed 2019: Eastern Sierra Unified School District – Superintendent, Heidi Torix


Completed 2019: Fall River Joint Unified School District – Superintendent, Merrill Grant


Completed 2019: Hanford Joint Union High School District – Superintendent, Victor Rosa


Completed 2019: Lassen Union High School District – Superintendent, Morgan Nugent


Completed 2019: Los Alamitos Unified School District – Superintendent, Andrew Pulver


Completed 2019: Mill Valley School District – Superintendent, Kimberly Berman


Completed 2019: Oak Grove Union School District – Superintendent, Amber Stringfellow


Completed 2019: San Lorenzo Unified School District – Superintendent, Daryl Camp


Completed 2019: Santa Barbara Unified School District – San Marcos High School Principal, Kip Glazer


Completed 2019: Santa Clara Unified School District РSuperintendent, Stella Kemp


Completed 2019: Sierra Unified School District – Superintendent, Alan Harris


Completed 2019: Vista Unified School District – Vista High School – Principal, David Jaffe


Completed 2019: Westminster School District – Superintendent, Cyndi Paik