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

Opening Date: April 17, 2019
Closing Date: May 6, 2019 (Tentative)
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.


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

Opening Date: April 8, 2019
Closing Date: May 3, 2019
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.


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

Opening Date: April 8, 2019
Closing Date: May 10, 2019
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: Check Back for Position Description
Consultant(s): Rich Thome and Sandy Sanchez-Thorstenson


New! Clay Joint Elementary School District – Superintendent/Principal; Enrollment 250; Fresno County

Opening Date: March 28, 2019
Closing Date: April 29, 2019
Interview Date: May 6, 2019
New Superintendent/Principal 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 Clay Joint ESD Superintendent/Principal 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.clayschool.k12.ca.us/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Sally Frazier, Ed.D.


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

Opening Date: March 22, 2019
Closing Date: April 22, 2019
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: May 6, 2019
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.


Sierra Unified School District – Superintendent; Enrollment 1,323; Fresno County

Opening Date: March 11, 2019
Closing Date: April 22, 2019
Interview Dates: May 10-11, 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 Sierra 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: http://sierrausd.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Juan Garza


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

Opening Date: April 5, 2019
Closing Date: April 26, 2019
Interview Dates: May 21-22, 2019
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


Fall River Joint Unified School District – Superintendent; Enrollment 1,209; Shasta County

Opening Date: March 7, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Dates: May 17-18, 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 Fall River Joint 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: http://frjusd.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Rich Fischer and Tom Changnon


Brawley Elementary School District – Superintendent; Enrollment 3,980; Imperial County

Opening Date: March 2, 2019
Closing Date: April 8, 2019
Interview Date: April 27, 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 Brawley ESD 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.besd.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Dennis Smith, Ed.D. and Rich Thome


Cabrillo Unified School District – Superintendent; Enrollment 3,207; San Mateo County

Opening Date: February 14, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
New Superintendent 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 Cabrillo 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: http://www.cabrillo.k12.ca.us/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Peggy Lynch, Ed.D. and Fred Van Leuven, Ed.D.


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.


Santa Clara Unified School District – Superintendent; Enrollment 15,509; Santa Clara County

Opening Date: February 13, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Date: May 2, 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 Santa Clara 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.santaclarausd.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Eric Andrew, Ed.D. and Fred Van Leuven, Ed.D.


Carmel Unified School District – Principal, Carmel High School; School Enrollment 867; Monterey County

Opening Date: February 5, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Dates: April 5-6, 2019
New Principal Begins: July 1, 2019 (or TBD)

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 High School Principal be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position, current employer, contact phone number, and preferred email in your request.

School Website: https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/1931
District Website: https://carmelunified.org
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Peggy Lynch, Ed.D. and Fred Van Leuven, Ed.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.


Mill Valley School District – Superintendent; Enrollment 3,086; Marin County

Opening Date: September 27, 2018
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Date: March 23, 2019
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 Mill Valley SD 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.mvschools.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Marc Ecker, Ph.D. and  Fred Van Leuven, Ed.D.


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


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


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


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


Completed 2019: Westminster School District – Superintendent, Cyndi Paik