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! 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: Check back for Position Description
Consultant(s): Eric Andrew, Ed.D. and Juan Garza


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

Opening Date: March 11, 2019
Closing Date: TBD
Interview Date: TBD
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: Check back for Position Description
Consultant(s): Rich Thome and Kent Bechler, Ph.D.


New! 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: Check Back for Position Description
Consultant(s): Juan Garza


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

Opening Date: March 7, 2019
Closing Date: April 17, 2019
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: Check Back for Position Description
Consultant(s): Rich Fischer and Tom Changnon


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

Opening Date: March 2, 2019
Closing Date: April 8, 2019
Interview Date: May 18, 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: Check Back for Position Description
Consultant(s): Dennis Smith, Ed.D. and Rich Thome


Del Norte County Unified School District – Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services; Enrollment 4,200; Del Norte County

Opening Date: February 19, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Dates: April 11-12, 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 Del Norte County 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.dnusd.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Jim Brown and Rich Fischer


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

Opening Date: February 14, 2019
Closing Date: April 5, 2019
Interview Dates: May 3-4, 2019
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
Extended Closing Date: 11:59 p.m., March 30, 2019
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: Get Informational Document
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: March 27, 2019
Interview Date: May 2, 2019 (Tentative)
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.


Berkeley Unified School District – Superintendent; Enrollment 10,340; Alameda County

Opening Date: February 6, 2019
EClosing Date: CLOSED
Interview Dates: April 13-14, 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 Berkeley 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.berkeleyschools.net/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Sally Frazier, Ed.D.Eric Andrew, Ed.D., and David Verdugo, 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.


Oak Grove Union School District – Superintendent; K-8 Enrollment 1,235; Sonoma County

Opening Date: January 25, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Dates: March 25-27, 2019
New Superintendent Begins: April 15, 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 Oak Grove 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://ogusd.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Eric Andrew, Ed.D.


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

Opening Date: January 22, 2019
Extended Closing Date: March 29, 2019
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.


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

Opening Date: January 21, 2019
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Dates: March 28-29, 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


Westminster School District – Superintendent; K-8 Enrollment 9,264; Orange County

Opening Date: December 14, 2018
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Date: March 30, 2019
New Superintendent Begins: As mutually agreed upon

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 Westminster 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.wsdk8.us/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Peggy Lynch, Ed.D. and Marc Ecker, Ph.D.


Vista Unified School District – Prinicipal, Vista High School; School Enrollment 2,515; San Diego County

Opening Date: December 14, 2018
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Date: Week of March 14, 2019
New Principal Begins: 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 Principal for Vista High School 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://vhs.vistausd.org/
District Website: https://www.vistausd.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Peggy Lynch, Ed.D.


Lassen Union High School District – Superintendent/Principal; Enrollment 825; Lassen County

Opening Date: December 8, 2018
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Dates: March 22-23, 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 Lassen Union HSD 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: https://www.lassenhigh.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Rich Fischer


San Lorenzo Unified School District – Superintendent; Enrollment 11,530; Alameda County

Opening Date: December 5, 2018
Closing Date: CLOSED
Interview Dates: March 14-15, 2019
New Superintendent Begins: TBD (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 San Lorenzo 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.slzusd.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Juan Garza and Eric Andrew, 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: 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: Los Alamitos Unified School District – Superintendent, Andrew Pulver


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