Current 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! Westminster School District – Superintendent; Enrollment, 9,264; Orange County

Opening Date: December 14, 2018
Closing Date: February 15, 2019
Interview Date: March 23, 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.

School website: https://www.wsdk8.us/
Position Description: Please check back
Consultant(s):  Peggy Lynch, Ed.D. and Marc Ecker, Ph.D


New! Vista Unified School District  – Principal, Vista High School; School Enrollment 2,515; San Diego County

Opening Date: December 14, 2018
Closing Date: Open until filled (TBD)
Interview Date: February-March (TBD)
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: http://vhs.vistausd.org/
District website: https://www.vistausd.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Peggy Lynch, Ed.D.


New! Hanford Joint Union High School District – Superintendent; Enrollment, 3,803; Kings County

Opening Date: December 13, 2018
Closing Date: February 7, 2019 (Tentative)
Interview Date: March 8 & 9, 2019 (Tentative)
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 Hanford JUHSD 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.

School website: https://www.hjuhsd.k12.ca.us/
Position Description: Please check back
Consultant(s): Sally Frazier, Ed.D., and  Juan Garza


New! Los Alamitos Unified School District – Superintendent; Enrollment, 9,833; Orange County

Opening Date: December 13, 2018
Closing Date: Early-Mid February 2019 (TBD)
Interview Date: March 2019 (TBD)
New Superintendent Begins: April 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 Los Alamitos 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.

School website: https://www.losal.org/
Position Description: Please check back
Consultant(s): Dennis Smith, Ed.D., and David Verdugo, Ed.D.


New! Santa Barbara Unified School District – Principal, San Marcos High School; School Enrollment, 2,148; Santa Barbara County

Opening Date: December 12, 2018
Closing Date: February 14, 2019
Interview Date: March 11-13, 2019
New Principal 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 Principal for San Marcos 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://sanmarcos.sbunified.org/
District website: https://www.sbunified.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Fred Van Leuven, Ed.D.


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

Opening Date: December 8, 2018
Closing Date: Mid-February, 2019
Interview Date: Late March (TBD)
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: Please check back
Consultant(s): Rich Fischer


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

Opening Date: December 5, 2018
Closing Date: February 21, 2019 
Interview Date: March 15-16
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: Please check back
Consultant(s): Juan Garza, and Eric Andrew, Ed.D.


Eastern Sierra Unified School District – Superintendent; Enrollment, 417; Mono County

Opening Date: November 7, 2018
Closing Date: February 4, 2019
Interview Date: Mid-March (TBD)
New Superintendent Begins: July 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 Eastern 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://www.esusd.org/
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Rich Fischer


Alameda County Office of Education – Associate Superintendent of Business Services; Enrollment, 228,356

Closing Date: Open until filled
First Screening Review Date: October 23, 2018

Leadership Associates is pleased to collaborate with the Alameda County Office of Education in advertising their Associate Superintendent of Business Services position. Please submit your application directly to the Alameda COE website (click here to apply). The first review of the applications is October 23, 2018. 

Alameda COE website: https://www.acoe.org/alameda
Position Description: Get Position Description
Consultant(s): Eric Andrew, Ed.D.


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

Opening Date: September 27, 2018
Closing Date: February 11, 2019
Interview Date: March 23, 2019
New Superintendent Begins: July 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: pending; please check back
Consultant(s):Marc Ecker, Ph.D., and  Fred Van Leuven, Ed.D.