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PA District Executive Positions

This page contains a listing of Commissioned Officer vacancies (superintendent, assistant superintendent and executive director )in Pennsylvania's public schools.  Vacancies and available positions listings are posted upon request and review.  To request a vacancy announcement posting on this web site, send a message to the Webmaster or call PASA at (717) 540-4448. Please include your phone number with your e-mail request. Information needed includes: position, entity (to include location by IU and county), contact name/address, application process and deadline, and position description/requirements. For more information on these positions, send correspondence directly to the listed contacts. NOTE: PASA reserves the right not to publish an open position and/or edit submitted vacancy descriptions. School entities whose submitted notices include an open and unspecified close-date are responsible for notifying PASA when the posting can be removed.
 
Last Update: February 23, 2024

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Morrisville School District
I.U. 22 Bucks Co.

To apply:  Applications are due on or before 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 3, 2024 with the successful candidate to start as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days of acceptance of the offer. Information regarding all documentation, credentials, references, health forms, etc. that are required to be included with an application are detailed at: https://bit.ly/MorrisvilleSuperintendent
This search is being conducted by the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU). Questions should be directed to:
Mark Hoffman, Executive Director
MHoffman@BucksIU.org 215-348-2940 Ext. 1100
Rebecca Roberts-Malamis, Esq., Deputy Executive Director and
In-House Legal Counsel RMalamis@BucksIU.org 215-348-2940 Ext. 1150
Attempts to contact the Borough of Morrisville’s Board of School Directors and/or staff will not receive a response.

​Deadline: ​ 3-3-24
About the Position: The Board of School Directors for the Borough of Morrisville School District is seeking a student-centered, highly qualified educational leader to serve as the district’s next Superintendent of Schools. The new Superintendent will seek to expand individual excellence of each student by providing an advanced, dynamic, and caring educational environment where learning and growth are experienced and embraced by all.
The School District and Community: The mission of the School District is to prepare confident students who are knowledgeable and capable of utilizing the academic and social skills necessary to thrive in today’s complex society. The District will provide a superior education in a stimulating, secure environment through the effective use of challenging instructional strategies, technology, and extra-curricular activities designed to meet the needs of the students. The Borough of Morrisville is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is approximately two square miles just below the falls of the Delaware River across from Trenton, New Jersey. The Borough has a deep, rich historical background and during the Industrial Age, became one of the primary providers of steel, rubber goods, and manufacturing. Today, the Borough’s ideal location supports it’s continued revitalization with easy access to popular destinations such as Princeton, NJ (14 miles), Philadelphia, PA (27 miles), and New York City (66 miles).
Candidate’s First Year Focus:  The Superintendent selected for the position will ensure access, resources, and opportunities to meet the needs of all the district’s learners while supporting the growth and development of students and staff. In their first year, the new Superintendent will need to focus on the budget, curriculum and education planning, employee relations, community relations, special education, and advocacy with local, state, and federal officials.
Position Requirements:
  • PA Letter of Eligibility
  • Excellent academic credentials (Doctorate preferred)
  • K-12 experience as a teacher, school leader, and/or central office administrator (Superintendent and/or Assistant Superintendent experience preferred)
  • Curriculum and instructional experience at all levels of education
Compensation: A regionally competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to
the successful candidate.



SUPERINTENDENT
Norwin School District
I.U. 7 Westmoreland Co.
To apply:  Candidates who email their cover letter and resume to Mr. Tom Templeton will receive instructions for applying, clearances, and other documentation. Candidates should possess or be eligible for the Pennsylvania superintendent letter of eligibility.  Appointment expected in the Spring 2024.  
 Documents to be completed upon expressing interest include: Application | PA letter of eligibility /proof of qualifications to serve as superintendent | Act 24 clearance; current Act 34/Act 151 clearances/FBI clearance (within 1 year) | Sealed university transcripts | and proof of mandated training requirements. Contact info: (717) 636-3238, or tomtempleton@embarqmail.com.

​Deadline: ​ 4-2-24
About the PositionNorwin SD (5,300 students; 7 buildings; $85.8 million budget; Westmoreland County) is looking for its next Superintendent. Located 20 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, Norwin enjoys statewide recognition for student achievement (US News Best High School Ranking) and is positioned well among other high performing districts in western Pennsylvania. The district seeks an ethical, dynamic individual with the ability to:  
Expect educational excellence through a multi-year record of improving academic performance, instructional leadership, and classroom teaching; 
Engage our community and enhance educational partnerships by being invested in the life of the community and connecting with diverse audiences; 
Cultivate curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in school leaders and staff in order to impact the educational experience of all students; 
Oversee the implementation of the budget through the business office, to include an understanding of school funding, contracts, and programmatic investments;  
Focus on the future through an awareness of significant societal and educational trends that impact comprehensive, values-driven planning;
Clear, consistent, and transparent communication skills that keeps all stakeholders well informed of district issues; 
Create a community of learners through the growth and mentoring of personnel; and the development and implementation of accountability systems;
Invest in innovation through data-driven, research-based practices that will create and expand opportunities for students and that encourages student agency and ownership. 
Promote a positive school climate and safe environment that ensures the physical, social and emotional well-being of students and staff;  
Nurture the health and well-being of students and relationships by embracing the core values of dignity and respect for all; and,
Build trust with the board of school directors and the leadership team through competent leadership, policy implementation, transparent communication; and driving impactful discussions and planning. 

 

SUPERINTENDENT

Twin Valley School District
I.U. 14 Berks Co.
To apply:  Application, resume, credentials, and three current reference letters may be submitted on-line at https://buff.ly/48r6rCy. Questions should be directed to Dr. Jill Hackman, Executive Director at Berks County Intermediate Unit, jilhac@berksiu.org.  
​Deadline: ​ 3-6-24
About the Position: The Twin Valley School District is actively seeking an accomplished individual with exceptional leadership qualities to serve as Superintendent, commencing July 1, 2024. As a district comprised of approximately 3,050 students and operating with a $72 million budget, we are dedicated to fostering academic excellence and community engagement. We are searching for a candidate who embodies integrity, visionary leadership, and superior communication skills. The ideal candidate will demonstrate outstanding administrative capabilities and a proven track record in achieving high academic performance while effectively managing school finances.
Key Qualifications:
  • Experience in fostering high academic performance and implementing sound school finance management strategies.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, coupled with strong leadership abilities.
  • Proficiency in curriculum development and implementation, with a focus on educational and technological best practices.
  • Comprehensive understanding of student services and special education requirements.
  • Success in cultivating community engagement and involvement.
  • Experience as a system leader with expertise in organizational change management.
Our district's vision statement, "Every student. Every day", reflects our unwavering commitment to student success and well-being. Located amidst the scenic hills of Berks and Chester counties in Pennsylvania, the Twin Valley School District comprises seven municipalities and is dedicated to delivering the highest quality education to its students.
Experience and Certification Requirements:
  • PA Superintendent Letter of Eligibility
  • 10 years of experience in education and central administrator office experience required
A competitive benefits package and salary range of $185,000 to $230,000 commensurate on experience.
We encourage qualified candidates who embody these qualifications and share our commitment to excellence to apply for this exciting opportunity to shape the future of education in our community.



ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR OPERATIONS
Reading School District
To apply:  External Applicants must visit www.readingsd.org/employment to apply online for full consideration.
​Deadline: ​ 3-8-24
About the Position: This position reports directly to the Superintendent of Schools and School Board;  serves as a member of the Executive Cabinet; and assists the Superintendent in overseeing the daily operations of the Reading School District to ensure student success.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform these essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations:
  1. Provides leadership for designated departments of the District, to include direct supervision of directors and other staff, as well as oversight of the departments’  planning, organization,  functions, , budgeting, and staffing.
  2. In partnership with directors, coordinates and/or facilitates professional development for staff in the designated  departments.
  3. Supports the Superintendent in his/her overall administrative efforts; communicates  the Superintendent’s  ideas and decisions to staff and the public; and keeps  the Superintendent informed of pertinent department  developments and events.
  4. Works collaboratively  with other members of the Executive Cabinet to serve the interests of the District.
  5. Assists the Superintendent to analyze operational, financial, and educational issues and develop solutions to move the District forward.
  6. Serves as an active member of designated Labor-Management and bargaining teams for identified unions/associations
  7. Collaborates with others to evaluate and update processes and procedures impacting District operations.
  8. Supports, supervises and evaluates building principals with their operational management duties.
  9. Coordinates designated departments to ensure a collegial, effective, and focused vision.
  10. Represents the District in meetings with administrators, professional staff, business leaders, governmental representatives, and the public.
  11. Serves as a spokesperson for the District and manages media relations.
  12. Serves as a liaison with community groups and partners.
  13. Collaborates with other executive cabinet members on budget development, procurement, benefit cost management and long-term fiscal planning.
  14. Prepares and delivers presentations on daily operations and related issues to the School Board, principals, parents, community groups.
  15. Attends all School Board meetings.
  16. Attends extracurricular, District, and community events as needed for the purpose of maintaining high visibility as a representative for the District.
  17. Attends and participates in local, regional, state and national meetings and conferences to keep abreast of current and emerging developments in all administrative functions and school business operations.
  18. Performs other functions as assigned by the Superintendent and/or School Board.
Qualification Requirements: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and/or  Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Administrative Leadership or other relevant area, including MBA, required, doctorate preferred.
  • At least 5 years of relevant administrative experience in K-12 public schools required.
  • Previous experience working in public schools at both elementary and secondary levels and/or within central office is required.
  • Must possess knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of urban school districts required.
  • Demonstrated  project management, planning and forecasting skills.
  • Strong school finance background and educational programming preferred.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
  1. Ability to solve problems within a fast-paced and complex environment.
  2. Ability to represent the District internally and externally in a manner that supports the District's values, mission statement, and standards of professional conduct.
  3. Hold a strong understanding of internal controls.
  4. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively engage a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  5. Possess highly developed organizational skills that resulted in the efficient utilization of staff and their continuing professional development.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29

To apply:  Please email Cover Letter and Resume to Dr. John George at jgeorge@paiu.org 
​Deadline: ​ Open until filled.
About the Position: The Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 is re-opening its search for a proven leader to serve as Executive Director. The Executive Director provides overall leadership to the Schuylkill IU (214 employees & $32.4 million budget) and the Schuylkill Technology Center (88 employees & $9.8 million budget). Schuylkill IU serves 12 public school districts and 1 charter school and works collaboratively with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The essential duties of the position are:
  • Serve as the chief executive officer of the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit and Schuylkill Technology Center.
  • Administer and provide leadership to all Intermediate Unit programs, including business services, community & governmental relations, early childhood programs, human resources, professional learning, special education, alternative education, and technology.
  • Responsible for all Intermediate Unit fiscal and personnel operations.
  • Oversees the Schuylkill County Health & Welfare Trust.
  • Establish a positive working relationship with local district superintendents and serve as the Chairperson of the Superintendents' Advisory Council meetings.
  • Provide direct assistance to school districts, non-public schools, charter schools, the career & technology center, and early childhood agencies.
  • Leading a long-term strategic planning process that includes a facility feasibility study.
  • With an entrepreneurial mindset, identify areas of program development and implement solutions.
  • Establish a positive relationship and work closely with federal, state, and local governmental officials.
  • Serve as an active participant in the various professional organizations associated with the position.
Minimum requirements of the position are:
  • 10 years public education administrative experience;
  • Experience as superintendent preferred;
  • Doctorate preferred
Salary Range: Salary will be commensurate with experience up to $170,000.
 


SUPERINTENDENT
Wilson Area School District
I.U. 20 Nothampton Co.

To apply:  Interested candidates will need to provide a signed cover letter, two-page resume, application, PA Letter of Eligibility, Act 24 clearance, current Act 34, Act 151 clearances and FBI fingerprints (dated within one year). Sealed university transcripts will need to be ordered and mailed to PSBA Member Services, attention: Noah Showers, 400 Bent Creek Blvd, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17050. To complete the application process and upload required documents, go to PSBA’s Career Gateway at https://edcareergateway.com and begin by creating a profile. Career Gateway questions can be directed to Noah Showers at (717) 506-2450, ext. 3419 or noah.showers@psba.org. Documents required by March 11, 2024 to assure a review by the Board are cover letter, resume and application. All other required documents must be submitted or “in process”. EOE
​Deadline: ​ 3-11-24
About the Position: The next Superintendent of the Wilson Area School District will be expected to:
  • Have an aptitude for working in a culturally diverse community with a wide range of socioeconomic levels.
  • Possess insight and experience to identify current, relevant and forward-thinking best practices in education that align with the mission, vision and philosophy of the school district, while equipping students with the necessary skills for future education or employment.
  • Assess areas of district improvement in all support service areas, and then oversee major district initiatives– both educationally and operationally – and address the challenges, issues and needs inherent in such projects.
  • Possess strong skills in school finance, budgeting and cost-effectiveness strategies while able to evaluate the budgetary impact of district initiatives, especially in today’s environment of limited resources.
  • Establish a strong and effective management team and coordinate decision-making with other administrators.
  • Understand the board’s role in decision-making and promote a decision-making style that places emphasis on board involvement.
  • Exhibit and promote transparency with the board, community and staff.
  • Provide recommendations for the board and accept and implement board directives while also supporting annual areas of focus and initiatives adopted by the board.
  • Employ well-developed project management skills to continuously inspect district programs for their impact on student achievement, readiness and success, and align such efforts with the continued growth and development of staff.
  • Understand the value of mental health programs which support students in all grade levels and demonstrate experience in their provision; have competence in the integration and operation of a trauma-informed district.
Salary is negotiable and will be competitive, based on training and experience, qualifications and meeting board criteria including but not limited to the skills listed above. Pennsylvania Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility is required.


SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Leechburg Area School District
I.U. 28 Armstrong Co.

To apply:  Thank you for your interest in the position of Superintendent of the Leechburg Area School District.Regionally competitive salary based on experience and negotiations with the successful candidate.
Please include the following items listed below in your hard copy application packet:
  • Letter of interest
  • Detailed educational vitae’/resume
  • Completion of standard application (online at https://www.leechburg.k12.pa.us)  Can be filled out online then printed out and mailed in or printed out and completed in writing
  • Proof of qualifications (valid Pennsylvania Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility and Superintendent Certification)
  • Original transcripts
  • All required clearance:  Act 34 State Police Clearance; Act 114 FBI Criminal History Background Check Clearance; 151 Child Abuse Clearance
  • Three current (within 1 year) letters of recommendation
​Deadline: ​ Please note that your completed application must be mailed to the address above along with the other required documentation and received by March 8, 2024. No email applications will be accepted.
Leechburg Area School District
c/o Dodaro, Matta & Cambest, P.C.
Gary J. Matta, Solicitor
1900 Main Street
Suite 207
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania  15317
About the Position: The Leechburg Area School District is a public school district serving Pre-K through 12th grade students from Leechburg Borough, Gilpin Township and West Leechburg Borough in Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania.  It encompasses approximately 53 square miles (140 km2).  According to federal census data, it serves a resident population of 5,946.  Leechburg Area School District operates two schools:  David Leech Elementary School and Leechburg Area Middle/High School. The district has a student population of approximately 650 students and a staff of approximately 51 teachers and 40 support staff.  The annual school budget is approximately $16,000.000.  The Leechburg Area School District is seeking an educational leader who is qualified and has prior administrative experience in education as its next Superintendent of Schools.  The strong visionary leader must demonstrate clear and concise verbal and written communication skills, research proven strategies to increase student learning, a commitment to ensure student and staff safety, and the ability to build strong community partnerships.  The Leechburg Area School District is offering a multiyear contract that features a regionally competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package.  Candidates must possess, or be eligible for, a Pennsylvania Superintendent Letter of Eligibility.  The target date to assume to position is April, 2024. 

Required Qualifications and Skills:
  • Master’s degree in education with a preference for a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership or related field of study
  • Ten years of full-time public educational experience
  • At least three years of which were as a classroom teacher
  • At least three years in a school-based administrative or supervisory capacity within the past three years
  • A commitment to improving academic excellence
  • The ability to communicate and implement a clear vision to move the school district to a higher level in all areas related to student growth
  • The ability to implement research based instructional strategies for improving student learning
  • To demonstrate knowledge and skills in long term financial planning and school based budgeting
  • Committed to the growth and development of an exemplary school district that supports family and community partnerships
  • To lead the school district and staff by example and treating all staff with dignity and respect at all times
  • To provide the Board of Directors with ongoing comprehensive and detailed information regarding all agenda items for the purpose of supporting decision made at each Board Meeting


SUPERINTENDENT
Bald Eagle School District
I.U. 10 Centre Co.

To apply:  To make an initial application, send a letter of interest and resume to: Search Consultants at baldeaglesuper@schoolassistconsult.com Original transcripts, Pennsylvania Letter of Eligibility, letters of reference, and all mandatory clearances will be required at time of interview. EOE
​Deadline: ​ 2-23-24
About the Position: Excellent opportunity for a strong communicator, motivator, community-minded, student-focused, highly ethical leader. Successful candidate must possess a strong commitment to working in a rural school district and community. Enrollment: approximately 1,500 students; K-12. Start date is on or about July 1, 2024. Salary is regionally competitive.

 



SUPERINTENDENT
Shade-Central City School District
I.U. 8 Somerset Co.

To apply:  Interested candidates will need to provide a signed cover letter, two-page resume, Application, PA letter of eligibility, Act 24 clearance, current Act 34 and Act 151 clearances and FBI fingerprints (dated within 1 year). Sealed university transcripts will need to be ordered and mailed to PSBA Member Services, attention, Noah Showers, 400 Bent Creek Blvd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. To complete the application process and upload required documents go to PSBA’s Career Gateway at https://edcareergateway.com and begin by creating a profile. Career Gateway questions can be directed to Noah Showers at 717-506-2450 ext. 3419 or noah.showers@psba.org. Documents required by March 4, 2024, to assure a review by the Board are cover letter, resume and application. All other required documents must be submitted or “in process”. EOE
​Deadline: ​ 3-4-24
About the Position

 The next superintendent of the Shade-Central City School District will be expected to:

  • Possess insight and experience to identify current, relevant and forward-thinking best practices in education that align with the mission, vision and philosophy of the school district, while equipping students with the necessary skills for future education or employment.
  • Assess areas of district improvement in all support service areas, and then oversee major district initiatives – both educationally and operationally – and address the challenges, issues and needs inherent in such projects.
  • Speak knowledgeably on general aspects of school district budgeting and know where to go for advice and assistance; describe how to supervise purchasing, payroll and other fiscal matters.
  • Oversee districtwide technology infrastructure for the enhancement of student learning and efficient district operations.
  • Encourage a collaborative environment of close cooperation between parents, teachers and other school district staff.
  • Confidently evaluate and reorganize staff, revise procedures, and implement policy changes to improve efficiency.
  • Participate in staff and community decision-making; use participatory decision-making processes where appropriate.
  • Provide recommendations for the board and accept and implement board directives while also supporting annual areas of focus and initiatives adopted by the board.
  • Demonstrate skills in supervising employees at all levels and in developing programs for staff evaluation and corrective action plans, new staff orientation, and staff recruitment.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to continuous improvement for teachers and administrators.

Salary is negotiable and will be competitive, based on training and experience, qualifications and meeting board criteria including but not limited to the skills listed above.  Pennsylvania Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility is required. 
 


 
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
East Allegheny School District
I.U. 3  Allegheny Co.
To Apply: To apply, please go to www.bwpassociates.com and complete an online Applicant Data form and submit a resume, letter of interest, 3 up-to-date reference letters, copies of transcripts, and proof of appropriate licensure or eligibility licensure in Pennsylvania. For additional information, contact BWP search consultants:
Steve Griesbach 708.822.8706
Johnnie Thomas 773.469.4249

Deadline:
 Open until filled
About the Position: The East Allegheny School District Board of Directors seeks a superintendent to begin July 1, 2023. The East Allegheny School District is committed to partnering with families, and the community to responsibly engage, inspire, and prepare each student for individual success, citizenship, and life in the 21st century. The District serves the communities of North Versailles, East McKeesport, Wilmerding, and Wall. There are approximately 1,430 students in grades K-12 in the District, and they come from varied ethnic, social and economic backgrounds. The District is unique in that both rural and urban cultures exist within its communities. Students in grades K through 6 attend Logan Elementary School and the Junior/Senior High School serves students in grades 7 through 12. East Allegheny also welcomes students from the Duquesne City School District in grades 8-12. The East Allegheny School District is proud of its academic accomplishments. The District is committed to supporting student achievement. Academic contents are aligned to Pennsylvania standards. Teachers deliver rigorous instruction to prepare students to be successful at each and every grade level. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of accomplishments as an instructional leader, with outstanding communication skills, a collaborative philosophy, and the ability to engage with all stakeholders to improve student learning. This will be a “rolling search” with applications being screened upon submission until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.