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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: June 19, 2024

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Harrisburg School District
I.U. 15 Dauphin Co.

To apply: Interested candidates will need to provide a signed cover letter, two-page resume, application, PA Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility or alternative Commission Qualification Letter, 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. Career Gateway questions can be directed to Noah Showers at 717-506-2450 ext. 3419 or noah.showers@psba.org. Documents required by July 8, 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: ​ Documents required by July 8, 2024, to assure a review by the Board are, cover letter, resume and application. All other required documents must be submitted or “in process”.
About the Position: The next superintendent of the Harrisburg School District will be expected to:
  • Collaborate, engage and communicate clearly with all stakeholders in the district and the community.
  • Have an aptitude for working in a culturally diverse community.
  • Promote a comprehensive public relations program for the district and have been successfully involved in public and press relations.
  • Encourage staff and community feedback in decision-making; use participatory decision-making processes where appropriate.
  • Integrate research data into the decision-making (policy) process.
  • Collaborate and partner with the Court Appointed Receiver and elected School Board, demonstrating the knowledge and resource collection skills that contribute to governance discussions as the Board’s chief systems advisor.
  • Lead the implementation of the District’s Amended Recovery Plan to ensure that initiatives, action plans and goals are achieved.
  • 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.
  • Lead with firm but personal interactions, compromise when necessary, and demonstrate capacity to work with a multitude of opinions and viewpoints.
  • 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.
PA Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility or alternative Commission Qualification Letter is required. Questions related to the position can be directed to Shane Pagnotti, Sr Director of Board Services, lead consultant at shane.pagnotti@psba.org or 717-590-5650. 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. 
 

SUPERINTENDENT
East Stroudsburg Area School District
I.U. 20 Monroe Co.

To apply: Interested candidates will need to provide a signed cover letter, two-page resume, application, A Pennsylvania Superintendent PK-12 letter is required. 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.
Deadline: ​ Documents required by July 15, 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
About the Position: The next superintendent of the East Stroudsburg Area 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.
  • Lead, manage and coach district leaders; demonstrate leadership skills that have motivated others to assume leadership roles.
  • Possess strong skills in school finance, budgeting and cost-effectiveness strategies while able to evaluate the budgetary impact of district initiatives.
  • 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 essential in such projects.
  • Establish a strong and effective management team and coordinate decision-making with other administrators.
  • Collaborate, engage and communicate clearly with all stakeholders in the district and the community.
  • Exhibit and promote transparency with the board, community and staff.
  • Collaborate and partner with the school board, demonstrating the knowledge and resource collection skills that contribute to governance discussions as the board’s chief systems advisor.
  • Understand the board’s role in decision-making and promote a decision-making style that places emphasis on board involvement.
  • Demonstrate commitment to visiting schools to monitor school climate, effectiveness of programs, classroom instruction and student learning.
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. A Pennsylvania Superintendent PK-12 Letter is required. Please direct questions to Shane Pagnotti, lead consultant shane.pagnotti@psba.org. 
Appointment: August 2024
Enrollment: 6,400; grades K-12
Operating Budget: $186 million
Intermediate Unit: Colonial IU 20
 


SUPERINTENDENT
Antietam School District
I.U. 14 Berks Co.
To apply: Application, resume, credentials, and three current reference letters may be submitted online at https://bit.ly/ASDsuperintendent. The search process is being coordinated by the Berks County Intermediate Unit.  For questions, please contact Dr. Jill Hackman, Berks County IU Executive Director, at jilhac@berksiu.org or 610-987-8486.  

​Deadline: ​ 6-30-24
About the Position: The Antietam School District Board of Directors is actively seeking a dynamic individual with integrity, visionary leadership, exceptional communication skills, and outstanding business and administrative abilities to lead a district serving over 1,220 students with a budget of $26,000,000 for the 2024-2025 academic year. The Board is searching for a candidate who provides visionary leadership in alignment with the District’s mission statement, “Mounts Climb Together.”  The successful candidate will oversee the effective management of District resources, including financial, human, and technological assets. The District is seeking an exceptional leader who has a proven track record of fostering a culture of academic excellence and student success through innovative instructional practices and curriculum development.
Key Qualifications:
  • Experience in achieving high academic performance
  • Experience in making sound school finance decisions
  • Possess outstanding business and administrative abilities
  • Possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills, coupled with strong leadership ability
  • Experience with the development and implementation of curriculum
  • Possess knowledge of educational and technological best practices
  • Ensure accountability at all levels of the organization, promoting a collaborative and supportive environment for staff and students alike
  • Experience in engaging actively with the community to promote positive relationships and partnerships that enhance student learning and well-being
Experience and Certification Requirements:
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in education
  • Building administrative or central office experience required
  • PA Superintendent Letter of Eligibility
A competitive benefits package and salary range of $150,000 to $190,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The Board invites qualified candidates who embody these qualifications and share our dedication to excellence to consider applying for this exciting opportunity to help shape the future of education in our community.




EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12
To apply: The deadline for applications is July 22, 2024, and the review process and interviews will begin shortly thereafter. All contacts regarding this position should be directed to the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Letter of interest, three letters of reference and curriculum vitae/resume should be sent to: Dr. George F. Fiore, Executive Director, Chester County Intermediate Unit, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335, or emailed to LIUExecSearch@cciu.org. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

​Deadline: ​ 7-22-24
About the Position: The Lincoln Intermediate Unit (LIU), one of 29 educational service agencies in Pennsylvania, is seeking an exceptional educational leader to be its next Executive Director. The LIU Board of Directors, comprised of 13 members representing the 25 school districts within the region, desires a dynamic and innovative candidate with a demonstrated commitment to successful student achievement and improved school performance who can drive the IU’s mission of supporting partners, customers, and students to realize their greatest potential through quality, innovative solutions and services.
Candidates should have a strong working knowledge of the role of intermediate units with a proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with all IU stakeholders. In support of the LIU’s vision to be the provider of choice for comprehensive service, support and solutions, candidates must be customer-service oriented with the skills to anticipate and understand the needs of schools, large and small, and lead, through communication, collaboration and financial strategy, a staff of 1,100 in the development and implementation of valuable supports and solutions.
Headquartered in New Oxford, Pennsylvania, the Lincoln Intermediate Unit serves Adams, Franklin and York counties through the additional operation of campuses in Chambersburg, Abbottstown and York. Operating within a budget of approximately $130 million, LIU plays a pivotal role in supporting the region’s 25 school districts, 30 nonpublic schools, five charter schools and three career and technical schools. The LIU serves close to 17,000 students from preschool age to adult through the offering of preschool/early intervention, adult education, nonpublic school services, business services, educational services, special education, and educational technology services.
The LIU is offering a multiyear contract that features a regionally competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Candidates must possess, or be eligible for, a Pennsylvania Superintendent Letter of Eligibility. The target date for employment is January 3, 2025.

 

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Wallingford Swarthmore School District
I.U. 25 Delaware Co.
To apply: Please access application link here: WSSD Application Link

​Deadline: ​ 6-24-24
About the PositionThe Assistant Superintendent plays a vital role in shaping the future of the district. This position provides leadership in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and student support services, ensuring equitable outcomes for all students. The position works closely with the Superintendent to implement WSSD’s Strategic Plan and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree preferred in Education Administration or related field.
  • Pennsylvania Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility (or eligibility to obtain).
  • Minimum of five years of experience in educational leadership with central office experience.
  • Strong knowledge of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and student support services.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.
Compensation: Initial salary will be adjusted based on qualifications and prior experience and may range from $190,000 to $205,000 annually. 
 

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.