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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 postition 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: August 4, 2020
Openings listed in order of application deadline. 

North Allegheny 

I.U. 3 – Allegheny Co.
To Apply: Online   
Deadline: 8/3/20
Contact for Information: McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. 11725 Arbor St., Suite 220 Omaha, NE 68144. Phone: 1-888-375-4814. General email: apps@macnjake.com. Consultants: Dr. Ralph Ferrie, r_ferrie@macnjake.comand Dr. Steve Joel,  s_joel@macnjake.com
About the Position:
Seeking a highly qualified and fully certified Superintendent. Start date: on or before January 1, 2021. Enrollment: 8,500. Candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. Desired characteristics: a student-centered and forward-thinking educational visionary; with a deep understanding of modern learning and the skill sets students need to be successful in a changing world, as well as a proven commitment to updating curriculum and teaching practices; one who values the "whole" child and supports Academics, Athletics, and Arts; an experienced educational leader, with an understanding of western Pennsylvania preferred, who can demonstrate successful management of challenging budgets, who has maintained stable district strategic direction over time, and who has a history of guiding and developing strong relationships with boards; a servant leader who is ethical, humble, compassionate and honest, who values constructive criticism and develops a high performing staff through relationships, mentorship, and positive instructional leadership; a decision-maker who has demonstrated ability to develop effective solutions by working with staff and community to get feedback and buy-in, and who also can make difficult decisions for the good of the district as a whole. School board will select finalists to interview in late August/early September, with interviews mid-September. Selection anticipated in early October. District website: http: www.northallegheny.org. EOE

Columbia Borough

I.U. 13 – Lancaster Co. 
To Apply: Submit application to: Mr. Flip Steinour, Director of Human Resources, Lancaster-Lebanon IU13, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601. Email: flip_steinour@iu13.org.
Deadline: 8/21/20
About the Position:
Enrollment approximately 1,354 students, Grades K-12. Annual budget: $27.9 million. Appointment on or about January 1, 2021. Seeking a visionary, visible, student-centered educational leader who possesses outstanding interpersonal communicative skills and can promote a positive, team-inspired, collaborative work environment across the district. While the successful candidate should place student success as highest priority, he/she needs to simultaneously promote personal and organizational accountability, relate to and function effectively with people of varying backgrounds and positions, and interface regularly with various stakeholder groups and the Columbia Borough community.  Desired experience includes: knowledge of educational research, trends, and innovation, school district operations, community engagement and involvement, and working with a diverse student population; 10 years of progressive leadership experience in education. Requirements: PA letter of eligibility; university transcripts; PA required clearances; three (3) current letters of recommendation; application, cover letter, and resume. For additional information, visit: https://info.iu13.org/cbsdsearch. EOE


I.U. 19 – Lackawanna Co.
To Apply: Submit a signed cover letter, Pa standard application, resume, sealed transcripts (may be submitted separately), Pa letter of eligibility, current within one (1) year, Act 24, Act 34 and Act 151 clearances and FBI fingerprints (may also be submitted separately) through lawoffice@attyfanucci.net, attention Richard A. Fanucci, Esq., “Lakeland School District Solicitor” or mail to 1711 Main Street, Blakely, Pa 18447.
Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on 8/28/20
Contact for Information: Attorney Fanucci at (570) 383-0652 or Board President, Mark Solomon, at (570) 580-7114
About the Position:
Position available on or after September 5, 2020. Salary dependent upon experience and background. Enrollment approx. 1,440 with a budget of $24 M. Ideal candidate should be an educational leader with a record of success. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to facilitate and maintain positive staff and board relations, engage effectively and positively with all stakeholders and have an intimate understanding of school finance and school operations. Seeking a strong leader with excellent management and organizational skills. EOE


I.U. 1 – Washington 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, Michelle Kunkel, 400 Bent Creek Blvd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. To complete the application process and upload required documents go to PSBA’s Career Gateway at https://careergateway.psba.org and begin by creating a profile. Career Gateway questions can be directed to Michelle Kunkel at 717-506-2450 ext. 3365 or michelle.kunkel@psba.org. Documents required by the state deadline to assure a review by the Board are cover letter, resume and application. All other required documents must be submitted or “in process.”
Deadline: by midnight on 9/14/20
Contact for Information: Jim Summerville, lead consultant, jim.summerville@psba.org 
About the Position:
Appointment on/about Fall 2020.  Enrollment approximately 1613; grades K-12.  Successful candidate will be a strong leader with the ability to interact effectively with all staff members and demonstrate a sincere interest in the education of all students.  Must be skilled in motivating and evaluating staff; be knowledgeable on educational trends; have a record of fiscal responsibility; and ability to establish a culture of professional and academic excellence.  Salary negotiable and will be competitive, based on training and experience, qualifications and meeting board criteria including but not limited to the skills listed above.  PA letter of eligibility required. EOE

Twin Valley

I.U. 14 – Berks Co.
To Apply: Application, resume, credentials, and three current reference letters may be submitted online at www.tvsd.org.  
Deadline: 9/14/20
Contact for Information: 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.
About the Position:
Seeking a dynamic individual with integrity, visionary leadership, superior communication skills, and outstanding administrative ability to lead a district of approximately 3,000 students and $64 million budget, effective December 14, 2020.  The desired candidate must possess experience in achieving high academic performance; sound school finance and business management; excellent verbal and written communication and leadership skills; a proven track record of staff accountability; experience with development and implementation of curriculum; creating academic equity; knowledge of educational and technological best practices; and success in community engagement and involvement. Minimum of 10 years in education; central office experience required. EOE. 

Troy Area

Location: I.U. 17 – Bradford Co.
To Apply: Interested candidates must submit a complete application packet in accordance with the directions provided on the district website. 
Deadline: until filled
Contact for Information: Mrs. Gyla Hoose, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, (570) 297-1608, email: ghoose@troyareasd.org
About the Position:
Seeking a dynamic individual with integrity, visionary leadership, and outstanding management ability to lead a district of approximately 1,470 students with an annual budget of approx. $26.2 million. The candidate must possess: excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience in achieving high academic performance, experience in creating academic equity, and sound school finance and business management. Preferred qualifications include: licensed or eligible for licensure as a superintendent of schools in PA; central office administrative experience; Doctoral degree earned or in process; curriculum development/implementation experience; K-12 administrative experience; knowledge of educational technology best practices; experience in community engagement activities; verbal and written communication. PA superintendent letter of eligibility required at time of employment.  Salary will be regionally competitive depending on qualifications and experience. EOE