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PA Executive Positions

This page contains a listing of superintendent, assistant superintendent and executive director vacancies in Pennsylvania's public schools and public schools out of state.  Vacancies and available positions listings are posted upon request and review.  PASA reserves the right not to publish an open position. 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, contact name/address, and application deadline.
Pennsylvania Openings
Last Update:March 27, 2017
For more information on these positions, send correspondence directly to the listed contacts. Openings listed in order of application deadline.

Central Fulton

I.U. 11 - Fulton Co.
To Apply: Submit application and other required documents to...
Mrs. Angela Marshall, Board Secretary
Central Fulton SD
151 East Cherry Street
Connellsburg, PA 17233.
To obtain an application, visit
Deadline: 3/28/17
About the Position:
Rural school district. Enrollment 1,000 students Grades 4K-12. Annual budget $14 million. Appointment on July 1, 2017. The district is searching for an instructional leader who has strong interpersonal and communication skills; community engagement and an in depth knowledge of educational research, trends and innovation. An understanding of fiscal operations is important. Central Office experience desired. Requirements: PA letter of eligibility, sealed university transcripts, current ACT 24, and ACT 151 clearances, FBI fingerprints; five (5) current letters of recommendation, application and resume.

South Western

I.U. 12 - York Co.
To Apply: Candidates who email their cover letter and resume to Mr. Templeton to start the process will receive instructions for submitting an application and other documentation. Documents that will need to be submitted 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. Other instructions will follow for interested candidates.
Deadline: The deadline to be assured consideration is 4/7/17.
Contact for Information:
Mr. Tom Templeton, Search Consultant
(717) 636-3238
About the Position:
District serves 4,300 students, maintains a small town, caring atmosphere, and provides a tremendous portfolio of academic/extracurricular offerings. SWSD is located just minutes from the Maryland border, 45 minutes from Baltimore and around one hour from Washington, D.C.  With 302 teachers, 24 administrators, and a highly capable group of support staff, the district serves families in three townships.  The successful candidate must: display proven educational leadership skills to continue to advance student success at SWSD; show the connection between previous leadership positions and success in leading SWSD; coordinate the continued development of a healthy, caring, mission-driven culture that pursues excellence; continue to enhance an exceptional teaching corps and a deeply respected leadership team that comes and stays at SWSD; display excellent communication skills as defined by persuasive oral, written and interpersonal abilities; have effective skills in overseeing school budgeting and finance; be skilled in cultivating positive labor relations (which currently exists); connections with the media, school organizations and community groups. SWSD ( has had just four superintendents in the last 55 years! This speaks to the position’s potential for stability. The district is in a strong financial position and has updated facilities.


I.U. 23 - Montgomery Co.
To Apply: Send application materials, including letter of interest and resume, to:
Dr. Joseph O’Brien
Chester County Intermediate Unit
455 Boot Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
All applications will be kept completely confidential.
Deadline: 4/21/17 or until position is filled
Contact for Information:
Dr. Joseph O’Brien
(484) 237-5010
About the Postion:
Seeking a dynamic and innovative leader who has a strong academic background and experience managing an administrative team. Candidates should demonstrate excellent communication skills and strong leadership in proactive decision-making and consensus building. The candidate must have the ability to lead and direct multiple tasks. About the District: The mission of the Colonial School District, the vital educational force in the Conshohocken, Plymouth and Whitemarsh community, is to educate and graduate citizens who are able and committed to fulfilling their potential and maximizing their contributions to society. The district draws students from the Borough of Conshohocken and the Townships of Plymouth and Whitemarsh in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just northwest of Philadelphia.  The District’s $118 million operating budget supports 7 schools, 705 employees and nearly 5,000 students. The majority of the population holds professional positions in business, education, law, medicine and technology. The District Office is located in Plymouth Meeting, PA, in the heart of a thriving area served by major highways and public transportation. It is close to national historic sites and within easy travel distance to the New Jersey and Maryland shores, Pocono Mountains, New York City and Washington, D.C. Benefits and Start-Date: The CSD 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 July 1, 2017.  Review of applications will begin on April 22, 2017.


I.U. 14 - Berks Co.
To Apply: Application, resume, credentials, and three current reference letters must be submitted online at   
Deadline: 4/24/17
Contact for Information: The search process is being coordinated by the Berks County Intermediate Unit.  For questions, please contact:
Dr. Jill M. Hackman
Berks County IU Executive Director
(609) 987-8404
About the Position: 
Seeking a dynamic individual with integrity, visionary leadership, superior communication skills, and outstanding administrative ability to lead a district of approximately 5,900 students and $99,764,709 budget.  The effective start date is July 1, 2017 or upon release date. The desired candidate must possess experience in achieving high academic performance, creating academic equity, and sound school finance and business management; excellent verbal and written communication and leadership skills; experience with development and implementation of curriculum; knowledge of educational and technological best practices; understanding of special education and advocacy; and success in community engagement and involvement.  Minimum of 10 years in education; including five years of central office or building administrative experience and at least five years of teaching experience. EOE

Bangor Area

I.U. 20 - Northampton Co.
To Apply: To complete the application process and upload required documents go to PSBA’s Career Gateway at and begin by creating a profile. Career Gateway questions can be directed to Michelle Kunkel at 717-506-2450 ext. 3365 or  
Deadline: Documents required by 5/1/17 to assure a review by the Board are cover letter, resume and application. All other required documents must be submitted or “in process.”
Contact for Information: Dr. Britta Barrickman, lead consultant. via email   
About the Position:
Appointment early summer 2017.  Enrollment approximately 3,000; grades K-12.  The successful candidate with demonstrate visionary leadership and have experience with Strategic Planning. Strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on empowering teams to achieve effective results; and experience using academic performance data to drive the achievement of all student learners. Must demonstrate consistently high personal and professional ethics. The successful candidate will have the ability to engage with the community and develop consensus among diverse community stakeholders; ability to maintain positive staff and board relations; and the ability to preserve traditions of the community with the progress needed to attain future goals. Must have a sincere interest in the education and personal development of student learners. 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. 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 School Services, attention, Michelle Kunkel, 400 Bent Creek Blvd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. EOE

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