Applicants, did you know that your application process has become easier than ever!

Education users across the nation — and ASBA — are all using AppliTrack (they’ve recently re-branded themselves to be called Frontline Education). Openings on this web link are being re-directed to ASBA’s Job Search site. Check it out now to build your profile!


PositionSchool DistrictDeadlineApplication Link
Superintendent Ganado Unified School District February 19, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.Apply online
Superintendent Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District February 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.Apply online
Superintendent Maricopa Unified School DistrictFebruary 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.Apply online
Superintendent Mesa Public SchoolsJanuary 24, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.Apply online
Interim Superintendent Peoria Unified School District
Conditions of employment have been modified by the district 01/11/18: open posting for more information.
January 18, 2018Apply online
Superintendent Casa Grande Union High School DistrictSuperintendent position opening soonLink available soon
Superintendent Littlefield Unified School DistrictSuperintendent position opening soonLink available soon
Superintendent Northland Preparatory AcademySuperintendent position opening soonLink available soon
Interim Superintendent Liberty Elementary School District CLOSED!

2016 | 17 Superintendent Search

PositionSchool DistrictUpdateCONGRATS!
SuperintendentAmphitheater Unified School DistrictCongratulations Mr. Todd Jaeger, J.D.
SuperintendentApache Junction Unified School DistrictCongratulations Dr. Krista Anderson
SuperintendentCasa Grande Elementary School DistrictCongratulations Dr. JoEtta Gonzales
SuperintendentCrane Elementary School DistrictCongratulations Ms. Laurie Doering
Superintendent Patagonia UHSD & ESDCongratulations Mrs. Rachell Hochheim
Superintendent Sacaton Elementary School District Congratulations Mrs. Cherryl Paul
SuperintendentTanque Verde Unified School DistrictCongratulations Dr. Scott Hagerman
SuperintendentWinslow Unified School DistrictCongratulations Mrs. Cyndie Mattox

CHECK OUT this link to other Arizona District openings & and Out-of-State Searches

Learn more about the Search Process

If you are interested in being advised about openings that may occur in the state of Arizona for Interim Superintendent positions, please complete the form found here.  This is not for a specific Interim position, but rather to let ASBA know of your potential interest. Please be advised that ASBA periodically provides Districts with interim applicant contact information and applications when a position opening occurs.

Executive Search Process

Why choose ASBA?

ASBA offers a wide range of search services, from comprehensive searches to fill a current or future superintendent position, to assisting governing boards seek an interim superintendent when necessary.

To meet the needs of each school district engaged in the search process ASBA believes that:

  • each school district is unique;
  • boards know their communities better than the ASBA consultant;
  • finding the right leadership match is critical to the success of the district; and
  • the superintendent selection process should provide opportunities to strengthen the relationship between the school district and the community.

In addition, ASBA service doesn’t end with a board’s hiring of a new superintendent. ASBA also offers support to assist the governing board and the new superintendent develop positive working relationships including assisting with goal development, establishing effective communications, and reviewing policies involving roles and responsibilities.

First time AppliTrack users will need to complete a one-time profile.  Click here to begin.

Additionally, upcoming Searches conducted by ASBA can be found on our Frontline page.

History of ASBA Searches

Take a look at the retained searches ASBA has facilitated.

Concho ESDAmphitheater USDBuckeye UHSDAltar Valley ESDAlhambra ESDBisbee USDAmphitheater USD
Educare ArizonaAntelope UHSDCoolidge USDBowie USDCamp Verde USDCedar USDApache Junction USD
Gila Bend USDCasa Grande UHSDFort Thomas USDPalominas ESDConcho ESDGanado USDCasa Grande ESD
Queen Creek USDChino Valley USDGanado USDPayson USDContinental ESDLittlefied USDCrane ESD
Seligman USDCrane ESDNadaburg USDSanta Cruz Valley USDCreighton ESDPeoria USDPatagonia UHSD & ESD
Tonto Basin ESDFountain Hills USDPine-Strawberry ESDSierra Vista USDDouglas USDRed Mesa USDSacaton ESD
Ganado USDPomerene ESDSomerton ESDGila Bend USDSaddle Mountain USDTanque Verde USD
Globe USDSanders USDSonoita ESDKayenta USDScottsdale USD, InterimWinslow USD
Morenci USDSuperior USDSt. Johns USDPeach Springs USDShow Low USD
Payson USDVernon ESDQueen Creek USDTolleson UHSD
Sonoita ESDSuperior USD
Stanfield ESDValley Unon HSD
Washington ESD
Window Rock USD

Search Timeline

ASBA assists the board to determine the nature and extent of the search, thus determining the time required. Successful searches have taken as little as a few weeks to as long as six months. ASBA works with boards to determine effective timelines that reflect their needs, providing ample time for each stage of the process. Timelines may include finding an interim if necessary, and providing and proceeding with a full search at a later date. Here are some examples of different criteria that might alter your timeline:

  • Your search may include conducting an internal search first before considering an external search, if credible candidates exist within the organization.
  • Your search may also include an external search that welcomes internal candidates to apply on equal footing with others.
  • Or, your search may include a comprehensive, national search. Particularly in external searches, it is essential that the search timeline takes into consideration, the time for transition, thus enabling candidates to provide adequate notice to their current organization before leaving.

Preparation & Process

ASBA’s primary goal is to develop a search process that will produce the best match for your organization’s needs. ASBA works for the district, not the candidate. The ASBA comprehensive search includes coordinating the entire search process, collecting information on the candidates, maintaining contact with educational agencies and placing advertisements/postings to attract quality candidates. Arizona attracts candidates from all parts of the country, and ASBA has a nationwide network to ensure that candidates fit your organization’s profile and expectations. The search service is constantly monitored, evaluated and revised to provide the best service to members.

The ASBA application process is ONLINE and easily accessible. Applicants find the process easy to navigate and search consultants are able to provide accurate and timely updates.

ASBA will:

  • Establish a search timeline to meet the specific needs of the district.
  • Assist to determine the qualifications and criteria required for the position.
  • Solicit staff and community input as determined by the board.
  • Develop selection criteria for the position.
  • Develop interview questions.
  • Prepare an online search brochure.
  • Prepare the online application.
  • Announce the search process to community, staff and advertise the position nationally.
  • Accept applications and answer all inquiries from candidates and media.
  • Assist with board screening of applications.
  • Schedule and arrange interviews, tours and community/staff forums.
  • Ensure that all candidates meet the district profile and thoroughly complete the application.
  • Facilitate a meeting with the board and new executive to set goals, review roles and responsibilities, review evaluation process and create communication expectations.
  • Provide legal guidelines to the board for interviewing and running meetings.
  • Assist the board to plan for site visits.
  • Provide salary and benefit comparisons.

Reasons to Choose ASBA

ASBA delivers value. When you choose ASBA, you put the entire strength of your dues dollars to work.

  • We provide you a proven service with costs below market rates.
  • We provide responses to questions and concerns during the search.
  • We become the point of contact for all aspects of the search.
  • We have a national network to help screen candidates from out of state.
  • We utilize an online application system that provides immediate review throughout the search process.
  • We offer your board a follow-up workshop to help build teamwork and develop the leadership team communication process.
  • We will continue to serve you and the students of Arizona in all areas of governance.
  • We assist the district to adhere faithfully to the Open Meeting Law of Arizona.

For information, contact:
Steve Highlen, Executive Search Manager
2100 N. Central Avenue, Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Office: 602.254.1100 | Toll Free: 1.800.238.4701 | Fax: 602.254.1177


Superintendent’s Salary/Benefit Survey Results

To view Salary Survey reports, log into the ASBA eMembeship website and on the top navigation, click “documents”.

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