Superintendent and Other Retained Searches

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!

Current ASBA Searches

PositionSchool DistrictPosition AnnouncementDeadlineApplication Link
Superintendent Sacaton Elementary School District CLOSED
Superintendent Patagonia Elementary & Union High School DistrictsCLOSED
SuperintendentCasa Grande Elementary School DistrictCLOSED
SuperintendentAmphitheater Unified School DistrictCLOSED
SuperintendentApache Junction Unified School DistrictCLOSED
SuperintendentTanque Verde Unified School DistrictCLOSED
SuperintendentCrane Elementary School DistrictCLOSED
SuperintendentWinslow Unified School DistrictCLOSED

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

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.

2009-102010-112011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Ash Fork Joint USDConcho ESDAmphitheater USDBuckeye UHSDAltar Valley ESDAlhambra ESDBisbee USD
Baboquivari USDEducare ArizonaAntelope UHSDCoolidge USDBowie USDCamp Verde USDCedar USD
Bicentennial UHSDGila Bend USDCasa Grande UHSDFort Thomas USDPalominas ESDConcho ESDGanado USD
Buckeye ESDQueen Creek USDChino Valley USDGanado USDPayson USDContinental ESDLittlefied USD
Casa Grande UHSDSeligman USDCrane ESDNadaburg USDSanta Cruz Valley USDCreighton ESDPeoria USD
Clifton USDTonto Basin ESDFountain Hills USDPine-Strawberry ESDSierra Vista USDDouglas USDRed Mesa USD
Continental ESDGanado USDPomerene ESDSomerton ESDGila Bend USDSaddle Mountain USD
Coolidge USDGlobe USDSanders USDSonoita ESDKayenta USDScottsdale USD, Interim
Douglas USDMorenci USDSuperior USDSt. Johns USDPeach Springs USDShow Low USD
Flagstaff USDPayson USDVernon ESDQueen Creek USDTolleson UHSD
Ganado USDPeach Springs USDSTEDY JTEDYuma ESD
Hackberry ESDSonoita ESDSuperior USD
Joseph City USDStanfield ESDValley Unon HSD
Littlefield USDWashington ESD
Mayer USDWAVE JTED
Mohawk Valley ESDWindow Rock USD
Mountain Institute JTED
Naco ESD
Palominas ESD
Peach Springs USD
Prescott USD
Sanders USD
Snowflake 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. The process is further simplified for districts that are able to utilize our search service through Mohave Educational Services Cooperative.

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:
ARIZONA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION
Director of Leadership Development
2100 N. Central Avenue, Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Office: 602.254.1100 | Toll Free: 1.800.238.4701 | Fax: 602.254.1177

 

Arizona’s 2015 Superintendent’s Salary/Benefit Survey Results

The 2015-2016 Superintendent’s Salary and Benefit Survey analysis is now complete. Click here for a PDF version of the report.

For your reference, click here to view a hard copy of this year’s survey questions.

For historical context, you may view the 2014-15 results here.

Questions? Contact kloftus@azsba.org.