Superintendent Search Service

The most important decision of a school board is selecting a superintendent.  NCSBA has conducted over 80 superintendent searches in North Carolina over the past 10 years, attracting both in-state and national candidates while maintaining the hallmarks of our search process: integrity, confidentiality, board involvement and high-quality service. 

Our searches are efficient, cost-effective, and designed to make the board’s decision easier.  Searches are conducted by NCSBA attorneys and staff who are familiar with all aspects of North Carolina law relevant to the search process.  Our experience simplifies and streamlines the process.

Helping a school board find a superintendent requires knowledge, savvy and sensitivity.  It is a matchmaking process that will impact students for years to come, and it is a responsibility we take very seriously.

Current superintendent vacancies in North Carolina

NCSBA’s superintendent search service provides professional, high quality assistance with this critically important school board responsibility.  For a reasonable flat fee, plus board-approved expenses, NCSBA will:

  • provide consultations and customize the search process for the board;
  • draft a vacancy announcement and qualifications profile describing your system
  • advertise the position on multiple media;
  • conduct stakeholder surveys on the board’s behalf;
  • compile and provide each board member with copies of all applications;
  • handle all contact and correspondence with applicants;
  • arrange interviews and assist with drafting interview questions;
  • check references;
  • arrange for background checks;
  • guide the board regarding North Carolina laws pertaining to the search process;
  • protect confidentiality; and
  • provide the new board/superintendent team with a free workshop for up to 6 months after the employment start date.

For more information about NCSBA’s superintendent search service, contact Allison Schafer, Legal Counsel/Director of Policy via email, aschafer@ncsba.org.