Superintendent Search Service

Hiring a superintendent is a big responsibility. In fact, it’s one of the most important decisions your board of education might face — but you don’t have to navigate it alone. Since 1999, school boards across the state have trusted NCSBA with more than 200 superintendent searches.

Our searches are conducted by a dedicated and knowledgeable team of attorneys and staff to help guide you through the process. Keeping relevant NC laws in mind, NCSBA’s goal is to streamline your search. We handle the administrative tasks so you can focus on making the best hiring decision for your schools and community.

With NCSBA’s superintendent search service, your school board can count on our team to:

  • Develop a proposed timeline
  • Draft a custom vacancy announcement
  • Advertise the position nationally
  • Engage stakeholders for feedback
  • Design a leadership profile
  • Compile application materials
  • Arrange interviews and help draft questions
  • Check references and facilitate background checks
  • Handle all communication with applicants
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times

For more information, contact Sam Thorp, Assistant Legal Counsel for Superintendent Searches, at or 919-747-6706.

Take a look at the current superintendent vacancies in North Carolina.

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