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Executive Director of AASA (American Association of School Administrators)

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates
Alexandria, Virginia

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AASA, The School Superintendents Association advocates for equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education and the development and support of school system leaders.

The AASA is seeking an Executive Director who can provide outstanding advocacy and support for education and educators at the national level.  The Executive Director of AASA is selected and governed by the Officers and Executive Board of the AASA membership.   The candidate for this position must be experienced and knowledgeable about all aspects of school administration at the local, state, and federal levels.  Support and advocacy for school administrators, who comprise the membership of AASA, is the highest priority.  This includes providing leadership and public support to promote the essential role of superintendents in public education in all national issues that impact education.  The Director must expand and add value to the membership through relevant programming, the delivery of quality services, and beneficial collaborations.

The position is open until filled.  Resume screening will start in late June and the first round of interviews will be scheduled in late September 2022.  The selected candidate will have a possible start date of January 1, 2023.  The selected candidate will be expected to reside in the Washington, DC metro area.  A highly competitive compensation package with fringe benefits will be offered to the identified candidate.

A complete Leadership Profile on the position will be available on the HYA website by June 15th and will include a list of the most desired characteristics.


Applications must be prepared in a single PDF file and submitted via email.

Please submit your application to with AASA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  APPLICATION in the subject line.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter – Include why you are seeking the executive director position and why you will be an excellent fit for the Organization
  • Resume
  • References – At least four current references with full contact information who can be immediately contacted


Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) is one of the oldest and largest education consulting firms with over 30 years of experience in executive search and education consulting. Since 1987, HYA has provided consulting services for education leaders to employ school executives, address issues related to student performance, and support aspects of school district operations.

HYA has successfully matched thousands of school systems with exceptionally talented leaders, and has served school systems across the nation, large and small, urban and rural.  HYA Associates are located all across the country to conveniently serve clients with a local focus, and national reach.

With a proven track record, deep roots in executive search and leadership development, sector knowledge to drive strategic planning and a national lens, HYA partners with schools and their leaders to improve education.

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