Job Description

Join our groundbreaking team of innovative district administrators at Southern Arizona’s largest school district.

Lead with Tucson Unified School District!
The Tucson Unified School District (TUSD1) is looking for skilled Administrators who want to make a difference. Our commitment to excellence and equity is reflected in a rigorous multicultural curriculum, culturally responsive pedagogy, professional learning communities, teacher support, innovative family and community engagement, and a host of other initiatives that push the frontiers of public education.

What we are looking for:
TUSD1 is looking for motivated and effective instructional leaders who possess the necessary skillset to promote equity and excellence. We need passionate and dedicated individuals who appreciate the relevant professional development and access to and support for rigorous academic content. We promote fair and sensible disciplinary practices, culturally and linguistically responsive family engagement, multicultural curriculum, and culturally responsive pedagogy. We are committed to and insist on an inclusive school climate, and work hard to recruit and retain a diverse staff and faculty for our campuses.

If you are a leader who believes in the success of all students from racially, ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, then we invite you to join our district and excel as an Assistant Superintendent.


As Southern Arizona's largest district, Tucson Unified School District is able to provide its team cutting-edge educational training and support programs.

Five reasons to work in Tucson Unified:

  1. We're the place for your talent and passion for student achievement and closing the achievement gap.
  2. We’re an urban school district that believes all students can achieve at high levels.
  3. We’re committed to providing our students with multicultural and culturally responsive education.
  4. We’re transforming our school district and the community by making a difference in the lives of our students.
  5. We value and recognize our innovative, high-performing, creative staff.

Join Tucson Unified and serve at the forefront of American education in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. As the second-largest district in the state, we have 89 schools and proudly serve, over 45,000 students, parents, and families since 1867.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Tucson Unified School District, in partnership with families and the greater community, is to assure each pre-K through 12th-grade student receives an engaging, rigorous, and comprehensive education.

The District is committed to inclusion and non-discrimination in all District activities. At all times, District staff should work to ensure that staff, parents, students, and members of the public are included and welcome to participate in District activities.

REPORTS TO: Superintendent


Valid Arizona Superintendent's Certificate

Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction, or related area

Current Arizona Superintendent or Principal Certificate

Current Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

Three (3) years experience as a School Principal

Experience developing and managing budget

Experience facilitating the development and implementation of a District Mission, Vision, Goals, and/or strategic plan


Valid Arizona Superintendent's Certificate

Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration/Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction or related area

Bilingual/Bilitrate (Spanish/English)

One to three years in central office administration or site administrative experience in an educational K-12 District

Experience as an Assistant Superintendent, Associate Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent or Superintendent of schools, District-level Director, Supervisor, or Management position.

Experience in a diverse and multicultural environment.

Experience working in a large, urban school district.

Experience with Desegregation Orders and Unitary Status Planning and Implementation


FBI fingerprint background check.

Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization.

Effective: 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
LOCATION: Tucson Unified District Office, 1010 E Tenth Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
FTE: 1.0 - 8 hours per day
Work Calendar: 12 month

2 Positions Available

The first review of candidates for this vacancy will be on 12/13/2021.

Internal candidates will transfer at a rate commensurate with their bargaining unit language. For more information on the salary schedule, please reference the Employee Agreements Webpage.

Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin.

Job Contact Information
Name Chris McNeely
Title Director - Human Resources
Phone 5202256032
Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:00 AM
(Pacific Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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