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To be an administrator in the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD), you must have:
  • Master's degree
  • Eligibility for California Administrative Credential
  • Proficiency in a second language (desirable)

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Administrators Job Openings

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District Office

Director I, Research and Assessment


Please click here for the online (management/principal) application.

Application Deadline: October 19, 2014

Expected Start Date: Immediate

Work Days: 220 (in full academic year)

Administrator Salary Schedule PDF
Leadership Standards for Principals

Commitment to Nondiscrimination

The Board of Education of the Palo Alto Unified School District shall provide equal opportunities in all areas and assure that there will be no discrimination against any person on the grounds of race, religion, age, sex, national origin, color, disability, policital belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran's status.

Administrator Hiring Process

  2. Include the following documents as attachments to your application:
    • Letter of interest (addressed to Assistent Superintendent of HR)
    • Current resume
    • Letters of recommendation (including at least one letter pertaining to your most recent work experience)
    • Copies of up-to-date transcripts for all graduate and undergraduate work (unofficial are acceptable)
    • Copies of your credentials/certificates
  3. Be selected for an interview
    A committee screens completed applications and selects candidates to interview for particular positions. The committee considers PAUSD's affirmative action policy and the following criteria:
    • Education, credentials, and training
    • Experience
    • Professional references
    • Ability to write effectively
  4. Interview
    A committee will interview each selected candidate to assess his/her ability, interest, and readiness to fill the position.

  5. Reference Check
    Finalists will be notified, and we will conduct a complete professional reference check.

  6. Recommendation to the Board of Education
    The Superintendent will interview finalists and recommend a candidate to the Board of Education.

Contact Us

If you have questions about job openings or the hiring process, contact Certificated Human Resources at (650) 329-3785 or

Revised April 2014