Discover Leadership Opportunities in ACSA


Lead through service on a charter or region board

  • Terms vary from 1-3 years depending on the role and region.
  • Gain access to leadership events locally and at the state level (Leadership Assemblies).
  • Work on the projects that interest you, from event planning to member recruitment to awards.
  • Expand your network throughout ACSA.
  • Build your resume with leadership experience.

Interested? Reach out to your region and/or charter leadership and let them know you'd like to learn more.

Lead through service on the Statewide Board of Directors

  • Terms vary from 1-6 years.
  • Gain experience in leading a statewide organization.
  • Work with ACSA leadership, directors and staff to directly impact the association.
  • Expand your network throughout ACSA.
  • Build your resume with leadership experience.
  • Create new opportunities in your career path.

Interested? Reach out to your current Region Board Member to discuss the opportunities available. (Find your Board Member at About Us under ACSA Leadership)


Write for Leadership magazine

  • Submit articles on the topics and issues that interest you.
  • Share through your social media.
  • Add to your professional portfolio.
  • Build your influence as an expert in your field.

Interested? Check out the upcoming issue themes and deadlines and start writing!

You can also submit original content to be considered for the ACSA Resource Hub or EdCal at content(at)

Present at an upcoming conference

  • Share your experiences and best practices with your colleagues
  • Add to your professional portfolio
  • Collaborate with like-minded educators
  • Build your influence as an expert in your field

Interested? Watch for Call for Presenters notices in EdCal for events including the Leadership Summit, the Every Child Counts Symposium and the Women in School Leadership Forum, or visit the conference pages for more information.

Nominate a colleague for an ACSA award

  • Help us honor outstanding educational leaders throughout the state.
  • Show your support for your colleague's achievements.
  • Build collegiality and community in your region and field.

Interested? Visit the ACSA Statewide Awards Program page to find out how to submit a nomination and the different awards offered.


Serve on an ACSA statewide committee or council

  • Represent your region and job-alike on one of more than 25 different committees, councils or special groups.
  • Serve with ACSA leaders from across the state.
  • Plan conferences and events, create. resources and contribute to policy discussions.
  • Expand your network throughout ACSA.
  • Build your resume with leadership experience.

Interested? Reach out to your region leadership to discuss upcoming opportunities. (Find out more about statewide committees and councils.)

Apply for a State Appointment

  • Member involvement on state-level governing boards, advisory bodies and other groups is paramount to ACSA's success in advocating for and advancing the needs of California students and school leaders.
  • Opportunities include the State Board of Education and the Committee on Teacher Credentialing.
  • Have a direct impact on policy in California education.
  • Build your resume with leadership experience.
  • Expand your network throughout the state.

Interested? Visit the State Appointments page to learn more and to start the application process online.

Please note that certain leadership opportunities are for regular ACSA members only. See a breakdown of the guidelines and benefits of each category on the Membership Categories page.

Leadership Opportunities