Portland Public Schools is transforming its academic agenda and school service delivery model, and we need strong, experienced leaders to help build our future and drive change and excellence.
Portland Public Schools envisions every student, every teacher, every school succeeding. As we commit to a major transformation under new, nationally-recognized leadership, we are actively seeking talented, driven professionals who are energized by big challenges. If you are solution-oriented, a strong communicator and collaborator, and passionate about urban education, then this is the place for you! Read more about PPS, our schools and programs, and beautiful Portland, Oregon, on our website at https://www.pps.net/domain/265.
We are currently seeking exceptional candidates for the positions listed below. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a refreshed academic and instructional team in major transformation efforts under a brand-new, talented and dynamic Superintendent. Join us!
The Chief of Schools is a new position reporting to the Deputy Superintendent and will be part of Portland Public Schools’ Instruction and School Communities leadership team. This role will lead and supervise senior district leaders responsible for principal supervision and support of 79 schools. The Chief of Schools establishes a culture of high expectations which provides every student with equitable access to high-quality, standards-based, and culturally responsive instruction. Job Number: 17351
The Area Assistant Superintendent is a new position reporting to the Chief of Schools and will be part of Portland Public Schools’ Instruction and School Communities leadership team. The Area Assistant Superintendents will support and monitor the delivery of educational programs at a cohort of assigned school sites: overseeing curriculum, staff development, evaluation, assessment, personnel and community issues, redesign and program innovations, problem-solving and other district-wide responsibilities. Job Number: 17352
The Director Professional Learning and Leadership Development will bring dynamic leadership and a demonstrated record of improving student performance and eliminating achievement disparities. The Director of Professional Learning and Leadership Development (PLLD) will report to the Chief Academic Officer and be a senior leader in the Department of Teaching and Learning. They will lead the district's transformational work to develop and support our teachers, school leaders and instructional staff, accelerate how school leaders and school site teams, along with district teams, create the conditions for student success. Job Number: 17361
The Senior Director Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) is a new position signaling PPS’s desire to become a national leader in STEM K-12 education. Working under the Chief Academic Officer, the Senior Director for STEM supports and promotes the district’s goal of every student graduating college and career ready by providing leadership in: curriculum development; creation of mathematics, science, health and physical education scope and sequence documents, common assessments and units of study aligned with Oregon adopted standards; professional development activities; classroom observation and demonstration; evaluation and selection of equipment and materials; coordination of projects and grants in science and mathematics with external partners and grant providers; working with site and central office leaders and staff to improve the quality of instruction by connecting STEM academics to real-world applications, exploring the potential of technology on learning opportunities, curriculum team development, and the organization and evaluation of pilot programs. Job Number: 17359
The Senior Director of College and Career Readiness, will provide leadership and coordination to ensure an aligned and articulated academic program in College and Career areas as requested. The position reports to the Chief Academic Officer, is a member of the senior leadership team and oversees Advanced Placement, Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID), Career Technical Education, College and Career Readiness, International Baccalaureate, Student Success and Talent and Gifted Program (TAG). They will support the district’s transformational work to enhance and develop systems of support and the vision to accelerate how students receive services and resources to ensure they are college and career ready. Job Number: 17354
The Senior Director of Humanities must be a leader with a demonstrated record of improving student performance and eliminating achievement disparities. As part of Portland Public Schools’ Department of Teaching and Learning team, this position will report to the Chief Academic Officer. The Senior Director of Humanities supports a culture of high expectations which provides every student with equitable access to high- quality, standards-based, and culturally-responsive instruction. Job Number: 17358
The Senior Director of Special Education reports to the Chief Student Support Services Officer. The individual leads the district's transformational work to develop and support our teachers, school leaders and instructional staff. The Senior Director of Special Education will lead the vision to accelerate how school leaders and school site teams, along with district teams, create the conditions for student success. The Senior Director of Special Education is also responsible for providing leadership and management for the department of Special Education and programs for students ages five through 21 with the focus on teaching, learning, and student achievement. Job Number: 17350
The Director of Student Success and Health reports to the Chief of Student Support Services. The individual works with a dynamic and collaborative department and interacts with district and school-based leaders, counselors, teachers, families, and community agencies to coordinate efforts to support students with academic learning, mental and physical health, trauma, drug and alcohol services and social emotional learning. The work also includes the development and monitoring of district-wide plans and programs to support student resilience, district-wide crisis prevention and response planning; and budget management. By promoting wellness for the whole child, this position contributes to the district vision of creating learning environments where every student can become college and career ready as well as participate as an active community member regardless of race, disability, income or zip code. Job Number: 17362
The Director of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) reports to the Chief of Student Support Services, assists in all matters pertaining to the development, coordination and structured implementation of a consistent MTSS model of tiered intervention processes and procedures across the district. Using the School Wide Integrated Framework for Transformation framework (swiftschools.org), the MTSS Director will develop a district wide implementation plan, professional development, coaching and monitoring to school site teams, ensuring that MTSS components are established in the district and implemented with fidelity. The director will also lead the school discipline, disproportionality work within the district, coordinating and monitoring suspension/expulsion processes, hearings and alternative placement options. Job Number: 17357
The Response to Intervention (RTI) Program Administrator reports to the Director of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. The individual works in an instructional support capacity to provide professional learning, technical guidance and best practice resources and materials in the area of RTI to all staff and schools in PPS. Work in an administrative capacity relating to compliance and the development and implementation of Student Intervention Team (SIT) for the school systems. Serves as the primary central administrative contact for RTI and SIT, as well as function as the liaison between general education, psychological services and special education for compliance and due process issues prior to a referral for an evaluation for special education services. Job Number: 17369
The School Climate Program Administrator reports to the Director of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. The individual is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of the three pillars of school culture; Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Restorative Justice, and Response to Intervention strategies. The School Climate Administrator uses the CR-PBIS Framework (Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) to support the development of classroom and school culture district wide. CR-PBIS is a multi-tiered proactive and instructional approach to discipline that integrates restorative practices through a racial lens. PPS is committed to establishing a supportive and inclusive school culture in all schools across the district. This position will also be responsible for working with school staff and community partners to create safe, healthy, and welcoming school environments that foster children's' social emotional, and wellness development. Job Number: 17370
How to Apply: Please visit our website at http://jobs.pps.net to submit an application to the position numbers listed above.
Closing Date:This job is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.
Additional Salary Information: Salary:
Salary commensurate with experience.
About Portland Public Schools
Portland Public Schools (PPS), founded in 1851, is an urban school district in Portland, Oregon. As the largest school district in the Pacific Northwest. PPS serves more than 48,500 students in 81 schools, as well as alternative schools, charter schools and specialized programs for students with special needs. The District is focused on eliminating systemic racism and its impact on student learning. PPS is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all its educational and employment activities. The District prohibits discrimination based on race; national or ethnic origin; color; sex; religion; age; sexual orientation; gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; familial status; economic status or source of income; mental or physical disability or perceived disability; or military service. Portland Public Schools is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. DISTRICT MISSION: At PPS, our goal is that by the end of elementary, middle and high school every student by name is meeting or exceeding academic standards and is fully prepared to make productive life decisions. DISTRICT PROFILE: To obtain more information about our district, schools, lea...rning environment and programs, please go to http://www.pps.k12.or.us/files/about-us/PPS-Info-Sheet-2014-15.pdf. To learn more about our schools, and programs, please go to: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/index.htm