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Principal - Applicant Pool 2020 - 2021

Portland Public Schools
Closing date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A graduate of Portland Public Schools will be a compassionate critical thinker, able to collaborate and solve problems, and be prepared to lead a more socially just world.

Leaders at the Portland Public Schools District are responsible for the success and well-being of over 49,000 students in over 90 schools and programs each and every day. Our mission is for “Every student by name is prepared for college, career and participation as an active community member, regardless of race, income or zip code”.

With highly trained teachers and staff; an engaged parent community; strong partnerships, and a focus on closing the racial educational achievement gap, PPS is committed to a major transformation and 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, at the bottom of the posting.

The Opportunity
We are seeking a collaborative, teamwork oriented, passionate leader with demonstrated and focused experience to join us as a School Principal. This position will be part of Portland Public Schools’ Office of School Performance. The School Principal will establish an instructional vision and focused plan for improving student achievement while narrowing the disparities between the highest and lowest performing students; supervise and support professional educators in strengthening their instructional practices; create a caring community of continuous learning and accountability for all staff and students with a racial equity and equality focused lens.

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Minimum Qualifications
• A State of Oregon issued Administrative License is required at the time of appointment.
• A minimum of two (2) years of successful school administrative leadership experience in an educational setting with demonstrated results in improving the academic performance of students required.
Special Requirements:
• Positions in this classification may require the use of a personal automobile and possession of a valid Class C Oregon driver’s license.
• Work hours will routinely include on- and off-campus evening and weekend activities and meetings and district, school and student functions
Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working in a richly diverse school community and environment and bilingual or multilingual skills are preferred.

Any other combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the candidate is likely to possess the skill, knowledge, ability and trait characteristics essential for this classification may be considered.

This position is classified as Principal K-12, on the Licensed (Certified) Administrator Salary Schedule FLSA Exempt. The Licensed (Certified) Administrator Salary Schedule for 233 day employees can be found here:

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.

Our City
Portland, Oregon, has often been called the big city with the small town feel. Nestled between the beautiful Coast Range on the west and the spectacular Cascade Range on the east, Portland sits at the junction of the Columbia and Willamette rivers. From downtown Portland, it’s just an hour-and-a-half drive to the scenic Oregon coast or to Mt. Hood and some of the best skiing in the country, a half-an-hour to the peaceful vineyards and farms of the fertile Willamette Valley, and less than a three hour drive to see the Mariners or Seahawks play in Seattle.
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 perceived disability; or military service. Portland Public Schools is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.