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Superintendent/Principal - Pilot Rock SD (OR)

Pilot Rock School District

Pilot Rock School District (OR)
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Location: Pilot Rock, Oregon
Enrollment: 325 students (approx.)
Base Salary: $105,000 to $125,000 annually plus benefits
Closing Date: February 14, 2020
Start Date: July 1, 2020

About the Position

The Pilot Rock School District Board of Directors is seeking a highly qualified candidate with visionary leadership skills and successful experience in education administration to serve as Superintendent/Principal. The successful candidate must have experience as an administrator, excellent communication skills, unquestionable integrity and be willing to be involved in the community. The Board will offer a competitive compensation package to the successful candidate. The successful candidate must hold or qualify for an Oregon superintendent's license.

The successful candidate also must demonstrate the following qualities:

• Builds collaborative working relationships with staff, parents and community
• Is highly visible and involved in the school and community
• Understands the needs of a small, rural school district
• Has a background in the classroom and other administrative experiences
• Demonstrates solid budgeting skills and understands Oregon school finance
• Brings an empowering style to lead the staff to success
• Is committed to serving all students from all backgrounds
• Builds partnerships with families and community
• Willing to make difficult decisions when needed and follows through to implementation

About the District

Pilot Rock School District is located approximately 15 miles south of Pendleton in Umatilla County near the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains. The District serves approximately 325 students in two buildings - an elementary building serving students in grades K-6 and a Junior/Senior High School for students in grades 7-12. The District employs 2 administrators; 18 teachers; and 7 education assistants. The on-time graduation is at 86% which is well above the state-wide average. The Pilot Rock staff is proud of the excellent education that it offers its students. The community is very supportive of its schools through volunteer activities, donations, and attendance at school events. It's great to be a Rocket!

About the Community

Pilot Rock is a small community with a population of 1,505 people. The main industries are timber and agriculture. Pilot Rock is home to one mill: Boise Cascade -Kinzua Lumber, a lumber and pole mill. Rolling hills of grass land and grain fields depict the land which lies at the base of the Blue Mountains. Pilot Rock is located at the confluence of East and West Birch Creeks, tributaries of the Umatilla River. The Rock", as it is known to locals, can be seen from the base of the Blue Mountains on a clear day 12 miles away. The City of Pilot Rock was named for the prominent basalt rock formation (pictured) located on the west side of the town which was visible from the old Oregon Trail and used as an aim point by wagon trains traveling Emigrant Pass and Cabbage Hill.

Application Materials

• Completed Application form
• Current resume
• Cover letter of interest
• 3-5 current letters of reference
• Copy of administrator license or proof of eligibility to obtain one
• A statement about how you meet the qualities and qualifications set by the Board

How to Submit an Application

Application packets are submitted to Oregon School Boards Association – Executive Search ( via the Revelus application portal (see the link below). All applicants will submit a candidate profile (completed when you create your Revelus account) and a completed application, as well as upload the other application material documents to the application portal. The application packet must be submitted by 5pm on the closing day.

OSBA Revelus application portal:

More Information

Regarding the position or the application process, contact:
Sarah Herb, Executive Search and Events Specialist • 503.400-3047 (direct) • 800.578.6722 • 503.588.2813 (Fax)

Pilot Rock School District is an equal opportunity employer.