Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
Department of Catholic Schools
2838 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR  97214

(503) 233-8348
(503) 236-3683 FAX


Application Process Link to Elementary School Web Page
Application Procedures Link to Secondary Schools Web Page
Staff Openings (includes teaching and support staff) Link to Secondary School Vacancies
Principal Positions Openings Link to Archdiocesan Home Page

Application Process

To apply for a specific position listed below, you should follow the directions in the posting or contact the principal directly for information regarding the vacancy. 

While all teachers of Religion must be Catholic, it is recognized that teachers of other faiths can make valuable contributions as members of the teaching staff.  These teachers should be employed on the condition that they understand and are fully committed to the distinctive purpose and spirit of Catholic education.

Beginning in mid-March and continuing through the summer months, announcements of position openings are published on this webpage. Please check frequently for updates!

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To be placed in the substitute applicant pool

Applicants who hold valid current Oregon Teaching Licenses or who are in the process of receiving such licenses are eligible for teaching positions in the Archdiocese of Portland.  Applicants who have an out-of-of-state teaching license may submit an application; however, they must be in contact with Teacher Standards and Practices Commission about the requirements for an Oregon License.


For an application packet, contact the Department of Catholic Schools at 503-233-8348 or via e-mail at or click on the links below to open the forms in PDF format. (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.) 


To ensure your Substitute Application is complete, please use our Application checklist form.

  1. Archdiocesan Employment Application (fillable PDF)

  2. Supplemental Teaching Application (fillable PDF)

  3. Request for Background information form for Teachers

  4. Copy of current Oregon teaching license

  5. Current resume

  6. Education Provider Employer List and Disclosure Release forms (please fill out 1 Disclosure form for each previous Education Provider)*

  7. Copy of your Called to Protect Training Certificate (see below for more information on this requirement)**

*Applicants for our substitute pool also need to fill out the attached Education Provider Employer List and submit Disclosure Release Forms for all current and former education provider employers.

**Substitute teachers must complete Called to Protect training. See the Child Protection Office website at  for schedule of training sessions. Please register for one of the classes titled “Called to Protect for Parents and Ministries”.  A copy of your participation certificate should be sent to me.


Dina Boyle    
Department of Catholic Schools
2838 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97214-1895

Although we are happy to help with general questions regarding Oregon licensure, any specific questions should be addressed to:

465 Commercial St. NE
Salem, OR  97301
(503) 378-3586


If you are hired for a teaching position, please notify this office so that your application may be removed from the active file.


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Staff Openings
If you are interested in a position, please contact the school principal or contact person listed.

All positions are for 2014-2015 School Year unless otherwise noted.

To apply for a specific position listed below, you should follow the directions in the posting and/or contact the principal directly for information regarding the vacancy. 

Inside Portland  Outside Portland

Inside Portland
School/Contact Person
Susan Steele, Principal
The Madeleine School
3240 NE 23rd Ave
Portland, OR  97212

Instructional Assistant Immediate Opening                          Posted 11/24/14

Part-time (25 hrs/week) Catholic preferred.
Job responsibilities: Assisting with the orderly and efficient operation of the classroom, playground, and cafeteria. Instructional duties may include reading with children, assisting with one-on-one work, small group work, leading guided reading groups and make-up work.

Candidate must demonstrate a positive and caring attitude, maintain a strict level of confidentiality, be able to see and respond to needs as they arise, and be flexible, creative and responsible.

Interested persons should sent a letter of interest or email the principal at
Debbi Monahan, Principal
St. Clare Catholic School
1807 SW Freeman St.
Portland, OR  97219
Instructional Assistant (grades 3 and 5) and Cafeteria Supervisor   Revised 11/20/2014
Part-time (20 hrs/week) Catholic preferred.
Closing date: Open until filled

Assists the classroom teacher in the implementation of the school's program of activities, helping the teacher ensure that students' individual needs are being met.

Assumes responsibility for assisting with the orderly and efficient operation of the classroom, playground, and other areas as designated. Additional responsibilities such as recess/playground duty may be assigned by the supervisor.

Performs activities assigned by and under the supervision of the classroom teacher and/or principal. May perform the activities without direct, personal supervision of the teacher but shall not initiate instruction without direction from the teacher. Instructional duties may include reading with children, assisting with one-on-one work, small group work, and/or make up work.

Assists with the administration of assessments.

Occasionally assists in the individual students from grades other than 3rd and 5th.

Participates in the planning of program activities when possible and appropriate.

Assists with the preparation of materials and supplies necessary to implement activities. Clerical functions may include typing, duplicating, recordkeeping, filing, and office support.

Assists with activities according to the program schedule.

Assists in the cleaning and maintenance of the classroom facilities.

Assists with any other program-related activities as delegated by the Teacher of Principal.

Supervises the cafeteria 5 days a week for 50 minutes each day. Monitors students, maintains order, implements procedures, and creates new ones as necessary, and assists students with questions and problems. An opportunity to know every child in the school!

Demonstrates a positive and caring attitude with administrators, staff, students, and parents.

Maintains a strict level of confidentiality.

Demonstrates flexibility, creativity, and a collaborative spirit.

To apply, please email letter of interest and resume to Debbi Monahan, Principal, at

Closing date: Open until filled

All positions are for 2014-15 School Year unless otherwise noted.
To apply for a specific position listed below, you should follow the directions in the posting and/or contact the principal directly for information regarding the vacancy.   

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Staff Openings Outside of Portland

School/Contact Person


Melissa Doxtator, Principal
St. Joseph Catholic School
373 Winter St. NE
Salem, OR  97304

Music Teacher (K-7)
Part-time (10 - 15 hrs/week). Catholic preferred.
St. Joseph School is a parish ministry that teaches the faith, traditions, and culture of the Catholic Church as a cornerstone of a solid academic foundation and virtuous character formation. This position is for a part time music teacher. The schedule can be somewhat flexible based on applicant availability. This teacher will teach class 1-2 times per week based on the Archdiocesan music standards. This teacher will be responsible for classroom management, grading, parent communication, and organizing and executing a Christmas and Spring program.

Please send letter of interest, resume, and application to Melissa Doxtator, Principal, for consideration.

Updated 8/18/14

Sheila Polowicz
Business Manager
St. Francis Parish
15651 SW Oregon St.
Sherwood, OR  97140
Development Director (Parish and School)  Posted 10/30/14
St. Francis Parish and School in Sherwood, OR seeks a highly organized and self-motivated professional to serve as a full time Development Director. The Development Director is responsible for managing and implementing a comprehensive program which includes annual events, endowment, planned giving, and capital campaigns.

The Development Director, as a representative of the parish and school, must possess the ability to build genuine relationships on behalf of St. Francis and be an effective communicator who can clearly articulate the vision and goals of the parish and school and be a team player who leads others towards a shared purpose.

Demonstrate computer proficiency with common business programs (e.g., MS Office) with the ability to master gift planning software such as Crescendo or PG CALC.

Hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in communications, finance, and/or marketing or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a comparable field.

Have 5 to 8 years of experience in a development position within a complex multi-unit organization (preferably non-profit) with service organization preferred.

Have specific knowledge of Catholic Church organization and procedures; practicing Catholic required.

St. Francis Parish, in conjunction with the school, exists as a living example of a Catholic community in action. Recognizing the elementary years as critical to the spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, as well as the physical development of the child, we seek to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for the full development of each child. We encourage life-long learning and Sprit-filled service to the faithful and the community at large

A comprehensive job description is available at

Please submit cover letter and resume to St. Francis Parish Business Manager, Sheila Polowicz at

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Last updated: 11/24/14   9:39 am

by: Dina Boyle
Administrative Assistant, Department of Catholic Schools








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