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.)

  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
Karen Asbury, Principal
Archbishop Howard School
5309 NE Alameda
Portland, OR  97213
FAX: 503-281-0554

Extended School Care Teacher   Posted 8/13/14
Part-time (.10 FTE) Catholic preferred.
The Extended School Care Teacher is responsible for assisting the Head Teacher with the supervision and execution of a variety of activities, including time for homework for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. The position requires the teacher to work 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have clean criminal history backgrounds.

Interested candidates should send resumes and letters of interest to

Closing date: Open until filled.

Gaila Savery

Madeleine Youth Development

3240 NE 23rd

Portland, OR 97212

Youth Development Teacher Needed  Posted 10/4/13

Do you enjoy working with elementary age youth?

Do you like a challenge and variety?

Would you enjoy a part-time job that is fulfilling and fun?

If  you can answer yes to any of these questions then The Madeleine Youth

Development Program is the place for you!

YDP operates daily after school at The Madeleine School in NE Portland.  We are looking for a dedicated individual to join our team.  YDP offers you a chance to develop your behavior management skills, enhance your repertoire of games &

initiatives,  and build a relationship with local youth.   If you’re  interested or want more information contact Gaila Savery at The Madeleine School, (503) 288-9197,  YDP 3 pm—6pm (503) 287-7152 or

Merrit Holub, Principal
St. John Fisher Catholic School
7101 SW 46h Ave.
Portland, OR  97219

FAX: 503-246-4117
Maintenance Supervisor

Catholic preferred. Full-time.
St. John Fisher is seeking a full time Maintenance Supervisor. Experience in custodial, building, and grounds maintenance preferred. Knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems in public facility as well as heating and boiler systems. Proficient in use and care of custodial equipment and supplies. Familiar with OSHA safety requirements relating to parish buildings and grounds to include the storage and use of hazardous materials. Position includes benefits and salary is based on experience.

Please send applications to Merrit Holub, Principal, at or call (503) 246-3234.

Start date: October 1, 2014

Posted 9/8/14

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


Machelle Nagel, Principal
St. John the Apostle School
516 5th St.
Oregon City, OR  97034
Middle School Spanish Teacher
Part-time (.30 FTE) Catholic preferred.

To apply, please contact Machelle Nagel at

Posted 7/8/14
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

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Last updated: 9/17/14  8:41 am

by: Dina Boyle
Administrative Assistant, Department of Catholic Schools








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