Department of Catholic Schools

Administrative Positions



Superintendent of Schools

President, Central Catholic High School

Principal Positions
St. Anne Catholic School, Grants Pass

St. Matthew Catholic School, Hillsboro

St. Ignatius Catholic School, Portland

Superintendent of Schools

The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon is searching for a Superintendent of Schools who is a collaborative and inspirational leader.  The Superintendent will carry out the Archbishop’s vision to grow and sustain our Catholic schools by communicating and supporting the value of Catholic identity and excellent academics within our schools.  The superintendent supervises the Department of Catholic Schools’ staff and directors in facilitating school and student success from Pre-K through high school.

Major Responsibilities:
The Superintendent of Schools is responsible for the Department of Catholic Schools which supports school by leading a variety of organizational actions including faith formation, Catholic Identity, accreditation, curriculum, assessment and fostering school enrollment growth and sustainability. The Superintendent acts as a key communicator for the Archdiocese and represents the Archbishop in matters related to K-12 schools. Oversees policies and procedures to ensure the proper operation of the Archdiocesan elementary and secondary schools including processes to employ and supervise school administrators.

The Superintendent of Schools models a strong Catholic faith life and promotes Catholic Identity and faith formation within the Archdiocesan schools. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of education and school administration, planning, organization and personnel, along with knowledge of church organizational and operations procedures and federal, state and local laws required.

Education and Experience:
Master's degree in Education/Administration or other academic area and a minimum of 5 years' experience in school administrative leadership with previous experience as a diocesan administrator; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above described Major Responsibilities.

Specific experience in a complex, non-profit, multi-unit organization with service orientation.

Practicing Catholic required.

Valid driver's license.

Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Working Environment:
Position encounters a wide diversity of work situations and involves a high degree of complexity, as incumbent is responsible for advising and decision-making in many areas. work is performed mostly in an office setting. Employee is required to attend evening meetings, travel extensively, work long hours and do extensive close work. Employee is on-call in case of emergency.

For consideration, please email your resume, a letter of intent and a recommendation letter from a priest, deacon, or member of a religious order to with Superintendent of Schools in the subject line. Review of applications will begin March 19, 2015.

Updated 2/20/2015

Principal Position
St. Anne Catholic School, Grants Pass, Oregon

St. Anne Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade school. We are a community of students, parents, staff, and parishioners fostering a love of lifelong learning and living Gospel values. Our commitment is to excellence in academic, spiritual, and personal growth. Located in the beautiful Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, Grants Pass is home to Rogue Community College and near Southern Oregon University, with unlimited access to outdoor activities and cultural opportunities. The school's website may be accessed at

St. Anne has been part of the community and parish since 1992. We have approximately 80 students. We are actively seeking qualified candidates for a principal/teacher position for the 2015-16 school year. The successful applicant must be a practicing Catholic, with a Master's degree or hold an Oregon Administrative License and/or Oregon Teaching License. He/she must demonstrate strong leadership, by inspiring students, parents, staff, teachers, and volunteers.

The principal is responsible for fiscal, instructional, and operational management of the school. The principal meets weekly with the pastor to discuss school matters and align the work of the school and parish. Promoting Catholic Identity within the school and effectively marketing the school to both the parish and broader community are essential elements of the job. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred but not required.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the Catholic Schools Department, Archdiocese of Portland, via email to . Once these have been received and reviewed, the Archdiocese will email an application packet with additional documents to be completed. Please do not email materials to the parish.

The application closing date is February 20, 2015, with initial interviews occurring in March, unless the application period is reopened to expand the field of candidates.

Posted 1/23/2015

St. Matthew Catholic School, Hillsboro, Oregon

St. Matthew Catholic School is located in the heart of Hillsboro, Oregon. It has a tradition of teaching academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment, reaching back to 1914. St. Matthew serves a diverse cultural and socio-economic community led by the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit. In partnership with parents, St. Matthew offers a varied and challenging curriculum, encouraging students to use their unique God-given talents.

St. Matthew seeks to identify a faith-filled, experienced Catholic educator to lead the school community as its next Principal. At St. Matthew Catholic School, the guiding principle is to provide a high quality Catholic education by embracing the Gospel message of Jesus Christ in order to promote the spiritual, academic, and personal growth of the whole child. A student enrollment of approximately 260 students in grades Pre-K through 8 is served by 30 certified and classified staff members who strive to provide a caring environment and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students. In addition to the core curriculum, students receive instruction in Art, Music, Band, Physical Education, and Spanish, along with the services of a Counselor and Resource Teachers.

This candidate should be an accomplished leader, who is a spiritual role model, an excellent communicator, and a consummate educator. Experience in increasing enrollment at a parish school is a priority. Qualified candidates should hold a master's degree in education administration or related field, or a school administrator credential. Bilingual in Spanish would be a plus.

Candidates for school administration must be actively practicing Roman Catholics. Interested individuals may request an application by submitting a letter of interest and a resume to

Applications must be completed by February 20, 2015.

Posted 1/26/2015

St. Ignatius Catholic School, Portland, Oregon

St. Ignatius, located in the heart of SE Portland, is Oregon's only Jesuit-sponsored parish. The Jesuit commitment to social justice and to serving a diverse cultural and socio-economic community are at the heart of the school. St. Ignatius offers a Pre-K through 8th Grade program to approximately 245 students. The professional staff includes 11 full-time classroom teachers; specialists in the areas of Technology, PE, Music, Library, and Reading; and classroom assistants in Kindergarten and First Grade. St. Ignatius is fully accredited by WCEA at its highest level, and our graduates excel in rigorous Catholic high school environments.

St. Ignatius' new principal will be a dynamic leader who empowers his/her staff of experienced educators; a spiritual leader who enlivens the community through faith and compassion; and an administrator who keeps the school in a solid financial position while honoring the school's commitment to serving families who struggle to afford the cost of a Catholic education.

The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic with a master's degree in educational administration or a related field and/or an Oregon administrative license, and have a minimum of 5 years of education experience, with a strong preference for Catholic education. The Principal is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the school as well as to develop and maintain top academic, community service, and religion programs. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with parents, parish, and other publics is a must.

Candidates for school administration must be actively practicing Roman Catholics. Interested individuals may request an application by submitting a letter of interest and a resume to

Applications must be completed by February 20, 2015.

Posted 1/26/15

Central Catholic High School

Central Catholic High School in beautiful Portland, Oregon is seeking a President. Central Catholic is a college preparatory school committed to educating students from diverse backgrounds in a Catholic community, challenging each individual to live as a Christian witness in service to others. Central Catholic offers a wide range of advanced placement and honors classes as well as support services to assist its 900 students to excel academically. Students grow in faith, spirituality, service, and character at Central Catholic. We offer a rich program of co-curricular activities and have a strong base of support from a dedicated staff, loyal alumni and generous donors. At Central Catholic, we want students to “Be Challenged. Be Themselves. Belong.”

For the position of President, Central Catholic High School is seeking someone who is:

  • A practicing Roman Catholic who will fully support and advance the school’s Catholic identity and mission;

  • A strong visionary who will articulate the future of the School with a clear commitment to maintaining high academic standards in a supportive, student-centered environment;

  • A dynamic and visible leader who builds relationships, inspires trust, attracts and retains high quality staff and faculty and communicates with and engages all constituents;

  • A proven administrator with experience in education and/or business and/or advancement who will work with the Board of Directors to govern the School and implement its strategic plan;

  • A passionate, effective spokesperson for the school in telling the story of Central Catholic High School with background in fundraising and marketing preferred.

The new president will have the following responsibilities:

  • Vision and strategy to implement short and long-term goals related to the Schools mission;

  • Spiritual leaderships as a believing and practicing Catholic to sustain, cultivate and grow the School’s Catholic identity;

  • Organizational leadership including close collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Archdiocesan School Superintendent and other key constituents;

  • Supervision of the principal, development director, finance director and admissions director with particular focus on fostering the School’s mission;

  • Leadership in institutional advancement, including development, admissions, public relations and marketing.

A complete job description is available by emailing

Additional requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred;

  • 3-5 years leadership experience – senior level management, school administrator or similar business experience preferred;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Start date: July 1, 2015 (with some preliminary tasks occurring during the school year)

Application deadline: March 11, 2015

Application information
Email a resume and cover letter (no more than 2 pages) that addresses why the applicant wants to job and why their qualities and experience make them a good fit for Central Catholic High School. Please send to


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