Department of Catholic Schools

Administrative Positions



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.

The Superintendent of Schools is responsible for the Department of Catholic Schools which supports schools 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 is required. 

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 essential functions. 

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

Practicing Catholic required. 

Valid driver’s license. 

Bilingual in Spanish preferred. 

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 letter of interest, resume and a recommendation letter from a priest, deacon, or member of a religious order to with Superintendent of Schools in the subject line.  Open until filled.

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