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St. Luke Catholic School, Woodburn

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  - St. Luke Catholic School
Woodburn, Oregon

St. Luke School is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, mid-way between Portland and Salem along the I-5 corridor. Woodburn is a diverse community with an agricultural background which is now experiencing significant population growth as a commuter community for both Salem and Portland. The city of Woodburn enjoys the cultural richness that comes from a large and vibrant Hispanic population and generational farming families. St. Luke Parish and School welcome a diverse mix of families into a school that is clearly Catholic in its beliefs, traditions, and values; which promotes high academic standards within a creative, project-based curriculum; and which supports students to be kind, compassionate, and respectful in their interactions with others.

The St. Luke community is seeking a dynamic principal who is an experienced Catholic educator who recognizes how a strong parish-school connection can enliven the spirit of a school. This new leader will have the ability to step into St. Luke School and identify the traditions and excellence that currently exist, then develop and clearly articulate a vision for growth and future accomplishment within the changing dynamics of the local community. Candidates should possess a strong curriculum and instruction background, and the ability to support, mentor, and empower a team of experienced educators while infusing our Catholic faith across all subject areas. This new administrator will bring a solid administrative background, including experience in school marketing and enrollment growth, and the ability to nurture advancement within a school community that includes 157 students, 106 families, and a staff of 13.

The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic with a master's degree in educational administration or a related field and/or hold an Oregon school administrator license. The candidate will bring a minimum of 5 years experience as an educator, with a strong preference for Catholic education. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with parents, parish and within the larger community is a must. Bilingual in Spanish would be a plus.

Interested individuals may request an application by submitting a letter of interest and resume to

Applications must be completed by March 23, 2015.

Updated 3/10/2015


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