Area Senior Director of Schools 

How To Apply: Visit and use Job Number 22261 

Salary: $128,547-$167,108 / year 

Portland Public Schools envisions every student, every teacher, every school succeeding. We are actively seeking talented, driven professionals who are energized by big challenges. If you are solution-oriented, a strong communicator and collaborator, and passionate about urban education, then this is the place for you! 

The District is focused on eliminating systemic racism and its impact on student learning. PPS is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all its educational and employment activities. The District prohibits discrimination based on race; national or ethnic origin; color; sex; religion; age; sexual orientation; gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; familial status; economic status or source of income; mental or physical disability or perceived disability or perceived disability; or military service. Portland Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer. 


We are seeking a dynamic leader with a demonstrated record of improving student performance and eliminating achievement disparities to join us as our Area Senior Director of Schools. As the Senior Director of Schools, you will report to a Regional Superintendent You will provide leadership for a designated group of Elementary, PK-8 Building Administrators and schools; provide leadership, establish and monitor site-based implementation of the operational and instructional vision and focused plans for improving student achievement while narrowing the disparities between the highest and lowest performing students; supervise and support professional administrators in site management and in strengthening instructional practices of professional educators; ensure a culture of high expectation which provides every student with equitable access to high quality and culturally relevant instruction; support and implement the District’s Racial Equity Social Justice Policy. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • State of Oregon Administrative License is required at the time of appointment. 
  • A minimum of seven (7) years as a licensed school professional including a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a PK-12 school-based building administrator with demonstrated results in improving the academic performance of students and decreasing the achievement disparities. 
  • Experience working in a richly diverse school community and environment. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working in a richly diverse school community and environment and bilingual or multilingual skills are highly desirable.