The online application will direct applicants to upload the following documents:
1. Current resume
2. Copy of Oregon or out-of-state administrator license(s)
3. Transcripts showing Master’s degree and administrative license program - unofficial copies are acceptable; upon hire, official transcripts are required
4. A short essay on each of the following:
Philosophy of Education Reasons for interest in a principal position in the Archdiocese of Portland
5. Letters of recommendation: from each of the four references listed on the application. Letters are required from:
PASTOR OR RELIGIOUS SUPERIOR [verifying status of applicant as a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church]; IMMEDIATE PAST EMPLOYER; TWO OTHER PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES.
Letters may be addressed to "Principal Search Committee" and if not uploaded with the application, may be emailed to email@example.com
A practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church.
A commitment to the development of a Christian spirit and a Catholic community of faith within a school.
A master’s degree, preferably in educational administration.
A minimum of five years of teaching experience in Catholic schools preferred. Such experience should be sufficiently broad to provide an understanding of the Pre-K–8 or 9–12 structure and the potential to function as an educational leader in an elementary or secondary school.
Hold an Oregon Administrator License or its equivalent from another state. [Candidates who do not hold an Oregon Administrator License or who cannot convert an out-of-state certificate to an Oregon Administrator License will be required to complete the requirements for certification and obtain an Oregon Administrator License within the first two years of employment.]
Successful completion of the Department of Catholic Schools leadership program or a similar leadership program in another Roman Catholic diocese. In the event that a person is hired who has not completed such a program, he or she must begin and complete the program during the first year[s] as principal.
Have leadership ability as evidenced by performance in educational assignments, i.e., have the capacity, enthusiasm, intelligence, and patience to inspire teachers, children, parents, clergy, and local school community leaders.
Have completed the Archdiocesan application process.
About Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
The Department of Catholic Schools (DCS) provides support to over 15,000 students and 1,300 teachers, principals and school staff who are on their faith and education journey. Our purpose is to promote and serve our Community of Catholic Schools and the Portland Archdiocese by communicating, assessing and reporting on matters of faith, Catholic Identity, policy and academic achievement between the Archdiocese, DCS and the schools. Catholic schools in Oregon, in collaboration with parents, parish leadership, and the faith community, teach and model Gospel values and the faith of the Catholic Church thereby forming witnesses of Jesus Christ though comprehensive religious, academic, co-curricular and service programs.