Portland Public Schools (PPS) is a PK-12 urban school district in Portland, Oregon. With more than 49,000 students in 81 schools, it is one of the largest school districts in the Pacific Northwest. PPS has a diverse student body. 17% percent identify as Latino, 9% black, and 6% Asian. Another 11% self-identify as multi-racial. Approximately 8,000 employees work for the school system.
With highly trained teachers and staff; an engaged parent community; strong partnerships, and a focus on closing the racial educational achievement gap, PPS has seen significant gains in its graduation rate and has enjoyed steady enrollment growth. Thanks to the state Legislature, school funding is improving and thanks to Portland voters, a PPS School Building Improvement Bond is now fueling the modernization of our aging school buildings for 21st century learning.
The Chief Academic Officer reports to the Deputy Superintendent of Instruction & School Communities and a cabinet-level member of the Superintendent’s leadership team. The Chief Academic Officer provides support to Portland Public School’s Successful School Framework practices of school culture, quality assessment/quality instructions, and professional learning communities to advance the academic achievement of every child, in every school and every classroom. The Chief Academic Officer offers leadership towards implementing and maintaining a focus on high-quality professional learning and development opportunities for educators and administrators. The Chief Academic Officer provides strategic vision, leadership and direction for the instructional framework and pedagogical approach to the district academic programs and staff; develops near and long-term instructional vision and focused plans for improving student achievement; develops and reinforces strategic leadership programs that deliver highly qualified and effective site-based administrators, academic teaching and learning programs; establishes a culture of high expectations and provides every student with equitable access to high quality and culturally relevant instruction; supports and implements the District’s Racial Educational Equity Policy. A full job description can be found attached to this job posting.
HYA is also recruiting the following cabinet level positions:
Deputy Superintendent, Business & Finance
Chief of Schools
Chief Student Support Services
To apply for a position, send the following three items in a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Job Title of the position you are seeking as the subject heading. DEADLINE IS MAY 29, 2022
Cover letter explaining why you are seeking this position and what you can contribute to the school district
A current resume
A list of 3 references – names, title, cell phone, and email address