Portland, OR – Deputy Superintendent Of Business And Operations

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Job Description

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 Deputy Superintendent of Business & Operations reports to the Superintendent. This position partners with the Superintendent and other executive leaders to develop and implement the business and operational systems and structures that support the District’s teaching, curriculum, and student support work. As the day-to-day business and operations leader, the Deputy Superintendent of Business & Operations leads the operational planning and efficiencies of streamlined business functions of finance and accounting; business operations (security, nutrition, transportation, purchasing, contracting, publishing services); technology; facilities and maintenance; and school modernization. The Deputy Superintendent of Business & Operations works closely with the Superintendent and other executive leaders to engage and communicate with all major stakeholders, including students, teachers, families, community members, business and civic leaders, and other interested parties to ensure that PPS keep its promises to students and families, engage high achievement and joyful learners, and make equity a reality.  A full job description can be found attached to this job posting.