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Deputy Superintendent of Business & Operations, Portland Public Schools

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates
Portland, Oregon

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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.

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.

HYA is also recruiting the following cabinet level positions:

  • Chief of Schools
  • Chief Academic Officer
  • Chief Student Support Services

Please go to for a full job descriptions and additional information.

To apply for a position, send the following three items in a single PDF to with the Job Title of the position you are seeking as the subject heading.

  • 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


Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) is one of the oldest and largest education consulting firms with over 30 years of experience in executive search and education consulting. Since 1987, HYA has provided consulting services for education leaders to employ school executives, address issues related to student performance, and support aspects of school district operations.

HYA has successfully matched thousands of school systems with exceptionally talented leaders, and has served school systems across the nation, large and small, urban and rural.  HYA Associates are located all across the country to conveniently serve clients with a local focus, and national reach.

With a proven track record, deep roots in executive search and leadership development, sector knowledge to drive strategic planning and a national lens, HYA partners with schools and their leaders to improve education.

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