Director of Human Resources

Centennial School District

We seek our next Human Resources Director in Portland, Oregon.

Centennial School District, a school district largely within the city limits of Portland, Oregon, seeks a skilled and experienced human resources leader to guide an exceptional team focused on recruiting and retaining top talent, supporting innovation, and advancing equity in our organization.  The Director of Human Resources is a key member of the administrative team, and reports directly to the Assistant Superintendent.

We seek a visionary, strategic, and empowering leader, filled with integrity and respect for others, someone who understands the impact HR can make in cultivating talent and creating a thriving workplace culture. Our HR team facilitates critical work, from diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to recruitment, hiring, and retention to mentoring programs. If you’re mission-driven, inspired by the opportunity to make a difference, and are excited about working for an organization that serves the needs of children of all backgrounds, please explore this opportunity. Our successful candidate will bring:

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: public education, collective bargaining and contract administration, or human resources;
  • Broad knowledge and experience in the areas of employment law, compensation, collective bargaining, organization planning, employee relations and training.

The Centennial School District, with an enrollment of 6,000, is a ten-school district that serves students and families in Southeast Portland and neighboring Gresham, Oregon.  A strong and nimble school district, Centennial boasts a dynamic leadership team, dedicated staff, and supportive community. 

For strongest consideration, please apply no later than 5:00pm Pacific Time on May 15, 2023. We invite our new teammate to join us beginning July 3, 2023, although we do have some flexibility around the start date.  Please visit the links to the left for more information.  Confidential inquiries to Hank Harris are welcome.