Executive Director Search

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Executive Director
Full-time, exempt
Salary range:
$75,000-$85,000 depending on experience, plus benefits
Reports to:
Board of Directors



The Opportunity

Schoolhouse Supplies is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead all organizational efforts to achieve our mission of providing school supplies to students and teachers in public classrooms. Based on the success of the Free Store for Teachers, new programs and delivery methods that address needs in communities beyond Portland have broadened our impact and challenged us to expand our vision. Schoolhouse Supplies offers an Executive Director the opportunity to shape the future direction of the organization as we build our capacity to respond. The new Executive Director will lead the organization to greater financial stability in order to position Schoolhouse Supplies for the next phase of programmatic growth.

About Schoolhouse Supplies

Schoolhouse Supplies serves the 3,000 teachers and 46,500 students in Portland Public Schools with free school supplies, leveling the educational playing field through ensuring that all students and teachers have what they need in our classrooms. Our mission, “to serve classrooms in need by operating a volunteer-run Free Store for Teachers, which is stocked with supplies donated by the community,” is based on the belief that every child deserves school supplies and has the right to a quality education.

To date we have provided over $21.4 million worth of free school supplies to classrooms in need.

Qualifications, Experience & Capacity

The ideal candidate will be an innovative and visionary leader, an experienced executive with deep insight in social sector program design, community partnership, nonprofit finance and financial development. The candidate will have experience in working with boards of directors, and will have a basic understanding of local and state education opportunities and challenges.

The new Executive Director will ensure that existing programs will continue to thrive while engaging staff, board and key stakeholders in the identification of long and mid-range strategic priorities.

To learn more download a complete job description: CLICK HERE

How to Apply

Please submit an application packet by email that includes:

  1. A cover letter explaining how you have the qualifications, experience and passion to be the next Executive Director at Schoolhouse Supplies.
  2. A detailed resume that speaks to the qualifications listed above.
  3. The names and contact information of four professional references.

Please send your materials to edsearchshs@gmail.com with “SHS Executive Director” in the title by Monday, March 16th at 5:00pm PDT. You will receive an acknowledgement email.

For more information about the position please contact edsearchshs@gmail.com. We’ll do our best to respond promptly to all queries and to keep all applicants up to date on how the process unfolds. Thank you!


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