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Thank you for your interest in a CalWest opening.
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Applying for Position:

This opening calls for specific administration qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s partner school in the greater Portland area seeks an Upper School Division Head for a July 2022 start date. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in appropriate field.
  • 5 years’ teaching experience.
  • Intercultural competence, ability to interact appropriately with persons of diverse backgrounds, ability to lead diverse teams, demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • General digital literacy; database skills, intermediate to advanced MS Office Suite, Google Suite and other web-based applications; Zoom, Skype, and other communication applications, appropriate to job duties, and ability to learn and adapt as digital tools evolve.


  • Implement Strategic Plan.
  • Collaborate with the Administrative Team.
  • Collaborate with and advise the Admissions Office.
  • Oversee the Upper School Budget.
  • Collaborate with the Advancement Office.
  • Recruit, orient, support, lead, supervise, evaluate.
  • Provide pedagogic and curricular leadership.
  • Promote professional growth and development.
  • Maintain and develop the academic program and monitor academic standards.
  • Integrate technology into the academic program and the function of the school.
  • Collaborate with director of residential life and associate head of school to maintain and develop the Residential Life program.

CalWest and our partner schools are unable to respond to all applicants.

Candidates may be submitted to multiple positions during their time with CalWest. Also, candidates may not be chosen to move forward in the search they initially expressed interest in pursuing.

Our client schools make the final decisions.

Deciding to Apply

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If you have questions about the qualifications to apply, please contact us at mysearch@calwesteducators.com.