Job Details

  • Position Title : President
  • Job Type : Full Time
  • Institution/Organization : Clatsop Community College
  • Location (city, state) or remote : Astoria, Oregon
  • Published Date :

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • As the chief executive officer of Clatsop Community College, the President will be a servant leader and report directly to the Board of Education.
  • The President will provide leadership and oversight for all aspects of the college, including academics, finance, planning, student affairs, enrollment, advancement, and other key areas. They will operate in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Board.
  • The President will build upon and enhance a history of academic, career, technical, and professional education programs and has demonstrated a commitment to maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.
  • The President will advance the vision, mission, and goals of Clatsop Community College and foster a cohesive culture by collaborating with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and the extended community.
  • The President will be dedicated to and invested in the students of Clatsop Community College by advancing and providing quality education, life skills, and opportunities in the extended community.
  • The President will be a leader of impeccable integrity, vision, enthusiasm, and energy with outstanding communication, relationship-building, and change-management skills while treating all with compassion, fairness, and respect.
  • The President will possess a transparent management and communication style and be a positive catalyst for embracing bold new opportunities for the future while building upon Clatsop Community College’s tradition of innovation.
  • The President will focus on teaching and learning, emphasizing enrollment management, student retention, and completion, and advocating for the specific needs of non-traditional students.
  • The President will participate in community activities and grow educational partnerships with K-12, colleges, universities, business, and industry partners. They will ensure college programs are aligned with present and future workforce needs.
  • The President will ensure the proper balance between academic transfer, occupational, and continuing education programs and will develop course delivery structures that respond to technological innovation.
  • The President will understand current and emerging topics in higher education related to assessment, retention, and completion and demonstrate experience using data to inform strategic planning and decision-making.
  • The President will demonstrate the ability to develop legislative, community, and donor relations.

Required Characteristics

  • The successful candidate for President will be a visionary, ethical, compassionate, and intelligent leader. They have demonstrated a track record of navigating change while respecting institutional traditions and culture.
  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work with a governing Board of Education and assist the Board with its fiscal and policy-making responsibilities.
  • The successful candidate will understand the history, traditions, and culture of Northwest Oregon or a rural institution and community of a similar size. They must establish residency and reside in the Clatsop Community College service area.
    The successful candidate must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • They must demonstrate an understanding of strategic and campus master planning and have experience in accreditation, economic development, crisis management, and data analysis.

The successful candidate will be able to inspire optimism in others, demonstrate collaborative skills, and maintain personal courage and decisiveness.

  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to develop legislative, community, and donor relations.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning. They will support personal growth in students, staff, faculty, and the surrounding community.
  • The successful candidate will be dedicated to serving the long-term needs and success of Clatsop Community College with integral and absolute commitment as a true advocate and champion of the school.


  • The preferred applicant will have a doctorate or other terminal degree OR a master’s and extensive experience in higher education.
  • Applicants with at least three years of senior-level experience in higher education, including managing financial and budgeting operations, will be considered.
  • Applicants should possess the entrepreneurial and analytical skills to identify and implement new revenue opportunities.
    Community college experience preferred.
  • Higher education teaching experience is preferred but not required.