Executive Director Search

The Opportunity

OCCA and its Board of Directors seeks a collaborative, visionary and strategic systems thinker who leads strong advocacy efforts, provides excellent organizational, staff and fiscal management and follow through. The new Executive Director will both lead and facilitate college leaders to work together to amplify the importance of community colleges at the local and state level. They are the primary voice for Oregon’s 17 community colleges on legislative, policy and regulatory issues at the state and federal level.

The Executive Director models integrity, respect, care, a future focus, and is a proven problem solver with a passion for the community college mission. They demonstrate emotional intelligence through active listening, the ability to form and nurture relationships, empathy and is culturally fluent with a proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Executive Director serves as OCCA’s chief executive officer and reports to a 34-member Board of Directors through the Board President. The Board of Directors establishes policies and programs; and the Executive Director is responsible for their implementation and administration, as well as organizational performance.

Commensurate upon experience

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Position Details

Position Description


Position Prospectus

How to Apply

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact one of our search consultants:

Executive Director Search Key Dates

Application Deadline:
July 23, 2021*
Application deadline has been extended until 5 p.m. July 28, 2021

Interview Semi-Finalists:
August 16-September 2, 2021

Finalist Interviews:
September 13-16, 2021

Announce New Executive Director:
September 20, 2021

Start Date:
November 1, 2021