The Rogue Community College Board of Education invites
nominations and applications for the position of President of Rogue
Rogue Community College was named for the Rogue River, which
starts as a spring bursting from the slopes of the Cascade
Mountains on the west side of Crater Lake before flowing 215 miles
to the Pacific Ocean. As the river leaves the Cascade Mountains, it
winds its way through the Rogue Valley that comprises Josephine and
Jackson Counties. The Rogue Valley is located midway between
Seattle and San Francisco on the Interstate 5 corridor and extends
to the Oregon-California border.
Rogue Community College was established in 1970 and serves over
312,000 residents in Jackson and Josephine counties at campuses and
learning centers in Grants Pass, Medford, White City, and the
A public two-year community college, RCC offers multiple
transfer degrees; more than 80 career and technical education
degrees or stackable certificates; a variety of workforce and
short-term training, academic skills, and continuing and community
education classes; and services to the business community. The
College's current general operating budget is $50 million, serving
3,973 students during fall term.
One of 17 community colleges in Oregon, RCC is accredited by the
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Three programs
at the College have achieved the standards for specialized
accreditation: Nursing, Emergency Medical Services, and Massage
Therapy. RCC also is approved by the Veterans Administration as a
veterans training institution.
The next president of Rogue Community College should be a
passionate and innovative leader who will promote student success,
is dedicated to the community college mission, and will make a
long-term commitment to the region. In addition, the College is
searching for a president who embraces the identified priorities of
the College and demonstrates the ability to manage them for the
benefit of the College and the community. The College is also
looking for a candidate who will advance the work of diversity,
equity, and inclusion, encourage a culture of acceptance for
diverse thought, and comfortably participate in and champion open
dialogue on the importance of inclusion and equitable access.
Campuses & Learning Centers
- Redwood Campus/ Grants Pass, Oregon
- Table Rock Campus/ White City, Oregon
- Riverside Campus-RCC/SOU Higher Education Center/ Medford,
- Illinois Valley Center for Learning and Business
Entrepreneurial/ Kerby, Oregon
Rogue Community College has several challenges and opportunities
that require specific experience and skills in the next president.
They are as follows:
- Commitment to increase student success and academic success by
establishing, strengthening, and supporting initiatives that
effectively and equitably serve diverse learning communities.
- Experience working with the community on career and technical
education and workforce development programs and initiatives.
- Ability to develop and maintain partnerships throughout the
region, including those with regional school districts, higher
education institutions, as well as with business and industry.
Connect with for and not-for-profit businesses and career-oriented
organizations in our region.
- Commitment to shared governance and open communication.
- Ability to effectively work with a college foundation.
- Be forward-thinking, recognizing innovative opportunities and
creative approaches along with the willingness to take strategic
- Focus on strengthening professional development opportunities
that will grow the campus leadership.
- Willingness to work with and to seek input from faculty, staff,
and students regarding college policies, services, and
- Dedication to fostering a collegial environment to enhance
college faculty and staff morale.
- Commitment to encourage an environment of openness and
- Supportive of collaborative partnerships for delivery of hybrid
or partner programs.
Expected Leadership Qualities
- An approachable leader who fosters a deep sense of community
and belonging to encourage faculty and staff to be focused on
achieving the College's mission.
- One who proactively addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion
by actively promoting and supporting a learning and work
environment that ensures social justice, mutual respect, and
- An individual with the ability to truly listen and engage all
- A leader who is a consensus builder while continuously
advocating for the College at the local, state, and federal
- One who possesses an understanding of the unique strengths and
challenges facing a small, multi-campus, rural community
- A manager who can identify new and emerging technology and
understands how it can strengthen the College's operations.
- A demonstrated ability to fundraise and work with local and
state legislators to generate revenue for community colleges.
- Ability to effectively and efficiently manage current financial
resources, while providing leadership in the face of competing
financial priorities and funding shortfalls. Ensure the College is
sufficiently resourced into the future, ensuring both near-term and
long-term fiscal health and sustainability.
- Ability to uphold and strengthen the shared governance culture
of the College, instilling transparency, integrity, accountability,
and stakeholder participation in the annual budget process and
President's Minimum Requirements
- A master's degree earned from an accredited college or
university (doctorate preferred).
- Minimum of five years of senior executive and team leadership
experience (preferably in an educational institution).
- Substantial commitment, experience, and involvement with
strategic planning and courageous decision-making.
Only degrees received from an accredited institution will be
accepted: accreditation must be recognized by the office of
degree authorization, US Department of Education, as required by
ORS 348.609. Final candidate will be required to provide official
transcripts for required degree.
President's Preferred Requirements
- Experience in community college classroom teaching and/or
student services preferred.
- Experience in financial and budget management in a higher
education setting and understanding of the economic environment of
community colleges. A strong record of aligning budgets with
strategic goals, allocating resources effectively, and setting
This is a full-time Exempt/Chief Executive Officer position
(100%, 246 days/year). Salary and benefits are competitive and will
be negotiated upon offer of the position.
Benefits and Retirement
In addition to rewarding career opportunities, RCC offers an
excellent comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible
dependents. The following core benefits are made available through
the Oregon Educators
Benefit Board (OEBB): complete employer-paid health insurance
packages, employer-paid group life and AD&D insurance, optional
life and AD&D insurance, long and short-term disability
insurance, long-term care insurance, employee assistance program,
individual offerings from AFLAC and Colonial, flexible spending
accounts, and health savings accounts. Additional benefits include
generous paid leaves, tuition waivers, and on-campus wellness
activities. Qualifying employees will contribute to the Public Employee's
Retirement System (PERS) and have the opportunity to enroll in
optional 403(b) and 457(b) deferred compensation plans.
Screening of applications will begin on December 6, 2021 and
will continue until the position is filled. Applications received
after January 21, 2022 are not guaranteed review.
Candidates will be required to submit the following for
- A completed application form submitted online (only online
applications will be considered)
- A current and complete resume of educational, professional, and
community experiences and accomplishments, particularly related to
- A letter of application that specifically relates your
professional experience and personal commitment to each of the 9
Leadership Qualities and Characteristics listed in this position
announcement (not to exceed five pages)
- Professional references: Contact information for a range of
professional references (five minimum) to include at least one (1)
former supervisor, two (2) direct reports and/or support staff, one
(1) faculty member or professional associate, and one (1) student
or member of the community.
- Unofficial academic transcripts included at the time of
application. Official transcripts will be required for
For more information and RCCs online application system, visit
Rogue Community College does not discriminate in any
programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race,
color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status,
veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, or any other status
protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. For
further policy information and for a full list of regulatory
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