The Oregon Community College Association


An Executive Director for the community colleges of Oregon and the students whom they serve.


The Oregon Community College Association (OCCA) represents Oregon’s 17 publicly chartered community colleges and their elected board members. Founded in 1962, OCCA is a council of governments whose purpose is to support and advocate for Oregon’s colleges before policymakers and partners whose actions affect the well-being of community colleges across the state. OCCA plays a dynamic role in helping college presidents and board of education members shift and shape colleges to meet the needs of the students and communities they serve. We are based in the state capital of Salem and our tentacles reach throughout the state.

We are now seeking our next Executive Director who will lead an organization committed to educational justice, access, and racial equity.  Our new leader will continue the work of advocating, communicating, and collaborating to strengthen our community colleges for the benefit of Oregonians, particularly those historically underserved or systemically marginalized in higher education. We seek a collaborative, visionary and strategic systems thinker who leads strong advocacy efforts, provides excellent organizational, staff and fiscal management. 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.

Please click on the links to the left to learn more about this remarkable opportunity. Confidential inquires to Hank Harris or Kathleen Rodden-Nord are welcome.  Salary in the 150k-160k range with generous benefits.  Our position vacancy closes April 1, 2024.