Become the Next President of Clatsop Community College

Clatsop Community College invites expressions of interest for the position of President. The next President of Clatsop Community College will lead this student-centered and community driven institution to its next level of financial sustainability, enrollment growth, and academic achievement through strategic vision, inclusive and transparent servant leadership, and a commitment to its mission and core values.

About Clatsop Community College

Clatsop Community College is located in the beautiful, historic, rural community of Astoria, Oregon. The college encompasses a hillside campus overlooking the majestic Columbia River, and another location just out of town by the water where we house Oregon’s Maritime Center of Excellence along with other technical programs. In addition, a south county location serves as the Small Business Development Center’s hub and space for classes in Seaside, Oregon. With an academic enrollment of over 700 students, Clatsop Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities to award associate degrees and certificate options.

The Role of the President

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of Clatsop Community College and is appointed by the Board of Education. In collaboration with the Board of Education and campus community, the incoming President will need to look to the future while honoring the college’s mission and values, and unique relationship with the area industries to support the local community.

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Applicants will submit the following for review:

  1. A current resume/vita.

  2. A detailed cover letter addressing primary duties and responsibilities, characteristics, and qualifications (limit five pages.)

  3. A list of five professional references, including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers.

  4. Answer the following questions in addition to the cover letter. Answers should be no more than 500 words for each of the following supplemental questions:
  1. Describe how you meet the minimum qualifications from the job posting.

  2. Describe your experience in policy making, economic development, and fiscal management.

  3. Discuss your experience in strategic and master planning, accreditation, crisis management, and data driven decision making.

  4. Explain your personal abilities and experience used to develop legislative, community, and donor relationships as well as communication of information to stake holders.

  5. Describe your experience leading personnel with DEI opportunities and challenges.

The target date for applications is May 24, 2024.

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Application materials should be submitted electronically to:
Gold Hill Associates is assisting with this search.

For additional information, nominations or confidential inquiries, contact:

Dr. Preston Pulliams, President/CEO, Gold Hill Associates
Phone: (503)-704-3425


Dr. Walter Nolte, Assisting Consultant
Phone: (307)-262-2576