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Interim Principal/Executive Director - Mosier Community School

Mosier Community School (a public charter school)


MOSIER COMMUNITY SCHOOL (a public charter school)
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Location: Mosier, Oregon
Sponsor District: North Wasco SD
Enrollment: 220 students
Staff: Approx. 35
Grades: K-8
Annual salary range: $80,000 to $88,000 (DOE) plus benefits
Closing date: July 22, 2019 (but open until filled)
Employment begins: Approx. Sept. 1, 2019

About the Position

The Mosier Community School Board of Directors is seeking a highly qualified candidate with visionary leadership skills and successful experience in education administration to serve as Interim Principal/Executive Director from approx. September 1, 2019 until June 30, 2020. MCS is committed to providing an education for students that has rigor, relationships and relevance at the heart of it, allowing each student to develop to his or her maximum potential and to become outstanding citizens. The Board anticipates an annual base salary range from $80,000 to $88,000 prorated to the date employment actually begins.

The Principal/Executive Director is the chief administrative leader of the school and is responsible for all aspects of the school operations including staffing, building maintenance, budget, programs, community outreach, teaching and learning. The Principal/Executive Director is expected to know and practice excellent leadership, supervisory, and administrative skills and to use independent judgment and decision-making as needed for daily school operations. The position answers directly to the Board of Directors.

About the School

Mosier Community School is a tuition-free, K-8 public charter school serving the local students of the Mosier Valley and offers available enrollment to students in Wasco and Hood River counties. The School embodies rich programs, enthusiastic students and support for the school community. MCS is truly a “community” school that provides personal attention to student needs while challenging them in all aspects of learning. Students and staff thrive in a multicultural global environment which emphasizes Relationships, Relevance, and on overall Wellness, and includes both high expectations for growth, and core instruction that accounts for varied abilities. North Wasco County District 21 is the sponsoring district, yet MCS has its own school board made up of parents and community volunteers. The “charter” is a performance document detailing the school’s mission, programs, goals, students served, methods of assessment and measures of success. Mosier Community School is currently operating within a 10 year renewal of its charter.

About the Community

Located in the Columbia River Gorge between Hood River and The Dalles, about 60 miles east of Portland along I-84, Mosier is both a town and an agricultural valley. The population of the town of Mosier is about 400 people, with more than a thousand people in the valley. During the late nineteenth century, Mosier had a railroad station and was a steamboat landing for boats headed upriver. In 1878, Amos Root established the Rosedale Fruit Farm, the first commercial orchard in the area. The Mosier Fruit Growers' Association, located in the center of town, was established in 1907. Since then, cherries have become the desired tree fruit in the valley, with many new varieties being marketed locally and internationally. Mosier was incorporated in 1914. Long-established organizations include the Mosier Community School (a charter school), a post office, the Mosier Grange #234, the American Legion, and the 4-H. With the town’s population growing in recent years, there are plans for new housing developments. The town has attracted tourists, many of whom visit the nearby Mosier Twin Tunnels, part of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, which was opened to cyclists and hikers in 2000. The Tom McCall Nature Conservancy Preserve—home to more than 300 species of wildflowers—and the boat launch at the mouth of Rock Creek into the Columbia River also draw visitors to the area.

Minimum Requirements:

• Master's degree in the field of education;
• Five years of teaching experience;
• Three years of administrative experience (preferred);
• Current Oregon administrator license; eligibility to obtain one; or eligiblity to obtain Charter School Registry Administrator Certificate

Application Requirements

• Letter of Interest
• Completed Application Form
• Current Resume
• Copy of teaching license; administrator license; or any Charter School Registry Certificate
• Letters of Recommendation (at least 3 required)
• Statement about how the applicant’s experience and skills fit the mission and philosophy of the school. (See the MCS website at: )

How to Submit an Application

Application materials may be obtained from the Search Consultant and are found on the school’s website at under “Employment.” Applications should be submitted as e-mail attachments in Word, PDF or jpeg format to the Search Consultant at:

Greg McKenzie, Search Consultant
NextUp Leadership
1470 Rosemont Road
West Linn, Oregon 97068
503-752-2438; or

For more information about the school or the position, please contact:

Milt Dennison, Search Consultant


Susan Vallie, Administrative Assistant
Mosier Community School
1204 – 1st Avenue
Mosier, Oregon 97040

Mosier Community School is an equal opportunity employer and educator.