RCC seeks Southeast Jackson County interim board member

Zone 5 vacancy opens seat

Jackson County — The Rogue Community College Board of Education (Board) is seeking applications for an interim appointment by a vacancy in Zone 5 of the RCC District. The selected candidate will serve through June 30, 2023 and will be eligible to run for a full four-year term during the May 2023 election.

To qualify, interim candidates must reside in Zone 5 of the RCC District generally described as Southeast Jackson County including Phoenix, Talent and Ashland, and must be of voting age. Interested individuals may contact the Jackson County Elections office at 541-774-6148 to determine if their current residency qualifies within Zone 5. RCC District zone maps here may be viewed online at: www.roguecc.edu/BOE/zoneMaps.asp.

Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed as they are received. Qualified candidates will be interviewed and appointed by current Board of Education members as directed by ORS 341.335(3). The first interview session, for identified qualified candidates, will be offered at the October 18, 2022 Board meeting. The seat will remain open until filled, with screening scheduled to begin in early to mid-October.

The period of service of an interim Board member appointed under ORS 341.335 begins upon appointment and expires on June 30 following the next regular district election, currently set for May 2023. If the successor wishes to continue to serve on the Board after their appointment ends, they must then run for election in the May 2023 special election. The term of office for an elected Board member is four years.

The seven-member Board is responsible for programs, budgets, policy and college contracts. The college president reports directly to the Board, and through his administrative staff, carries out Board policies at the college. Board meetings are held in the afternoon of the third Tuesday of each month with periodic special meetings. These meetings rotate between the three RCC campuses located in Grants Pass, Medford, and White City.

RCC is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. RCC is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that includes members of historically underrepresented groups and others who demonstrate the ability to help RCC achieve its vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

For an application or additional information contact Rachelle Brown, Assistant to the President – Governance, at 541-956-7001 or by e-mail: rbrown@roguecc.edu.

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For general media inquiries, please contact Julie Raefield, M.A., Public Information Officer, Community and Government Relations Coordinator, at 541-956-7319, jraefield@roguecc.edu