The Board of Trustees of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) cordially invites nominations and applications for the appointment of the next President of OCOM. Founded in 1983, OCOM is the number one ranked acupuncture and Chinese medicine college in the nation. We are a single-purpose professional graduate school whose defined values — excellence, leadership, healing, innovation, community, and service — guide OCOM’s two degree programs and distinguish our graduates as they lead the way forward in the transformation of health and healing.
The mission, vision, and values are fully described on the college’s website.

To apply or share the job announcement, please find a detailed job posting here.

Candidates for the OCOM Presidency should have a track record of exceptional leadership in a senior administrative role, demonstrable expertise in strategic partnerships and donor development, financial management, strong management and team-building skills, and an earned advanced degree (doctorate preferred).


  • Excitement for the mission of OCOM and a belief/understanding of Chinese medicine’s impact on integrative health care.
  • Passion for education and the overall success of students.

Financial/Business Acumen

  • Ability to understand the financial, enrollment, and other challenges/opportunities that tuition-dependent institutions such as OCOM face. Skill to manage, meet, and measure institutional goals (financial, quality, mission).
  • Experience in managing the financial stability and aspects of an organization.

Strategic Vision and Planning

  • Ability to develop, articulate, and implement a sustainable vision for the institution through continued strengthening of academic programs that provide the institution a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Creative in their ability to identify competitive advantages or new revenue opportunities for the institution.
  • Understands the trends in integrative health care and the overall health care ecosystem.
  • Experience in the development and successful execution of a strategic plan.

Leadership and Management

  • Collaborative and transparent leadership style, with the ability to make decisions for the institution’s greater good.
  • Ability to inspire and unite diverse constituents around a distinctive vision.
  • Demonstrates success in leading an organization through a time of change.
  • Understands the benefits of continually improving institution processes, and systems to optimize resources and quality.
  • Record of recruiting, developing, and retaining a strong leadership team while holding them accountable.

Development / Outreach

  • Record of achievement in university advancement and alumni relations or a demonstrable ability to be successful in these areas.
  • Experience creating and nurturing relationships/partnerships with external organizations and constituents to advance the mission of their institution.

Education and Experience Required

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Education, Management, Communications, Social Services, or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience as a dean or in an executive-level position such as president, vice president, or other high-level leadership position at a higher education institution or nonprofit organization

Education and Experience Preferred

  • PhD, EdD, or doctorate in related field
  • Experience as a president or dean at a higher education institution
  • Experience working directly or collaboratively with, or in, Western medicine institution
  • Experience working directly or collaboratively with, or in, Chinese medicine institution

To apply or share the job announcement, please find a detailed job posting here.