Mosier Schools consist of two charter schools. Mosier Community School (MCS) serves 160 K-6th grade students, while Mosier Middle School serves 60, 7th & 8th graders. Each school has a charter, but both are governed by a unified school board composed of parents and community members. North Wasco County School District 21 sponsors both schools. Mosier Community School has operated for 10 years and recently renewed its charter for an additional 10 years–strong testimony to the accomplishments of our school, as very few Oregon charter schools have been granted this maximum term. The Middle School has two years of successful operation and an initial 5-year charter. Mosier School has been in existence since 1920, and became a charter school in 2003 through vigorous community effort. We plan to expand our facilities by adding an additional school building on recently acquired adjoining property, and are undertaking an ambitious capital campaign.
Mosier Schools has much to be proud of: rich programs, strong academic results, enthusiastic students and supportive community. We are a true “community” school, determined to provide a high quality education, with high academic standards, in a small school with small classes. Here, every student is regarded as an individual, known to all staff and the other students. Our students and staff thrive in a multicultural global environment that respects and emphasizes human dignity, environmental stewardship, enriched curriculum and high achievement. We prepare students to be strong community leaders in a diverse world. We emphasize the new three R’s of Rigor, Relationships and Relevance. We seek to increase student engagement in the educational program, parent and community involvement in the school, while embracing local choice and control.
The Mosier Schools‟ Core Values document can be viewed on our website www.mosierschools. These are our guiding principles for decision making and direction.
The MCS motto and mission is:
Explore * Imagine * Excel
Fostering independent learning and citizenship in partnership with the community.
Mosier school board, administrators and teachers have selected the following priorities for their school:
- a multiage learning environment to allow children to flex their various skill levels,
- incorporate themes across a broad spectrum of subjects,
- focus on core subjects including Common Core standard,
- focus on Spanish, science, music, PE, art and technology classes.
The MMS motto and mission is:
Explore * Imagine * Excel
Students will become global citizens who analyze their world in a critical and equitable manner, while respecting the richness and diversity of all living things.
The educational program at MMS will be based on:
- rigorous expectations in core academic areas,
- small classes in a small school,
- differentiated, multi-age learning,
- thematic units,
- integrated technology,
- an individual approach to music and sports,
- community service and service learning,
- place-based education, and
- “Imaginative Education.”
Mosier is situated in Oregon’s stunning Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, between the cities of The Dalles and Hood River, and 65 miles east of Portland. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014, Mosier is one of Oregon‟s small town gems. Mosier is a diverse, active, and engaged community of about 2,000 people.
Mosier boasts thriving fruit orchards and vineyards, but the region may now be even more famous for its abundant recreational opportunities. Popular activities center around the Columbia River, including windsurfing, kite boarding, stand up paddling, sailing and fishing, and the area‟s cycling, hiking, and camping offerings are world-class. In winter, skiers and snowboarders can be on the slopes of Mt. Hood in just 40 minutes. The gorge is a gateway to the vast beauty of eastern Oregon, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams are both close enough for a day trip, and for urban experiences Portland is just an hour to the west.
The Executive Director guides the administration of both schools including staffing, facilities, budget development and management, fund raising, and overseeing the curriculum and educational development. The ED works closely with a full time Principal developing the educational curriculum and standards for the school.
The ED manages the school as a non-profit corporation and ensures operational integrity in all aspects of the business. The ED advocates for charter schools, secures strategic partnerships, fosters strong community support and secures funding from
existing and new sources. The ED promotes the educational development of students and staff within the guidelines of the core values of the school.
This position reports directly to the Mosier Schools board of directors.
Three years of charter or alternative school administration experience is required. Extensive leadership capabilities are essential, including educational and curriculum development, staff development, board relations, and financial management. An undergraduate degree is required, and an advanced degree is preferred. Applicants must be eligible for or possess a current Oregon Administrative Certificate or similar leadership qualification and criminal justice background check is required.
How To Apply
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, 5 letters of recommendation, and a one page proposal outlining the ways in which your educational philosophy will meet the mission of the school. This position is open until filled and will have a continual review process for applications.
Apply through Edzapp.com, or email completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mosier Schools is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.