Chief Development Officer Chief Development Officer



The CDO reports to College President and will focus significantly on cultivation and major gift solicitation to support non-discretionary gift giving and campaign-focused goals. The CDO is a central facilitator, liaison, and champion of connecting and building partnerships between donors, alumni, and organizational leaders in an effort to promote institutional progress and growth through philanthropic support of capital improvements, program growth, facility upgrades and overall campus facility development. The CDO will develop major gift proposals and facilitate asks. The CDO also serves as the Director of the College Foundation.


Education: Master's degree and CFRE certification preferred. Bachelor's degree with five years of relevant work experience.

Experience: At least five years of experience working in managing fund development campains. This must include fundraising and capital campaign oversight and proven success. Experience in a higher education setting, particularly a community college, is preferred.

Essential Functions

  • Propose, organize, and manage capital campaigns, major gift solicitation, and leadership of the Development Office. Ensure proper budgeting, bookkeeping, and reporting of foundation funds are manage according to regulations.
  • Interact with donors, create, nurture, and lead a culture of philanthropic support and progress to promote college fundraising goals, and managing volunteers. Manage active and prospective donors, alumni, and scholarships databases. Document prospect strategies and contact reports; evaluate new prospects and generate stewardship reports.  
  • Plan and implement development strategy that includes identifying measurable targets for each fiscal year. Manage general correspondence daily to cultivate major gifts prospects.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the College President. The Foundation Board may provide direction and insight to the CDO's responsibilities via discussion and mutual agreement between the College President and Foundation Board.


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Competitive salary. Participation in college Flexible Benefits program which includes options for single and family health and dental coverage, optional insurances, and reimbursement accounts. Other benefits include: income protection insurance; matching annuity; SCCC tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents; annual and sick leave allowances and participation in social security (FICA) and state retirement programs (KPERS).

Salary Range:  $ 74,000 -- $ 104,000 Annually

Position Status:  Full-time, Salary

Application Deadline: March 25, 2020

Start Date:  ASAP 

·         Successful applicant will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to employment.

·         Separate application required for additional or future openings.

Applications may be emailed to, faxed to 620-417-1124 or mailed.  Direct inquiries to Human Resources at 620-417-1123.

How to Apply  

To be considered, all of the following materials must be submitted to the address below:

1.       Completed and signed Seward County Community College application. For the SCCC Employment application click HERE

2.       Cover Letter

3.       Job-related resume including contact information for three professional references.

4.       Copies of transcripts and copies of relevant certifications.

**If employed, official transcripts will be required within 30 days.  (Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards). 

If any of the required materials are not submitted with your application packet, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.  Please notify Human Resources if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements. 

Mailing Address:

Human Resources Office

Chief Development Officer

Seward County Community College

PO Box 1137

Liberal KS 67901-1137

More information about Seward County Community College can be found at and SCCC Facts.  

Selection Process

The search committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the position announcement and job description and reserve the right to limit the number of interviews granted.  Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview.  Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview.  Interviews are usually conducted on campus by the search committee.  Additional interviews and/or teaching demonstrations may be required.

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