Director of Development

Job description

Chemeketa Community College welcomes applications for a full-time Director of Development.

Position Summary

This position has overall responsibility for college development the fund raising efforts of the foundation; cultivates relationships with individuals and organizations to develop their interest in foundation activities; solicits contribution's and manages foundation events.  The person in the position works with the executive director to implement strategies and reach the goals set by the foundation board. The Director of Development is expected to work independently and possess sound judgment and high ethical standards. 

Closing Date: Friday, October 19,2018


You would be challenged to find a college that matters more to its community than Chemeketa means to the residents of Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. If you can affirm our mission to provide opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training, then Chemeketa will be a rewarding workplace to fulfill your potential and contribute your expertise.

The Community We Serve

Chemeketa Community College is the third largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, with approximately 29,000 students enrolled from a diversity of backgrounds. Chemeketa has seven locations, Salem campus, Yamhill Valley campus, Brooks Regional Training facility, Woodburn center, Polk center, Center for Business & Industry and Viticulture at Eola. Chemeketa's district encompasses nearly 2,700 square miles of the Mid- Willamette Valley and includes all of Marion, Polk, and most of Yamhill counties with a small portion of Linn County. About 465,000 citizens live in the district, with Salem, the capitol city of the state of Oregon, comprising the largest single concentration of citizens.


We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.

What We Have to Offer

The college also provides an excellent benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage (subject to employee and college collective bargaining agreements). Other benefits also include generous vacation/holidays as well as: life, and disability insurance and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) or Oregon Public Services Retirement Plan (OPSRP). 


Initial salary placement would rarely extend beyond step 3, $78,144.00/yr. 


The successful candidate will have:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
Three year's management and leadership experience that includes one or more of the following: Fundraising and donor development; reporting to high-level executive, executive board, oral presentation.* 
*Successful completion of the Chemeketa Employee Development Certification may be substituted for up to one year of experience listed above.
Core Competencies:

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and productive relationships 
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and speaking skills 
  • Organizational skills to oversee a wide variety of activities   

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a community college environment 
  • Graduate level coursework in non-profit management; financial planning; organizational management 
  • Experience in development and/or fund raising

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete online application is required. For complete information on this and other job opportunities, please visit our web site at

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Posted: 10/8/2018
Application Due: 10/22/2018
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