State Fair Community College
Missouri, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 31, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

About the College
The Community College District of Mid Missouri was established in an April 5, 1966, election as a result of a dedicated campaign by the Sedalia Jaycees and several local educators.  In September 1968, State Fair Community College (SFCC) opened for classes to 436 students in an interim facility.  

Today SFCC provides a high-quality, geographically, financially and emotionally accessible education to more than 5,000 students who range from traditional college-age students to adult learners.  

The college offers associate of arts, associate of fine arts, associate of science and associate of applied science degrees, professional and skills certificates, and noncredit courses and programs, and workforce development training in a 14-county area in central Missouri with locations in Sedalia, Boonville, Clinton, Eldon, Lake of the Ozarks, Warsaw, at Whiteman Air Force Base, and online.  

The Sedalia campus houses the State Fair Career and Technology Center. The center is only one of four tech centers affiliated with a community college in the state and provides training to juniors and seniors in nine technical programs from 10 area high schools.  

SFCC is also home to the Roadrunners Athletic Program, featuring men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, track and field, cross country, golf, esports, spirit squad, clay target shooting, baseball and softball. 

State Fair Community College provides relevant and responsive learning experiences that empower our students and communities to prosper.  

SFCC has been affiliated with the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, now the Higher Learning Commission, since it was founded in 1968. Full accreditation was granted in 1976 and the college continues to be fully accredited today. SFCC joined the Open Pathway for accreditation in 2019. Its next Assurance Review will be conducted in July 2023.

Position Overview

State Fair Community College is seeking to fill the position of President with an exemplary person who is dedicated to student success and strengthening the communities the college serves.  The ideal candidate should be a strong advocate for student-centered learning; data-influenced decision-making; continuous quality improvement; state-of-the-art learning environments; and professional development for all employees.  

The President will serve as Chief Executive Officer of SFCC and is responsible to a publicly elected Board of Trustees. The President is responsible for working closely with the Executive Leadership Team to ensure sound fiscal responsibility; create external and internal partnerships among stakeholders; establish and follow institutional policies approved by the Board of Trustees; and develop strategic and operating plans in support of SFCC’s mission, vision and values.



  • Master’s degree required, earned doctorate or equivalent from an accredited college or university is preferred; 
  • At least five years of senior administrative experience in higher education;
  • Community college experience as an administrator or member of the faculty preferred.


Demonstrated Experience

  • Working collaboratively with governing boards, employees and external stakeholders;
  • Diversifying and developing resources resulting in increased funding for long-term sustainability;
  • Balancing the needs of multiple educational sites/locations while maintaining sound fiscal policies;
  • Fundraising and soliciting major gifts for nonprofit organizations;
  • Developing and implementing institutional policies and procedures;
  • Operating and serving as an organization’s successful Chief Executive Officer and a track record of sound, data-driven decision-making.
  • Creating relevant and timely professional development opportunities for employees;
  • Identifying and prioritizing projects for continuous quality improvement;
  • Working with state and federal legislative entities resulting in increased funding opportunities for programs and services;
  • Developing sound fiscal policies resulting in positive operating budgets and cash reserve balances; and
  • Developing positive relationships with external stakeholders, including donors, legislators and local and state officials. 

Personal Qualifications

  • Visionary leader;
  • Deeply committed to community college education;
  • Values diversity among employees and students;
  • Believes in building consensus, shared governance and transparency;
  • Understands the need to be accountable and holds others to the same standard; 
  • Enjoys helping others succeed and understands the importance of valuing people;
  • Shares and celebrates the success of employees and students; 
  • Maintains high ethical standards, including honesty, integrity and building trust; and, 
  • Must be willing to relocate and maintain a permanent residence within SFCC’s taxing district.

Salary and Fringe 

Competitive salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Excellent fringe benefits package including Missouri Public School Retirement System, medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as tuition waiver.

Employment Date 

July 1, 2022

Closing Date for Application 

Application materials must be received by December 1, 2021.

Application Process

Please visit  to view all applicable presidential search materials. Applications must be submitted electronically via the provided link and must include a completed application, résumé, cover letter, transcripts, and eight references (past or present) with names, titles, institutions, home/business phone numbers, and addresses that include two supervisors, two subordinates (professional and support staff), two colleagues, and two faculty members. 

For confidential inquiries about the position and applicant process, contact Rachel Dawson, Executive Director of Human Resources, at (660) 596-7478 or

Equal Opportunity Employer 
SFCC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of State Fair Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law in regard to admissions, awarding financial aid, access to courses and programs, and all student services as well as the recruitment, admission and retention of students.

Interested persons may obtain information as to the existence and location of services, activities and facilities at State Fair Community College that are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities by contacting the Access Counselor, Student Services Office, Hopkins Student Services Center, Room 751, SFCC, 3201 W. 16th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301, (660) 530-5832.

As part of our enduring commitment to inclusive excellence on our campus, State Fair Community College, is a member of the" href="">Greater Missouri Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). HERC supports job seekers through the higher education job search process and it supports institutions in their efforts to create inclusive recruitment, hiring, and retention practices for staff and faculty.



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