Career Opportunities

The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines improves quality of life for all by promoting charitable giving, connecting donors with causes they care about and providing leadership on important community issues. We're simply better together.

If you share this commitment to community, consider joining our team.  Below is a list of open positions.

Charitable Giving Advisor

The Charitable Giving Advisor plays a vital role in the achievement of the Community Foundation’s overall charitable giving goals. This position also works with charitable partners, such as corporations, professional advisors, nonprofit organizations and individual donors. Key strategies of the position include: working with donors to establish charitable giving funds, including donor pipeline development and management; providing strategic giving services and offering tax-wise charitable giving strategies; complex gift acceptance and stewarding relationships through year-round engagement with assigned fund holders.

Learn more about this position, apply now, or contact Lynne Yontz with any questions.

Community Impact Coordinator

The Community Impact Coordinator plays an important role in fulfilling the responsibilities of the Community Impact Department through effective project management. With direction, this position serves as the lead staff member in executing logistics of the grantmaking programs including nonprofit applicant support and internal procedures. In addition, this position provides project management for all nonprofit capacity building initiatives as well as the Community Foundation’s leadership engagement throughout Greater Des Moines. Reporting to the Chief Community Impact Officer, the Community Impact Coordinator serves as an integral part of the Community Foundation’s grantmaking, nonprofit sector support and community leadership strategies.

Learn more about this position, apply now, or contact Angie Dethlefs-Trettin with any questions.

Finance Associate

The Finance Associate provides administrative support to the Community Foundation Finance Department.  This position supports the finance and fund administration responsibilities of the Community Foundation in addition to providing backup support for reception duties and other administrative activities.

Learn more about this position, apply now, or contact Kris Pete-Swanson with any questions.

 

Pillars of Purpose

At the heart of all we do is the belief we are truly better together. This is more than a tagline we’ve become known for; it frames the internal culture we have built and embrace. The staff team of the Community Foundation created the Pillars of Purpose to outline the commitment we have toward each other, our community and the Community Foundation.

  • We believe our mission matters. The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines improves quality of life for all by promoting charitable giving, connecting donors with causes they care about and providing leadership on important community issues…we’re simply better together. Every person, role, function and task make our mission work.
  • We work better together. We value collaboration, diverse perspectives and open communication. We invest in, value and care for each other.
  • We own it. We take pride in and responsibility for our role, each other and our home.
  • We lean forward. We give and take space to learn, innovate, lead and inspire.