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    November 7, 2018


    Position Announcement

    Director of Nonprofit Relations


    Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

    For nearly 50 years, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines has improved 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.



    The Director of Nonprofit Relations plays an important role in fulfilling the responsibilities of the Community Investment Department of the Community Foundation.  Viewed as a knowledge-broker for nonprofit and community partners, this position connects organizations with resources and services within the Community Foundation, trainings and other community resources.  This position is responsible for providing design, delivery and oversight of capacity building training and grantmaking programs, serves as the entry point for nonprofit engagement with the Community Foundation including grant programs, and works closely with nonprofit board and staff members, grantmaker colleagues and community partners.   Reporting to the Chief Community Impact Officer, the Director of Nonprofit Relations also supports and participates in community leadership initiatives as directed.



    Accountability/Dependability |Project Management |Relationship Building | Decision Making/Judgement | Knowledge Broker



    Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years project management or implementation experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Prior program/project or grant management experience desired with knowledge of the nonprofit sector and existing community initiatives strongly preferred; demonstrated commitment to philanthropy and community betterment.  Excellent analytical and organizational skills; mature judgment and critical thinking ability; innovative problem solver.  Must be able to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and work both independently and in a team environment.  Successful candidates will have an adaptable attitude, be a self-starter, creative, and require little regular supervision.  Must be able to interface well with a variety of people including board and committee members, be an intentional listener, and able to effectively present information to grant seekers, community members, volunteers, the general public and other employees of the organization through small group conversations and presentations to large audiences. Candidates should possess the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out as well as develop instructions; excellent writing, proofreading and communication skills.  Strong computer, database management and internet research skills are important. 



    Commensurate with experience plus an attractive benefits package.



    Position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume and salary requirements by November 26, 2018 to Barb Hobson.


    The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.