The Community Foundation seeks a Director of Charitable Partners

    July 12, 2017


    Position Announcement

    Director of Charitable Partners


    Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

    For more than 45 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 Charitable Partners plays an important role in the achievement of the overall advancement goals. This position is responsible for providing oversight and support to the Charitable Investment Partners program and the Professional Advisor Council.  This position also works with charitable partners, such as corporations, professional advisors and individual donors.  The Director of Charitable Partners develops and achieves all assigned annual advancement goals. Key responsibilities of the position include: leads the Charitable Investment Partners (CIP) program, including prospecting and stewardship of current partners; coordinates the Professional Advisor Council; refers complex gift transactions to the Chief Advancement Officer and assists as necessary; serves as primary staff lead for corporate donors; facilitates new funds; and conducts an average of four advancement meetings per week.



    Accountability/Dependability |Relationship Building |Training/Presenting Information | Attention to Detail/Accuracy | Results Focus & Initiative



    A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in gift planning, financial services or closely related professional experience preferred.  Chartered Advisor of Philanthropy (CAP®) certification strongly preferred.  Knowledge of planned giving and major gift solicitation in addition to the ability to facilitate complex gift transactions is preferred. Demonstrated ability to raise substantial funds from individuals, businesses, private foundations and other potential contributors is highly desired.  Strong knowledge of the full range of deferred giving vehicles and the tax laws related to charitable giving and experience in developing and implementing successful planned and major gift programs preferred.  Proven ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and work both independently and in a team environment.



    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 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.