Job Listings

Below you will find job announcements that have been posted by CVNA members.  Only CVNA members may post to this site.  All job opportunities will be posted for two weeks unless otherwise specified.

Position: CEO, Family YMCA of Black Hawk County

Position Summary

The future of the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County is a bright one to be led by a visionary capable of steadfast dedication to the three pillars of the YMCA: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is seeking a leader who will guide this YMCA into the future; enhance the
membership; catapult fundraising efforts, create a culture of excellence within the YMCA;
build strong relationships and collaborations in the communities they serve, and further
position this YMCA as an indispensable community asset as the largest membership-based,
community service organization in the area. The Y benefits from strong volunteer leadership
with a Board made up of professionals from across the Cedar Valley area. The Y is well
positioned to continue and expand its efforts to make an impact throughout the area.

The Successful Candidate Will Achieve Excellence in the Following Areas:

  • Improve operating performance
  • Position the Y as a Vital Partner to strengthen community
  • Steward fundraising efforts
  • Lead capital development planning with expansion and maintenance of facilities
  • Build and lead staff

Apply Online Only At: (Deadline May 16, 2022)

Position: Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, Hawkeye Community College

Position Summary

Hawkeye Community College is looking for an Executive Director of Institutional Advancement to join their team. This position is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive advancement program in support of the College’s mission as well as oversees the planning and execution of capital development programs. Additionally, the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement assures that gifts are administered to honor the donors’ intent, investment policies, scholarship criteria, foundation by-laws, audit requirements, tax requirements, state requirements for charitable organizations, and college policies. Furthermore, this position serves as member of the President’s confidential staff and Hawkeye Community College Foundation, as well as performs special projects for the President of the College.

Essential Job Functions

  • Cultivates and solicits donors and prospective donors through prospect research, personal contacts, relationship building efforts, and events.
  • Communicates the Foundation’s mission and plans to donors, potential donors, Hawkeye Community College Foundation Board members, faculty/staff, students, alumni and friends of Hawkeye Community College.
  • Develops, recommends, and administers the annual Foundation budget.
  • Assures that gifts are administered to honor the donors’ intent, investment policies, scholarship criteria,
  • foundation by-laws, audit requirements, tax requirements, state requirements for charitable
  • organizations, and college policies.
  • Remains current on fundraising trends, ethics, laws, community fundraising events, national programs
  • and fundraising activities with community colleges within Iowa.
  • Advises the President and Administrative Cabinet in matters affecting fundraising.
  • Directs and administers the overall planning and activities of the Hawkeye Community College
  • Foundation including annual, major and targeted campaigns, special events, and projects.
  • Manages Foundation records and historical data.
  • Supports the College in its efforts to acquire specific resources (i.e., special fundraising).
  • Manages comprehensive records for Foundation reporting including state and federal reports, audits, standard operating procedures, legal agreements, 401(c)3 procedures, income tax and sales tax reports, and investment guidelines.
  • Prepares reports for the President and Cabinet, Foundation Board, Board of Trustees, and local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Assists in identifying and recruiting potential members to the Foundation Board.
  • Supervises staff responsible for grant writing and management and alumni relations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the President and the Foundation Board.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in philanthropy, non-profit development, education, business, marketing, or related field.
  • Minimum of three years successful fundraising experience for a nonprofit organization.
  • Significant record of progressive fundraising experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Understanding of various gift instruments, estate planning, trust administration, gift planning strategies, and related tax laws.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement fundraising special events and projects.
  • Evidenced competence in budget planning and management.
  • Established ability to lead, manage, coordinate and supervise staff, and a broad and diverse range of activities and people.
  • Demonstrated ability to directly solicit funds from individuals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google programs.
  • Demonstrated public relations and marketing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain policies and practices
  • Tolerance for differing points of view, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through inclusive behaviors and helping contribute to a culture of inclusivity, and a vibrant, diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environment.

Complete an online application at along with the following
required materials:
o Submit/upload a cover letter.
o Submit/upload a resume.
o Submit/upload 3 references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.

Priority deadline to apply is May 22, 2022 (position open until filled)

Position: Development & Communications Manager, Waterloo Schools Foundation

The Waterloo Schools Foundation is seeking a highly motivated individual to foster the culture of philanthropy in the Cedar Valley that benefits Waterloo’s public schools. This person will be responsible for implementing the organization’s tactical plan for fundraising and marketing, including annual campaigns, grant writing, and all social media management. This position requires a creative thinker who can work independently and on a team while managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment.

Primary Responsibilities

Fundraising & Donor Relations
• Oversees annual fundraising campaigns alongside Executive Director, including
coordinating Back to School and End of the Year campaigns
• Assist the Executive Director in developing and managing the major gifts and annual
sponsorship programs
• Write grant proposals in collaboration with the Executive Director to private funders,
both corporate and foundations, and manage submission of grants to ensure
compliance and timely submissions
• Work with the events committee to plan and execute special events
• Input donor information, thank you’s, and data into Bloomerang (donor database)
• Monitor and ensure the appropriate follow up occurs with donors and supporters
Marketing & Communications
• Develop and execute awareness initiatives within the district and community
• Manage all social media platforms by developing social media campaigns and creating
graphics to engage donors and stakeholders
• Maintain the WSF website, updating information as needed
• Design and write monthly newsletters along with monthly news blog posts
• Create event communications such as save the dates, invitations, e-blasts, programs,
and work with other marketing professionals as needed
• Corresponds with grantees to collect/manage grant applications and reports
• Perform general office support, answer phones, and prepare mass mailings

Required Qualifications

  • Understanding and belief in WSF’s mission, vision and values
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Ability to write clear, compelling narratives for fundraising and public relations materials
  • Demonstrated experience and comfort in fundraising, communications
  • Valid Driver’s License or access to consistent transportation
  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, communications, marketing or related field with 2+ years of experience working or volunteering for a nonprofit organization OR
  • Associates degree with 4+ years of experience working or volunteering for a nonprofit organization

Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Hannah Luce at (Deadline May 23, 2022) For more information, view the full job description here.

Position: Development Specialist, Guiding Star Cedar Valley


Development Strategy and Oversight 

  • Work with Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator to ensure all written materials, publications, or other outreach resources are in line with the brand and messaging of the organization
  • Assist in Preparation of social media copy and articles for monthly newsletter pertaining to Development, giving, etc. 
  • Assist in preparing development report for monthly Board meeting 

Donor Development and Relationship Management 

  • Assist in communicating the special needs of the organization and encourage current and prospective donors to contribute
  • Manage existing donor relationships to increase donor retention via timely and meaningful mailings, email communications, etc.
  • Research donation programs and opportunities available through local, state and federal programs
  • Assist donors with proper use of Stewardship and MightyCause online giving platforms
  • Maintain appropriate memberships/third party donation sites, including but not limited to: Benevity, Amazon Smile, Guide Star and Online Grant Sites 
  • Manage and upkeep of donor database including logging gifts, donor file management, analysis and reports, and up to date record keeping

Event Planning and Management 

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, assist with the planning and implementation of the Spring Appeal, Fall Gala, and any other fundraising events

Grant Writing  

  • Research and write grants that are relevant to the Guiding Star Mission and programs
  • Maintain current and previous grant applications and research their giving priorities to ensure they still align with the mission of Guiding Star Cedar Valley. 

Other Duties

  • Attend and participate in weekly team meetings
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Executive Director as needed

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Sarah Kopriva at (Deadline May 23, 2022) A full job description can be found here.

Position: Director of Development, The Job Foundation

Position Summary

The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of The Job Foundation’s fundraising, including individual and corporate donations, events, and grant writing.


  • Develop and execute The Job Foundation’s annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and service organizations.
  • Manage data entry/gift processing of all donations
  • Maintain and update donor information in database
  • Report fundraising progress regularly to Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large, sustained base of annual individual donors.
  • Oversee organization of special events
  • Develop and track grant proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • One year of nonprofit development experience
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting
  • Strong organizational skills, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Car ownership and valid driver’s license is required
  • Must pass a comprehensive background check

All resumes and cover letters should be sent to

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