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: Director of Community Impact, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

The Director of Community Impact oversees all grantmaking, including the selection and recommendation processes, awarding, monitoring, and reporting of grants annually. Additionally, as a leader on the Impact Team, this position is responsible for full engagement in the implementation of our impact model in which asset development, grantmaking, and nonprofit relations are integrated to maximize impact to the community. 

The position plays a role in strengthening the Community Foundation’s presence throughout the region as an effective funder and community leader. The person in this position must demonstrate professional and personal commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and must be able to work in a team environment to ensure organizational goals are attained.    


Impact Team Collaboration and Engagement

  • Contribute to building and sustaining positive team culture that supports commitment to shared goals and core values, and that fosters development of individual leadership, accountability, and continuous improvement.
  • Participate with Impact Team colleagues to identify opportunities for strengthening and enriching stakeholders’ experience with the Foundation, including fundholders, donors, prospects, grantees, nonprofits, and volunteers. 
  • Participate with Impact Team colleagues to identify opportunities for co-investment and donor/nonprofit collaboration.
  • Work in collaboration with other Impact Team colleagues and communications staff to tell stories of impact for the community, and for donor-specific reporting.
  • Work with Impact Team colleagues and communication staff to produce events, convenings and other opportunities for donor engagement and donor/grantee connection.
  • Leverage grantmaking expertise and work with other Impact Team colleagues to provide content for donor research requests.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Impact Team annual budget. 

Emphasis in Grantmaking

  • Provide leadership and overall coordination of grantmaking activities within the Impact Team and engage colleagues in the grantmaking process.
  • Identify potential grant making opportunities and grantee partners in the community.
  • Facilitate funding cycles and process management for the grant program. This may include but is not limited to responding to grant cycle inquiries, ensuring due diligence on grant applications, facilitating application review and recommendation process with Distribution Committee, and coordinating of award notifications and processing.
  • Maintain grant records and correspondence with grantees regarding their awards by monitoring compliance and ensuring completion of Terms of Grant and Grant Reports.
  • Work with the Vice President of Community Impact and Impact Team colleagues to develop strategies to increase grant making impacts and measure progress and gaps to adjust grant making strategies and systems.
  • Coordinate with Impact Group colleagues to refine protocols for grant review, including developing, documenting, and maintaining internal systems for grantmaking.
  • Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications to update and maintain grant procedures and applications on the Foundation’s website and promote grant opportunities as well as stories of impact.
  • Provide general assistance and build trusted relationships with fund advisors and grant seekers.
  • Oversee site visits with grantees. 

Strategy, Vision and Leadership

  • Work closely with the Vice President of Community Impact and the Impact Team in creating/managing the overall vision for the community impacts at the Foundation.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Foundation’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Provide leadership in support of the mission, vision and strategic priorities of the Foundation.

Other Duties

  • Work with the Vice President of Community Impact to maintain National Standards as defined by the Council on Foundations, and any state standards that may be developed.
  • Attend meetings and serve on committees (internal and external) as requested by the President/CEO and/or Vice President of Community Impact. 

Skills/Qualifications/Personal Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least five years of experience in the nonprofit sector with special emphasis on grantmaking preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Outlook, Word, and Excel) required.
  • Willingness to travel required.
  • Strong database skills and ability to efficiently manage and deploy data.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills.
  • Work style characterized by self-motivation, initiative, and integrity.
  • Committed to confidentiality, effectiveness, and efficiency.
  • An unwavering commitment to racial equity.
  • Ability to build relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and cultures.
  • Excellent judgement and decision making while balancing competing priorities.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a strong team. 
  • Possesses learning orientation that’s focused on building a continuous improvement and learning culture through assessment of outcomes and promoting organizational change.
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and demonstrated respect for its constituents.

More information about this opportunity, including information about how to apply, can be found on the CFNEIA website.

Position: Development Director, Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity

The Development Director for Iowa Heartland Habitat is responsible for developing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with special focus on gifts from individuals and churches to support Iowa Heartland Habitat’s annual fundraising, endowment, and related programs. An ability to empathize with donors and clearly communicate the organization’s mission is key. The Director of Development also oversees the contracted grant writer and overall grants management, the donor database administrator, and is involved in advocacy at the local, state and federal level in coordination with the executive director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & CORE RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to: 

  • Lead, manage and hold accountable the development team
  • Oversee significant portfolio of donors and prospects including individuals, corporations, public and private funding organizations, and faith-based organizations
  • Help donors accomplish their philanthropic goals through a relationship with the organization
  • Participate in each step of the donor pipeline including:identification; qualification through research; cultivation; request for support; and prompt follow up, stewardship, and recognition
  • Direct, face-to-face solicitations, and assisting the board and other staff with solicitation (e.g. provide portfolio development support, strategic counsel, and help with donor communications)
  • Develop unique strategies, along with materials, to renew and upgrade donor gifts
  • Collaborate with internal teams to enhance relationships, align efforts, set goals and create greater fundraising and outreach possibilities
  • Participate in departmental portfolio review process and be a partner in maintaining an organized system for stewardship by updating constituent records, as appropriate


  • Respect for Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity’s mission
  • Self-motivated, determined, dependable, personable, and driven by results
  • Demonstrated experience and success in nonprofit fundraising preferred, with an ability to meet clear objectives
  • Ability to set goals strategically and oversee execution
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • High level of discretion and ethical approach to fundraising
  • Ability to make and keep friends, and establish and maintain sincere working relationships across various internal and external constituents
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with and among diverse populations and personalities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills that compel individuals to action
  • Proficiency in database management, Microsoft Office Suite, and other computer skills, as required
  • Knowledge and understanding of charitable and planned giving preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years of demonstrated success in sales, fundraising or related field preferred
  • Valid driver’s license & insurance and/or reliable transportation required for out-of-office travel as required by the position

More information about this opportunity, including information about how to apply, can be found on the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity website.

Position: Case Manager (Full Time), Cedar Valley Angels

This role involves the matching of volunteers/mentors with foster families/youth in foster care, the facilitation of strengths assessments, training of volunteers, as well as monitoring and supporting ongoing success and challenges of matches. Case managers will maintain up to date case notes through consistent contact/touchpoints with volunteers and participants. Additionally, this position also involves gathering stories to be used in impact reports, marketing and tracking data on the success of each Cedar Valley Angels match. We are looking for a dependable, humble, strong communicator, with a desire to positively impact and support children and families experiencing foster care. A great candidate will also display professionalism, passion, initiative, and adaptability.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Engage in discussions around topics including child abuse, neglect, trauma, mental health, poverty, trust-based relational intervention, rehabilitation, social adjustment, therapeutic needs, child demographics, case trajectory, family preservation and relational concerns.
  • Assist with recruiting new volunteer/volunteer groups. This may be done through speaking engagements about programs during networking events or planned presentations.
  • Facilitate strengths assessment/initial meetup between foster family/youth and volunteer/mentor and lead training for volunteer groups/mentors. These may need to be held in the evenings or on weekends due to the volunteer/foster family availability.
  • Assist in interviewing and onboarding new volunteers to create the best matches for youth and families.
  • Process foster family referrals by gathering foster family and youth background information, needs, and child information to determine the best volunteer match to meet their needs.
  • Develop and support the best possible matches between volunteers and participants to ensure that the relationship is set up for success.
  • Serve as liaison between volunteer, foster family and placement agency throughout the life of the match. Resolve program complaints and requests to change volunteer matching arrangements.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local child welfare organizations. Draw on these relationships to connect families and volunteers with resources and support throughout the life of the match.
  • Maintain monthly monitoring of volunteer contact and tracking of relational outcomes for children/youth in the Cedar Valley Angels programs in spreadsheets and software.
  • Create and send monthly tracking forms and newsletters with updates.
  • Help plan, attend, and serve at events including fundraising, community awareness initiatives, events for families, youth, and children which often occur over weekends or evenings.
  • Work with the Communications Manager to gather stories, photos and videos to be used for​ program marketing and communications.

More information about this opportunity, including information about how to apply, can be found on the Cedar Valley Angels website.

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