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.

Marketing and Communications Manager, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) seeks a creative individual with a passion for positively impacting people and communities to join its team as Marketing and Communications Manager. This candidate must possess superior communications skills, experience in developing compelling and accurate marketing assets, and a passion for working with diverse teams to develop effective communications plans. The Marketing and Communications Manager is a key leader in developing and executing communications for CFNEIA’s affiliate region and spearheads the organization’s social media presence. The person in this position is also an important member of CFNEIA’s impact model, in which asset development, grantmaking, and nonprofit relations are integrated to maximize our organization’s impact in our communities.

To learn more and to apply, view the full position posting here.

Development Director, Family YMCA of Black Hawk County

Position Summary: As the nation’s leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y offers more than just a job. We offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. To work as part of the YMCA Leadership Team in promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility by providing leadership for all fundraising activities including Grants, Capital Gifts, Endowment, Annual Gifts, and In-Kind Gifts. The Development Director is responsible for leading the funding efforts for the mission of the YMCA. This position fosters a community-focused culture and models relationship building skills in all interactions. This role in imperative for membership and program initiation, participation and ensuring the YMCA services are available to all, within the available resources of the BHCY.

Know How/ Requirements:

  • BA/BS in education, communications, human services, or related field or similar experience. (CFRE preferred)
  • Grant Writing Skills
  • Volunteer management experience required
  • Demonstrated fundraising success
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to listen and evaluate opinions, suggestions and recommendations of others
  • Experience creating and managing donor tracking and stewardship systems
  • Strong leadership and excellent customer service, organizational, and communication skills
  • Candidate must be goal orientated
  • Ability to improve and streamline processes, handle multiple administrative tasks, and provide guidance and resolve complex customer and personnel issues
  • A positive, can-do attitude and ability to work in fast paced environment
  • Sound judgment and decision making, as well as problem solving and interpersonal skills to relate to people of all socio-economic levels and diverse backgrounds
  • Provide and create a welcoming atmosphere that is people centered and service oriented
  • Experience in budget management and data processing preferred
  • Ability to build genuine relationships with members, guests and co-workers

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan to advance the development program, with elements that include donor cultivation and stewardship at annual and multi-year levels.
  • Research prospects to ensure effective cultivation and solicitation, utilizing our membership, donor, and alumni base, as well as identifying new prospects
  • Provide leadership and identify prospects for planned gifts, continuing the growth of revenue and participation in the Heritage Club
  • Provide leadership and support to branch capital fundraising efforts, incorporating goals and strategies into annual and multi-year plan where appropriate.
  • Coordinate with CEO, Volunteers, and Program Staff for any and all special fundraising events
  • Maintain current and accurate files for all prospects.
  • In conjunction with CEO and Fund Development Committee, establish and intentional donor recognition plan for All gifts
  • Uphold the mission of the YMCA, and demonstrate behaviors that reflect a determined, nurturing, genuine, hopeful, and welcoming nature.
  • Model the YMCA character and values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility through actions and conversations with members, and communicate our image using the Y’s Voice of Genuine, Nurturing, Hopeful, Welcoming, and Determined.
  • Continually engage volunteer leadership in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities designed to meet association goals.
  • Work with CEO in implementing the strategic plan, branch operating plan, and fund development plan
  • Develop and implement training process for staff and volunteers to prepare them for fund raising activities
  • Work with committees of the Board of Directors


  • Monitor income and expenses and stay within budget of all programs. All variances must be reported to CEO with explanations.
  • In cooperation with the CEO and Finance Director, develop, monitor, and implement the annual budget.

Program Promotion

  • In conjunction with Leadership Staff, Volunteers and CEO, design and implement communications appropriate to donor cultivation and stewardship
  • Develop a strong presence in the community through effective networking, planning and execution of communications
  • Distribute materials in a timely and efficient manner for all programs
  • Develop a method to communicate with members and share opportunities
  • Continually research new avenues for material distribution

Effect on End Result

The effectiveness of a competent Development Director will be a steady growth and retentions of members, program participants, and individuals involved in the “Giving” programs of the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County. The Development Director will impact the community understanding the “Y” and its mission. The “Y” will be known as the leader in the community, as a mission-driven, values-driven, ethical irganization.

Additional Notes

This position description reflects the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The Development Director is also responsible for working cooperatively with Leadership Staff from and CEO in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch and/or association’s success.

Benefits Included:

The Family YMCA of Black Hawk County maintains a strong commitment to training and professional development, and benefits associated including health, PTO, uniform allowance, participation in the YMCA retirement fund. As a new YMCA team member you will receive a community-wide individual membership and other benefits as outlined in our Personnel Policy.

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION BY: August 30th , 2023

Email application/resume to:

Norman Johnson, CEO
Family YMCA of Black Hawk County
669 South Hackett Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701
(P) 319-233-3531
(E) [email protected]

Director of Development, University of Northern Iowa

Impact & Responsibilities: Plans, directs and implements annually identified activities relevant to
fundraising priorities and needs for the University of Northern Iowa Foundation and the assigned
college; coordinates external relations, donor programs and events that support the fundraising work
plan; develops and implements current and new fundraising, recognition and stewardship programs as
appropriate; makes individual contacts with alumni, friends and businesses to solicit funding support for
the UNI Foundation; networks with department heads, faculty, and staff to facilitate resource
development initiatives; performs management responsibilities as appropriate; and represents the UNI
Foundation in a wide range of professional settings and to a wide range of constituents.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; at least three years of combined experience in fund-raising or non-
profit development working directly with donors, functioning as a key member of a fund-raising/sales team, and/or similar significant direct client contact experience in sales and/or marketing.
Frequent overnight travel will be necessary.

Preferred: Non-profit development experience; excellent oral and written communication skills;
demonstrated commitment to educational excellence; creativity, self-motivation and the ability to build
rapport quickly and effectively with alumni, friends, and businesses.

To learn more and to apply, view the full position posting here.

Annual Giving Coordinator, University of Northern Iowa

Impact & Responsibilities: Writes original engaging content, creates graphics and produces occasional photography and video assets for various social media and email platforms; assists in the writing and digital content for multi-channel campaigns; oversees the recruitment, interview, hiring, training and directly manages a student leadership philanthropy team tasked with soliciting donations from alumni and friends of the University of Northern Iowa through phone, email and text conversations; leads UNI’s Giving Tuesday campaign with Associate Director of Annual Giving; supports multiple crowdfunding campaigns; and provides support for Annual Giving and UNI Advancement staff for large collaborative projects.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in philanthropy, marketing, communications or related field; at least one year of experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing, or communications.
Student experience will be considered. Occasional event attendance outside of normal work hours will be necessary.

Preferred: Experience creating own visual and written style following branding guidelines; demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate multiple detailed tasks and achieve established resource development goals within established schedules; ability to build rapport with people quickly; and proficiency in Adobe Suite (Premiere Pro, Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign) or comparable editing software.

To learn more and to apply, view the full position posting here!

Are you a CVNA member and would like to have a position posted with us? Email position details to [email protected].

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