Company: Common Good Iowa
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Common Good Iowa seeks a full-time development director to lead the
organization's efforts to expand and diversify its financial
resources. The person in this position will exhibit proven skills
in managing an annual giving campaign, planning events and building
and maintaining relationships with current and prospective
Common Good Iowa is committed to building a diverse staff and
strongly encourages applications from candidates of color,
multilingual people, LGBTQ+ people and people with
About the organization
Common Good Iowa is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded
in 2020 from the merger of the Child and Family Policy Center and
Iowa Policy Project. Our team of advocates and analysts leverage
reliable data and collaborative relationships to craft
people-centered policy solutions for our state's most pressing
issues. Our vision is a just, inclusive Iowa where public policies
advance racial, gender, economic and climate justice and where the
common good is supported by a fair, stable tax system. We envision
a state where children and families are healthy and secure, workers
thrive, and clean air and water contribute to a healthy future for
Reporting to and working closely with the executive director, the
development director will:
- Craft compelling messaging that articulates a strong argument
for financially supporting policy resear and advocacy, including a
case for support, fundraising appeals, and donor cultivation and
- Organize and implement an annual giving campaign, using a range
of methods, including direct mail, digital communications, and
- Operationalize and expand a nascent major gifts program,
including growing a list of prospects and cultivating strong
relationship with current and prospective donors through regular
communications and occasional visits.
- Plan and coordinate periodic events, including an inaugural
policy conference, to support building and deepening donor
relationships and raising the organization's profile in the
- Oversee the organization's donor database and analyze giving
patterns in Salsa Labs CRM.
- Participate in professional learning opportunities through
Common Good Iowa's national networks, including the State
Priorities Partnership, Kids Count, EARN and Partnership for
- A commitment to social justice and understanding of the
important role of public policy and public institutions in the
lives of Iowans.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- 5 years' experience in development, including experience
overseeing an annual gifts campaign and expanding a pool of
potential major donors.
- Experience planning fundraising and other events.
- Experience using donor management tools; knowledge of Salsa
Labs a plus.
This position is eligible for remote work from anywhere in Iowa, or
the person in the position may choose to work out of Common Good
Iowa's Des Moines or Iowa City offices. It requires occasional
evening hours and in-state and out-of-state travel.
Compensation for this full-time position is $65,000 to $80,000
annually, depending on experience. Common Good Iowa offers
excellent benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance;
retirement contributions; life and short- and long-term disability
insurance; and paid vacation, sick leave, new family member leave
Common Good Iowa is an equal opportunity employer and takes
affirmative action to ensure discrimination does not occur based on
race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions),
religion, color, creed, disability, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin,
ancestry, or age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
To apply, email a resume and cover letter by email to executive
director Anne Discher. Attachments should be in PDF or Microsoft
Word formats. The cover letter should describe your interest in the
position and how your experience and vision meet the qualifications
and responsibilities outlined above. Finalists may be asked for a
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with preference
given to applications received by May 15, 2022. -
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