Donor relations associate, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

For more than 40 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 Donor Relations Associate ensures donors receive a personal approach to philanthropy through outstanding customer service. This position works closely with staff on the Advancement team to create and implement strategies that ensure donors’ philanthropic objectives are met, their knowledge of the community is broadened and their relationship with the Community Foundation is strong. Manages data and reporting related to donor relations documentation. Works with the Director of Marketing and Communications on marketing projects related to current fund advisors including marketing collateral and special events.

Key responsibilities include coordinating donor communications, special events and grant recommendations. This position works directly with donors/fund advisors and Community Foundation staff.


The successful candidate would preferably have a Bachelor’s degree, public relations and customer service experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Prior data management experience desired with knowledge of databases and Microsoft Excel; existing community knowledge also strongly preferred.


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 Lynne Yontz (, vice president of donor relations.

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