The Polk County Housing Trust Fund is seeking a new Director of Advancement & Community Investment.
Position location: Des Moines, Iowa
Position start date: Immediately (position is open until filled)
Competitive compensation: $75,000 - $85,000
The complete position description is available at PCHTF.org/join-our-team.
The Polk County Housing Trust Fund (PCHTF) has earned a reputation as the “go to” non-profit for all things related to housing affordability in Polk County. Located in downtown Des Moines, the organization provides strategic leadership, expertise, and resources to strengthen area communities through affordable housing. It does this through three areas of actionable focus —comprehensive planning, advocacy, and funding. Learn more at www.pchtf.org.
About the role of Director of Advancement and Community Investment
Essential team member doing the integral work of raising funds and then investing those funds in programs that meet the most critical housing needs in Polk County. This role must also have an eye for detail, a precision mindset and knowledge to secure funds and then invest funds in community programs that support affordable housing initiatives.
Be part of a dynamic team improving housing access/opportunity for people in Polk County. If you believe everyone should have access to affordable, safe housing and the opportunity to thrive, we welcome your application for this leadership position.
Lead, expand, and optimize the PCHTF donor database and monetary contributions in support of affordable housing community investment.
Responsible for the preparation and creation of the online application for PCHTF program investments followed by the management of the receipt, distribution, and scoring of completed grant applications.
Write and submit all external grant funding requests.
Handle in-person or virtual donor visits with all community stakeholders involved in the PCHTF annual fundraising plan.
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years’ nonprofit experience in fund development or project management. Master’s degree a plus
Grant writing experience
Strong interpersonal skills
How to apply
A full job description can be found at www.pchtf.org/join-our-team. Please send your resume, a brief cover letter (up to 500 words) that aligns your experience with key priorities of the role of Director of Advancement & Community Investment to Toby O’Berry at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Polk County Housing Trust Fund is committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion, equity, and justice. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents not only part of our culture, but our reputation as well. We are committed to housing justice in our community, and in recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs. We strongly encourage BIPOC individuals, women, and those with lived experience to apply for this position.
The Polk County Housing Trust Fund is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind. The PCHTF is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees with a work environment free of discrimination, harassment and intimidation. All employment decisions at PCHTF are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected class by federal, state or local laws. PCHTF encourages all applicants to apply.
The Polk County Housing Trust Fund (PCHTF) congratulates AHEPA Senior Living on celebrating the groundbreaking for their new AHEPA 192-IV community earlier today. The property will offer 90 senior apartments at 6705 SE 5th Street in Des Moines, next to Southridge Mall. PCHTF has committed $1.125 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support the project.
“This project is a win-win for Des Moines. It continues to transform the area around Southridge Mall by adding additional housing, and it provides an outstanding opportunity for some of the most vulnerable seniors living in our community,” said Toby O’Berry, Executive Director of the Polk County Housing Trust Fund.
AHEPA management company is a non-profit developer of affordable senior housing across the United States founded in 1991. Like many others this organization manages, AHEPA 192-IV is part of the federal HUD 202 program, meaning the property serves extremely low income seniors age 62+. It will offer income-based rental assistance as well as a robust program of supportive services to assist residents with needs of daily living and provide social engagement.
The investment PCHTF has committed uses federal ARPA funds allocated to PCHTF by the Polk County Board of Supervisors in April 2022. Today’s announcement brings the total committed from this $12 million fund to $7.3 million to support 243 units of affordable housing at or below 60% of the area median income within properties that offer a total of 336 housing units.