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Director of Advancement & Community Investment Position Announcement

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


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

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.

Key Priorities

  • 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.

Essential Qualifications

  • 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 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 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.

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