Leadership Giving Manager

Iowa City, IA

Iowa Public Radio seeks a fundraising professional to join our Development team as Leadership Giving Manager.  Iowa Public Radio is a place where your professional contributions and creativity are welcome and respected.  As Leadership Giving Manager, you will become an important part of a highly creative and innovative fundraising team, whose work makes a difference for our stations and our members. As a valued employee of Iowa Public Radio, you will have the opportunity to work with an experienced team as well as grow, learn, and be a part of a community making an impact in the lives of Iowans. 

The Development team has surpassed $6 million in membership and major gifts in recent years and is kicking off its first ever comprehensive campaign.  The Leadership Giving Manager will play an integral role in this campaign by working with campaign volunteers, Board members and donors.

Iowa Public Radio offers an excellent benefits package, including health benefits, a retirement plan with a 2-to-1 employer match, immediate accrual of vacation (16 hours monthly) and sick (12 hours monthly) time and a flexible work environment. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in development, marketing or communications;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in building relationships and comfortable asking for people for contributions of $1k and above;
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team; and
  • Effective interpersonal skills that demonstrate tact, patience and courtesy.


  • Experience working in Raisers’ Edge, Salesforce, or another relationship database; and
  • Experience with non-profit capital campaigns.


For full consideration, applications must include a cover letter or narrative about what makes you a good candidate for this job, resume and contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

Application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2022.

Iowa Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex is prohibited.  If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination, please notify the appropriate local, state or federal agency.