Job Description:

Iowa Public Radio seeks a fundraising professional to join our Development team as Membership Manager in Des Moines, Iowa.  Iowa Public Radio is a place where your professional contributions and creativity are welcome and respected.  As Membership 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 Membership Manager leads the organization’s efforts in a variety of fundraising campaigns including direct mail, e-mail marketing, on-air pledge drives, digital fundraising and events.  The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience in membership and/or donor management for a non-profit organization with a proven track record of managing annual fundraising efforts in the $1 - $5 million range. 

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. 

If you love meeting new people, are passionate about fundraising and have an interest in public radio, we’d love to hear from you.  Join our fun, collaborative and supportive team!


$51,619 - $77,428


Experience Required:

  • 2 to 5 years of experience in membership and donor management for a non-profit organization.
  • This position requires a current state-issued driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

  • Experience using donor software programs or CRM software such as Salesforce or Blackbaud.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis in marketing and communications.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines with attention to accuracy.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to effectively plan, create, execute, analyze and report on fundraising programs.

Preferred Experiences:

  • Experience managing fundraising efforts netting $1-$5 million in annual revenue.
  • Experience managing a team of 2-4 employees.
  • Public radio fundraising experience, including experience managing on-air pledge drives.
  • Experience using direct mail programs.
  • Knowledge of integrated marketing communication techniques and principles.


Apply through the position link on the IPR website. 


For full consideration, applications must include a resume and cover letter or narrative about what makes you a good candidate for this job and a resume of work history, experience and education.

IPR will stop accepting applications at 5:00PM on March 11th, 2024.

Our values:

  • Integrity: We maintain the highest standards of journalism, providing trustworthy and relevant content with meaningful context.
  • Curiosity: We serve an inquisitive audience by asking questions, seeking knowledge, and exploring new ideas.
  • Belonging: We strive to reflect Iowa’s cultural complexity by offering a supportive, equitable space for individuals and communities to tell the stories unique to their lived experiences.
  • Respect: We create a culture of respect for our audience, sources, and staff.
  • Innovation: We support creativity and embrace new ways of serving our audience.

Employment at Iowa Public Radio is dependent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Our Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

Job Location: 
Des Moines, IA
United States
Job Category: 
Monday, March 11, 2024
Job Type: 
Full time
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