Development Director (full-time)

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Des Moines is currently seeking a Development Director to oversee our donor relations program and manage fundraising initiatives.  If you have a strong background in non-profit fundraising and development, we encourage you to apply!  

Under the supervision and direction of the Executive Director, the Development Director is responsible for increasing Catholic Charities fundraising capacity to achieve its vision and strategic goals through a strengthened culture of philanthropy. Specifically, the Development Director is responsible for the vision and successful organization and execution of all development initiatives including major gifts, direct mail campaigns, planned giving, foundation grants, corporate partnerships, special events, volunteerism, and capital campaigns.

The Development Director will work in conjunction with the Executive Director and with the Board of Directors as required on the development and implementation of the annual fundraising plan that expands support for the organization.  In addition, the Development Director will support the Executive Director in representing the organization to constituencies, both internal and external, that warrant legal compliance and best practices for gift administration and records management to ensure excellent stewardship of the entire donor process. The Development Director will serve on the Executive Director’s leadership team and will also work closely with the Board of Directors, senior staff and other keys stakeholders.

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree and CFRE certification preferred
5+ years of non-profit fundraising experience
Raiser’s Edge experience a plus!

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to


Emergency Family Shelter

Shelter Staff (part-time)

Part-time shelter staff position needed to work overnight and weekend-evening shifts at our family emergency shelter.  In conjunction with other shelter staff, primary responsibilities will be to create a safe and supportive environment for shelter clients, enforce shelter rules, maintain proper documentation, clean and sanitize rooms and public areas, meet all requirements for basic standards of housing, provide crisis intervention and attend meetings and training as required. Must be dependable and adhere to all organization policies and regulations as specified by Catholic Charities and the State of Iowa.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to


Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program

Volunteer Coordinator (full-time)

The successful candidate will enjoy motivating others, be flexible to include working some evenings and weekend hours, energetic, be able to multi-task, work in a fast paced environment and meet required deadlines. Primary responsibilities will include recruiting, selecting, screening, orientating and training student interns and volunteers, as well as assigning, supervising, evaluating, and assisting supervisory staff in coordinating activities and projects. The volunteer coordinator will promote the program through outreach activities and networking to discuss possible activities and sponsorships, maintain files and records as required, and assist with program public relations efforts including, communications, fundraising, and special events. Master’s in Social Work preferred and one to two years of related job experience.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program

Shelter Advocate (part-time)

Part-time weekend and overnight positions available.


Provides support to women and children staying at the Phoenix House.  Maintains security of the Phoenix House.  Assists in the maintenance and upkeep of the shelter facility.  Assists families in communal living.  Assists with de-escalation and stabilization of critical situations during evening and weekend hours.

To view the job description, please click here.

As part of the recruiting process you will need to answer the following questions together with your cover letter and resume.

  1. What does it mean to you to be an Advocate for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault?
  2. Why is confidentiality important when providing services to survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault?
  3. Conflict management is an integral skill for Shelter Advocates. Please describe your style of dealing with conflict in the workplace:

– Between yourself and a client

– Between yourself and a co-worker

– Facilitating conflict between clients

  1. Working in a domestic violence shelter and sexual abuse program requires effective ‘triage’ of priorities and the ability to multitask. Please describe a work/volunteer experience where you were required to use these skills.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to