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The Palmer Group has partnered with Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) to recruit, identify, and evaluate their new President/CEO. The non-profit, iJAG supports Iowa youth by connecting business and education and providing school to career solutions. The President/CEO will be responsible for the overall leadership and day-to-day oversight of the organization including administration, programming, fund development, human resources, and fiscal responsibilities. If you have a passion for youth and helping them achieve in the workforce and life, we want to hear from you!


  • Create and implement a strategic plan for organizational growth, program expansion, and financial sustainability
  • Forge and maintain partnerships in both public and private sectors to ensure support
  • Advocate for the organization and its mission
  • Strategize the organization’s brand and public image
  • Serve as organization’s spokesperson
  • Research opportunities to enhance programming
  • Create and implement a sustainable strategic fund development plan
  • Assist with donor cultivation and stewardship
  • Monitor departmental budgets
  • Assure fiscal management to protect assets
  • Attract new revenue sources
  • Direct staff planning, selection and development activities
  • Create and support a focus of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Manage the Board in accordance to the bylaws


  • Master’s degree
  • 15+ years of progressive leadership experience
  • Proven success in managing diverse funding stream
  • Demonstrated ability to provide direction to an executive leadership team
  • Ability to travel up to 35%

Work Model:

  • On-Site

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Sarah Assman at (515) 225-7000 or email Sarah at

Ref: JOB-38296

Sarah Assman

Senior Recruiter

(515) 206-9076

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Des Moines, Iowa
    • Date posted:
    • Pay:$- $ per hour