Your Next Career Move Forward . . .

Ready to use your workday to contribute to something greater? Is a mission to cultivate and share valuable knowledge to transform our world something you can get behind? As our nation’s first land-grant institution, Iowa State University carries out this mission each day. And as the Iowa State University Foundation, we help the university reach new levels of greatness through philanthropy.

In true Iowa State spirit, we are inspired by our purpose and work together to move the university forward. We pride ourselves on expertly matching our donors’ desires with Iowa State’s needs, creating a gratifying experience for our contributors and engaging careers for our employees. We have world-class talent who understand the transformative power of philanthropy. We’re not afraid to roll up our sleeves and do the hard work to get the best results. This is the place for the next change-agent – you!

Our Values

Wondering if you and the foundation are a good fit? Here’s a quick list of our values and how they apply to our employees.

Your peers demonstrate respect and honesty in their daily work.

Donor Centered
You build meaningful relationships with Iowa State’s most loyal friends and donors.

Fiduciary Responsibility
A responsible company is a dependable company. You don’t have to worry about an unreliable “startup” atmosphere here – it’s not what we do.

Results Oriented
You will have a front row seat where the rubber meets the road. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and get things done.


Diversity of Thought
We welcome bright minds and new ideas. You work alongside a dynamic group of professionals.

We’re open to new ideas and integrate them into our best practices. As our next change-agent, your voice will be heard.

We think the best employees are appreciated employees, and that’s why you’ll find a great work/life balance here. You work hard for us and we work hard for you.

Top Workplace

Iowa State University Foundation Named one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces by Des Moines Register
The Iowa State University Foundation has been named one of Iowa’s “Top Workplaces” in 2014 by The Des Moines Register.

The list is comprised of the best places to work in the state of Iowa. The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program is based upon feedback from an employee survey that was completed by ISU Foundation employees earlier this year on such indicators as leadership and planning, corporate culture and communications, satisfaction of role, work environment, and overall engagement.

The Iowa State University Foundation also received a Top Workplace distinction in 2011.

The ISU Foundation was also named one of the 50 Best NonProfits to work for in 2010 by the national publication, NonProfit Times.

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