OBJECTIVE: The Managing Director will manage the implementation of Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance’s grants and agreements as well as the organization’s operations, including finance, annual budgeting, tracking match commitments, and project management.


  • Lead development and implementation of IAWA annual budgeting process. Present budgets to IAWA Board and Management Team.
  • Manage project timelines and set priorities for major public-private partnerships, including the Midwest Agriculture Water Quality Partnership and Iowa Systems Approach to Conservation Drainage.
  • Track deliverables and match commitments for all IAWA grants, including federal and state agencies and private foundations. Submit reports and invoices as required by grants.
  • Track and manage IAWA financials including grants, IAWA Business Council, invoices, in-kind contributions, and private donations in collaboration with the ISA Controller and IAWA team.
  • Help coordinate project implementation efforts for IAWA, founding organizations, and partners.
  • Support new proposals by managing timelines and developing proposal budgets.
  • Attend IAWA and key partner meetings and events.
  • Manage senior staff as direct reports, as assigned by Executive Director.
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.


  • Financial Management
  • Project Management
  • Timeline Management
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Developing Plans
  • Collaboration Skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Flexibility


  • This position may require up to 10% travel. Occasional travel may be required outside the local area and overnight.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management or other related field.
  • Three or more years of experience in project management/implementation.
  • Strong financial management and project management skills, including Excel spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated history of successfully handling multiple tasks on time and within budget.


  • CAPM or PMP designation.
  • Demonstrated communications competency.
  • Grant submission and/or grant writing experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of agriculture, water quality and conservation.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account available
  • Cellphone and Wellness reimbursement
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Dress for your Day Dress Code 
Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources 

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.