Employment Opportunities: Join the ISA team!

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Projects and Operations Manager

The Projects and Operations Manager 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.

This position reports to the IAWA Executive Director.

Essential Functions

  • 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 timeline and developing proposal budgets.
  • Attend IAWA and key partner meetings and events.
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

Preferred Education and Experience

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


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Human Resources Administrative Assistant

This position provides administrative and HR support to the Iowa Soybean Association. Duties include scheduling, record keeping, coordination of meetings, handling direct mailings and working on special projects. Provides an opportunity to work with a variety of employees at all levels of the organization. A self-starter attitude is a key in this role and is important when planning, prioritizing, and organizing a variety of tasks and projects. This position reports to the Director of HR and Administration.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in onboarding new employees
  • Management of HR paperwork
  • Schedule interviews and meetings for Director of HR
  • Provide administrative support for ISA staff
  • Manage employee anniversary and review dates
  • Submit expense vouchers for staff members
  • Take on projects for various departments
  • Coordinate with the office manager to ensure phone and front desk coverage during absences
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree preferred
  • A combination of education and experience is acceptable
  • 1-3 years of related experience preferred


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