Des Moines , IA

Senior Program Manager - Community Relations Team, Principal Financial Group

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Position Overview

Senior Program Manager – Community Relations Team

Job LocationsUS-IA-Des Moines

Posted Date2 weeks ago(1/24/2022 8:21 PM)

Job #




Ent Seg


Bus Area

Global Brand and Experience

Position Type: Regular Full-Time

FLSA Exempt


As the Senior Program Manager on the Community Relations Team, you’ll help shape and implement strategy focused on advancing financial security, opportunity, and social connection for individuals, communities, and small businesses in the United States and a dozen countries around the globe. As the Senior Program Manager you’ll scale the Community Relation’s grant portfolio, manage programs to promote employee engagement, and collaborate with local and national community organizations to further goals.

  • Work closely with the Director to develop and implement an evolved grant making approach and a compelling employee engagement program that are rooted in local context and conditions, build brand awareness and affinity, boost morale, and strengthen our relationships with stakeholders.
  • Source grantees and new community relationships; review grant applications and move requests through the approval process in accordance with Foundation policies, procedures, and goals.
  • Stay abreast of relevant research, trends, and policy issues; foster a culture of learning, gather independent, rigorous data and evidence about the effectiveness and grantees’ strategies, and help adapt practice as needed.
  • Cultivate a network of professional relationships with key government, philanthropic, nonprofit and community leaders; help position Principal as a thought leader; convene thought leaders and key stakeholders, such as grantees, other funders, policymakers, and researchers to develop opportunities for innovation and collaboration and promote the Community Relation’s knowledge building agenda.
  • Communicate philanthropic and community engagement strategies and outcomes to internal constituencies; develop and maintain effective relationships with business units, human resources, and international offices; coordinate enterprise leadership involvement in local, state, and regional events.
  • Oversee development of journey mapping.
  • Lead special projects that advance Community Relations mission.


We’re looking for someone with:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred.
  • 8+ years’ experience in a nonprofit, government, philanthropy or other relevant sector.
  • Curious!
  • Passion for Community Relations mission; deep knowledge of and experience related to small businesses, financial security and economic mobility, and/or community development with an understanding of grantmaking.
  • Ability to utilize resources to maximize impact.
  • Excellent research skills: strong desire to seek information, evolve understanding, and develop new approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and strategically; possess confidence and ability to exercise sound independent judgment yet knows when to ask clarifying questions.
  • Creative, flexible and collaborative with an ability to work in a team-oriented environment and serve as a convener and connector.
  • Exceptional communications skills – strong active listening skills, excellent verbal and written skills, strong public presentation skills.
  • Written and oral fluency in English; secondary language proficiency highly desirable.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, including some international travel.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends, as required.
  • Proficient in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Salary Range Information

Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

Minimum Salary

USD $87,600.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $172,800.00/Yr.

Additional Information

Location / Work Environment

This role offers the ability for in-office, hybrid (blending both office and remote work in a typical workweek), and remote work arrangements. You’ll work with your leader to determine which option may align best based on several factors.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we’re not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links. and

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Global Investors positions, you’ll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Experience Principal

While our expertise spans the globe, we’re bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees – individually and all of us together. Explore our core valuesbenefits and why we’re an exceptional place to grow your career.

Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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