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NewBoCo Diversity Statement

NewBoCo values diversity in entrepreneurship, innovation, and tech education within and connected to our ecosystem. We are committed to promoting and enhancing equity and inclusion in all of our programs and events. We believe the shared commitment to building a resilient ecosystem within a diverse environment fosters creativity and advances our community as a whole. Our ultimate goal is that diversity and inclusion, like innovation, is an unwavering, uncontestable part of the DNA of our organization.

Assistant Director of Development

About NewBoCo

The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo) is a 501c3 non-profit located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The organization is dedicated to making the state of Iowa more resilient to a changing economy by supporting entrepreneurship, innovation, and tech education.

We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. Black, Indigenous, People of color, Women, LGBTQIA+, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Summary

NewBoCo is looking to hire an Assistant Director of Development to help our development team implement a strategy to increase the size, scope and capability of the non-profit organization. The Assistant Director of Development will work alongside the Director of Development to plan and implement a comprehensive program for NewBoCo that secures significant funding resources from individuals, corporations, and foundations for entrepreneurship, innovation, and tech education, both regionally and statewide. This position will be particularly focused on the grant writing, storytelling, research and reporting process. Through this role, this person will be deeply involved and be able to work with a wide variety of exciting projects and events that NewBoCo operates.

This role requires strong writing and journalism skills and attention to detail. Those who enjoy writing and storytelling are encouraged to apply.

The NewBoCo team currently works in a hybrid model with opportunities to work remotely or in the Vault Coworking space.


  • Developing relationships with outside organizations to partner with for funding opportunities
  • Overseeing the grant process including research, submission strategy, writing and reporting.
  • Writing custom proposals for major corporate sponsors and other funders
  • Providing regular reports to program leads on the status of funding for their programs
  • In partnership with the Director of Development, meet with sponsors and donors to tell the story of NewBoCo’s programs
  • In partnership with the marketing team, coordinate sponsor perks and other media highlights
  • In partnership with the Director of Communications, serve as a writer and storyteller for various NewBoCo publications
  • Tracking funder strategies and interactions in a CRM donor software

Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong writing and storytelling skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized
  • Meets Deadlines
  • Basic understanding of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems
  • A basic understanding of grant processes (willing to train)
Some details you should know
  • This is a full-time, salaried role commensurate with experience
  • Requires flexibility to work limited evening and weekend hours (rare, but may occur throughout the year) as needed for meetings, projects, and events
  • You’ll be required to pass a background check and enter an agreement to safeguard proprietary information of NewBoCo and our clients as a part of the on-boarding process
  • Benefits include Open PTO Policy, company contributions to health/vision/dental insurance plans, and a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with company match
If you are interested, apply and include
  • A resume
  • Why you are interested in this position and what previous related experience you have
  • Answers to our optional Equal Opportunity questions

Equal Opportunity

The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative is committed to the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as well as Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. To monitor our EEO/AA efforts and to comply with government record keeping, grant reporting and other legal requirements, we need to collect information from our job applicants. Completion of this self-identification form is voluntary. This information is not provided to the hiring manager. You will not be subjected to any adverse treatment if you do or do not provide the information requested. We would, however, appreciate your response.