Career Opportunities at P.E.O.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) was founded on January 21, 1869, by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Today, P.E.O. has grown from that small membership of seven to almost a quarter of a million members in chapters in the United States and Canada. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is passionate about its mission: promoting educational opportunities for women. Our sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women's lives with six philanthropies that include ownership of Cottey College, an independent, liberal arts and sciences college for women, and five other philanthropies that provide higher educational assistance which include the P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, P.E.O. Scholar Awards, and P.E.O. STAR Scholarship.

P.E.O. is an equal opportunity employer. Employment opportunities are made without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


Current Openings

P.E.O. Foundation Fund Assistant

P.E.O. is seeing applicants for the position of Foundation Fund Assistant at the P.E.O. Executive Office in Des Moines. This full-time position is responsible for preparing annual fund statements, depositing contributions, maintaining files and other duties for the P.E.O. Foundation. Hours are Mondays through Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Regular, full-time employees are eligible for paid time off, paid holidays, funeral leave, sick leave and have the option to enroll in medical, dental and vision insurance plans.

Please refer to the full position description for a complete outline of responsibilities. 

Questions, the application and a resume may be submitted to Kelly Kiburz at or to P.E.O. Executive Office, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312, attention Kelly Kiburz. All materials must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, May 31.


For questions about openings at the P.E.O. Executive Office, contact:
P.E.O. Executive Office
Attn: Executive Director
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA  50312
P: 515-255-3153