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 more than 225,000 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

Digital Communication Specialist

The P.E.O. Executive Office in Des Moines, Iowa, is seeking applicants for the Digital Communication Specialist position. This regular, full-time position is responsible for managing all digital communications for the organization focusing on social media, videos and websites. 

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

Questions, the application and resume may be submitted to 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 Tuesday, July 3. 


Cottey College Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty

Cottey College is seeking applicants for Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty. Reporting to the President, Dr. Jann Weitzel, and a member of the President's Council, the VPAA/DoF serves as the chief academic officer of the College and is responsible for the strategic leadership of all academic matters of the College. 

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


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