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

Environmental Services Associate

P.E.O. is seeking applicants for the position of Environmental Services Associate at the P.E.O. Executive Office in Des Moines, Iowa. This is a regular, full-time position. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some weekend and evening hours may be required on an as-needed basis. Regular, full-time employees are eligible for paid time off (PTO), 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. 

Please submit a completed P.E.O. application and a resume to Kelly Kiburz at by noon on May 23. 


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