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Office of Latino Affairs




Our mission is to support and empower Iowa’s Latinx professionals by creating an inclusive space and providing opportunities for:


Professional Development


Connections to Iowa’s Employers


Latinx Forum in Des Moines

Latinx Forum

FREE // All Ages

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Basement of the Social Club

This forum will consist of a moderated panel of 4 local Des Moines Latinx leaders who represent high school, college, young professionals, and working professionals.

The panel will consist of the following community leaders:

This forum will focus on telling the story of the Latinx community Des Moines through their own words, specifically the barriers, challenges, and opportunities facing this population, and to connect a local face to national issues facing the Latinx community. 

Latino Service Providers Coalition

The Latino Service Providers Coalition has been in existence since the late 90's and now meets monthly in Des Moines. Coalition members learn about resources available to them and to the communities they serve. They share information, events, and about their services during the meetings.  

If you are interested in starting LSP meetings in your area, contact us.

Professional Development

May PILA Webinar: Serving the Latino LGBTQ+ Communities in Iowa


STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships Summit


Employment Opportunities

If you have employment opportunities and would like to add them to this list, please contact us.

state of iowa


State of Iowa Bid Opportunities

Government Jobs

·State of Iowa 

·City of Ames

·City of Des Moines 

·City of Dubuque 

·City of Iowa City

·Denison Job Corps

·Des Moines Water Works

·Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services

Colleges and Universities

Community Colleges

·Hawkeye Community College

·Eastern Iowa Community College

·Des Moines Area Community College

·Indian Hills Community College

·Iowa Central Community College

·Iowa Lakes Community College

·Iowa Valley Community College District

·Iowa Western Community College

·Kirkwood Community College

·North Iowa Area Community College

·Northwest Iowa Community College

·Southeastern Community College

·Southwestern Community College

·Western Iowa Tech Community College

State Universities

·University of Iowa

·University of Northern Iowa

·Iowa State University

Private Colleges/Universities

·Des Moines University

·Drake University

·Graceland University

·Grand View University

·Simpson College 

·Wesleyan University

Nonprofit Organizations

·Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support (ACCESS) | Diversity Outreach/ Domestic Abuse Advocate

·Crisis Intervention Services| Executive Director | Overnight Advocate

·Denison Job Corps Center 

·Evelyn K. Davis Center | Career Coach   

·Iowa Economic Development | Rural Community Revitalization(RCR) Program Manager

·Iowa Legal Aid 

·Lutheran Services in Iowa

·Orchard Place Bilingual BHIS Caseworker

·Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

·Proteus | Case Manager, Iowa City | Summer Health Aids in Des Moines, Iowa City and Fort Dodge | Human Resources Coordinator

·United Way of Central Iowa 

·YESS-Youth Emergency Services & Shelter 


‚ÄčSonia Reyes-Snyder | Executive Officer 

Office of Latino Affairs | Iowa Department of Human Rights

Lucas State Office Building 321 E 12th Street | Des Moines, IA 50319

Work 515.281.4080 Cell 515.954.5595 Fax 515.242.6119

Sonia.Reyes-Snyder@Iowa.Gov https://humanrights.iowa.gov/cas/la 



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