Working for United Way

Thank you for your interest in working for United Way of East Central Iowa. Our mission is to “unite the caring power of communities to invest in effective solutions to improve people’s lives.” Employees in our organization work with donors, volunteers, corporate partners, and nonprofit organizations to bring our mission to life.

United Way of East Central Iowa is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religious beliefs, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local fair employment practice laws.

United Way of East Central Iowa positions available

Please send resume and cover letter to human.resources@uweci.org and put the job title in the subject line of your email.

If interested, please email tim.stiles@uweci.org and put the volunteer title in the subject line of your email.

Intern positions

Marketing and Events Intern

If interested, please email caitlin.wiedenheft@uweci.org and put marketing intern in the subject line of your email.

Full-time benefits

  • Business casual attire
  • Defined contribution plan
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee appreciation events
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Funeral leave
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Payroll direct deposit
  • Personal days
  • Pleasant work environment
  • Sick leave time
  • Ten paid holidays per year
  • Vacation time
  • Volunteer time

Youth Achievement AmeriCorps positions available

Full-Time Youth Achievement AmeriCorps Positions

The Youth Achievement AmeriCorps program is a team of hardworking and dedicated AmeriCorps members who serve in schools, enrichment programs, and early literacy programs to help close the achievement gap in the Cedar Rapids Community. Members serve 1,700 hours (approximately 35-40 hours per week) at their respective sites during the course of a year. Click here to apply.

Minimum Time (Summer) Member Positions

The Youth Achievement AmeriCorps program is looking for additional summer-only members to support our summer program initiatives. These positions will serve with Kids on Course and Jane Boyd Community House. Members will serve 300 hours during the summer (Approximately 25 – 30 hours per week) from May 31st through August 19th. Click here to apply.

If you want to learn more about the Youth Achievement AmeriCorps Program, or are interested in applying,  please email John Spanczak.

Full-Time Youth Achievement AmeriCorps benefits

  • Living allowance ($12,530 pre-tax annually, paid biweekly)
  • Education award of up to $5,730
  • Health coverage
  • Student loan deferment for qualified student loans

Minimum requirements

  • Aged 18 years or older
  • GED/High School Diploma
  • College degree preferred but not required
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required

Minimum Time (Summer) AmeriCorps Benefits

  • Living allowance of $2,400 total over the terms of service (300 hours ) paid bi-weekly
  • Education award of $1,212
  • Initial Orientation/Monthly trainings & service projects
  • Great opportunity to give back to the community, while serving with a nationally recognized program
  • Eligible for deferred federal loan payments

Minimum Requirements

  • A passion for youth
  • 18 years of age
  • GED/High School Diploma
  • College degree preferred but not required
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