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

Full-time positions

Due to a retirement, the United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is in search of our next President/CEO to lead the continued growth of the organization. UWECI is the trusted leader and catalyst for envisioning and creating positive community change with focus areas of education, financial stability, and health. The FY2016 budget is comprised of campaign and grant revenue of $11 million that supported 28 non-profit organizations and collaborated with 70 other community partners. These partnerships resulted in serving more than 77,000 individuals and families throughout a 5 county area.

The ideal candidate will possess a 4-year degree, experience working in multiple sectors including non-profits, public/corporate environments, and have past dealings with volunteers and diverse boards. The successful candidate must demonstrate skill in leading and managing organizations of comparable size and mission, as well as capacity to build productive teams and community partnerships. The ability to increase philanthropic support and attract major contributors is a must.

As the President/CEO, you will immediately become a highly visible, vital and impactful leader in the five counties surrounding Cedar Rapids, IA. An excellent compensation and benefits package is available to the candidate who meets the job requirements. If you are a high energy and creative leader who aspires to run a dynamic organization that makes a difference in over 77,000 lives annually.

Background checks required. To apply send resume to

Please send resume and cover letter to and put the job title in the subject line of your email.

If interested, please email 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.

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
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