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. Below you will find United Way job openings which are located in Cedar Rapids.

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 job openings

Full-time positions

Digital Media Specialist
Our marketing team is looking for someone to take our digital media marketing and analytics to the next level. Join a tight-knit team that loves to have a blast, while working hard! Extra gold stars if you have background in videography!

Please send resume and cover letter to and put the job title 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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