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

My Care Community & Opportunity Center VISTA(s)

United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is seeking to fill two, full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions to assist with the implementation and management of two systems: My Care Community (MCC) and Opportunity Center. MCC is a care-coordination system built to provide service providers and clients with more effective and efficient processes to help the clients access services to improve their education, financial status, or physical or mental health. The Opportunity Center focuses on providing community members with learning, job-skills, and certification and accreditation to help them gain or improve their employment status.

UWECI works with more than 100 cross sector partners to fight for the education, financial stability, and health of every person in our community. Both roles will better the lives of countless community members, as well as create a sustainable system and build a resource network for the most vulnerable.

The My Care Community VISTA will…

  • Provide standardized procedures and trainings across 25+ MCC partners
  • Onboard new programs to increase the effectiveness of the system
  • Develop a training module that is adaptable to the needs of each organization/program, as well as adapt user manuals and provide initial staff trainings

The Opportunity Center VISTA will…

  • Work with multiple nonprofit partners and businesses to assess community needs for an Employee Resource Network (ERN)
  • Provide research, facilitation, and project management to implement an ERN locally

The AmeriCorps VISTA assignments are a term of one year beginning in July of 2020. Interested? Complete an AmeriCorps VISTA application using the links below.



CFO/Vice President – Finance and Administration

United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented individual to join the Finance & Administration team. The CFO/Vice President, Finance & Administration directs the development and administration of UWECI financial operations, including budgeting, audits, financial reporting, and accounting.

This position includes, but is not limited to, responsibility for the following:

  • Supervision of Information Technology, Human Resources, and Facility planning/management
  • Active membership in the organizational leadership team
  • A partner with the President regarding the organization’s financial integrity and solvency.

This role requires effective decision-making, analysis, and communication skills; demonstrated success in updating and implementing processes to enhance effectiveness; and the ability to evaluate information and deliver strategic recommendations.


For consideration, applicant must send cover letter, resume, and three professional references (name, title, and contact information) to

Full-time benefits

  • Health insurance (with flexible spending or health savings account)
  • Employeee paid life insurance
  • Employee paid long-term disability
  • Volunteerary insurance benefit options
  • Employee assistance program
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan with match
  • Vacation time
  • Volunteer time
  • Sick leave time
  • Bereavement leave
  • Ten paid holidays per year
  • Free parking
  • Employee recognition activities
  • Business casual attire
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Payroll direct deposit

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