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

Community Resource & Volunteer Engagement Specialist – Benton County

Create a county-wide culture of volunteerism where it is easy for a community member to accelerate change to improve their community through the development and implementation of strategies that effectively and efficiently leverage community resources and volunteerism.

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Donor Engagement Specialist

This community-involved individual will develop strategies, tactics, and implementation steps to increase workplace and corporate giving along with individual donor cultivation. Responsible for coordination and accountability of annual campaign activities in assigned account portfolios. Responsible for leading United Way’s Women United group, management and growth strategy. Develops and implements donor recruitment, retention, and stewardship strategies in collaboration with the Resource Development team and the President/CEO ensuring donor growth and satisfaction.

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Vice President, Donor Engagement & Development

The Vice President of Donor Engagement’s primary responsibility is to manage the infrastructure needed to sustain and grow UWECI’s budget through corporate partners, corporate engagement, workplace giving, major gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, grants, planned giving, affinity groups and development services and sponsorships. The Vice President of Donor Engagement will expand and diversify UWECI’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for current and future initiatives. In addition, the VP will work closely with the Board of Directors and support board members as they take on supportive fundraising roles.

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Full-time benefits

  • Health insurance (with flexible spending or health savings account)
  • Employee paid life insurance
  • Employee paid long-term disability
  • Voluntary insurance benefit options
  • Employee assistance program
  • Dental and vision 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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