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

Content Specialist

United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual to develop and edit marketing and communications content for our dynamic and mission-focused organization. This position includes, but is not limited to:

  • Writing and editing UWECI’s communications
  • Providing expert content marketing for a broad range of organizational collateral materials such as annual reports, articles, news releases, etc.
  • Creating targeted, multi-channel messages to increase stakeholder engagement
  • Developing concise content that tells impactful stories

This role requires exceptional written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated success in translating complex strategies and concepts into clear, relatable messages; and the ability to work collaboratively to ensure high-quality content.

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Accounting Manager

United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented individual to join the Finance & Administration team. The Accounting Manager will manage and maintain the control of financial accounts and processes and engage in activities related to accounting, operations, and fundraising. This position includes, but is not limited to, responsibility for the following:

  • Managing and performing a wide range of accounting functions including month- and year-end closeouts, reconciliations, and account analysis and reporting.
  • Assisting with budget, audit, and compliance activities.
  • Processing payroll and assisting human resources with benefits administration.

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.

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Loaned Executive

United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is seeking individuals to work in temporary positions (August 22-November 21) during its annual campaign. Loaned Executives’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning, organizing, and completing employee and corporate campaigns
  • Building relationships and engaging volunteers to increase the effectiveness of the campaign and broaden UWECI’s reach
  • Conducting research and regularly providing reports and updated information

This role requires strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated the ability to be organized and flexible, identify trends, and understand priorities and implement work accordingly.

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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

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

Screening of applicants will begin as applications are received.

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