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

Administrative Assistant

This position will be responsible for administrative duties for the CEO or other Executive Level Staff.

  • Maintain knowledge of management priorities and flexibility to adapt to changes in priorities.
  • Assist with monitoring timelines and steps of projects.
  • Maintain volunteer manuals, biography information, and other administrative documents.
  • Serve as administrative lead for direct mail projects.
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers and staff.
  • Must have ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills.

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

Reduced Half-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. Reduced Half-Time members serve 675 hours at their respective host sites during the course of their service term from February 20–August 21, 2017. Members will serve roughly 30 hours per week through May at their school site, and then roughly 25-30 hours per week to support summer programs at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, Jane Boyd, and/or at Kids on Course.

If you want to learn more about Youth Achievement AmeriCorps, or are interested in applying, please contact John Spanczak, LMSW, at or apply here.

Reduced Half-Time Youth Achievement AmeriCorps benefits

  • Modest living allowance ($4,975 pre-tax annually—paid bi-weekly);
  • Education award of up to $2,199.92;
  • Extensive training;
  • Professional development opportunities;
  • Student loan deferment for qualified student loans;
  • Great experience in a field that interests you.


  • Strong interest in education; experience working with children;
  • Dedication to community service;
  • Speak, read and write English fluently;
  • Ability to complete 675 service hours in 26 weeks;
  • High school diploma or GED; must be at least 18 years old;
  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien;
  • Preferred: College degree, or equivalent work experience;
  • Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

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