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

Manager, Community Planning & Research

United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented individual to join the Community Building team as the Manager, Community Planning & Research. This position is responsible for a range of data, research, and planning activities, including, but not limited to:

  • Leading and directing data collection and analysis for UWECI and community stakeholders.
  • Conducting research and analysis and providing data to affect decision making in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Health.
  • Co-creating grant applications and reporting related to UWECI’s work.
  • Preparing reports and communications for a variety of audiences.

This role requires effective analysis and synthesis, reporting, and communication skills; background in social sciences, social work, analytics, planning, public administration, or related field; and experience with facilitation, relationship building, and network building. Qualifications include a four-year degree from an accredited college (postgraduate degree preferred) and the ability to work with diverse populations.

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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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