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 Support Specialist

United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual to support administrative work of our dynamic and mission-focused organization. This position is responsible for performing a range of skilled administrative activities including, but not limited to:

  • Coordinating and supporting projects
  • Creating and editing reports, presentations, and correspondence
  • Processing, compiling, and documenting information related to meetings and departmental priorities
  • Utilizing databases and other technology platforms to gather information for reporting and maintaining data for the organization

This role requires strong written and verbal communication skills; relationship building skills; and demonstrated ability to take initiative, understand priorities and implement work accordingly, and ensure high quality work while supporting multiple areas and meetings.

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Director, Strategic Collaborations

United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is seeking a dynamic and visionary individual to lead and expand collaborative initiatives including spark*5, a two-generation initiative focused on supporting families with children ages 0–5. This position includes, but is not limited to, responsibility for the following:

  • Managing and facilitating coordination of collaborative team activities (planning, implementation, and communication) across the initiative’s multiple partners and strategies.
  • Establishing clear, measurable, and strategic action plans with shared measures that translate vision into strategy and effectively integrates work across UWECI and cross-sector partner organizations.
  • Creating innovative and individualized strategies to engage families, organizations, and neighborhoods.
  • Engaging and soliciting input from internal and community partners and stakeholders.

This role requires effective decision-making, relationship management, and communication skills; demonstrated success in leading innovative and collaborative initiatives from vision to implementation and expansion; knowledge of health, education, and human service sectors; and the ability to evaluate and ensure quality across initiatives to achieve strategic goals.

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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, candidate 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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