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

President/Chief Executive Officer

United Way of East Central Iowa is seeking a visionary leader to join their team who is innovative, engaging, collaborative, and is results driven. UWECI is the trusted leader and catalyst for envisioning and creating positive community change with focuse areas of education, finanical stability, and health.

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To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and references to Brandi Mueller at Any inquiries should be directed to Brandi.

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
  • 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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Multimedia Specialist

Are you innovative and love the creative design process? United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is looking for an Multimedia Specialist whose main goal is to visually tell the UWECI story. This position includes, but is not limited to:

  • Graphic design and project management
  • Developing and designing advertisements, digital assets, and event materials, as well as producing all company printed materials
  • Providing leadership and direction in the concept and design of various marketing materials

This role requires creating exceptional visual communication pieces; demonstrated success in translating complex strategies and concepts into clear, relatable marketing collateral; and the ability to work collaboratively inside and outside the organization to ensure high-quality visual storytelling.

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Senior Manager, Volunteer Engagement

United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to lead the Volunteer Engagement team. This management position provides community and organizational leadership that positions UWECI as a leader in volunteerism and creates measurable impact for people, companies, and communities. This position includes, but is not limited to:

  • Engaging key stakeholders
  • Providing leadership to volunteers
  • Supervising programs and utilizing knowledge of opportunities and trends in volunteer engagement

This role requires effective decision-making, project management, and communication skills; background in a related field; and experience with strategic planning, facilitation, relationship management, and network building.

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Full-time benefits

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

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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