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

Donor Engagement Specialist

This community involved individual will develop strategies, tactics, and implementation steps to increase workplace and
corporate giving. Responsible for coordination and accountability of annual campaign activities in assigned account portfolios. Responsible for leadership giving segments of UWECI’s annual giving strategy, specifically providing strategic planning and coordination of fundraising for leadership giving and affinity groups. Successfully develops new and varied resources from donors, achieving specified benchmarks and improving relationships. Develops and implements donor recruitment, retention, and stewardship strategies in collaboration with the Senior Manager, Annual Giving & Donor Engagement and the VP, Resource Development, ensuring donor growth and satisfaction. To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to

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Loaned Executive (LE)

Loaned Executives (LEs) are business professionals who work with United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) for approximately three months (late August-November) during the annual campaign. Individuals are sponsored and/or compensated by companies to serve as an extension of UWECI’s campaign staff to maximize revenue. LEs work with UWECI and one another to achieve fundraising goals, cultivate new relationships, and support workplace campaigns. To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to

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Data Research Associate

This position will work to transform data into strategic insights that help the human service sector create innovative solutions to complex human problems. This role will assist UWECI team members and community stakeholders in effectively collecting, sharing, and learning from data. The Data and Research Associate will undertake research projects and conduct analysis in support of UWECI’s community goals and priorities. They will prepare analysis of community needs/gaps and emerging trends. They lead and direct data collection, outcome analysis, and presentation and communication of results related to UWECI’s Impact work. To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to

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Community Resource and Volunteer Engagement Specialist – Multiple Counties

To better serve community members and agencies, we are hiring Community Resource and Volunteer Engagement Specialist to work in Cedar and Linn Counties.  This position will support county specific needs through deepening relationships within the county. Through UWECI’s 55+ Initiative and Volunteer Center work this role will recruit and place volunteers that are 55 and better, equip non-profits with professional development, and connect community members with impactful service opportunities. To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to with the county of your preference in the subject line.

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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 and vision 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

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