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

Resource Development Project Assistant

This position will be responsible for performing high-level data and administrative work tied to the UWECI fundraising and donor outreach.

  • Maintain and run various campaign reports.
  • Work to develop procedures to maintain current donor data and assist in keeping data current and accurate in support of organizational efforts to reduce “donor churn.”
  • Create and analyze year-end performance statistics.
  • Monitor and assist in maintaining contact reports.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and openness to change.

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

AmeriCorps Positions Available

Youth Achievement AmeriCorps: Summer Enrichment Specialist (Minimum Time)

Summer Youth Achievement AmeriCorps members help close the achievement gap in the Cedar Rapids community through summer enrichment and academic programming. Summer members serve 300 hours at their respective host site during the course of their 11-week service term. Each Summer Enrichment Specialist will serve with one of our summer partners (Kids on Course University or Jane Boyd Achievement Academy).

Specific Duties:

  • Support summer programs to execute summer academic, enrichment, and engagement programming;
  • Conduct one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions using prescribed literacy or math interventions;
  • Provide classroom support and assistance to struggling students;
  • Plan and lead weekly themed enrichment activities including Friday Samplers and Maker Space;
  • Greet students upon bus arrival and departure;
  • Communicate with lead teachers and site supervisor regarding student schedules, interventions, and progress;
  • Manage and recruit volunteers to assist in literacy interventions, read to children, pack and distribute weekend food bags, attend service projects, distribute books, manage free little libraries, provide after school enrichment activities, and assist in STEAM projects;
  • Support Cedar Rapids Public Library Summer DARE Program and library volunteers;
  • Support staff in offsite engagement activities and events;
  • Assist with organizing and implementing large events and service projects;
  • Attend all site-sponsored activities and trainings;
  • This program may require the member to engage in additional allowable activities which support the AmeriCorps program design and help the program meet its goals. In NO circumstance will members perform prohibited activities.


  • Strong desire and energy for education and youth;
  • Dedication to community service;
  • Speak, read, and write English fluently;
  • Spanish language skills beneficial;
  • Responsible, organized, flexible, motivated, and professional;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to complete 300 service hours in 11 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;
  • Position is accessible to individuals with disabilities;
  • This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations and requires a three-part background check.


  • Modest living allowance ($2,400 pre-tax annually, paid biweekly);
  • Education award of up to $1,221.96;
  • Extensive training;
  • Professional development opportunities;
  • Student loan deferment for qualified student loans;
  • Great experience in a field that interests you.

If you want to learn more about the Youth Achievement AmeriCorps program or apply for a position, please contact John Spanczak, LMSW, at

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