Job Opportunities

It is the policy of Willis Dady Emergency Shelter to provide employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status.  All offers of employment are contingent on a negative report on the State of Iowa Criminal History Records Check and Sex Offender Registry. Willis Dady is an At Will Employer.


The Accounting Clerk is responsible for a range of essential financial duties within the agency, across all programs and staff. The Accounting Clerk will pay bills, deposit income, process payroll, prepare monthly financial reports, monitor grant funds, and keep all account records accurate and up to date. The Accounting Clerk’s work hours will be primarily during the work week. In addition to reporting to the Controller, the Accounting Clerk will work closely with the agency CFO, a consultant who provides monthly oversight and overall direction on agency fiscal matters.

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The Residential Assistant (RA) is responsible for operating the Willis Dady homeless shelter facility and providing homeless services to our clients. This includes assisting clients who are residing in shelter and managing the security, safety, and upkeep of the building and grounds. We are seeking an RA to fill 3 – 6 various shifts throughout the week, for an average of 10-20 hours per week. RAs are expected to occasionally substitute for other RAs and in rare instances provide overnight shelter coverage. The RA position is essential to the successful operation of our shelter, which helps people experiencing homelessness find a path to stability through housing and employment. RAs will work directly with clients, other staff, and volunteers. RAs will start at $13.00 per hour.

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The Willis Dady Engagement VISTA project will further develop our organization’s connection to our donor community through gathering donor focused data from our CRM (constituent relationship manager) system. The goals for this position are: Researching best-practices for donor-centered data, analyzing our historical data, and implementing new donor engagement strategies to reflect gained knowledge. These efforts will help Willis Dady remain independently funded and sustainable for the long-term. This position will work closely with our Development Team to learn about our current donor strategies and how to operate our CRM to collect or interpret historical data. You will succeed in this position if you are comfortable with analyzing data and research, have curiosity on the behind-the-scenes work of fundraising, and can think creatively about targeted communication strategies.

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The Willis Dady Works Operations VISTA will work directly with the employment, development, and housing teams. With the opening of the new Willis Dady Works building serving as an employment hub, new operations are being developed including trainings and workshops for clients as well as on-site employment opportunities. The neighboring building will also be converted into more supportive housing units for clients with higher barriers. The VISTA will support volunteers through recruitment, training, and supervision.This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing capacity building support in higher education and nonprofit organizations.

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