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 Housing Programs Director is a dynamic position, responsible for designing, implementing, and managing services to assist people in accessing and maintaining long-term (“permanent”) stable housing. The Housing Programs Director supervises staff, manages grants and grant budgets, works directly with partner agencies and funders, and develops robust housing programs to meet the needs in our community. The aim of this position is to lead and implement programs that will end and prevent homelessness, with a focus on long-term housing for people with multiple barriers to stability.   


The Veteran Housing Case Manager is responsible for assisting eligible Veterans in the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Programs administered by Willis Dady Homeless Services. This position is a part of the Willis Dady case management team with the primary goal of ending homelessness as quickly as possible while preventing future episodes of homelessness for those we serve. 

The Veteran Housing Case Manager will provide individual case management, housing search assistance, resource referral, goal development, advocacy, and coordination of services to Veterans accessing our GPD programs. Initiative, problem solving, effective communication with clients and landlords, a collaborative style, ethical conduct and motivational interviewing or similar techniques are essential to success in this position. 


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.


The Maintenance and Custodial Technician will be responsible for performing maintenance and routine preventative maintenance to all buildings and property owned by Willis Dady Homeless Services. In addition, providing custodial services to facilities keeping them clean and organized. The Maintenance and Custodial Technician will need to demonstrate a commitment to the mission and present a positive image of our agency and its programs. This is a full-time, permanent position.


The Homeless Prevention Case Manager is responsible for finding and assisting households (individuals and/or families) who are facing the loss of their housing or are unstably housed. The Case Manager will work with households for a range of time; some will involve a one-time phone call and others will require a series of meetings and/or assistance.  The Case Manager will need to perform outreach on an ongoing basis across the County, as well as in Benton and Johnson counties, working with a wide range of service providers (including financial and other resources) in order to assist households in maintaining housing.  Initiative, follow-through, relationship building, and knowledge of resources are essential to the Case Manager’s success.