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.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Assist in achieve the organization's mission and financial objectives according to the strategic direction developed in conjunction with the Board of Directors. Maintain the operational and financial integrity of the organization, aid in leadership staff development, outline objectives, public spokesperson duties, fundraising, and developing and maintaining strong working relations with public and private partners.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Assist in achieving the organization's mission and financial objectives according to the strategic direction developed in conjunction with the Board of Directors. Maintain the operational and financial integrity of the organization, aid in leading staff development, outline objectives, public spokesperson duties, fundraising, and developing and maintaining strong working relations with public and private partners.

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

The Development Manager will join a growing development team to focus on the maintenance and growth of agency grant awards and assist in coordination of a variety of public relations activities.  The Development Manager will be responsible for technical and creative communications activities - including grant writing, developing social media content, coordinating the newsletter, planning and participating in outreach activities and creating marketing materials. While the focus on grant programs will be year-round, some of the creative responsibilities are somewhat seasonal, creating a balance in work load.

DATA COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

The Data Compliance Specialist provides administrative and analytic support to all Willis Dady staff and programs, creates reports and dashboards for existing programs, and assists with program compliance and data entry. The Data Compliance Specialist ensures all programs are compliant with local, state and federal regulations and requirements. The position is based at Willis Dady Emergency Shelter in Cedar Rapids, IA. The position is grant funded through December 2021 and further contingent on grant renewals.

RESIDENT ASSISTANT

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.

Help Wanted: AmeriCorps Service Members 

Willis Dady is currently accepting applications for 3 full-time, year long stipended AmeriCorps Service Member positions for July 2020-July 2021. Click on the links below to view complete VISTA Assignment Descriptions and Benefits. If you are interested in learning more about becoming an AmeriCorps VISTA with Willis Dady, please send your inquiry to our Director Phoebe at Director@WillisDady.org

AmeriCorps Service Member Benefits 

In addition to gaining great career experience, AmeriCorps Service positions come with a bi-weekly living stipend, education award upon successful completion, healthcare supplements and more! Click the link below to view all benefits associated with a year of service.

Prepare for a career in marketing and communications! Gather stories and generate outward facing content to educate the public about preventing and ending homelessness in Cedar Rapids.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Gather information about homelessness, specifically about individual clients who have utilized Willis Dady services, and create and distribute content to engage the larger public in the work of ending homelessness

  • Engage with the public through formal and informal events to strengthen our community’s understanding of local homelessness, our agency, and ways to assist in preventing and ending homelessness.

  • Strengthen donor and partner communication by researching and implementing best practices for engagement