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 Employment Case Manager is responsible for the growth and continuation of our various employment programs. The Employment Case Manager will work closely with the Support Services Director to recruit, hire and supervise client employees, complete new hire paperwork, work with partner agencies, explore and implement new employment opportunities (such as creating new small business start-ups and looking for new companies to partner with), and respond to the urgent needs of clients working in our employment program. The aim of this position is to assist in ending and preventing homelessness for every individual we serve through direct support in short-term, stable employment leading to longer-term employment and stability.


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 Part-Time Shelter Case Manager is responsible for individual case management services including, but not limited to: assisting in the securing of permanent housing, resource referral, goal setting, advocacy, coordination of services, and networking for single adults and families who are residents of Willis Dady Emergency Shelter. Sound judgment, collaborative style, ethical conduct and motivational interviewing or similar techniques are essential to success in this position. The position is grant funded through September 2022 and further contingent upon grant renewals.


The Overflow Shelter is a collaborative project to provide temporary emergency shelter during the winter months. Shelter Resident Assistants (RAs) are fully responsible for operating and managing the Overflow Shelter when it is open. The on-duty RA will coordinate all intakes, volunteers, cleaning, security of the property, and adherence to shelter policies and procedures. The RA will ensure the safety of people staying at the overflow shelter. The RA is a temporary position that will work on an as-needed basis for the duration of the winter months, depending on the needs of the community. RA shifts are six or twelve hours, from 12 pm-6pm and/or 6pm-12 am or 8 am – 8 pm and/or 8 pm – 8 am, with each RA working 2 – 3 shifts per week, making $12.50 per hour.