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.

CONTROLLER

The Controller will be responsible for a range of essential financial duties within Willis Dady, across all programs and staff. This person will lead and direct accounting functions as well as establish and maintain the organization’s overall accounting systems, procedures, and policies. The Controller will direct all analysis and reporting of financial information including budgets, planning, grant compliance and required filings and reports. In addition to reporting to the Operations Director, the Controller will work closely with the Board of Directors Finance Committee and the Executive Director which will provide oversight and overall direction on agency fiscal matters.

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ACCOUNTING CLERK

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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DATA COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

The Data Compliance Specialist provides administrative and analytic support to all Willis Dady staff and programs, creates and maintains 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 the Willis Dady Works campus in Cedar Rapids, IA. The position is grant-funded and further contingent on grant renewals.

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DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

The Development Coordinator will join a growing development team to focus on the maintenance and growth of agency donor relationships and assist in coordination of a variety of public relations activities. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for managing the donor database, developing social media content, coordinating the newsletter, planning and participating in outreach activities, creating marketing materials and managing development administrative activity. The Development Coordinator will work with agency staff to understand programs and client needs, and will work closely with the Development Director to increase overall agency visibility within the community

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MAINTENANCE & CUSTODIAL TECHNICIAN

The Maintenance & Custodial Technician is responsible for working as part of the Maintenance and Custodial team to perform 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. Initiative, follow-through, organization, and attention to detail are essential to the Maintenance and Custodial Technician’s success. Minimal travel is a required part of the position and will be reimbursed by Willis Dady. The Technician must supply their own vehicle. This is a full-time salaried position with a flexible schedule in order to fulfill the job duties.

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RESIDENT ASSISTANT (RA)

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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DONOR ENGAGEMENT VISTA

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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WILLIS DADY WORKS OPERATIONS VISTA

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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VISTA DISASTER IMPACTS RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Homelessness continues to be a problem in the Cedar Rapids area due to a lack of resources directed to meet the very basic needs for all people. Housing is out of reach for many people due to the gap between housing costs and poverty-level income, especially for minoritized populations and people with criminal histories. The issue of homelessness and housing insecurity has only been exacerbated by the pandemic beginning in March 2020 and the Derecho that impacted Cedar Rapids in August 2020. This project will focus on gathering data to show the direct impacts on those living in housing insecurity and those experiencing homelessness the COVID-19 pandemic and the Derecho have caused. The VISTA will facilitate the ongoing cost study project, work with a team of service providers to assess key cost data, pre and post pandemic/Derecho trends, individual local case studies, and best practices related to better housing solutions who are housing cost burdened and experiencing literal homelessness.

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