Employment Opportunities



President and CEO

We have an outstanding career opportunity for a community minded leader that desires to help influence changes that will make a positive impact in the lives of individuals in Story County. Our United Way is over 70 years old and going strong!  We have a reputation for identifying needs, gathering the community, and implementing solutions. We continue to navigate an ever-changing landscape of need and donors. Our office is a welcoming environment for all. 

Position Summary: 

The President & Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Story County is a mission- driven, collaborative, equity-minded, innovative, and social impact focused position. This person will serve as the overall brand ambassador and champion of United Way of Story County in the community, including business leaders, community members, donors, education partners, families served, government, nonprofit leaders, strategy partners, volunteers, and more. The President and CEO will leverage the power of relationships and networks, working across corporate sectors, government, private, and public to enhance outcomes linked to strategic priorities in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. This is the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.The President & Chief Executive Officer will manage a team of direct reports and serves as the senior leader of the organization. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. The members of the Board of Directors are made up of community influencers and leaders within Story County.

The allocation process is combined with local funders to provide a countywide approach to support human service programs.  This process is called Analysis of Social Services Evaluation Team (ASSET) and brings together City of Ames, Story County, ISU Student Government and UWSC to coordinate local planning, assess needs, evaluate the capabilities of agencies to provide programs, and recommend funding for programs. Staffing this process on behalf of United Way of Story County is a key function of this position.

Other major areas of responsibilities are administrative leadership, fundraising, Board of Directors and committees, fiscal operations, fund distribution and agency and community relations.

How to Apply

Any interested qualified candidates should apply.  Please electronically submit the following: cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by noon on August 25, 2023, to unitedway@uwstory.org. Contact 515-268-5142 if you experience issues with your submission.

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