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Executive Assistant to the President and COO

United Way of Central Iowa
Des Moines, IA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
High School Diploma
$41,000 to $50,000 per year

Published on 5 Apr 2020

Expires on 5 Apr 2020

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Executive Assistant to the President and COO

Position Summary

United Way of Central Iowa is seeking an Executive Assistant to support and advance United Way’s mission of improving lives by providing professional administrative support to the President and Chief Operating Officer in order to meet organizational goals in the priority areas of education, income and health. The Executive Assistant works under minimal supervision and delivers a full range of administrative services with a superior customer service approach. This position makes independent decisions about planning, organizing and scheduling of his/her own work that aligns with the work and direction of senior managers and organizational priorities. Utilizing sound discretion and judgment is required to resolve problems and make recommendations for solutions and actions.


The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in the organization’s mission and success in community impact in the areas of education, income and health, and value the importance of teamwork and collaboration. A minimum of five years’ experience with administrative support and two years’ experience in executive level support are required. This position reports to the President and the Chief Operating Officer.


We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position.


Why choose United Way of Central Iowa?

United Way of Central Iowa is an established and highly respected nonprofit in the Central Iowa area and the United Way Worldwide network. Employees at UWCI have a passion for the organization’s mission and community impact work and strive to create a positive, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. Our Core Values of Compassion, Integrity, Community Engagement, Responsiveness and Striving for Excellence is the foundation for how we do our work and to reach our aspiration to “Engage Community to Empower All.” In addition to a competitive salary and robust benefits package including health insurance, a dental plan, 401(k) with match and paid life insurance, we offer the following:

  • Generous paid vacation plan, holidays, a personal holiday and sick time
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • Commitment to employee professional development
  • Fostering and developing diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Convenient central Des Moines location with free parking
  • Free, on-site fitness center
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Fun monthly opportunities for employees to build camaraderie
  • Wellness initiatives