A group of United Way of the Columbia-Willamette's staff pose for a photo

Are you interested in being part of a passionate team committed to building a more equitable and inclusive region where all families have the resources and opportunities to thrive? Join United Way!

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  • Infant-at-Work Program for new parents with infants up to 6 months of age
  • 3% employer contribution to a 401(k) plan
  • Telecommuting
  • Flexible scheduling and compressed work week
  • Volunteer benefit (4 hours paid per month)
  • Higher education tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness Program and incentives
  • Bicycle commuter/Tri-Met program reimbursement
  • Parking and carpool subsidy
  • Paid holidays
  • Inclusive holiday schedule that offers floating holidays in the place of fixed religious holidays
  • Extended Illness Time-off Bank
  • Discounted partnerships such as gym memberships and Costco
  • Participation in local and national conferences and culturally-specific leadership programs
  • Rolling internal skills trainings
  • Opportunities to collaborate through cross-departmental work groups, such as Equity Action Team, Career Development, Wellness, etc.
  • No employee, including temporary, earns less than a living wage. Periodic compensation reviews are conducted to ensure total compensation is market-competitive.
  • Additional benefits include up to six weeks of PTO per year (with service); paid sick leave for temporary employees; medical, dental, and vision coverage; group life, short- and long-term disability, and dependent life; flexible spending plan; cell phone allowance for eligible employees; and an Employee Assistance Program.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, inclusion and equity are fundamental values for United Way, both internally and externally.

We work to create solutions to the challenges of poverty in our region for the kids who need it most. We know that communities of color face the greatest disparities in terms of childhood poverty. That’s why equity is so important to our work in the community. Learn more.

Staff and Board Diversity

We’re proud to be able to say that our staff and board demographics reflect the diversity of the four-county region we serve.

Internal Diversity Work

We have a variety of internal committees and work groups that staff are encouraged to join. One is the Equity Action Team. This group serves as a sounding board for new internal policies and procedures to make sure that we’re taking into account diversity and inclusion. It also helps with diversity-related projects, such as staff diversity trainings, assessing our equity as an organization and developing an equity lens for our work. Finally, the group leads our involvement in external cultural events in the community.

Inclusive Hiring Practices

UWCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, tribal affiliation, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, disability status, medical condition, genetics, pregnancy, or any other considerations under federal, state, or local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. We are pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. Further, applicants from bilingual communities and communities of color are eagerly encouraged to join a UWCW team that is authentically and intentionally committed to diversity and cultural competency.

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