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The YWCA seeks an individual to provide case management, translation/interpretation and English language instruction to immigrant and refugee populations. Some evenings required.Must be fluent in Spanish and English (verbal/written), fluency in additional languages a plus.One-year relevant experience required and degree in human services related field preferred.Full-time with benefits including generous paid time off, health & dental insurance, retirement, etc.Starts at $37,500/year.Send resume and cover letter by November 4, 2022 to Jessica Ruiz Krause, YWCA, 425 Lafayette St., Waterloo, IA 50703 or

Executive Director

For over 110 years, YWCA Black Hawk County has provided critical programs in Black Hawk County, evolving to respond to ever-changing community needs with a focus on empowerment, community collaboration, diversity and inclusivity, and strong service delivery and programming.

The YWCA Black Hawk County Board of Directors is seeking an Executive Director to continue the remarkable history and significant impact of the YWCA in the community. The Executive Director is an experienced nonprofit leader who will advocate successfully and passionately on behalf of the YWCA, its mission, the individuals it serves, and the greater Waterloo/Black Hawk County community. The Executive Director must be a strong, ethical, hands-on leader and role model; a strategic, analytical, and resourceful thinker; an effective problem solver who responds to challenges with sound, consistent and fair judgment. The Executive Director is a collaborative and communicative leader who can successfully motivate and inspire a wide range of constituents, supporters, and community members.

A successful candidate will possess the professional qualifications, experience, and personal attributes to perform the following responsibilities.

Strategic and Organizational Leader

  • Actively develop and implement strategic priorities needed to advance the work of the YWCA, utilizing established short- and long-term goals that support the mission, vision, and values of the YWCA.
  • Lead our YWCA supporters and staff through all stages of a planned capital campaign and project.
  • Ensure a long-range plan is in place for facility maintenance and asset replacement.
  • Build and maintain a robust partnership with the Board and its committees
  • Create and sustain a collaborative work environment for staff, supporting and coaching them to achieve their potential while holding them accountable to clearly defined expectations and goals.
  • Role model work behaviors and supervisory/management skills

Financial Management and Fund Development

  • Provide comprehensive fiscal management, develops annual organizational and program operating budgets; regular monitoring of operating revenue and expenditures; monitoring all endowment and investment funds; ensuring compliance to organizational financial policies.
  • High level management of financials, accounting, compliance, and risk management of a complex organization.
  • Effectively fundraise and develop assets needed to ensure the on-going viability of the organization, its resources, programs, services and facilities.
  • Inspires individuals, supporters, communities, and partner organizations around the YWCA mission and vision; identifying and engaging potential supporters and revenue sources to assure ongoing program and fiscal stability.
  • Assure the proper use of YWCA facilities. Allocate resources for necessary maintenance, as well as capital improvements through the budget planning process. Oversees capital campaign funds, design, construction, and renovation projects.
  • Plan, develop and execute strategies for annualized revenue, capital campaigns, fundraising events and planned giving.

Program Planning and Cultural Champion

  • The Executive Director is the face of the YWCA Black Hawk County, serving as chief spokesperson and community advocate, promoting its mission and vision within the community.
  • Champions the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive values, and is a strong advocate for participants, staff, and Board.
  • Leads the organization in identifying the needs of women and girls, and individuals and families from diverse ethnic backgrounds; to develop and implement innovative programs and services or enhance existing programs and services, to address these needs.
  • Cultivates a strong organizational culture and administrative systems to support of the mission of the YWCA.
  • Builds and maintains the relationships and operations necessary to ensure the YWCA Black Hawk County remains a member association in good standing within the Greater Heartland Region of the YWCA and of the YWCA of the USA.
  • Provides the leadership, guidance and support needed to ensure smooth transitions through organizational leadership and/or structural change.

Exceptional Communication Skills

  • An engaging speaker and writer, the Executive Director shares the important and compelling story of the YWCA’s mission, history, and programming to recruit and connect with potential partners and advance the organization’s mission.
  • Through persuasive coalition building, the Executive Director will confidently build community partnerships and collaborations to advance the mission and impact of the YWCA.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education, or related field required.
  • Demonstrated success working with a Board of Directors, committees, and volunteer leadership structure.
  • Demonstrated success in leadership, communication, and fiscal management
  • Two or more years of demonstrated success in senior level non-profit leadership including capacity building; grant writing; fund development; programming development, and staff development and management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in human resource management, staff recruitment, discipline, termination, and basic employment laws. Experienced in coaching and supervision of staff, administration of personnel policies, benefits, and implementation of the Affirmative Action plan.
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing, administration, and monitoring.
  • Successful experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation, including designing and monitoring program outcomes and measurement methods.
  • Proven history of resourcefulness, creativity, and an ability to think “outside the box.”
  • Strong planning, prioritizing and delegating skills with demonstrated ability to successfully meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Publisher, and virtual platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Working knowledge of database usage and social media platforms.
  • Aptitude for building mechanical systems and facilities management.
  • Must pass criminal and child/dependent adult abuse background checks and must possess a valid driver’s license and pass the organizations insurance required driving records background check.

Strong Candidate Will Possess:

Location: Must live in or relocate to Black Hawk County, Iowa

Job Type: Full-time, exempt position. On-site. Some weekends and evenings.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick, personal, holidays)
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Discounted childcare and fitness available


Please email resume and cover letter to Tracey Schatz, Board President at by November 5, 2022.All submissions and inquiries are strictly confidential. EOE.


Seasons Center

Foster and Adoptive Care Coordinator

Seasons is a comprehensive Behavioral Health Center offering a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral health services to communities in Northwest Iowa. We are excited to expand our specialized services for foster and adoptive families through our Family Support Center.

We are currently seeking a full-time or part-time Foster and Adoptive Care Coordinator based out of Autumn’s Center in Spencer, Iowa.

The Foster and Adoptive Care Coordinator will:

  • Create a caring, safe, and healing environment for individuals and families with foster and/or adoptive youth
  • Provide case coordination to families to help them secure resources such as housing, transportation, food, and other practical items
  • Assist client in accessing respite and other specialty services
  • Facilitate support groups for foster and adoptive families
  • Provide support through a variety of methods, including but not limited to face-to-face visits, telephone calls, and emails
  • Collaborate with clinical and program staff to ensure services are trauma-informed and culturally responsive
  • Facilitate community education/outreach to develop positive relationships with community organizations and connect families with resources
  • Complete home studies when applicable
  • Document client data in an electronic health record (EHR) system
  • Participate in agency team meetings and grant meetings as needed
  • Assist with data collection and tracking of project activities for the grant


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field is required
  • 1-3 years of experience working with children and families required
  • 1-3 years of experience with foster and/or adoptive families preferred
  • Some travel is required for this position, so a valid driver’s license is required

Salary Range: $19.23-$21.63/hour

Apply at:

For more information, please visit us at or contact our human resources department at 800-242-5101.

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Benefits available to all eligible employees are available at the bottom of the careers tab at


Medical Associates

Licensed Master’s level Therapist (LMHC, LISW, LMFT)

Medical Associates Clinic, located in Dubuque, Iowa, is seeking a Licensed Master’s level Therapist (LMHC, LISW, LMFT) to join our well-established, thriving multidisciplinary practice!

As a Therapist, you will assess client's needs, abilities or behavior using a variety of methods. Devise and monitor appropriate programs of treatment, including therapy, counseling, or advice in collaboration with colleagues. This position has flexibility to work remote based out of IA, WI or IL.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide outpatient therapeutic services, including diagnostic assessment and therapeutic intervention.Additional roles may include therapy addressing relationship or family concerns, and/or group therapy.
  • Complete documentation timely and in accordance with clinical and accreditation standards.
  • Consult with outpatient providers, within and outside the department of Psychiatry and Psychology.
  • Complete all other assigned projects and duties.

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week (salaried) with minimum 85% open for patient contact. The department is open Monday through Friday daytime hoursno nights, weekends or call

Competitive pay of $68,000 - $80,000 based on experience with benefits package worth $20,000!

Medical Associates Clinic

  • Area’s most comprehensive team of Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners 
  • Over 180 providers and 1,100 staff make up the area’s leading healthcare provider and only multispecialty group practice 
  • Collegial team of 8 Licensed Psychologists, 5 Psychiatrists, 3 ARNPs, 3 RNs, 1 LPN, and 2 CMAs 

Dubuque, Iowa Community Overview: 

  • Beautiful city overlooking the Mississippi River with a population of 70,000 and a drawing base of up to 250,000 
  • Community & Entertainment: great restaurants, local breweries & wineries, miles of hiking & biking trails, museums and performing arts, live music and festivals, boat/kayak access, nearby downhill skiing, networking groups for all ages and interests! 
  • Schools & Family: outstanding public and private schools, lots of family-centered activities throughout the year, programs for just about every extracurricular interest--sports/arts/music/social 
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