United Way of Northwest Arkansas employs hardworking people in Northwest Arkansas to help us achieve our goals. If you’re interested in applying for an open position, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to the listed hiring manager. No phone calls please.


Eligible employees at United Way of Northwest Arkansas are provided a wide range of benefits. A number of the programs (such as Social Security, workers’ compensation, state disability, and unemployment insurance) cover all employees in the manner prescribed by law. Benefits eligibility is dependent upon a variety of factors, including employee classification. Your supervisor can identify the programs for which you are eligible. The following benefit programs are available to eligible employees:

  • 401K Contributions
  • Auto Mileage Reimbursement
  • Bereavement Leave
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Leave
  • Membership Dues
  • Military Leave
  • Personal Leave
  • Retirement Plan
  • Sick Leave Benefits
  • Travel Allowances
  • Vacation Benefits

Some benefit programs require contributions from the employee, but most are fully paid by United Way of Northwest Arkansas.

Thanks to Greenwood Gearhart Inc. Registered Investment Advisor for offering their investment services for free to our employees.


Join United Way and an elite team of AmeriCorps members in connecting people to free tax services. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) provide free tax services to those that qualify.  Last year, United Way’s partners prepared over 7,700 federal and state tax returns that resulted in $5.7 million in tax refunds and saved tax filers $715,000 in tax preparation fees.

Your mission for this service year, should you choose to accept it, has four objectives:

  • Identify and recruit volunteers for the VITA/TCE programs
  • Implement free tax services public awareness campaign
  • Complete training and become IRS-certified to support VITA/TCE tax sites
  • Provide tax preparation support at designated VITA/TCE sites in Northwest Arkansas.

Term of Service: January 2020—May  2020

Location: Members will be based in Lowell, AR., but may serve at sites in Benton, Carroll, Madison, and Washington counties.

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Join United Way and an elite team of AmeriCorps members helping people in need connect to local resources through the statewide expansion of Arkansas 211.  As a high profile project, Arkansas 211 is a free, confidential referral and information program that links individuals to essential health and human services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Last year, 211 systems across the country made over 12.8 million connections for assistance.

Your mission for this service year, should you choose to accept it, has three objectives:

  • Identify Arkansas social service resources and populate the 211 resource database with this information.
  • Train local nonprofit and service providers to use the 211 system.
  • Implement a 211 public awareness campaign.

Term of Service: December 2019 – May 2020

Location: Members will be based in Fort Smith, AR.

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How To Apply:

Send your cover letter and resume to Emily Bartlett at with the subject line Americorp Member Application. Due to the high volume of resumes received, only those applicants selected for an interview may be contacted.

All member position are contingent on the results of an FBI Background Check, Arkansas Criminal History Check, National Sex Offender Registry Check, and other checks as possible.

UWNWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.