What's It Like To Work At United Way of Pierce County

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UWPC team members are dedicated to creating a supportive team culture.  Every team member is passionate about our work and the impact we create together for our community.  Our staff is a mix of individuals that have had long careers with United Way as well as team members that have joined recently.  Our Mission:  We mobilize and unite the caring power of Pierce County to tackle our community’s toughest challenges to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways.

We offer competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities; volunteering opportunities paid sick leave and vacation, access to comprehensive health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance; a 403(b) plan, and more. We encourage growth and upward mobility and want you to succeed in a diverse, inclusive, and ethical workplace.



We believe that in order to serve our mission, our employees need a culture that values work-life balance, individual needs and constant learning.



We offer competitive health and dental plans to staff and their families, as well as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to staff.



We encourage our staff to rest and recharge. We provide generous vacation, sick leave and 11 paid holidays.



We help you plan for the future. We offer a 403(b) plan along with retirement planning services so you can work now and relax later.



We foster growth opportunities. Through seminars, conferences, we encourage staffers to continue growing their skill sets and fuel their passions.

Open Positions

Job Title: Director of Human Resources  
Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer
Classification: Exempt - Hourly
Wage: Salary $32.56/hr - $35.10/hr
Weekly Average Hours Worked is 16 hours (.040 FTE)    
Hours of Operation: M-F Part-time
Hours vary occasionally


United Way of Pierce County brings together cross-sector partners to deliver intentional collaborative partnerships that build a system of care around adults and families struggling with poverty.

This position is responsible for administering human resource activities at United Way of Pierce County.


  • Manage hiring process: interview, background check, reference, I-9, offer letter, onboarding.
  • Ensure job descriptions factually reflect the job and are legally compliant.
  • Ensure legal compliance: mandatory training, L&I postings, updated handbook.
  • Manage personnel records and files.
  • Supervise disputes and oversees the disciplinary process.
  • Creates an overall compensation strategy that is fair to employees and financially responsible for United Way of Pierce County.
  • Manage dental and medical open enrollment. Answer/research employee questions.
  • Oversee employee performance process.
  • Notifies finance personnel of employee anniversary dates and authorizes pay increases and bonuses.
  • Active involvement in all required meetings.


  • Bachelor’s degree in personnel management, public administration, psychology, or education or equivalent experiences. Preferred experiences: personnel law (hiring/termination processes, discrimination, affirmative action, harassment, and FMLA/PFML), benefits specifically medical and dental.


  • Communication: Articulate and clear verbally and in the written word.
  • Analytical: Ability to read, understand, and share the essence of legal documents and HR policies.
  • Multitask: Well-organized and self-directed person
  • Problem-solving: Ability to resolve conflict between employees.
  • Working with Others: A team player who treats others with respect and can listen carefully.
  • Work Setting: Work is performed within an office setting at UWPC however, some training may occur while attending workshops and/or conferences.
  • Personal Management: Self-starter, innovative, flexible, and open to change

To Apply submit a resume, letter of interest, and complete an application. You can reach out to Keith Banks at for additional information.

Online application process:





No Openings at this time.


If you are a college student wanting to make a difference in the community, consider becoming a 211 Information and Referral Specialist. Applicants must be eligible for The Federal Work Study Programs and have availability within call center hours of operation. Volunteers can also be trained to answer calls as well. If you have additional questions about the Information and Referral Specialist position, just email us at


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How often are jobs posted?

  • Job are posted when a position is open and will remain up until a candidate has accepted an offer. The number of postings varies. Check back often and follow our social networks to get real-time alerts.

If a position has been posted for a long time, are you still taking applications?

  • Yes, as long as the position is posted, we are accepting applicants.

What happens after I apply?

  • The time period between submission and the next steps vary depending on the amount of applications received. Please be patient. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted by a member of the HR team to discuss next steps.

If I applied for a position, do I get an interview?

  • Your application will be considered and reviewed by a member of our HR team and the hiring manager. Only select candidates will receive an interview. Candidates who apply will not be contacted if they are not selected for an interview.