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Do Good.
Live United.

The Capital Area United Way (CAUW) fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Hughes and Stanley counties.

We're Hiring!

Position Description


The Capital Area United Way seeks a dynamic Executive Director with high-level interpersonal and communication skills to lead our organization. The Executive Director is responsible for the management, strategic planning, and fiscal integrity of the organization.


The Executive Director leads the Capital Area United Way in community-wide fundraising efforts to support local non-profits address community needs in Hughes and Stanley counties. The Executive Director must build and maintain trust in United Way's mission and relevance within the community and play a proactive role in all aspects of public relations, ensuring United Way's positive impact resonates widely.


The Board of Directors is receptive to innovative approaches and are willing to consider alternatives that may involve hiring up to two individuals to collectively address the responsibilities of the role.


The Capital Area United Way offers flexible scheduling, paid vacation and sick leave, and eleven paid holidays.

To learn more about the position, download the PDF 


Through its community-wide fundraising efforts, the CAUW helps to support 35 programs and services offered through 15 local CAUW funded agencies. 

Through a strong volunteer system, CAUW brings together business, government, and committed people to address local health and human service needs in Hughes and Stanley counties.

"Do Good. Live United" campaign co-chairs Joan and Karl Adam celebrating the end of the 2022-2023 fundraising campaign.
The "Do Good. Live United" campaign mascot, Champ, with Autumn Iverson. Who is one of the high school board members for Capital Area United Way.
Two girls participating in "Girls on the Run,”  which is one of the many community impact programs that United Way helps out with.



The Capital Area United Way has set a goal of $605,000 for the 2023-2024 "Do Good. Live United." campaign! 

Now, more than ever, our community needs YOUR help.  

Help us reach our goal by supporting our campaign.

Your donations help our 16 nonprofit Partner Agencies, as well as United Way Community Impact Programs, in Hughes and Stanley counties! 

Two United Way volunteers helping out with “Say Yes to the Dance”, which is one of many United Way community impact programs.

Our Impact

Difference Your Dollars Makes

$2 Per Week

  • 1 week of summer camp to an underprivileged youth where they will be safe, active and learn new skills and values. 

  • 1 GED student to take the four required tests. 

  • Year-round hands-on STEAM programs for 2 kids in a local after school program.   

  • 6 program handbooks for advancement for low-income Scouts. 

  • 5 sessions of support to a breastfeeding mom and baby. 

  • 20 blankets to provide warmth and comfort to people forced from their homes by fire or disaster.  

Our Programs & Partners

American Red Cross, Oahe Chapter

Since 1917, the American Red Cross Oahe Chapter has assisted families and individuals recovering from home fires, flooding, tornadoes, wildfires and other disasters. The Oahe Chapter has an office in Rapid City, but all funds from Capital Area United Way are utilized for our local community.

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