Explore job openings and opportunities for LGBTQ Iowans

One Iowa provides a list of external and internal jobs and opportunities for LGBTQ Iowans and allies. Inclusion on our website does not warrant or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or outcome. You must fully vet each resource and ensure it’s still relevant and any deadlines haven’t passed.

Jobs & Committees

Iowa Cancer Consortium seeking applicants for contractor opportunities 

Community Outreach Coordinator (Rural)
Approximately 36% of Iowa’s population lives in rural areas and may face related barriers to cancer care, including provider shortages, increased travel to access care, lack of transportation, and reduced access to clinical trials . The Iowa Cancer Consortium is accepting applications for a contracted Community Outreach Coordinator – individual or organizational – to provide cancer control outreach and partnership development to support implementation of the Iowa Cancer Plan within Iowa’s rural communities. This contracted position is for eight hours per week (number of hours is moderately negotiable). The contract period ends on June 30, 2022, with the possibility of annual extension based on ability to meet contract deliverables, organizational and community needs, and available funding. Work hours are flexible but will include at least one weekly team meeting. Learn more and apply.

Community Outreach Coordinator (Black Hawk County)
In Iowa, the African American/Black population has the highest age-adjusted cancer mortality rate compared to all other racial and ethnic populations. Black Hawk County has the second largest African American/Black population in Iowa and in 2018 was identified as having the largest racial disparities in socioeconomic status in the entire country. The Iowa Cancer Consortium is accepting applications for a contracted Community Outreach Coordinator – individual or organizational – to provide cancer control outreach and partnership development to support implementation of the Iowa Cancer Plan within African American/Black communities in Black Hawk County, Iowa. This contracted position is for eight hours per week (number of hours is moderately negotiable). The contract period ends on June 30, 2022, with the possibility of annual extension based on ability to meet contract deliverables, organizational and community needs, and available funding. Work hours are flexible but will include at least one weekly team meeting. Learn more and apply.

Communications Contractor
The Consortium is accepting applications for a Communications Contractor – individual or organizational – to provide communications support and implementation for the organization. This contracted position is for eight hours per week (number of hours is moderately negotiable). Work hours are flexible but will include at least one weekly team meeting. The position ends on June 30, 2022, with the possibility of annual extension based on ability to meet contract deliverables, organizational and community needs, and available funding. Learn more and apply.Please reach out to Kelly Sittig with any questions at [email protected]or (319) 335-8816.

EMBARC is seeking applicants for Americorps Program.

EMBARC: Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center in partnership with the Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs and Centro Latino is seeking applicants for Bilingual (Spanish and English) individuals to be part of the AmeriCorps program, the Spanish Helpline, and assist Latinos across the state of Iowa. The position is remote, includes answering calls and case management. Apply at https://www.refugeeriseiowa.org/members.html.

Start Date: Oct. 4 for 50 week period
Pay Stipend for full time: $16,500
Education Award for full time: $6,345

Able Up Iowa Seeking Committee Members 

Able Up Iowa is recruiting individuals who have a passion for making a difference by sharing their thoughts and ideas about diversity, equity, and inclusion related to how and what Able Up Iowa does to fulfill its mission. This is also an opportunity for you to build your leadership skills, strengthen your confidence in speaking up, and build your knowledge of diversity and inclusion work – and we hope that committee members will have fun connecting with others in the community and within our organization!

Please email [email protected] for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

One Iowa volunteer opportunities 

We are not hosting in-person events in 2021, so our need for volunteers is low. But we could always use help on social media getting the word out about our events, the work we do, and writing content! Reach out if you would be interested in writing blogs on LGBTQ+ issues, creating social media posts for Facebook and Twitter, helping with graphic design on Canva, or any other content creation.

Further, One Iowa often gets asked for resources of LGBTQ+ folks to speak on panels, at conferences, attend Zoom meetings, do interviews on relevant issues. If you would be willing to volunteer to share your lived experience if asked – please email Maddie at [email protected] to be put on the list.

Survey Participants & Seeking LGBTQ+ Help

Project PASSION seeking LGBTQ volunteers for a study on intimate relationships for LGBTQ+ people

We know that when people have healthy intimate relationships, their overall mental and physical health is good as well.  Our primary goal is to conduct research that gives back to the LGBTQ+ community.  Indeed, we hope that this information can be used to develop culturally sensitive recommendations and programs to promote healthy intimate relationships for LGBTQ+ people.

Thus, in our project, we want to learn more about what can lead to healthy, and unhealthy, intimate relationships for LGBTQ+ people.  Our project focuses on factors that lead to negative health outcomes as well as factors that promote resilience. We are seeking participants for a study that is completed entirely online.

Who is a good fit for the study? The study may be a good fit for someone if:

  • They and their partner are both 21 years or older
  • They identify as LGBTQ+ and are in a relationship
  • They currently drink alcohol (i.e., they are not in recovery)
  • People of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome

What would happen if someone enrolls in the study? We invite all interested people to call or visit our webpage to learn more (see contact information below). Each partner will earn a minimum of $40 for completing questionnaires and meeting with our research staff for a video call (2 hours). Each partner can also earn up to an additional $145 for completing all online surveys (Study 2).

 Our team is very excited about this project.  We believe that it can provide much-needed data that will ultimately help to promote healthier intimate relationships for LGBTQ+ people, which again is one of the most important predictors of a person’s general physical and mental health.

Contact Information: To take part in either research study or for more information, please contact us at:

University of Iowa Transgender/Non-binary Group Therapy Research Study 

Cara Solness, Counseling Psychology Doctoral Trainee in the Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa invites adults who identify as transgender or non-binary to participate in a group therapy research study. Due to COVID safety precautions, this group will be conducted by telehealth. Who can be part of this study? Individuals who identify as transgender or non-binary who:

  • Are 18 year of age or older
  • Have access to the internet and email
  • Are able to commit to 12 weeks of group therapy and 6 questionnaire time points both before and after the group

Participants in this study will be paid up to $100 depending on how many surveys are completed. The 12 weeks of group therapy are provided at no cost. If someone you know meets the above criteria, please share this information with them.

This study seeks to recruit 9 participants. Interested participants should contact the research team at the e-mail or phone number below for more information and to complete our eligibility screening. Interested participants will be contacted by a research team member for initial screening and to set a date for an interview with the group therapy facilitator.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 319-440-2119

The BEE-HIVE Study Needs Your Input! 

The Building Equitable and Engaged HIV prevention for Everyone (BEE-HIVE) Study is looking for transgender and nonbinary people to take part in a new online survey focused on sexual wellbeing and HIV prevention needs. Share your experiences and insights to help guide future interventions to improve HIV prevention and sexual health services.

Eligible participants will receive a $15 Amazon gift card.

If interested, click here: https://bit.ly/beehive-study

You can also text, call, or email Sam to learn more:

(203) 816-0340

[email protected]

University at Buffalo Survey Needs LGBTQ+ Participation 

This survey is designed to explore the issues of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGBQ+) individuals, specifically examining psychological distress, well-being and the role of intrapersonal and interpersonal protective factors. Therefore, we are interested in the perspective of anyone who identifies as LGBQ+. Our study has been approved by the University at Buffalo Institutional Review Board. Participation in this online study will take approximately 30 minutes. The survey is completely voluntary, and you can choose to participate or withdraw at any time throughout the process.

If you have any questions about this study, please contact me at [email protected]

Upcoming Events

  • Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

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    LGBTQ Leadership Institute Graduation

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    LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit 2021

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    WPCS 2021 – Session 2: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group Best Practices

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    WPCS 2021 – Session 3: Allyship in the Workplace

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    WPCS 2021 – Session 4: Pride in the Community