Careers at UWATX

We make Austin greater for a living. Join us to do some of the best work of your life.

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Our Home

We are proud to work in East Austin, a neighborhood known for its eclectic, historic and artistic scene. We are even prouder to have one of Austin’s most famous murals on our building, created by us and Creative Suitcase as a love letter to the city we call home. The Butter Half Mural has been the background for engagements, bachelorette parties, dog photoshoots—even a wedding!

We are surrounded by many of the best restaurants and food trucks in town, and take advantage (perhaps too often). We are focused on giving back locally, which to us also means supporting the many small businesses near us. You can usually find a group of UWATX employees grabbing a drink at Bennu Coffee or Juiceland, or sitting down for a bite at El Chilito or Austin Daily Press.

Our building is a bit of a labyrinth. We moved in in 1981, and as we have grown so has our building. No, we don’t have pool tables or a fancy food court—but we do have lots of windows, outdoor picnic tables, all the caffeine you could want and friendly faces around every twisting corner.

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Our People

Together, we work hard, we laugh a lot, we constantly brainstorm new ways to make a meaningful difference and we eat a lot of breakfast tacos.

We bring together people of a wide variety of talents—grant writing, education, fundraising, marketing, finance, social services, VISTAS—all dedicated to improving life for all in Greater Austin.

We play well with others. We work with more than 400 business partners, as well as hundred of other nonprofits, agencies, providers and schools. You will have the chance to meet and collaborate with some of Austin’s most influential leaders and companies.

Our employees choose to work at UWATX because they love Austin and truly want to improve the quality of life for all residents. We are never satisfied with the status quo and work to improve the city one individual or family at a time.

Our Culture

We work incredibly hard at UWATX, but we also understand the importance of supporting a happy, healthy life/work balance. We have the technology in place to make telecommuting an option when needed, and your furry four-legged friend is always welcome to come into the office with you (seriously, please bring them!).

We value our “No Meetings Fridays,” giving us the freedom to have at least one workday a week that is truly our own. We also value our casual dress code that matches the backdrop of our casual city.

We never stop learning. No matter your position or hierarchal level, we promote a culture that encourages you to constantly find ways to better yourself and the community, whether it is by attending a conference or trying out new software. All opinions are valued, from our president to our interns.

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You are entrepreneurial, creative, team-oriented and compassionate. You want to build something that will last long after you leave our team. You aren’t looking for a job; you’re looking for a career. You want to make Austin greater.

Still interested? Check out all of our current opportunities below.

Ready to change lives?

Every day in Austin, we’re working to ensure each child has access to high-quality education, every family has the tools they need to be financially stable, and health and human services are readily available for all.

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