At United Way, we are committed to maintaining a welcoming environment for every team member, and we believe each person has something valuable to contribute. Through the development of employee resource groups and a culture focused on the values of integrity, respect, collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and fun, we have built a dynamic workplace where employees can grow personally and professionally while bringing their best selves and ideas to the work we do.



Employee Resource Groups (ERG) bring together United Way employees who are associated with a common identity, diversity or set of interests. Employees engage in initiatives and activities through ERGs to build relationships and help drive positive business results for the organization.

Racial Equity Committee: A diverse group of employees who engage in critical dialogue around race and politics that disproportionately impact black and brown communities and work to support the organization’s mission to be anti-racist.
Engagement Committee: A cross-functional group of employees who help influence cross-functional communications as well as create engaging activities throughout the year.


Integrity: We interact honestly, ethically and respectfully, regardless of position or department.
Respect: We empower employees to own and drive their function in pursuit of community impact.
Collaboration: We work together to create solutions and identify outcomes that benefit the long-term health and vitality of United Way and the community.
Diversity & Inclusion: We support a diverse and inclusive workplace to create a synergetic foundation of innovation, growth and sustained success for our organization.
Fun: We create an atmosphere of celebration and connectedness through quarterly staff rallies, visits to communities we serve and all-staff get-togethers.

Benefits of Working at United Way

Health and Wellness

Competitive medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as monthly wellness rebates, are offered to all full-time and eligible part-time employees.

Work / Life Balance/ Flexibility

Generous paid time, company holidays, remote and flexible scheduling options allow you to maintain and enjoy life outside of work.

Personal / Family Assistance

Disability coverage, family medical leave, paid parental leave, paid family leave and a comprehensive employee assistance program are just a few of the personal benefits offered to United Way employees.

Financial Well-Being / Security

Life insurance, critical illness, accident insurance, LifeLock coverage, transit reimbursements, 401k contributions, and health savings and flexible spending accounts help you to plan a strong financial future for you and your family.

Open Positions

(Cook County) Director, Community Engagement



The (CC) Director of Community Engagement is accountable for implementing United Way’s Neighborhood Network strategy, including leading the Cook County Transforming Places Initiative. The (CC) Director, Community Engagement position is a community-facing role and will collaborate closely with the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, Community Impact, Partner Engagement, Resource Development, and MarCom teams. This role will also collaborate with Community Impact colleagues and other organizations across the suburban Cook County region to wrap resources into Neighborhood Networks, including capacity building, program grants, pro-bono assistance, corporate and community volunteers, government resources, and advocacy efforts. The (CC) Director of Community Engagement role is a two-year grant funded position in accordance with the implementation of the Cook County Transforming Places Pilot Program.

Director, Community Development



The Director, Community Development role is a new community-facing position with no direct reports, and will collaborate with the Senior Director, Community Engagement on United Way’s place-based economic development efforts.

Director, Individual Giving



The Director, Individual Giving is responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors in collaboration with a growing team which includes the Senior Manager, Giving Societies. The Director, Individual Giving will be donor-centered, data-driven, innovative, and results oriented to meet fundraising goals and targets that lead to sustainable growth of the United Way of Metro Chicago individual giving program.

Event Coordinator



The Event Coordinator works across the entire organization, serving as a collaborator and the lead project manager to ensure the seamless planning, execution, and reporting of small to large-scale donor, community, stakeholder, virtual, and public events to drive donor and public engagement, visibility, and fundraising for United Way of Metro Chicago.

Staff Accountant



The Staff Accountant reports to the Director of Grant and Financial Reporting and will support the grant reporting function, ensuring repayment of expenses incurred. The Staff Accountant will assist the Finance Department with tracking the monthly accounting close process, and the preparation of certain monthly accounting entries and reconciliations.

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