What’s it like to work here?

Every function of the United Way team—from data collection to event management, and from administrative assisting to fundraising—contributes to our vision of stronger neighborhoods for a stronger Chicago. We count on our employees to bring a spirit of inclusivity and creativity to everything they do. We lean on our diverse backgrounds to broaden our perspectives and increase our impact.

The United Way culture

Who we are

We’re committed to maintaining a welcoming environment for every employee, and we believe each person has something valuable to contribute. By establishing a culture focused on integrity, respect, teamwork / collaboration, diversity and fun, we create a dynamic workplace where employees can grow personally and professionally while bringing their best selves and ideas to the work we do.


We interact honestly, ethically and respectfully, regardless of position or department. Likewise, the personal information, countless volunteer hours and millions of dollars entrusted to us deserve our utmost reverence.


We empower employees to own and drive their function in pursuit of community impact. By recognizing each individual’s experience and expertise, we create a culture of vitality that carries our organization forward.

Teamwork / Collaboration

We work together to create solutions and exchange our personal need to be right with the need to identify outcomes that benefit the long-term health and vitality of United Way and the community.


We support a diverse workplace. Our varied backgrounds, perspectives and talents create a synergetic foundation of innovation, growth and sustained success for our organization.


We create an atmosphere of celebration and connectedness. Through quarterly staff rallies, visits to communities we serve and all-staff get-togethers, we value the hard work all employees do and recognize everyone’s contribution.

Benefits of Working at United Way

Health and wellness

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

Work / life flexibility

Generous paid time off, family medical leave and flexible scheduling options allow you to maintain and enjoy life outside of work.

Personal / family assistance

Disability coverage, 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

Life insurance, 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

Corporate Engagement Manager



The Corporate Engagement Manager is accountable for managing and engaging an assigned portfolio of accounts of major partner corporations/organizations year-round to maximize relationships. Develops and implements workplace campaign strategies tailored to individual companies and designed to position United Way as the philanthropic partner of choice in community change. Ensures the delivery of a year-round engaging experience for all donors and volunteers. In addition, the Corporate Engagement Manager will be customer-focused, data-driven, innovative and results-oriented.

Director, Civic & Partner Engagement



The Director of Civic & Partner Engagement is accountable for redefining and leading a stakeholder engagement strategy that engages United Way’s stakeholders and advances the organization’s brand as leader in building neighborhood equity in the Chicago region. This position will serve as a key member of United Way’s Marcom and Engagement team, supporting and driving engagement with its stakeholders to include corporate partners, community organizations and civic/nonprofit organizations. The Director of Civic and Partner Engagement will be a savvy facilitator with experience building relationships with multiple stakeholders by listening to new ideas, encouraging dialogue, and inspiring people to work towards common goals.

HIRE360 Recruiter Caseworker



The HIRE360 Recruiter / Caseworker provides general support to our programs and services in the Construction, Utilities and Service Sector toward meeting contractual performance goals. The Recruiter / Caseworker is responsible for supporting all construction related programming, with particular responsibility for the outcomes and performance of the Apprenticeship Readiness and Industry Led Training and Tutoring Programs. This position recruits, counsels, mentors, guides and advises participants as they explore and pursue their career pathway.

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