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.
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.
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.
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.
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.