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.

Integrity

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.

Respect

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.

Diversity

We support a diverse workplace. Our varied backgrounds, perspectives and talents 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, 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

Posted:10/18/21

Overview

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.

Development Officer

Posted:10/18/21

Overview

As a member of the Resource Development Team, the Development Officer is accountable for leading the efforts to acquire funding from individual donors and foundations throughout the Chicago region through strong relationship development, excellent writing skills, and passion for the organization’s mission. This externally facing role will require a skilled development professional who is passionate about building long-term, collaborative partnerships and is able to develop high-quality solicitation and grant materials to ensure that United Way of Metro Chicago builds lasting relationships with foundation funders and individual prospects.

Director, Community Engagement

Posted:10/05/21

Overview

The Director, Community Engagement is accountable for implementing United Way’s Neighborhood Network strategy, including supporting neighborhood-based economic development efforts. The Director, Community Engagement position is a community-facing role and will collaborate closely with the Community Impact, Partner Engagement, Resource Development, and MarCom teams. This role will also collaborate with Community Impact colleagues and other organizations across the region to wrap additional resources into Neighborhood Networks, including capacity building, program grants, pro-bono assistance, corporate and community volunteers, government resources, and advocacy efforts.

Regional Director of Development NNW

Posted:09/28/21

Overview

As a senior member of the Resource Development Team, the Regional Director of Development NNW is accountable for leading the implementation of United Way of Metro Chicago’s (UWMC) strategic priorities in Evanston/Skokie, Elgin/Carpentersville, and Palatine. The RDD drives fundraising activities and the recruitment and engagement of the NNW Suburban Regional Board.  Additionally, the RDD is engaged with community impact efforts, and represents United Way in numerous community forums and meetings in a manner that represents the values and goals of the organization.

AmeriCorps Member_South Chicago_Project Coordinator

Posted:05/20/21

Overview

South Chicago Neighborhood Network (SCNN) is one of the 10 United Way’s Neighborhoods Networks that have been charged to address local community challenges by working collaboratively to solve the most pressing problems through community-specific strategies to achieve lasting change.  The SCNN shared vision is to reinvent South Chicago to become a community of choice by creating a safe, healthy, strong community where neighbors know one another and have shared commitment to the future by promoting mental health and trauma-informed care through advocacy, education, and self-sufficiency.

Focused on the AmeriCorps Objectives: Capacity building and administrative support the Network Project Assistant will work with Claretian Associates, the lead agency South Chicago Neighborhood Network, in assisting the network to implement its 3-year plan.

AmeriCorps_UWMC_Capacity Building

Posted:05/20/21

Overview

United Way of Metro Chicago is seeking to hire a full-time AmeriCorps member to support the United Way’s Neighborhood Network initiative and its capacity building program. Ideally, this volunteer would have a background or interest in community development, social work, public health and/or nonprofit management. The Neighborhood Networks are aimed at creating a single table where neighborhood strengths and weaknesses can be evaluated, and decisions made regarding the allocation of resources most likely to address neighborhood needs and create sustainable futures. The United Way of Metro Chicago’s Capacity Building Program is invested in building Neighborhoods by providing opportunities for individuals and organizations to advance their skills, resources, and programmatic solutions to adapt and thrive in their changing environments(s). The AmeriCorps member will also learn and have exposure to the overall daily operation of the Community Impact department and the organization, and will be provided a well-rounded, hands-on experience in the non-profit environment.

AmeriCorps_UWMC_Partner Engagement

Posted:05/20/21

Overview

United Way of Metro Chicago is seeking to hire a full-time AmeriCorps member to support the United Way’s Neighborhood Network initiative and its community engagement program. Ideally, this volunteer would have a background or interest in community development, social work, public health and/or nonprofit management.  The Neighborhood Networks are aimed at creating a single table where neighborhood strengths and weaknesses can be evaluated, and decisions made regarding the allocation of resources most likely to address neighborhood needs and create sustainable futures.

The United Way of Metro Chicago’s Community Engagement Program is invested in building Neighborhoods by providing resources to organizations to advance their skills, improve their facility and programmatic offerings. The AmeriCorps member will also learn and have exposure to the overall daily operation of the Marketing and Engagement department and the organization and will be provided a well-rounded, hands-on experience in the non-profit environment.

AmeriCorps_UWMC_Community Engagement

Posted:05/20/21

Overview

United Way of Metro Chicago is seeking to hire a full-time AmeriCorps member to support the United Way’s Neighborhood Network initiative and its community engagement program. Ideally, this volunteer would have a background or interest in community development, social work, public health and/or nonprofit management.  The Neighborhood Networks are aimed at creating a single table where neighborhood strengths and weaknesses can be evaluated, and decisions made regarding the allocation of resources most likely to address neighborhood needs and create sustainable futures.

The United Way of Metro Chicago’s Community Engagement Program is invested in building Neighborhoods by providing opportunities for individuals and organizations to advance their skills, resources, and programmatic solutions to adapt and thrive in their changing environments(s). The AmeriCorps member will also learn and have exposure to the overall daily operation of the Community Impact department and the organization and will be provided a well-rounded, hands-on experience in the non-profit environment.

AmeriCorps_UWMC_Data Associate

Posted:05/20/21

Overview

United Way of Metro Chicago is seeking to hire a full-time AmeriCorps member to support United Way’s community investment department in their data collection and analysis efforts. Ideally, this person would have a background in statistics, information management, and/or programming. The AmeriCorps member will report to Senior Manager, Data Strategy and will split their time between United Way’s downtown office and off-site assignments throughout the Chicago region. The AmeriCorps member will also learn and have exposure to the overall daily operation of the Community Impact department and the organization, and will be provided a well-rounded, hands-on experience in the non-profit environment.

AmeriCorps_UWMC_South Southwest

Posted:05/20/21

Overview

United Way of Metro Chicago is seeking to hire a full-time AmeriCorps member to support the United Way’s South-Southwest community place-based initiative. Ideally, this applicant would have a background or interest in community development, social work, public health and/or nonprofit management.

The South-Southwest initiative is aimed at creating a single table where neighborhood strengths and weaknesses can be evaluated, and decisions made regarding the allocation of resources most likely to address neighborhood needs and create sustainable futures. The United Way of Metro Chicago’s is invested in building Neighborhoods by providing opportunities for individuals and organizations to advance their skills, resources, and programmatic solutions to adapt and thrive in their changing environments(s). The AmeriCorps member will also learn and have exposure to the overall daily operation of the Community Impact department and the organization, and will be provided a well-rounded, hands-on experience in the non-profit environment.

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