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

AmeriCorps Member_Auburn Gresham

Posted:08/24/20

Overview

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) is seeking to hire a full-time AmeriCorps member who will have the role of Neighborhood Network Engagement and Data Analyst and is as an integral member of GAGDC (Communications, Operations, Relationship Management and Development) CORD team. The AmeriCorps member provides critical analytic support to the GAGDC Neighborhood Network CORD team and helps senior staff to assess agency performance and to make data-informed decisions regarding GAGDC mission, community needs and implementing our neighborhood quality of life plan (QolP) bold goals. The AmeriCorps member facilitates communications with other neighborhood partner agencies; inputs and organizes data about AGNN performance, and engagement with Auburn Gresham United Way Neighborhood Network; and facilitates technical assistance and tracking of neighborhood taskforce activities. The AmeriCorps member also provides a range of essential administrative supports, both directly for the Director of Special Initiatives, Development Associate and Neighborhood Network Program Coordinator. In this capacity, the AmeriCorps member helps coordinate meetings and convening of Neighborhood Networks agencies and staff and will help implement a new design and process for engaging partner agencies and residents into the Auburn Gresham Neighborhood Network infrastructure, as part of the 2020-2021 network action plan. The AmeriCorps member also will support data entry activities to maintain GAGDC’s process for tracking engagement, donors and volunteers for the Auburn Gresham Neighborhood Network.

AmeriCorps Member_Austin

Posted:08/24/20

Overview

The primary role of the AmeriCorps Member is to engage community members and help them access resources, services, programs and events within and across the ACT Network. The AmeriCorps member will be supporting three of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s Neighborhood Network program objectives: Job Placement, Capacity Building and Engaging Individuals in K-12 Out of School Time.

AmeriCorps Member_Cicero

Posted:08/24/20

Overview

The Cicero Community Collaboratives is a coalition of local service providers who will focus on renewal of a common agenda and collective action to improve the lives of local children, youth and families. The AmeriCorps member will support the work of the Cicero Community Collaborative as we work towards achieving our Bold Goal; assisting in coordinated communication efforts that create and maintain a platform where Cicero community members can learn about events, services and programs. Additionally, the member will help coordinate community engagement and direct service in the Parent Ambassador program(s).

AmeriCorps_UWMC_Community Resource Investigator

Posted:08/24/20

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_Corporate & Community Liaison

Posted:08/24/20

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.

HIRE360 Recruiter Caseworker

Posted:10/15/20

Overview

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.

HIRE360 Manager of Youth Engagement

Posted:10/15/20

Overview

As senior management, this role will act as a liaison with both external and internal partners. This position reports to the Executive Director. Responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive engagement plan to ensure local students are aware of the rewarding careers within the construction trades and have a clear pathway to access these skills, complemented by HIRE360’s programming. The Manager of Youth Engagement is responsible for coordination, implementation, and oversight of youth programming, with particular focus on outcomes and performance of the apprenticeship prep for students. This position is also required to proactively recruit youth, collaborate with community stakeholders, and provide training for students as they explore job opportunities in the trades.

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