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

City of Chicago Digital Inclusion Policy Fellow

Posted:07/31/20

Overview

As part of an ongoing effort to expand broadband access to students across Chicago, through a partnership between the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office and United Way under the Chicago Connected program, we are seeking a Digital Inclusion Policy Fellow to support digital inclusion efforts in the City. The Fellow will be housed within the Mayor’s Office with supervision from top City officials and staff. The Fellow will be responsible for exploring and potentially implementing programs that will offer universally accessible high-speed internet. The Fellow will also be tasked with convening partners, developing methods to track and evaluate City-efforts, and identifying and incorporating best practices for digital inclusion in Chicago.

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_Brighton Park

Posted:08/24/20

Overview

The AmeriCorps Member will support the work of the Brighton Park Neighborhood Network in attaining the coalition’s mission. Specifically, the Member will help coordinate communication efforts and create and maintain a platform where Brighton Park community members can learn about community events, services, and programs. Additionally, the Member will help with community engagement (meetings with community members, conducting needs surveys, helping to organize community events) and direct service (assisting the after school programs at neighborhood schools).

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 Member_Evanston

Posted:08/24/20

Overview

The United Way of Metro Chicago AmeriCorps Member will support the work of EC2C and its Partners around the shared goals of the network including Kindergarten Readiness, Post Secondary Success, and Elementary and Middle School success, in addition to promoting equity and trauma-informed best practices in Evanston. Specifically, the AmeriCorps Member will enhance EC2C initiatives by either working directly at an EC2C Partner organization in a program supporting the EC2C goal of increased Kindergarten Readiness, determined by specific fit and interest, and/or serving as an EC2C team member: assisting in communication efforts, data collection and research activities, and community engagement activities. The split in time among these efforts will be determined based on programmatic opportunities available at Partner organizations and the interest and fit of individual candidates.

AmeriCorps_UWMC Capacity Building

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 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 Data Associate

Posted:08/24/20

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_Community Engagement

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_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.

AmeriCorps_UWMC_Multimedia Journalism

Posted:08/24/20

Overview

United Way of Metro Chicago is seeking to hire a full-time AmeriCorps member to support the United Way marketing/communications department in their storytelling efforts. Ideally, this person would have a background in photography, videography and/or writing/journalism. We are looking for someone to focus on covering stories in a variety of ways/formats that illustrate United Way’s impact and highlight the community members and neighborhoods we serve throughout the Chicago region. The AmeriCorps member will report to marketing/communications team members and will split their time between United Way’s downtown office and off-site assignments throughout the Chicago region, where they will document community events by photographing/filming people, programs, events and neighborhoods. The AmeriCorps member will also learn and have exposure to the overall daily operation of the Marketing and Communications department and the organization, and will be provided a well-rounded, hands-on experience in the non-profit environment.

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