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

Chief Professional Officer - NNW Suburban Region



The Chief Professional Officer (CPO) position is accountable for leading the implementation of United Way of Metro Chicago’s (UWMC) strategic priorities in Evanston/Skokie, Elgin/Carpentersville, and Palatine. The CPO manages the Resource Development activities, oversees the community impact efforts, and represents the organization in the community. The CPO serves as the lead staff member supporting the recruitment, cultivation and engagement of the NNW Suburban Regional Board. The CPO will also represent United Way in numerous community forums and meetings in a manner that represents the values and goals of the organization.

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.

Manager, Digital Content & Communication



The Manager of Digital Content & Communications is a key member of the United Way of Metro Chicago Marcom & Engagement team, responsible for amplifying United Way’s mission and engaging audiences across multiple platforms. The Manager of Digital Content & Communications serves as the United Way brand journalist and will use integrated storytelling techniques to share United Way’s impact across a variety of communication channels including newsletters, blogs, websites, podcasts, social media, etc.

Manager, Electronic Campaigns



The Electronic Campaigns Manager is accountable for enhancing United Way’s ability to support electronic campaign pledging strategies by implementing and managing online pledging sites for company fundraising campaigns. The Manager plays a critical role in maintaining the integrity of donor data, producing campaign reports, and providing ad-hoc technical support related to the pledging sites. Additionally, the Manager demonstrates a depth of understanding of fundraising strategies and their financial impacts on the organization. With colleagues in Finance and Resource Development, the manager contributes thought leadership related to United Way of Metro Chicago continually becoming a more efficient and effective non-profit organization.

Seasonal Electronic Campaign Coordinator



United Way’s Seasonal Electronic Campaign Coordinator is an opportunity for a person with advanced computer skills to support the preparation and implementation of 40-plus workplace giving campaigns produced on ePledge and eWay platforms between July 15th and December 15th each year. Working directly with United Way’s corporate partners, the Electronic Campaigns Manager and Resource Development staff members, the Coordinator will focus on maintaining the integrity of donor data, producing campaign reports, and providing ad-hoc technical support related to pledging sites. With colleagues in Finance and Resource Development, the Coordinator will contribute to ongoing efforts related to United Way of Metro Chicago continually becoming a more efficient and effective non-profit organization.

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