WORKING AT UNITED WAY

At United Way, we are committed to maintaining a welcoming environment for every team member, and we believe each person has something valuable to contribute. Through the development of employee resource groups and a culture focused on the values of integrity, respect, collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and fun, we have built a dynamic workplace where employees can grow personally and professionally while bringing their best selves and ideas to the work we do.

THE UNITED WAY CULTURE

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS

Employee Resource Groups (ERG) bring together United Way employees who are associated with a common identity, diversity or set of interests. Employees engage in initiatives and activities through ERGs to build relationships and help drive positive business results for the organization.

Racial Equity Committee: A diverse group of employees who engage in critical dialogue around race and politics that disproportionately impact black and brown communities and work to support the organization’s mission to be anti-racist.
Engagement Committee: A cross-functional group of employees who help influence cross-functional communications as well as create engaging activities throughout the year.

ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES

Integrity: We interact honestly, ethically and respectfully, regardless of position or department.
Respect: We empower employees to own and drive their function in pursuit of community impact.
Collaboration: We work together to create solutions and identify outcomes that benefit the long-term health and vitality of United Way and the community.
Diversity & Inclusion: We support a diverse and inclusive workplace to 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.

Benefits of Working at United Way

Health and Wellness

Competitive medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as monthly wellness rebates, are offered to all full-time and eligible part-time employees.

Work / Life Balance/ Flexibility

Generous paid time, company holidays, remote and flexible scheduling options allow you to maintain and enjoy life outside of work.

Personal / Family Assistance

Disability coverage, family medical leave, 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 / Security

Life insurance, critical illness, accident insurance, LifeLock coverage, 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

Executive Assistant

Posted:05/20/22

Overview

This position performs a variety of high-level administrative functions where judgment and initiative are required to resolve problems and make recommendations. This position would provide support to members of the United Way of Metro Chicago Executive Team including the Chief People & Equity Officer, Chief Impact Officer, and Chief Finance Officer. The Executive Assistant also provides assistance in creating and sustaining a positive and engaging work environment for United Way employees.

Fundraising Ambassador (Temporary)

Posted:05/09/22

Overview

A United Way Ambassador is a fundraising professional hired for a short-term assignment to support United Way’s corporate partners and the annual fundraising campaign (July through November 2022). Ambassadors have a passion for United Way’s mission that they bring to the planning and implementation of employee giving campaigns. Ambassadors directly manage a portfolio of small campaigns and provide support on larger campaigns.  

Regional Director of Development-West

Posted:03/15/22

Overview

As a member of the Resource Development Team, the Regional Director of Development West Suburban is accountable for leading the implementation of United Way of Metro Chicago’s (UWMC) strategic priorities in suburban West Cook and DuPage Counties. The RDD drives fundraising activities and the recruitment and engagement of the West 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.

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