Careers: Open Positions

  • AmeriCorps Member

    Posted: April 17, 2019 | Position type: Temporary

    The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) is seeking to hire 11 full-time AmeriCorps Members to support implementation of the organization’s United Way Neighborhood Network Initiative. Neighborhood Networks are United Way-led coalitions of community stakeholders – including social service agencies, schools, hospitals, faith-based organizations, corporations and elected officials – working together to address neighborhood-level challenges in the areas of income, education and health in neighborhoods of need across the Chicago region. UWMC is implementing Neighborhood Networks in Auburn-Gresham, Austin, Brighton Park, Cicero, Evanston, Little Village, Robbins-Blue Island, South Chicago, and West Chicago, and leading capacity building efforts from United Way’s MarComm and Community Impact departments. Each AmeriCorps Member will have the opportunity to work in one of the 9 Neighborhood Network communities and at United Way offices to engage community residents, generate awareness about the initiative, support key Neighborhood Network staff, and help to build the Networks’ capacity to serve their communities. Key functions of AmeriCorps Members will include meetings with community residents, neighborhood canvassing, representing the Neighborhood Network at community events, serving as aides in social service programs, building capacity and developing promotional and education materials.

    AmeriCorps is a federal and state-supported program that engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive community service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based organizations across the country. UWMC AmeriCorps Members will serve 12-month terms totaling 1,700 hours of service beginning in August of 2019. Members will receive a living allowance of $16,992, and basic benefits including FICA, Worker’s Comp, and Health Care. Members may also be eligible for education and child care benefits from the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service. AmeriCorps Members will learn teamwork, leadership, responsibility and other essential skills that will serve them throughout their careers. The ideal candidate for this opportunity will be passionate about service and possess an interest in gaining experience in civic engagement. Successful candidates will be highly organized, motivated, confident, flexible, resourceful, and open to a changing and fast-pace environment. The individual will interact with a variety of diverse people and personalities in a variety of community settings.

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  • Chief Financial Officer

    Posted: April 9, 2019 | Position type: Full Time

    The Chief Financial Officer will serve as a key member of the senior leadership team and have overarching financial and operational support responsibilities. As a trusted advisor to the CEO, the senior management team and the Board, the CFO will play an instrumental role in the future growth and continued financial health of the organization by developing and implementing strategies and best practices.
    The CFO’s responsibilities include the strategic and tactical management of the areas of financial accounting, donor / grant accounting, audit, tax, investments, information technology, legal, risk management, facilities and relationships with all financial and technology service providers.

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  • Senior Manager, Community Engagement

    Posted: April 7, 2019 | Position type: Full Time

    The Senior Manager, Community Engagement is accountable for managing United Way’s Neighborhood Network strategy in 4-5 selected communities throughout the Chicago region. The Senior Manager, Community Engagement position is a community facing role and will collaborate closely with the Community Impact, Partner Engagement, Resource Development, and Marketing & Communication teams. This role will also collaborate with Community Impact colleagues and other organizations across the region to direct additional resources into Neighborhood Networks through capacity building, including grant resources, pro-bono assistance, corporate and community volunteers, government resources and advocacy efforts.

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  • Spring 2019 Photography Intern

    Posted: December 17, 2018 | Position type: Internship Part Time Temporary

    United Way is seeking a current College Photography or Photojournalism Major in their Junior or Senior year to provide photography support for the Marketing and Communications department. We are looking for someone to focus on covering stories that illustrate United Way’s impact and showcase the clients and communities that we serve throughout the Chicago region.

    The intern will accompany Communications team members to off-site assignments throughout the region to photograph people, programs, events and neighborhoods. These photos will then be used to elevate original content posted on the United Way blog and shared through social media channels, positioning United Way as a resource for information on issue areas (such as health or education), philanthropy and Chicago’s neighborhoods.

    Interns will also learn and have exposure to the overall daily operation of the Marketing and Communications department and the organization as a whole, and will be provided a well-rounded, hands-on experience in the non-profit environment.

    United Way internships are unpaid and must be school-sponsored with specific requirements for completing a certain number of hours, as required by the course of study and college. Credit approval from the college must be arranged by the student.

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