Careers: Open Positions

  • Director, Public Policy and Advocacy

    Posted: July 2, 2018 | Position type:

    The Director, Public Policy and Advocacy serves both the United Way of Metro Chicago and the United Way of Illinois, a statewide association of 50 members, and is responsible for developing and implementing a public policy strategy designed to achieve the organizations’ advocacy goals including public education, direct lobbying of elected officials, and community organizing.

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  • AmeriCorps Member

    Posted: June 18, 2018 | Position type: Temporary

    The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) is seeking to hire 12 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 10 neighborhoods of need across the Chicago region. UWMC is implementing Neighborhood Networks in Auburn-Gresham, Austin, Brighton Park, Bronzeville, Cicero, Evanston, Little Village, Robbins-Blue Island, South Chicago and West Chicago. Each AmeriCorps Member will have the opportunity to work in one of the 10 Neighborhood Network communities or our collective impact community, Palatine, to engage community residents and generate awareness about the initiative. 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 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 the fall of 2018. Members will receive a living allowance of $16,732, 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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  • Director, Human Resources

    Posted: April 3, 2018 | Position type:

    The Director of Human Resources is responsible for developing, leading and championing the organizations human resource solutions that support the achievement of United Way’s overall strategic vision. This position provides the opportunity for an experienced HR professional to work collaboratively across the organization to lead and build a highly engaged workforce that delivers results consistent with organizational objectives.

    Serves as the primary HR leader responsible for the design and implementation of our people strategy, including: culture design, employee engagement, compensation, training and development, recruitment, change management, and employee relations. The HR Director implements programs with an eye toward enhancing a culture of diversity and inclusiveness.

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