Careers: Open Positions

  • Event Manager- Temporary

    Posted: September 13, 2018

    Temporary 4-5 month assignment. The Event Manager works collaboratively across the entire organization, serving as the project manager to seamlessly plan, execute and report on the success of small to large-scale donor, community, stakeholder and public events.

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  • Major Gifts Coordinator

    Posted: September 12, 2018 | Position type: Full Time

    The Major Gifts Coordinator will be an integral part of the team overseeing the day to day campaign and fundraising needs related to the Comprehensive campaign. This role will also work in close collaboration with other members of the Resource Development department providing high level project management and administrative support to assist with department projects and volunteer inquiries related to major and individual donors.

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  • Accounts Payable Specialist

    Posted: September 12, 2018 | Position type: Full Time

    The Staff Accountant is accountable for maintaining financial reports and records primarily related to cash disbursements. The incumbent will perform general ledger maintenance, accounts payable, allocation and designation disbursements.

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  • Corporate Relationship Manager – Resource Development

    Posted: August 22, 2018 | Position type: Full Time

    The Corporate Relationship Manager position is a front-facing, fundraising role responsible for the cultivation, engagement, solicitation, growth, and stewardship of a portfolio of corporate donors with an intentional focus on workplace giving campaigns. In conjunction with the Director of Corporate Partnerships, this role also supports the creation and execution of fundraising strategies for select projects. United Way of Metro Chicago’s Corporate Relationship Manager will contribute significantly to the organization’s fundraising goals and will focus primarily on corporations with a cumulative annual giving capacity ranging from $10,000 to $2,000,000 (and perhaps more). In addition, the Corporate Relationship Manager will be donor focused, results-driven, innovative and knowledgeable about fundraising principles.

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  • Fall 2018 Photography Intern

    Posted: August 15, 2018 | Position type: Internship

    United Way is seeking a College Photography 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.

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  • Account Liaison – Resource Development

    Posted: August 6, 2018 | Position type: Temporary

    The Account Liaison is a fundraising professional hired for a short-term assignment (3 months) and is accountable for providing high-level support to the Resource Development Department on all components of the United Way of Metro Chicago’s fundraising campaign (planning, organization, implementation and successful completion of the current year’s campaign).

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  • 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 Metro Chicago 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. United Way of Metro Chicago 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. United Way of Metro Chicago 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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