Make Greater Detroit greater

Don't just work for a paycheck. Work for a mission.

What it's like to Work United

Our employees use their individual strengths to help solve some of our region's toughest challenges with and for community, alongside our donors, advocates, volunteers and partners.

Dynamic Collaboration

We write on walls, use sticky notes with abandon and video chat when we’re in the field. We value different ideas, perspectives and a can-do attitude. Our success requires that all departments work together to ensure that we’re all focused on one thing: serving our community.

Our Talent

We pride ourselves on being an equal-opportunity employer, seeking job candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. We've been recognized in several publications for our workplace culture and were recently one of 35 organizations worldwide to earn a 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Award. We also earned a When Work Works award this year for our use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.

The Campus

Located in the First National Building in the heart of downtown Detroit: Campus Martius Park, our office offers panoramic views of the vibrant culture right outside our doors. This prime location features seasonal activities, including food truck rallies, concerts, basketball and volleyball courts and ice skating. We're minutes away from some of the city's hottest restaurants and attractions. 

Benefits and Perks


We offer competitive health, vision and dental plans to staffers and their families, along with group wellness and fitness initiatives, to help our employees stay in tip-top shape.


We encourage our staff to rest and recharge. New employees can earn up to 20 vacation days and 11 paid holidays within their first year of employment.

Professional Development

We foster growth opportunities. From seminars, conferences and flex spending accounts, we encourage staffers to continue growing their skill sets and fuel their passions.

Alternative Workspace

We offer flexibility. Love working from coffee shops or prefer a desk? Our staffers are equipped with a laptop and communication tools to get the job done from anywhere.

Tuition Reimbursement

We know education opens doors and benefits our community. That’s why our staffers can take part in generous tuition reimbursement plans that offer up to $400 per credit hour.

Retirement Savings

We help you plan for the future. We offer a 403(b) plan with employer match contributions along with retirement planning services so you can work now and relax later.

"I feel very connected to being part of determining the transformation of the city through our work and through our community partners.” 

Asadullah Muhammad
Director, Student Success & Community Engagement

"The work is what drew me here, and I get to work with a really great team."

Alex Haynes
Specialist, Corporate Engagement

“United Way is a very inspirational environment because everybody is so hardworking, so devoted and so passionate about the work they do.” 

Jessica Rodriguez
Associate, Early Childhood

"Every day I feel like I’m doing something good. Every day. I love that."

Hassan Hammoud
Manager, 2-1-1 Center


How often are job postings updated?

Job are posted when a position is open and will remain up until a candidate has accepted an offer. The number of postings varies. Check back often and follow our social networks to get real-time alerts.

If a position has been posted for a long time, are you still taking applicants?

Yes, as long as the position is posted, we are accepting applicants.

What materials do I need to submit to apply for a position?

You will need to fill out this form for each position you apply for and include your resume and letter of interest. Please click here to view for all open positions.

What happens after I apply?

The time period between submission and the next steps vary depending on the amount of applications received. Please be patient. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted by a member of the HR team to discuss next steps. 

If I applied for a position, will I receive an interview?

Your application will be considered and reviewed by a member of our HR team and the hiring manager. Only select candidates will receive an interview. Candidates who apply will not be contacted if they are not selected for an interview.