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We're always looking for exceptional and dedicated people to join our team.

For more than 65 years, Uniting Voices Chicago (formerly Chicago Children’s Choir) has worked to inspire, unite and change the lives of youth through music.

What began as a small choir in Hyde Park born in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement to foster racial understanding has since grown into a nonprofit with an international footprint that is Chicago’s premier arts education and performing organization. Uniting Voices Chicago serves every corner of Chicago through a vast network of 140 choirs whose singers bridge cultural and economic divides to become ambassadors for peace.


Open Roles


How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to jobs [at] unitingvoiceschicago [dot] org, with the job title in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

What it's like to work at Uniting Voices Chicago

Sincerely, we’re a family. We get it done while having fun. At Uniting Voices Chicago, we’re all working toward a colorful, peaceful, equitable future—and that feels good. We share a passion for music and the vast potential of young people.

In addition to work you can believe in, Uniting Voices Chicago offers the following perks:

  • Unlimited paid time off, including 8 state holidays and company-wide two week winter break.

  • Half-day Fridays out of respect for the work we do on evenings and weekends.

  • A choice from three health insurance options with 70 percent of medical and dental premiums covered. We also offer vision plans, short and long-term disability insurance and life insurance.

  • A retirement plan with matched contributions up to 3 percent after a year of employment. We’re invested in your future!

  • A pre-tax commuter program that allows you to save on public transportation and parking.

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About Uniting Voices Chicago

Uniting Voices Chicago provides transformative programs through partnerships with over 80 schools, 12 community-based after-school music programs, Dimension, an ensemble for singers with changing or changed voices, and the world-renowned Voice of Chicago. As a national and international touring ensemble, Uniting Voices Chicago has performed for dignitaries such as former President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and former Chinese President Hu Jintao and with artists such as Chance the Rapper, Yo Yo Ma, Andrea Bocelli, Beyoncé and Celine Dion.

Uniting Voices Chicago is a civic treasure and model for urban music education with more than 75 percent of youth able to access its programming free of charge.

“OTR” Life Experience

We know that many of your most character-building experiences — where resilience, grit and grace were required to persevere — do not show up neatly on a resume. So, we want to hear some of those “OTR” (“off the resume”) moments for you. In order to be on the Uniting Voices Chicago team, EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is not a nice-to-have…it’s a must. So, show us your EQ.

A Not-So-Fun Fact:

We know research tells us that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60 percent of the criteria, women and people of color tend to only apply when they feel they’ve checked every single box. If you are unsure that you’ve checked every box in these descriptions, but you think you have what it takes to enhance the Uniting Voices Chicago as we grow our team—we want to hear from you.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Uniting Voices Chicago is an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to providing diversity, equity, and inclusion training to all employees, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, nationality or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, age, medical condition, disability, or veteran status in admission or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities.

Director of Marketing (Full-time)

The Director of Marketing serves as the organization’s communications strategist and partnerships manager. The position is responsible for leading institutional efforts to raise brand awareness, drive program enrollment, and build and engage audiences. They collaborate with and provide managerial support to the Digital Marketing Specialist and Multimedia Designer, and work closely with other staff members on integrated and compelling storytelling. The Director of Marketing reports to the VP, Development & Communications.

Responsibilities

Brand Strategy

  • Evolve organization’s brand architecture as it scales and ensure brand alignment of new programs

  • Maintain organizational brand guidelines, setting institutional tone and editorial voice

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the Uniting Voices community (singers, families, school and community partners, donors, music educators) and use audience insights to drive communication strategy

  • Develop comprehensive campaigns in support of program enrollment, fundraising, and other organizational goals

  • Collaborate with key staff to craft stories that capture the mission, vision, values and impact of Uniting Voices and inspire engagement

Partnership Management

  • Secure media partnerships and paid placements across print, radio and out-of-home.

  • Serve as primary liaison with photographers, videographers, and other contracted content generators

  • Serve as primary liaison with concert and event venues and Uniting Voices staff as it relates to ticketing and front of house operations

  • Work with public relations consultant to develop and execute earned media strategies and tactics

  • Work with programs team toward active and effective communication with singers, families and community partners

Departmental Leadership & Learning

  • Manage marketing budget and continuously improve ROI

  • Serve as an effective coach and mentor for two marketing team members

  • Report regularly on program enrollment and event attendance

  • Report regularly on exposure and engagement from earned and paid media

  • Research and implement current industry trends and professional best practices


Qualifications

Ideal candidates for the Director of Marketing role will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent work experience

  • 5-7 years of marketing experience, preferably across multiple aspects such as campaign development, copywriting, media, promotions and partnerships, or ticketing

  • Experience with Salesforce and affiliated apps, Adobe Creative Suite, Sprout Social, Google Analytics 4 and other marketing technologies a plus

  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to project professional competence and personal maturity

  • Flexibility to work outside of regular office hours for rehearsals, concerts and events, or monitor social accounts as needed

  • Passion for the mission to inspire and change lives through music