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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.

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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.


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.

Associate Director of Individual Giving (Full-time)

Serving as a member of Uniting Voices Chicago’s development staff, the Associate Director of Individual Giving will develop and grow relationships between key stakeholders and the choir. This position is responsible for strategy and execution of a robust individual giving program, including prospect identification and qualification, donor communications and stewardship, annual fund, mid-level, and planned gift solicitation, and serving as staff liaison to the Ambassadors Board. This individual will play a key role in supporting special fundraising initiatives and other activities as outlined in the strategic plan and is expected to significantly grow annual philanthropic support from individuals, primarily through annual operating support, by the end of fiscal year 2026. Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Associate Director of Individual Giving works closely with the Senior Manager, Donor Services on database management and prospecting, and cross-departmental collaboration on the integration of special events.


  • Manage a diverse portfolio of donors and prospects, helping donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through commitments to Uniting Voices

  • Serve as a key solicitor for the organization, working closely with the President, Executive Vice President, and Vice President of Development on an active solicitation program

  • Drive collaborative prospecting strategy and leverage prospect research tools and other lead identification to develop the broad base of choir supporters and expand the reach of the organization

  • Act as liaison to the Ambassadors Board, the organization’s board for emerging philanthropic leaders, and manage their solicitation activities

  • Participate in the Development Committee of the Board of Directors

  • Coordinate with VP Development and marketing team to deliver effective communications to donors and prospects

  • Provide strategic support for special fundraising initiatives such as multi-year campaigns, special projects/events, and incremental targets related to organizational growth

  • In concert with Senior Manager, Donor Services, leverage a robust, central database of Uniting Voices supporters and provide engagement reports for select constituents

  • Attend external events and represent Uniting Voices with community stakeholders and donors/supporters


Ideal candidates will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 5+ years professional development experience in a non-profit setting with demonstrated advancement in responsibilities

  • Direct experience soliciting mid-level gifts

  • Demonstrated experience in building a successful annual giving plan

  • Excellent oral presentation and writing skills

  • Team player who is motivated to augment the efforts of the organization in general and the development department specifically

  • Experience with CRM applications/fundraising software

  • Flexibility to work after regular office hours for concerts and events

Multimedia Designer (Full-time)

The Multimedia Designer plays an instrumental role in the evolution of the Uniting Voices brand as the organization’s programming and impact continue to grow. The Multimedia Designer develops a wide range of communication and marketing assets including campaign concepts, printed materials, presentations and new media. As the core facilitator of brand aesthetics across the organization, the Multimedia Designer collaborates across departments to generate compelling visual assets to achieve success against strategic priorities. The ideal candidate has a spirit of innovation and exceptional commitment to excellence.


  • Produces audience-focused, accessible and highest quality work that reflects the Uniting Voices brand

  • Designs and implements projects across a range of mediums and focus areas, including concerts, fundraising campaigns, recruitment initiatives, institutional reports, published content and curriculum, community engagement programs, etc.

  • Coordinate across teams to achieve artistic and programmatic priorities, leveraging creative visual deliverables to amplify impact, including but not limited to concert visuals, album covers, merchandise/uniforms, etc.

  • Creates infographics and other visual elements to tell compelling stories and to communicate complex concepts efficiently

  • Collaborates with the Director of Marketing to maintain and evolve the Uniting Voices brand and coach stakeholders in producing on-brand materials

  • Stays abreast of current trends, principles of, and professional standards for branding, layout, typography, color usage, photography / illustration usage, and creative graphic design

  • Manages projects from concept to completion as required, including meeting with colleagues, establishing goals, collaborating on timelines and communicating progress

  • Liaises with production vendors to ensure projects are on-time, on-budget and meet quality standards

  • Manages and organizes all photography and video files

  • Attend and support Uniting Voices concerts and events


Ideal candidates will possess the following skills and attributes:

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

  • 2-5 years of direct experience in design or a related creative discipline

  • Strong Adobe Creative Cloud skills, with a particular focus on InDesign, Photoshop, and

  • Multimedia skills, including video editing, animation and HTML preferred but not required

  • Comfort in Google Suite, including the ability to design assets for use in Docs and Slides

  • Understanding of print, digital and animated asset production

  • Thrives in a fast paced, mission-driven environment

  • Ability to flexibly shift between collaboration and autonomy

  • Passionate about arts education and youth development