Come work with us
Alternatives has been a leader and innovator among Chicago’s youth-serving organizations since it was founded in 1971. Alternatives supports and empowers thousands of Chicago youth each year, working to build safer and more vibrant communities. Our staff work throughout Chicago to deliver these programs, both in schools and within the communities. Alternatives has two youth centers, one in Uptown and one in Washington Park.
Please see our open positions and ways to get involved below!
Alternatives is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Alternatives does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all employees to the full extent permissible under applicable law.
4 weeks of PTO
1 week off for winter break
Membership with Alliant Credit Union
403b retirement plan match
Vision and Dental Insurance
Maven Fertility Benefit
Dependent Care Account
Parking and Transit Account
Professional Development Opportunities
Ten Weeks Paid Parental Leave
Clinical Supervision for Behavioral Health Staff
Employee Assistance Program