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Join our team!

YWCA Evanston/North Shore is growing! As a member of our team, you become part of the oldest and largest women’s membership organization serving the needs of women and girls in the Chicagoland area. We are a social justice organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. Through a combination of direct services, education and training, and advocacy, we work towards social justice in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls.


Our Work


We value our staff and the crucial work we do. YWCA Evanston/North Shore offers an excellent suite of benefits to ensure staff receive the support and care everyone deserves.  

Benefits include:

  • Medical: HMO and PPO
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO – 16 personal days a year, which increase with tenure at the organization, For all employees working 20 or more regularly scheduled hours a week 
  • 12 sick days per year 
  • 11 paid holidays annually 
  • Paid Family and Medical Leave- 6 weeks of paid leave at 75% of the employee’s base pay after 12 months of employment 
  • Retirement Plan- Enrollment in YWCA Retirement Fund after 2 years of employment with employer contributions.  
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability coverage
  • Life insurance eligibility at no cost to employee 
  • Employee Assistance Program at no cost to employee 
  • 50% off Aquatics programming for employees and their families
  • 10% discount at YWCA Crowded Closet and YWCA Shop For Good

Benefits eligibility are largely dependent on position, scheduled hours and FLSA classification. Please inquire with the Human Resources department with specific inquiries. 

Life at YWCA

YWCA staff embody our values of justice, transparency, collaboration, curiosity, and belonging. We all contribute to a working environment that fosters support, learning, inclusion, and recognition.

Quotes from our staff

Hybrid Work Environment

"The hybrid model allows me to make connections with coworkers and work in my chosen environment!"

Supervisor Relationships

"I feel supported by my supervisor not only as an employee, but also as a person."

Collaboration With Teams

"My team does not settle, my team always finds alternatives to support the well-being of others. I am beyond grateful to witness the changes within people, families and all communities. "


"The work we do can be difficult emotionally and mentally to work with people who are struggling. My team and supervisor lifts me up and cheers me on when I need it most."

Community Building

"We all need models to explore our many identities and ways to access information and resources that promote our health and safety. We help young people, families, and communities navigate these topics in an affirming, accessible way."

Professional Development

"At YWCA there's room to grow. I'm grateful for the opportunities to learn and develop myself as a professional in this field."

YWCA - Your Mission is Our Mission


YWCA Evanston/North Shore is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to racial and gender equity. It is our objective to recruit and hire the most qualified candidates without regard to any person’s race, skin tone, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.