United African Organization

Employment Opportunities

By joining our team, you have the unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of African immigrants and refugees. UAO offers professional development, personal fulfillment, and an environment where your talent and contributions are valued by the organization and the community-at-large. The UAO is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The United African Organization (UAO) is a dynamic coalition of African community-based organizations that promotes social and economic justice, civic participation, and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees in Illinois. UAO engages in public policy advocacy, direct service, community education, as well as coalition-building to strengthen our movement to end racism, criminalization and economic disenfranchisement of Black immigrants and refugees.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team! 


Legal Assistant/Paralegal


The UAO is seeking a dynamic Legal Assistant/Paralegal to join its Immigration team  to assist with client communications, file maintenance, case management, and filings with USCIS.

Immigrant Family Case Worker


The Case Worker will support our immigrant and refugee families. You will assess participant needs, develop individualized plans, and connect them with appropriate resources and support systems. Your compassion, empathy, and strong interpersonal skills will be essential in building trusting relationships with participants and assisting them in overcoming challenges and achieving their goals.

Entrepreneurship Instructor


UAO is seeking a dynamic Entrepreneurship Instructor to facilitate entrepreneurial training for young people ages 14-24.

  • Start Date – Immediate
  • Apply Here

Internship Opportunities

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Volunteer Opportunities

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