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2021-2022 Community-Building & Outreach VISTA
Guided by a mission of “development without displacement,” the Chicago Rehab Network (CRN) strives to make housing affordable for every Chicagoan through research, capacity-building, and advocacy. As a coalition of community development corporations and housing advocates, CRN focuses both low-income communities facing housing insecurity as well as the non- profit housing developers that serve these communities. The Outreach & Community-Building VISTA will support the longevity of our Center for Shared Ownership programming for housing co-ops, build and increase engagement within our network of member organizations, and will lead a communications and outreach strategy to grow our digital presence and increase constituent engagement. An ideal candidate will be comfortable working independently with the support of a team. They will have experience doing outreach and will be excited to take on creative leadership in building and tracking member relationships and connecting with constituents through newsletters, social media, and fundraising campaigns. This position is a part of the Housing Action AmeriCorps Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action’s website. Will Provide VENTRA Pass.
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Member Duties : The Outreach & Community-Building VISTA will build the Chicago Rehab Network’s capacity for outreach and communications, coalition-building, and long-term program sustainability. The VISTA will increase engagement with and grow CRN’s membership base and will have the opportunity to lead member engagement strategies including the creation and distribution of surveys, research and outreach to establish new partnerships, and the development of a member tracking system. This outreach and communications focus will also be integral to the VISTA’s work to launch a communications strategy that increases the visibility of CRN’s work and engages more constituents across our communication platforms. Through this creative outreach strategy they will increase donorship as well as engagement in CRN programming and will help to recruit for and market CRN activities including trainings and meetings.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Technology . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership . 
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2021-2022 Community-Building & Outreach VISTA

Program Start/End Date
12/06/2021  -   12/05/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  09/13/2021  To  12/06/2021 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
140 S Dearborn St
Chicago   IL   60603

Listing ID 101806