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2020-2021 Marketing & Digital Media VISTA
Facing Forward to End Homelessness (Facing Forward) ends the cycle of homelessness for families and individuals by offering hope, help and housing. Facing Forward provides housing and a full array of services, including case management, connection to healthcare, referrals for substance use treatment, mental health issues, education, and job training. Our client-led approach helps people experiencing homelessness in Chicago access the tools they need to advocate for themselves and reclaim their lives. Facing Forward is seeking a dynamic, driven, and creative individual to join our Development Department’s communications efforts. Alongside those with an expressed interest in marketing, social media, and equity, candidates with experience--or an eye for--photography, video, and graphic design are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have a passion for ethical storytelling, creating engaging long- and short-form content, and helping families and individuals in Chicago move beyond homelessness, apply to join our team today! 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.
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Member Duties : The Digital Media and Marketing VISTA helps build the capacity of Facing Forward to End Homelessness by strengthening current and building new marketing, communications, and development activities. This includes refining and executing a multi-faceted marketing and social media plan to raise awareness about Facing Forward and the critical services we provide. The VISTA will work closely with staff to develop an expanding archive of photographs and written content such as social media and blog posts, while creating compelling video content to communicate with stakeholders. This role is integral in annual fundraising efforts and will provide opportunities to connect with clients in our programs, community leaders, and other service organizations through new and existing partnerships.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Housing ,  $300 a month Housing Stipend and Ventra ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Education . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Graphic Design ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work . 
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2020-2021 Marketing & Digital Media VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2021  -   08/29/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  07/09/2021  To  08/30/2021 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
642 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago   IL   60612

Listing ID 101808