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2021-2022 Community Education Coordinator VISTA
 
 
 
Homelessness is solvable. We prevent and end homelessness across northern Cook County through three primary programs: eviction prevention, shelter, and housing. Our work is driven by our community who help us serve more than 3,300 people each year. In addition to our direct services, we address the root causes of homelessness through community education and outreach. We make incredible progress through this coalition to bring attention to the affordable housing crisis, educate partners about the impact of systemic racism in housing policies, and offer a coalition and platform to encourage community partnerships. The AmeriCorps member will work closely with our Advocacy Manager and Community Organizer to build upon this success and help expand the capacity of Joining Forces members to meet community needs. The AmeriCorps Member will also build the capacity of the advocacy program by developing strategies to increase community awareness and demystify affordable housing. The Community Education Coordinator will have excellent written and verbal skills and strong qualitative and quantitative research skills, along with analytical abilities combined with an empathic and compassionate mindset. This position is a part of the Housing Action AmeriCorps Network, 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 on Housing Action’s website.
 
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps member will work closely with Connections’ Advocacy Manager and Community Organizer to enhance the agency’s community organizing efforts. Specifically, the member will focus on strategies to strengthen and foster new relationships with members of Joining Forces, help them increase their capacity to educate their community about affordable housing and empower their clients to share their stories to amplify and humanize their work.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Supplemental Benefits - Ask Interviewer ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2021-2022 Community Education Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   08/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  03/21/2021  To  07/09/2021 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
2121 Dewey Ave
Evanston   IL   60201
312-854-3334
vista@housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 101861


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