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2021-2022 Volunteer 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 our advocacy work. We created and lead Joining Forces for Affordable Housing, a coalition that brings together hundreds of partners from across the region who amplify the conversation about the need for affordable homes. Volunteers are central to our work fighting homelessness and support every element of our programming. Last year, more than 1,200 volunteers engaged in our work. The AmeriCorps member will partner with Connections’ Volunteer Program Manager to strengthen the capacity of our volunteer program. Through this work, the AmeriCorps member will activate greater community engagement that inspires new and existing volunteers to work toward our shared vision where everyone has a safe, stable place to call home. The Volunteer Coordinator will be detail-orientated and highly organized. They will have strong communication and inter-personal skills with a variety of audiences. Being able to work independently is essential. Preferred experience for someone who has managed large-scale (50-200+) events or efforts. 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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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The AmeriCorps member will work closely with the Volunteer Program Manager to engage new individuals and groups, as well as retain existing volunteers, to further extend the reach of Connections’ programs and services. Engaging volunteers via communications, outreach, and trainings will be central to this position to foster deeper community collaborations. The AmeriCorps member will also develop data standards and methods of tracking volunteer and in-kind donation data utilizing Volunteer Hub and Donor Perfect. They will evaluate and analyze the data to assess the reach and effectiveness of the volunteer program. These recommendations will be presented and shared to the broader team at Connections to determine additional improvements to the volunteer program.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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2021-2022 Volunteer Coordinator 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
2121 Dewey Ave
Evanston   IL   60201

Listing ID 101862