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2021-2022 Development Coordinator VISTA
 
 
 
NeighborScapes is a non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen the physical and social fabric of neighborhoods, and to create a covenant of care, enrichment and development for young people; and we are currently seeking a full year AmeriCorps Member to support us as we continue to grow and build community on the south side of Chicago. The full year position is for a Development and Communications Coordinator to create both a development and a communications strategy that amplifies public awareness of our work and inspires giving from donors. Through this work, NeighborScapes will be able to increase its capacity to deliver high quality programming and better show how the work is being accomplished. The day-to-day expectations for this position will include finding potential donors, assisting in maintaining current partnerships, creating communication templates to be used across NeighborScapes social media and website, and grant writing. The ideal candidate will be able to learn quickly, work remotely with guidance, be a self-starter, manage professional relationships, be a critical thinker, an excellent writer, and a person who is excited to support a small organization’s growth. 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 : Develop and help implement a development and a communications strategy designed to further NeighborScapes objectives Assist in writing grant proposals and developing event opportunities Research and identify prospective new donors and proactively initiate sponsorship and funding Assists in helping management in the development of fundraising goals and works to achieve and surpass these goals Write a variety of different content to support communications and marketing efforts, including newsletters, website copy, and brochures and press releases Research industry trends and make recommendations for adjustments to NeighborScapes communications strategies and practices Perform outreach to press outlets, magazines, influencers and build strategic partnerships and relationships to grow awareness of NeighborScapes programing.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*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 :
Housing ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2021-2022 Development 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  

Languages
English

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

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
815 West 63rd Street
Chicago   IL   60621
312-854-3334
vista@housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 101863


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