Skip Navigation and Go Directly to Page ContentAmeriCorps Website Home Page

FONT SIZE:  Default  |  Large


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.
Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Please note:
This listing is currently not accepting applications.

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. Assist 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 : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit
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 :
Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking . 
Refine Search
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

2021-2022 Development 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
815 West 63rd Street
Chicago   IL   60621

Listing ID 101863