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2021 Web Designer Summer Associate VISTA
This position will be dedicated to the research, design, and implementation of a new SSHC website where clients can request services more efficiently. SSHC programs address the longstanding racial inequities many in our service area struggle with, whether that is paying their mortgages or facing discrimination when finding a place to call home. These issues are increasing, and we anticipate an influx of new clients with COVID-19-related mortgage distress as moratoriums and forbearance options end. The AmeriCorps Summer Associate will bring their web development education (or experience) to this position to build a website designed for user experience and client acquisition. The completion of this project will increase our capacity to serve individuals by improving current processes and simplifying data management. This position will become familiar with housing counseling and fair housing intake processes to determine if intake software can be integrated into the site. An ideal candidate for this position is educated in web design and development, understands best practices for increasing traffic through search engine optimization (SEO), and is knowledgeable of available CRM systems and website platforms. The selected candidate will take this project from start to finish; the ability to conceptualize and execute web development is crucial. We are looking for someone that is dedicated, forward-thinking, and has the strong computer and technical skills required for this position (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). Understanding of housing counseling, fair housing, or nonprofit experience a plus. 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 positions. Learn more about the program on Housing Action’s website.
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Member Duties : Develop a new SSHC website, designed with the client in mind. Become familiar with agency programs and services, collaborating with staff to integrate current intake software. Attend weekly staff meetings, agency-hosted webinars, and relevant nonprofit outreach/website design trainings. Create a survey for stakeholders to provide feedback on the current website. Research platforms and tools with the goal of simplifying website use and maintenance. Integrate current intake processes, keeping simplicity and efficiency at the forefront. After the new site is launched, the associate will monitor how the planned processes are working, communicating with intake staff to make sure that clients are being received and aided. Provide a comprehensive manual to SSHC detailing how to maintain the new website and access new platforms/system integrations. This project will provide the associate with nonprofit project management experience and an impressive web design sample work for future employers.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  VENTRA Pass . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Technology . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Computers/Technology . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

2021 Web Designer Summer Associate VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/07/2021  -   08/15/2021

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  


Accepting Applications
From  03/21/2021  To  05/21/2021 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
18220 Harwood Ave
Homewood   IL   60430

Listing ID 101894