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2021-2022 Development Associate VISTA
Spanish Coalition for Housing is a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency providing comprehensive counseling, education and housing resources necessary for Latinos and other low-to-moderate income families with two offices in north and south Chicago while also serving virtually across the Chicagoland area. Our mission is to develop competence and responsibility in meeting the communities financial and housing needs while advocating and promoting additional resources for them. Spanish Coalition for Housing is a local and national leader in the housing counseling sector and continues to innovate its service delivery and expands its target market presence. We deliver quality programs and compassionate service to all residents in need. This project will enhance the development department’s capacity by researching and identifying grant and fundraising opportunities available locally and nationally that are mission aligned. The Development Associate VISTA will research and design a fundraising strategy to transform onetime event in-kind giving donors into engaged and sustained monthly giving members. Explore the use of communication tools that are effective and target designated donor groups based on levels of interest. Based on data collected, identify creative personalized ways for donors to actively participate in organizational events and develop a stronger relationship. Share findings with Development Team during a brief presentation. An interest in the mission of Spanish Coalition for Housing is essential. Applicants must have strong communication and research skills. 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 : The assigned VISTA will be conducting extensive research and collecting and dissecting donor data. The ideal candidate needs to be able to be creative, adaptable and analytical. Demonstrate capacity to use a variety of communication tools and have excellent written communication skills. The VISTA will enhance the development department’s capacity by researching and identifying grant and fundraising opportunities available locally and nationally that are mission aligned.
Program Benefits : Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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2021-2022 Development Associate VISTA

Program Start/End Date
12/06/2021  -   12/05/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  


Accepting Applications
From  09/13/2021  To  12/05/2021 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
1922 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago   IL   60639

Listing ID 101920