Skip Navigation and Go Directly to Page ContentAmeriCorps Website Home Page

FONT SIZE:  Default  |  Large


2021 Capacity Building Event Planner Summer Associate
HOPE Fair Housing Center works to create greater housing opportunities for all and ensure that everyone has the chance to live in the home of their choice free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, familial status, or any other characteristics protected under state or local laws. HOPE accomplishes this through education, outreach, enforcement, training, and advocacy. Being a small non-profit organization, HOPE does not have the resources to hire a development-focused staff member, and many of the duties that typically fall under this position are delegated amongst staff. The VISTA would be responsible for creating an action-plan that staff can easily implement when undertaking event planning projects. Ideal outcomes at the end of the VISTA’s term include the creation and implementation best practices in event planning and execution with at least four HOPE staff members trained to continue these best practices after the VISTA has left. The VISTA will also plan and execute an event for HOPE in the month of July, in coordination with the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, with the help of staff and the site supervisor, and create a resource list and useful notes for future event planning that the staff can reference. The VISTA will also work with the site supervisor to organize event files in HOPE’s internal computer system to be maintained for later reference and use. Strong organizational capabilities, attention to detail, and event planning experience is preferred in candidates. 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.
Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Please note:
This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : 1. Establish groundwork for best practices for event planning, coordinating, and executing reoccurring and new HOPE events: a. Train at least 4 HOPE staff members on created best practices for event planning. b.Work with site supervisor to gather and organize information in HOPE’s internal computer system for later use. 2.Successfully plan and execute a major summer event for HOPE in the month of July: a.Work with staff and site supervisor to plan and execute summer event. b.Spread awareness of the upcoming summer event using proper channels of outreach. c. As a result of successful outreach and awareness of HOPE over the summer VISTA’s term, HOPE will receive at least 4 new intakes.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Rental Car Provided if Needed . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership . 
Refine Search
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

2021 Capacity Building Event Planner Summer Associate

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

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

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

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
202 W Willow Ave
Wheaton   IL   60187

Listing ID 102865