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2021 Research and Community Engagement Summer Associate
 
 
 
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 AmeriCorps Summer Associate to support us as we continue to grow and build community on the south side of Chicago. This summer associate position is for a Research and Community Engagement Associate to conduct research on best practices for improving our communications and fundraising processes and systems. 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 researching potential donors, assisting in maintaining current partnerships, creating communication templates to be used across NeighborScapes social media and website, and researching the tax status for different properties in Englewood. 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, 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 : Research best practices for creating an organizations’ development and a communication strategy. Research potential grant opportunities. Research and identify prospective new donors. Research industry trends and make recommendations for adjustments for different NeighborScapes’ processes and systems currently in place. Research the tax status of properties that NeighborScapes is interested in acquiring to rehab and house more people.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2021 Research and Community Engagement Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/07/2021  -   08/13/2021

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  03/21/2021  To  05/20/2021 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
815 W 63rd St
Chicago   IL   60621
708-854-3372
vista@housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 103078


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