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2022-2023 Partnerships and Communications VISTA
 
 
 
This Partnerships and Communications VISTA will be hosted Chicago Furniture Bank located in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood. CFB 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 VISTA positions. Learn more about the program on Housing Action’s website. The Chicago Furniture Bank (CFB) partners with 400+ local social service agencies to furnish homes for those leaving shelters and moving into permanent housing. The CFB believes every person should be able to sleep on a bed, share a meal at a table, and do homework on a desk. The CFB currently furnishes 15 homes each day, and is the largest furniture bank in the country. Through partnerships with Ikea, Amazon, Walter E. Smithe and many more, we allow clients to handpick the furniture they want for their home in order to provide dignity and comfort as they begin a new chapter in their lives. The Partnerships and Communications VISTA will create and lead projects in collaboration with the CFB’s 400 nonprofit partners, help create communication strategy. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter, have interpersonal skills, be detailed oriented and strongly believe in our mission. The CFB is a rapidly growing nonprofit, and candidates must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, startup type environment The VISTA will obviously have full support and access to senior leadership whenever is needed, but should be able to work independently to execute on high-level tasks. Most of our nonprofit partners want to help the CFB in any way they can, and this VISTA is meant to lever their willingness to help to conduct research on to add the most possible value to the CFB.
 
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Member Duties : • Collect photos, stories and content to create the CFB’s weekly social media post and monthly newsletters • Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications associate to strategize content and develop consistent branding • Develop partnerships with local and national non-profit organizations • Audit salesforce database • Host Q/A meetings with partner organizations to review furniture program procedures and streamline the referral process.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  $600/month Supplemental Benefit ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Homelessness . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2022-2023 Partnerships and Communications VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/18/2022  -   07/17/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/17/2022  To  07/01/2022 

Contact Housing Action
4801 S Whipple St
Chicago   IL   60632
312-939-6074
vista@housingactionil.org
www.housingactionil.org

Listing ID 110265


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