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2022-2023 Fundraising VISTA
This Fundraising VISTA will be hosted by HOPE Fair Housing Center located in Wheaton, IL. HOPE Fair Housing Center 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. This position can start on November 7, December 5, and January 17. HOPE Fair Housing center is the oldest and largest fair housing center in the state of Illinois. Founded in 1968, HOPE works to create housing opportunities for all and end housing discrimination. HOPE accomplishes this goal through education, outreach, enforcement, Training and advocacy. This VISTA member will develop strategic relationships with prospective donors and corporate leaders throughout the state. The VISTA member will also engage with current HOPE donors, with the end goal of inviting them to increase their annual contribution to HOPE Fair Housing Center. Additionally, the VISTA member will oversee the implementation of HOPE’s donor relations management system to track these key partnerships. This VISTA will collaborate closest with their supervisor, HOPE’s Director of Outreach, Events and Fundraising, and occasionally interact with other staff members. The ideal candidate has a genuine passion for civil rights and housing justice, along with an interest in learning about fair housing. Prior experience with project management or development is beneficial. Experience with donor and or customer relations management experience is beneficial. Experience speaking in another language, such as Spanish, is also strongly preferred.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Collaborate with staff to expand and develop a solid donor base -Plan and execute a plan for #GivingTuesday campaign -Plan, develop and edit content to communicate our work to the public -Develop donor supporter program materials for print and digital formats -Research and produce summaries of potential funding sources for HOPE Fair Housing
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  $150 Monthly Supplemental Benefit ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Services ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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2022-2023 Fundraising VISTA

Program Start/End Date
12/05/2022  -   12/04/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  


Accepting Applications
From  10/03/2022  To  12/02/2022 

Contact Jeremy Cowart
202 W Willow Ave
Wheaton   IL   60187
(312) 939-6074

Listing ID 110321


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