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2022-2023 Programs & Operations VISTA
 
 
 
The Programs & Operations VISTA will be hosted by Share Our Spare (SOS) located in Chicago, IL. 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. Our mission is to ensure every child in Chicago has the essentials they need to thrive in the first five years of life. We do this by collecting new and gently used infant and toddler items from those with “extras” to spare and distributing them to families living in poverty through a sustainable network of volunteers, community stakeholders, and social service agencies. With a distribution network of more than 68 agency partners, we are supporting social workers across Lake, Cook and DuPage counties and providing essential items to more than 10,000 children annually. SOS seeks a highly motivated, versatile and socially VISTA to join our team. This role will work with the Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement to create programmatic and organizational growth opportunities. Additionally, this role will deepen SOS’s impact by using data-driven research to inform improved structures and processes. This role will also support pilot programs that aim to meet more need in the community by factoring economic and poverty statistics that will help target areas for growth. The ideal candidate will work well on a team, have some experience in fundraising and grant writing, and have strong writing and editing 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 : 1) Research, create, and propose program enhancements and pilot programs and with new partner networks to increase the number of individuals and modalities we’re able to use to reach our target population throughout the year. 2) Collect and implement feedback from our agency partners and extended network of stakeholders to build stronger relationship and improve upon the services we provide 3) Conduct research to support budget initiatives to Illinois lawmakers on behalf of the Illinois Diaper Bank Coalition members 4) Build our foundation of knowledge on the connection between our work and – social determinants of health, and the attainment of developmental milestones to our stakeholders and those they serve of the how and why for what we do. 5) Outline next steps for continuation of each element, lessons learned, and next steps.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*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 :
Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Children/Youth ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2022-2023 Programs & Operations VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/29/2022  -   08/28/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/17/2022  To  08/12/2022 

Contact Jeremy Cowart
3800 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago   IL   60641
773-657-3117

Listing ID 110324


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