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2022-2023 Development Associate VISTA
This position can start on October 24, November 6, December 4, and January 17. The Development Associate VISTA will be hosted by Spanish Coalition for Housing (SCH) located in Chicago, IL. Spanish Coalition 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. SCH is a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency providing pertinent comprehensive counseling, education, and housing resources to low-income residents throughout Chicagoland. Our mission is to assist our participants in improving their competencies in financial literacy and other important life skills. SCH is a local and national leader in the housing counseling sector and continues to innovate its service delivery and expand its target market presence. We deliver quality programs and compassionate service to all residents in need. The Development Associate VISTA will research and design a fundraising strategy to transform one-time event in-kind giving donors into engaged and sustained monthly giving members. Explore the use of communication tools that are effective and target designated donor groups based on levels of interest. Based on data collected, identify creative personalized ways for donors to actively participate in organizational events and develop a stronger relationship. Share findings with Development Team during a brief presentation. An interest in the mission of the SCH is essential. The ideal candidate will have strong communications and research skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel is required for this position. A background in grant writing and fundraising is preferred, but not required.
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Member Duties : • Conduct extensive research and collect and dissect donor data. • Demonstrate capacity to use a variety of communication tools and have excellent written communication skills. • Enhance the development department’s capacity by researching and identifying grant and fundraising opportunities available locally and nationally that are mission-aligned. • The ideal candidate needs to be able to be creative, adaptable, and analytical.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing . 
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2022-2023 Development Associate 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   Chicago  


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

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
1922 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago   IL   60639

Listing ID 110386