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2022 Partnerships and Communications VISTA Summer Associate
This Partnerships and Communications VISTA Summer Associate will be hosted by Chicago Furniture Bank (CFB) located in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood. The 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 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 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. They will have full support and access to senior leadership, 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 : The Partnerships and Communications VISTA Summer Associate will work directly with CFB’s Marketing and Communication Associate to collect photos, stories and content to create the CFB’s weekly social media post and monthly newsletter. This VISTA will also analyze the CFB’s and its clients’ needs to then collaborate with the organization’s 400 partnered nonprofit agencies to execute monthly projects / initiatives. The key objectives of the position include: 1) Help create a database of existing partnerships as well as developing new partnerships. 2) Work with CFB’s staff to gather photos, stories and content to help spread awareness of the CFB and its important work in the community through targeted newsletters and social media.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking . 
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2022 Partnerships and Communications VISTA Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/06/2022  -   08/14/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2022  To  06/05/2022 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
4801 S Whipple St
Chicago   IL   60632

Listing ID 110387