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2022-2023 Grants Development VISTA
This Grants Development VISTA will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity DuPage County & Chicago South Suburbs (HFHDCCSS) located in Wheaton, IL. HFHDCCSS 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. This position can start on December 5 or January 17. Located just outside of Chicago in both urban and suburban service areas, HFHDCCSS is an exciting affiliate to expand your knowledge of and create positive change in the lives of families affected by a wide variety of issues related to housing insecurity. If you are passionate about affordable housing and want to have a direct impact on others while expanding your professional experience, HFHDCCSS is the place to do it. At HFHDCCSS, we provide free housing and utilities, ongoing professional training, and 1-on-1 mentorship in addition to the benefits provided through Housing Action Illinois and the AmeriCorps VISTA program. We are seeking an organized, results-driven individual who wants to learn the ins and outs of grant writing and apply that knowledge toward creating information-gathering systems that will help the affiliate secure grant funds for years to come.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : 1. Create a new data-sharing system and a new shared library of grant resources in addition to delving into the historical information about the Chicago South Suburbs portion of our affiliate to enhance our grant prospecting and submission processes. 2. In collaboration with the Grants Manager, secure $30,000 worth of funding by prospecting and submitting at least 5 grants. These funds will repair up to 18 homes for 40 aging-in-place and veteran homeowners. 3. Develop and finalize strategies to sustain the new data and grant writing systems designed and implemented during the year of service so their usefulness continues after the term of service. 4. Develop critical interpersonal and technical skillsets of non-profit and public sector professionals by end of the term of service to become a competitive candidate for preferred life after-service plans (traditional employment, higher education, or continued national service).
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Housing ,  Free Housing Available . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Housing . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Veterans ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology . 
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2022-2023 Grants Development VISTA

Program Start/End Date
01/17/2023  -   01/16/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  11/02/2022  To  12/22/2022 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
1600 E Roosevelt Rd.
Wheaton   IL   60187

Listing ID 115582