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2023-2024 Community Education Coordinator VISTA
This Community Education Coordinator VISTA will be hosted by Connections for the Homeless, located in Evanston, Illinois. Connections for the Homeless is 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: While Connections for the Homeless is a direct service organization, it cannot fulfill its mission if more affordable housing does not become available in our region. The agency’s advocacy program, Joining Forces for Affordable Housing, works to improve policy, provide community education, and activate the community to remove barriers to affordability and increase the supply of affordable housing. The Community Education VISTA will increase the reach of Joining Forces for Affordable Housing by designing and implementing community outreach and education efforts. The VISTA will work with human services agencies to engage their leaders, staff, and the people they serve in learning more about affordable housing and sharing the impact that the lack of such housing has on them. They will design and conduct presentations to communities of faith in the region, inviting congregation members to learn and take action in support of affordable housing solutions. They will also expand Joining Forces’ profile in the community by assuring our visible presence at community events. The ideal candidate will have experience leading workshops and focus groups, interviewing people, and/or teaching, as well as in creating materials to support this work. Experience working with communities of faith and human services agencies would be beneficial, and excellent organizational, calendaring, and interpersonal communications skills are a must.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : 1) Create and implement a communication and engagement plan for the 30 or so human services agencies in the region. 2)Engage with the organizations to strategize on ways to engage their constituents in the community education and advocacy work of Joining Forces. 3) Create materials and a campaign plan to educate communities of faith about the need for affordable housing. 4) Contact communities of faith to schedule presentations, coordinate speakers, and participate in the presentations. 5) Plan and implement community outreach events and campaigns based on holidays and other seasonal events. These will include creating communications, tabling at community events such as street fairs, and organizing days of service such as MLK Day. 6) Set up Joining Forces’ community engagement work on Connections' volunteer management software and create procedures and processes for tracking community engagement activities and participation.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  $500 / Monthly Housing Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

2023-2024 Community Education Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2023  -   08/27/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  04/21/2023  To  07/28/2023 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
2121 Dewey Ave
Evanston   IL   60201

Listing ID 118326


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