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VHA - Housing Alexandria Community Development Associate
 
 
 
Virginia Housing Alliance’s (VHA) Virginia Housing Alliance’s (VHA) AmeriCorps VISTA project is a statewide intermediary project with 17 Host Sites, all that either works to expand affordable housing opportunities and/or end homelessness throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. VHA’s VISTA project aims to develop viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, suitable living environments, and expansive economic opportunities for low and moderate-income persons. This listing is to fill the Host Site opening at Housing Alexandria located in Alexandria, VA. Housing Alexandria, whose mission is to develop and preserve quality housing that is affordable while also supporting residents so they may thrive as members of the Alexandria community, is looking for a proactive and driven individual to serve as the Community Development Associate VISTA. The Housing Alexandria VISTA will focus on expanding the capacity of the fundraising and communications team with the goal of assisting low-income Alexandrians in their journey to secure an affordable home from rental to ownership by helping to secure funding through grant writing, fundraising software support, creating targeted communication strategies, and identifying sources of funding. The vital work of the VISTA will help identify the needs of the residents, allowing Housing Alexandria to provide more efficient and effective services to the community.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will develop a standardized process for a social media presence, build a database of marketing content to drive donor acquisition and engage community partners, support fundraising and initiatives, as well as integrate racial equity into programs, policies, and general practices. In addition, they will assist in implementing resident surveys and focus groups to assess resident satisfaction while identifying gaps in services. The VISTA team member will strengthen the communication strategies with Housing Alexandria residents to improve engagement, showcase volunteer opportunities, and promote available resources and services provided by the organization.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  $2,500 Professional Development Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits.
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Urban Planning ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
VHA - Housing Alexandria Community Development Associate

Program Start/End Date
08/12/2024  -   08/11/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/17/2024  To  07/15/2024 

Contact Hannah Moore
205 N Robinson St
Richmond   VA   23220
9102582420
hmoore@vahousingalliance.org
www.vahousingalliance.org

Listing ID 95289


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