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Northern Illinois Food Bank - Communications
Along with our 800 network members, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, schools, youth and senior sites, the Food Bank provides nutritious food for 71,500 different individuals weekly across 13 counties. Our 7,000 square mile service area stretches our staff to adequately build awareness of the need for hunger relief and engage supporters in every corner. With the help of VISTA team member’s, we will increase support to help us towards our strategic goal of providing 75 million meals by 2020 through volunteering and financial support.
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Member Duties : The Communications VISTA will work to improve and expand our communication abilities both internally and externally. This VISTA will work with HR to maintain our employee newsletter, Around the Table, and develop strategies for improving communications between departments. This position also works with our communications team to develop tools and strategies for communicating with outside agencies and our network members. The Communications VISTA will also assist us with assessing our recording of media coverage both for the Food Bank and for our network partners. We are seeking applicants with a passion for helping the hungry, strong communication skills, the ability to work independently and a respect for volunteer commitment and dedication to their community. Transportation and a willingness to travel throughout the assigned area are required. VISTAs will gain experience in communications, marketing and working with a respected Food Bank and a range of non-profit organizations.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Northern Illinois Food Bank - Communications

Program Start/End Date
05/01/2017  -   05/01/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  


Accepting Applications
From  02/20/2017  To  02/20/2018 

Contact Gloria Sanders
273 Dearborn Ct
Geneva   IL   60134
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71593