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2017 Housing Action Illinois VISTA Leader
Important Qualification: Individuals are eligible to serve as Leaders if they have successfully completed at least one term of service with AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), or one traditional term of service as a Peace Corps volunteer. The main objective of an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader is to increase each VISTA project’s effectiveness and sustainability through mentoring, training, troubleshooting, mediating, and creating resources when necessary for and with the 30 VISTA members around the state of Illinois. The VISTA Leader will help promote leadership, professional development and collaboration among the 30 VISTA members. They will also establish systems and tools to make the administration of Housing Action's VISTA Network more efficient and user-friendly in reporting, training, and recruitment efforts. Overall, the VISTA Leader will help expand and improve Housing Action VISTA Network while also helping make sure the VISTA members that are currently serving are making the most impact possible.
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Member Duties : The VISTA Leader will: (1) Facilitate and coordinate orientations and trainings for new VISTA members, and the close of service process for current VISTA members. (2) Maintain and improve the administrative aspects of Housing Action's VISTA Network in order to ensure effective communication exists among all the current VISTA members and supervisors and a support network for the VISTA members. (3) Recruit and screen prospective VISTA members and VISTA host sites.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Social Services ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

2017 Housing Action Illinois VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
08/13/2017  -   08/12/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  04/20/2017  To  10/02/2017 

Contact Willie Heineke
11 E Adams St
Chicago   IL   60603
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73573