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2018-2019 Communications and Development VISTA
 
 
 
Our state is dealing with housing insecurity for homeowners and stretched demand for rental housing. Housing Action Illinois fights to expand and protect affordable housing throughout the state; we unite, educate and activate 160+ member organizations in working to alleviate poverty through housing-related services. Our VISTA will maintain the systems put in place by previous VISTA members, such as communications with key stakeholders, capacity-building and outreach initiatives, and resource diversification. They will develop plans for Housing Action to sustain these projects without the assistance of VISTA members after this term of service ends, since this position is the third year of the VISTA project.Our ideal candidate would be someone thoughtful and passionate about translating the world of housing into compelling stories, facts, and ideas that the general public can understand. It is essential for our VISTA to be detail-oriented and a creative problem solver with the ability to balance a variety of independent and collaborative projects. We prefer candidates with strong writing skills and office experience.
 
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Member Duties : Develop communications materials (print and digital) that reinforce member engagement and donor relationships and heighten public awareness of affordable housing issues. Develop member outreach, cultivation, and education strategies. Work with Executive Director, Board, and staff to expand and diversify funding sources. Assist staff in learning and navigating technology and maintaining/improving database procedures.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2018-2019 Communications and Development VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/18/2018  -   06/17/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  04/24/2018  To  07/27/2018 

Contact Tiara Hyche
67 E Madison St
Chicago   IL   60603
312-854-3370
vista@housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80478


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