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2019-2020 Development & Communications VISTA
Facing Forward ends homelessness for families and individuals by offering hope, help, and housing.We serve those who are most vulnerable to the impacts of homelessness, providing safe, stable housing with no pre-determined end date and clinical case management services designed to increase self-sufficiency and empower long-term stability and growth. Facing Forward provides permanent housing, education, advocacy, and social services. The goal of the one-year VISTA term will be to grow Facing Forward’s support base and community partnerships while enhancing the organization’s reputation and visibility as a leading provider of Permanent Supportive Housing in Chicago. Increasing support for Facing Forward will strengthen our programming and client outcomes through new and strengthened service partnerships and in-kind support, as well as build our program capacity through increased donor revenue. This will allow us to end homelessness for more of Chicago’s most vulnerable individuals and families through safe, stable housing and clinical case management services designed to increase self-sufficiency and empower long-term stability and growth. This position is a part of the Housing Action VISTA Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive expert training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action’s website.
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Member Duties : Working with the Development Office, evaluate, organize, and lead volunteer/educational opportunities, and identify areas for improvement. Generate content for various platforms (LinkedIn, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to engage existing and potential supporters of Facing Forward around relevant topics, such as: The issue of homelessness in the US Responses to homelessness in our community Facing Forward’s vision, model, services, outcomes, and client stories Specific needs and engagement opportunities at Facing Forward Engage supporters via 4 quarterly organization newsletters. Maintain consistent and up-to-date messaging and resources for Facing Forward’s constituents (collateral and website) Increase Facing Forward donor engagement by successfully implementing a minimum of 5 fundraising campaigns and/or events. Develop at least 5 new partnerships to provide services and/or in-kind support for Facing Forward’s programming.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Ventra or Metra Pass, Food Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing . 
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2019-2020 Development & Communications VISTA

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/02/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  07/26/2019  To  08/09/2019 

Contact Steven Johnson
642 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago   IL   60612
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87390