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2019-2020 Program Intake Specialist
 
 
 
Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build hope, communities and homes. DuPage Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We build homes that are sold to qualifying families with a price structure so that no more than 30% of their household income is used for their mortgage payment. DuPage Habitat is in the midst of substantial growth and development. We are a midsized affiliate serving over 40 families per year and we have an aggressive growth plan that will continue to increase the number of families. While the vast majority of Americans feel stable and secure in their current situation, housing insecurity touches nearly half of adults at some point in their lives. This AmeriCorps VISTA project will address the need for affordable housing through outreach to community organizations and individuals to share about our programs, as well as connecting them to other resources they may need. The ideal candidate for this position is organized, patient, and task driven. This position requires confidentiality, and compassion for what clients are going through. In addition, this VISTA should be able to compile and analyze data to influence program outreach and marketing efforts. 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 : Engage with individuals to share about DuPage Habitat's mission over the course of the service term. Develop a system that tracks individual's requests, referral information, and how to contact them in the future. Expand relationships with 5 partners in the community each quarter in order to deepen their understanding of DuPage Habitat Programs, and allow for further interaction between organizations. Ensure that the intake systems and/or programs developed are sustainable and will continue at the host site after the completion of the VISTA term by developing manuals and training staff/volunteers on the new program.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Trade/Construction ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2019-2020 Program Intake Specialist

Program Start/End Date
12/09/2019  -   12/08/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Languages
Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  07/26/2019  To  11/08/2019 

Contact VISTA Leader
1600 E Roosevelt Rd
Wheaton   IL   60187
312-854-3365
vista@housingactionil.org
www.housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87465


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