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2019 - 2020 Individual Donor Program Associate VISTA
Founded in 2003, the Northwest Side Housing Center's (NWSHC) mission is to identify and respond to the needs of the community by leveraging resources to improve the economic well-being and quality of life in Belmont Cragin and Surrounding communities. The NWSHC is a HUD-certified housing counseling agency that provides financial education and coaching as well as community organizing in the areas of affordable housing, education, youth, safety, and older adults. Belmont Cragin, a majority Latino community, on Chicago's NW Side, which is the primary community served by the NWSHC, has over 80,000 residents, and a poverty rate of 21.3%, which doubled from 11% from 2000 to 2010. The community is faced with poverty, high unemployment (11.5%), and high rate of cost-burdened families paying over a third of their incomes on housing. This VISTA project will increase the NWSHC's funding portfolio, specifically from individual donors, in order to increase our capacity to serve more residents. Primarily the VISTA will work on developing and implementing our Individual Donor Program, which will be an ongoing component of the NWSHC’s overall funding strategy. 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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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Objective 1: Receive training in donor database and Individual Donor Program. Objective 2: Provide staff capacity to support administrative capacity for Individual Donor Program. Objective 3: Design and Begin Implementation of Individual Donor Program
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment . 
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2019 - 2020 Individual Donor Program Associate VISTA

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   Chicago  


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

Contact VISTA Leader
5233 W Diversey Ave
Chicago   IL   60639
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87765