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Program Networks & Events @ Ntl Law Ctr on Homelessness
PROJECT GOAL: This VISTA project will increase the number of communities using right to housing solutions to end and prevent homelessness, promote understanding among audiences of the harm of policies that criminalize homelessness, and uphold the educational rights of children currently experiencing homelessness. Dozens of communities, in at least 10-15 state and/or local jurisdictions, will benefit from our campaign goals related to housing and education issues. VISTAs will contribute to the goals of the project by performing activities such as database design and tracking, developing our network and building organizational capacity to extend beyond the campaign. ASSIGNMENT OBJECTIVE: The Program Network & Events VISTA member work will expand the Law Center’s network capacity to communicate with and actively engage geographically dispersed stakeholders of the Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign. QUALIFICATIONS: * Commitment to social justice and anti-poverty issues; desire to protect the civil and human rights of people experiencing homelessness, to end the criminalization of homelessness, and to support the human right to housing. *Experience working on issues related to homelessness is a plus; experience with grassroots organizing, advocacy, campaign management, or movement-building strategies is a plus. *Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Event planning experience preferred. *Very strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail. *Strong written and verbal communication skills. *Problem-solving ability, creative thinking, and ability to recognize opportunities to strengthen partnerships and systems. *Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. *Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively and professionally with diverse populations.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : MEMBER ACTIVITIES: *Identify, design, and implement creative engagement and communications strategies for their constituencies, utilizing trending technologies. *Integrate communications and data integration strategies among organizational interests, and create a sustainability plan. *Support planning of Law Center events, conferences, and meetings to support the Law Center’s work and goals, including: Quarterly Campaign convenings; web training sessions for advocate; and the annual National Forum on the Human Right to Housing, which draws advocates and leaders from across the country. OUTCOMES & DELIVERABLES: •Programmatic communications plan developed in conjunction with Development & Communications staff. •Sustainability plan developed for planning and management of programmatic events. •Staff trained on best practices, procedures, and annual assessments for network communications and programmatic events.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Fitness Center Membership ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Community Organization . 
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Program Networks & Events @ Ntl Law Ctr on Homelessness

Program Start/End Date
01/06/2020  -   01/05/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   Washington/Baltimore  

Accepting Applications
From  12/01/2019  To  02/01/2020 

Contact Deborah Shephard
2000 M St NW
Washington   DC   20036
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 92679