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2020-2021 Research & Capacity Building VISTA
The Chicago Rehab Network is a city-wide coalition of non-profit community developers and advocates creating and preserving affordable housing. Guided by the belief that housing is foundational to healthy communities, CRN provides research, capacity-building, and policy advocacy to drive development without displacement and shape housing policy. From historic disinvestment to rising prices and gentrification, communities across Chicago are seeing housing inequities deepen. CRN works toward a solution by strengthening the community development field. The VISTA will have an integral role in this project by taking on leadership in expanding our educational capacity-building workshops through research and project management. By working with CRN staff and community partners, they will participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of our capacity-building program, which seeks to provide tools and knowledge to stakeholders creating affordable housing in their communities. An ideal candidate will be committed to housing justice and the provision of safe, secure, and affordable housing for all. They will be comfortable working independently and taking on a leadership role in the operations of our capacity-building programs, carrying out tasks including research and outreach. An ability to communicate and collaborate with other staff, with workshop participants, and with partner organizations will be key to the VISTA’s role in implementing and growing our capacity-building program. 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 customized 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 : Develop marketing materials including mailings, email campaigns, and more to promote training programs and provide information about their content. Lead in preparation of capacity-building training events, including updating instructional and meeting materials; determining best practices for communicating with instructors and facilitators, students, and other participants to keep parties engaged with and up-to-date on program logistics. Update and maintain database tracking enrollment, participation, and contact information for individuals involved in CRN programs. Create, distribute, collect, and record evaluations on a regular basis following individual training workshops. Develop and distribute comprehensive surveys following completion of training programs to gather program feedback. Work with staff and workshop facilitators to implement improvements and new strategies that are responsive to participant feedback in order to ensure high quality, effective programs.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Ventra or Metra Pass . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology . 
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2020-2021 Research & Capacity Building VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/17/2020  -   08/16/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2020  To  08/15/2020 

Contact VISTA Leader
140 S Dearborn St
Chicago   IL   60603
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94103