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2020-2021 Resource Development and Communications VISTA
Housing Choice Partners’ mission is to help break the cycle of intergenerational poverty through the promotion of racial and economic diversity in housing. Countless families in our region face barriers to safe, affordable housing near resources that can help break the cycle of poverty, such as well-performing schools. HCP’s housing counseling and advocacy programs work with low-income families to know their full range of housing choices, identify and overcome barriers to living in areas of opportunity, and address systemic inequities to ensure that all families have access to the same range of opportunities. The Resource Development & Communications VISTA will increase HCP’s capacity to serve a broadened client base by: streamlining communication strategies; developing messaging and communication platforms, including social media, digital and print publications; expanding awareness of our services and impact via multiple forms of communication, including e-newsletters to the general public and clients; and by creating a development strategy that diversifies funding sources and helps seed new programs. Housing Choice Partners is located in Chicago, IL, and provides services throughout Cook County, Illinois, in addition to providing consulting on housing equity programming nationwide. 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. This position can start in June, July, or August. Speak to your interviewer for more details.
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Member Duties : Work with HCP leadership to develop and implement an annual fundraising plan that publicly elevates HCP’s work and mission, lays the foundation for a robust individual giving program, and informs and activates the public around the barriers faced by low-income families trying to break out of poverty. Work with HCP leadership to create and implement a strategic communications plan to engage directly with new and existing clients, expand public awareness of HCP, and support fundraising initiatives and new partnerships. Work with HCP’s Executive Director and senior staff to create and implement a development plan for strategically growing HCP’s capacity to better serve current clients and seed new programs to increase HCP’s client base and program reach.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Unlimited Ventra or Metra Pass . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications . 
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2020-2021 Resource Development and Communications VISTA

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  


Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2020  To  08/30/2020 

Contact VISTA Leader
401 S La Salle St
Chicago   IL   60605
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94106