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2020-2021 Development & Communications Associate VISTA
Northside Community Development Corporation’s mission is to foster community development and create and preserve affordable and diverse housing opportunities in Rogers Park and Chicago through education, training, advocacy and development. NCDC provides homebuyer and foreclosure prevention counseling services to diverse, underserved and low-to-moderate income populations, including those who are below the 50% area median income range. By increasing its grant funding, it will improve its financial and operational capacity. By improving its communications strategies, it will improve NCDC’s visibility and allow it to attract more individual and corporate donors. By making these improvements, the VISTA will ensure NCDC sustains the delivery of its services and help more people in need of the critical anti-poverty, housing security focused programming being offered by NCDC. The ideal candidate will have some experience in grant proposal writing and be knowledgeable of nonprofit program delivery and operations. They should also be well-organized, eager to learn, communicate effectively, and have the ability to balance a wide variety of projects. Spanish fluency a plus. 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 : Enhance NCDC’s grant-writing and fundraising strategies, and raise a total of at least $60,000 from these strategies. Enhance NCDC’s individual and corporate fundraising strategies, and raise a total of at least $15,000 from these strategies. Enhance the NCDC’s communications strategy and modes of disseminating information, messaging/content in its written materials, website, social media, etc to the point that social media and website traffic is increased by 25%.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Housing . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work . 
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2020-2021 Development & Communications Associate 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  08/15/2020 

Contact VISTA Leader
1530 W Morse Ave
Chicago   IL   60626
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94132