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20-21 Facing Forward Development and Communications VISTA
Our mission at Facing Forward is to end homelessness for vulnerable individuals and families by offering hope, help, and housing. The goal of this VISTA project is to increase support for our organization through funding, visibility, partnerships, and in-kind donations, thereby increasing both our program efficacy and capacity. The goal of the Development & Communications VISTA term will be to continue to grow Facing Forward’s support base and partnerships while enhancing the organization’s reputation and visibility as a leading provider of Permanent Supportive Housing and other homelessness and housing services in Chicago. 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 : 1. Improve design quality and uniformity of organization collateral. 2. Create a uniform and visually appealing catalog of internal resources, timelines, and best practices for various campaigns and events. 3. Engage existing and potential supporters via 5-7 external communications each week across multiple platforms.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

20-21 Facing Forward 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  08/15/2020 

Contact VISTA Leader
642 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago   IL   60612
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94524