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2020 Fundraising VISTA Summer Associate
The mission of Centro Romero is to empower those with the fewest options in the immigrant and refugee community by developing and strengthening the family unit, fostering community leadership and providing quality social and adjustment services. Centro Romero is a community-based organization that has been serving the low-income Latino immigrant and refugee community on the northeast side of Chicago for 35 years. This project will enable us to provide enhanced services to clients with housing issues in our public benefits program, with the additional $4,060 in funds raised for our annual gala. This VISTA project will increase our ability to fight poverty by increasing our fundraising capacity from these additional funds that will enhance direct-service hours to benefit 225 clients with housing needs. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge/experience about community organizations, fundraising; possess good organization skills, verbal and written skills, and basic computer skills; be teamwork oriented; and interested in developing her/his leadership skills. A plus is proficiency in Spanish. 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 any Monday in June. Talk to your interviewer for more details.
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Member Duties : Increase last year’s amount by 7% ($4,060) this year through better planning and outreach to the various funding streams: sponsorships, ticket sales, silent auction items, raffle, and ads in the program booklet as follows: 1. Increase the amount of silent auction items sold ($1,950) 2. Increase the amount of raffle ticket sales each by 10% ($1,360) 3. Improve ease of online ticket purchasing by using Eventbrite and amount by $750. To achieve this goal, the VISTA Summer Associate will: 1. Meet with the creative coordinator to discuss prior years’ fundraisers. 2. Research best practices on fundraising events. 3. Outreach to new businesses for silent auction items. 4. Target new markets for raffle tickets and assist with selling raffle tickets. 5. Outreach to new markets for ticket buyers. 6. Follow up with potential attendees for online ticket purchases. 7. Provide summary of results prior to end of VISTA term.
Program Benefits : Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

2020 Fundraising VISTA Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/01/2020  -   08/07/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2020  To  06/30/2020 

Contact VISTA Leader
6216 N Clark St
Chicago   IL   60660
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94535