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2020 Summer Development & Communications Associate
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. This position can start on most Mondays in June.
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Member Duties : By August 9, 2020 the VISTA will assess the current development capacity of the agency and provide a plan to improve NCDC’s financial capacity starting in the fall. Review NCDC’s fundraising strategy, including government & foundational grant writing capacity of the agency. Determine which foundations provide funding, which grant opportunities exist and which NCDC is eligible to apply. Prepare a development plan with recommendations of next steps and fundraising or grant writing solutions that the organization can begin implementing in the fall.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

2020 Summer Development & Communications Associate

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

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  06/30/2020 

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

Listing ID 95859