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2021-2022 Outreach & Program Enhancement VISTA

Company: Americorps
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

2021-2022 Outreach & Program Enhancement VISTA

While the vast majority of Americans feel stable and secure in their current situation, housing insecurity touches nearly half of adults at some point in their lives. The Outreach & Program Enhancement VISTA position will address these needs through outreach to community organizations and individuals educating them about our Homeownership and Home Repair Programs. This includes supporting and leading information sessions, as well as connecting community members to other resources they may need to support their journey to home ownership. The desired Outreach outcomes Support communication strategies to engage individuals to share about DuPage Habitat's mission over the course of the service term. Developed systems that tracks individual's requests, referral information, and how to contact them in the future. Expanded relationships with 5 partners in the community each quarter in order to deepen their understanding of DuPage Habitat Programs and allow for further interaction between organizations. Support the implementation of systems and/or programs that are sustainable and will continue at the host site after the completion of the VISTA term by developing manuals and training staff/volunteers on the new This position is a part of the Housing Action AmeriCorps 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. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : Engage with individuals to share DuPage Habitat's mission Attend outreach events throughout the county to share about DuPage Habitat's programs and services to those who may be in need Identify new partnerships through attending networking events, such as business fairs and Chamber of Commerce luncheons Answer and return phone calls to affiliates with more information about how to qualify for our programs and services Intake applications for the Homeownership and Home Repair Programs and follow up with potential client until a full file is created. Assist with items relating to the Family Services Committee Functions, such as information sessions and Zoom calls. Research and develop a database of organizations clients can be referred to if they do not qualify for DuPage Habitat programs Work with other affiliate staff to create specific mutually beneficial partnership agreements between organizations to encourage a smoother client transition between services

Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Training , Health Coverage* , Childcare assistance if eligible , Living Allowance .

Terms :

Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended .

Service Areas :

Community Outreach , Housing , Veterans .

Skills :

Veterans , Social Services , Communications , General Skills , Non-Profit Management , Team Work , Public Speaking , Recruitment .

Keywords: Americorps, Wheaton , 2021-2022 Outreach & Program Enhancement VISTA, Other , Wheaton, Illinois

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