The VISTA will build off of the program development plan/toolkit and recommendations of the prior year’s VISTA with a particular focus on defining SCH’s volunteer needs, skills and opportunities across the organization, reviewing and identifying best practices in volunteer management programs (both locally and nationally) segmenting volunteer categories/target partners, markets and developing a plan of implementation and sustainability. Through this project, the VISTA will better position Spanish Coalition for Housing to strategically identify resources, value added opportunities to increase organizational capacity to address affordable housing preservation, creation, maintenance and household asset development.
The Development and Communications Associate VISTA will:
Become acclimated with SCH programs and service area and work to define Volunteer needs, skills, and opportunities and align with SCH strategic.
Research best practices on assets and liabilities associated with Volunteer Management Programs for nonprofits.
Formalize a Volunteer “Talent Management Strategy”.
Implementation and preliminary evaluation of Volunteer Talent
VISTA will obtain knowledge in areas of resource development, communications and fundraising.
Qualifications and Skills:
Some college; degree preferred
Community and Economic Development, Housing
Community and Economic Development
Additional Salary Information: Program Benefits:
•Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend
•Living Allowance $542.22 Bi-Weekly
•Childcare assistance if eligible
•Education award upon successful completion of service
•10 Sick and 10 Personal Leave days
•Spanish Coalition for Housing will provide or reimburse a monthly Ventra card if the VISTA uses the CTA to travel.
•Chose One of Two End of Service Benefits:
oEli Segal Education: $5,815
oCash Stipend: $1,800
Permits working at another job during off hours. Permits attendance at school during off hours.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a VISTA to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The VISTA must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms balance, stoop, kneel or crouch.
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SCH is the largest not-for-profit housing counseling organization dedicated to the needs of Latinos in the Midwest. We serve low-income residents and families who are seeking to save their home from foreclosure, take control of their finances and credit, buy their first home and be a stable renter and professional landlord. All of our services are offered in English and Spanish to serve the needs ...of our communities. We give residents the tools to make positive change in their lives and maintain stable housing.