The Development and Communications Associate 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.
Become acclimated with SCH programs and service area
Work to define Volunteer needs, skills, 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:
Writing and Editing Skills
Presentation and communications skills required
Excellent organizational skills; professionalism
Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail
Strong leadership skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Community and Economic Development
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 VISTA is regularly required to use hands and talk or hear. The VISTA is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms balance, stoop, kneel or crouch.
Permits working at another job during off hours. Permits attendance at school during off hours.
Please complete the online application to apply.
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Additional Salary Information: Program Benefits:
Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Living Allowance, Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Training .
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.