Development/Fundraising, Marketing/Outreach/PR, Program Management
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing is seeking a 2017-2018 Development and Community Engagement VISTA
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing will provide free legal and supportive services to improve housing stability for lower income renters while advocating for the rights of all renters until everyone in Chicago has a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home. The program will help build organizational capacity and ensure sustainability through donor/resource development, community outreach, and communication/marketing in order to expand high-quality services to low-income renter families across Chicago.
The Development and Community Engagement VISTA will: (1) Expand and ensure the sustainability of programs to improve low-income renters’ housing stability through resource development, donor cultivation, and other fundraising efforts. (2) Increase and enhance community awareness of affordable housing and renters rights issues, as well as the availability of LCBH’s free legal and supportive services, through communication/marketing activities and direct client solicitation. (3) Increase organizational and community capacity to resolve low-income renters’ housing issues by offering technical support and data, and engaging community partners, including tenants, tenant advocates, community-based organizations, and policy makers.
TO APPLY please complete the online application.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the nationwide, domestic version of the Peace Corps. To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident.
Additional Salary Information: AmeriCorps VISTA offers the following benefits: monthly living allowance, student-loan forbearance or deferment, choice of End of Service Stipend or Education Award that can be used to repay student loans or for future education expenses, childcare assistance if eligible, relocation allowance, professional development opportunities and non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs for one year beginning the day after you complete your service.
As part of this program, members will also receive an opportunity to network and connect with professionals nationwide, and the chance to gain invaluable experience in the non-profit sector to enhance their career.