Status: Full-Time One Year Commitment 12/09/19 through 12/08/20
Location: 1922 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago 60639
Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate program offers individuals the opportunity to become engaged in a community through an existing AmeriCorps VISTA project for a 1 year commitment. Must be 18 or older.
SCH’s mission is to provide comprehensive counseling, education and housing resources necessary for Latinos and other low-to-moderate income families in the Chicagoland area, to develop competence and responsibility in meeting their financial and housing needs, and advocate for and proactively promote additional resources for them. SCH has three locations to serve the North and South sides of Chicago and serves over 10,000 clients per year with a current budget of $2.5 million and a healthy financial position. SCH is a local and national leader in the housing counseling sector and continues to innovate its service delivery and expands its target market presence. We deliver quality programs and compassionate service to all residents in need.
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 expert 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. The ideal candidate will be a creative and dynamic professional with experience in data review. They will enhance organization capacity for program/business intelligence through a multi-stage project to include reviewing program data, data gathering tools/platforms and develop a process map for Client Relationship Management System (CRM) training, strategic integration of client data across key program areas to include Homebuyer Education, Financial Education, Post Purchase Education, Rental and Landlord Services. Develop Knowledge Management Solution: Centralize and better share policies, training and education materials instructional procedures, advance capabilities and best practices associated with data management tools.
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 through enhanced capacity for data management, usage and application.
Get acclimated with SCH team, programs and service areas in order to better understand agency mission and strategic plan.
Work to define data system (s) usage and determination of sources (gaps in data use systems/platforms).
Support organization’s capacity to develop systems that enhance a deeper understanding and direct link between program objectives and performance to enhance SCH’s Housing Counseling/Education model to support affordable and sustainable housing across Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
Enhance SCH’s ability to develop tools that improve data collection methods at the source while developing client engagement tools that allow clients to self-report individual perception of their own progress and program satisfaction (i.e, self-evaluation/survey tool) aiding in resource development and overall program impact.
Develop a basic dashboard (data visualization tool) for staff that lays out key data points across data platforms for each program area and identify data that links to clients’ key goals, while enhancing real-time progress monitoring and resource development opportunities.
Two or four year degree preferred in business, liberal arts, data analyses, or other related field.
Computer literate and technologically proficient in standard word processing, spreadsheet and data base software applications, web research.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point).
Highly organized and motivated.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Staff members are expected to present a professional, businesslike image to all clients, visitors, and the public. Business attire required.
Interest in community development, housing issues, organizational development and communications
Full-Time under Housing Action Illinois AmeriCorps Vista Program; 40 hours: 5 days Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Health Coverage* , Training , Living Allowance , Ventra or Metra Pass , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance .
SCH is the a 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.