Since 1992, Housing Forward has been a safety net for those that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We are committed to providing inventive crisis resolutions while working with likely and unconventional stakeholders to find innovative, structural solutions. There are several process improvements that Housing Forward is undertaking in 2020, both internally and as the lead agency of the Oak Park Homelessness Coalition. The VISTA member will be critical in building Housing Forward’s capacity to lead effectively and efficiently thorough improved processes. With the goal to engage the local and regional stakeholders in the mission to end homelessness, the VISTA will act as a bridge with community stakeholders. 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 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. This position can start in June, July, or August. Speak to your interviewer for more details.
Member Duties :
The VISTA member will build capacity for Housing Forward’s leadership team comprising program managers and the executive team. There are several process improvement goals that Housing Forward is undertaking in 2020 including: • Implementation of Salesforce volunteer management module and leasing management; • Implementing SharePoint, a document management and storage system, across the agency; and • Improving timely data entry. The Member will help build agency capacity to support these goals and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of processes. Additionally, The VISTA will work with the core committee of the Oak Park Homelessness Coalition (OPHC) to manage and coordinate the efforts of the 4 work groups. Through the Member’s work, the OPHC will meet 48 times per year, working towards their specific goals and advancing their mission of eliminating homelessness in Oak Park, IL.
Program Benefits :
Childcare assistance if eligible , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Training , Health Coverage* , Ventra or Metra Pass .
- For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Housing , Homelessness , Community Outreach .
Communications , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Writing/Editing , Non-Profit Management , Public Speaking , Community Organization , Social Services , Team Work , Leadership .
2020-2021 Coalition Liaison and Program Associate VISTA
Program Start/End Date
08/17/2020 - 08/16/2021
Work Schedule Full Time
18 Maximum: None
Program Locations ILLINOIS Chicago
From 03/01/2020 To 08/15/2020
Contact VISTA Leader
1851 S 9th Ave
Maywood IL 60153
Listing ID 94130