Habitat for Humanity - Chicago
Chicago is a unique city, full of grit, determination and possibilityand Habitat Chicago is proud to call it home. Committed to the betterment of all residents, we develop physical and social assets to strengthen neighborhoods with the goal of creating stability for the 4 in 10 Chicagoans living in declining conditions. Our AmeriCorps members play a key role in the day-to-day work of Habitat Chicago- leading volunteers on the build site, coordinating and communicating with volunteers from our office, helping to create new systems and procedures for our constantly growing organization and so much more. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a food and transportation stipend of at least $150/month. In your down time, explore the amazing and diverse neighborhoods throughout Chicago, grab a taco in Pilsen, learn at the Museum of Science and Industry, see historical homes and learn about the history of Chicago Architecture through a boat tour and so much more. Come join us in our quest to help build a stronger Chicago! https://www.habitatchicago.org/
This member will be working alongside our Development Director and Corporate Partnerships Manager as they research, develop and implement programs and projects that allow us to further diversify our funding sources. They will help with our continued improvement of our Team Build process; research into Major Gifts process development, research further opportunities for our new affinity builds process. We anticipate their work being heavier in 'Research' and 'Implementation and Review' sections with a focus on creating sustainability and documentation of processes throughout.
Additionally this member will serve the affiliate by serving on the affiliate's Communications and Stewardship Project Team, the VISTA will create multiple communication projects aimed at current and potential corporate partners (social media, newsletter, content development, etc.), with a focus on process and templates for customized stewardship plans for each corporate group. They will also work to advance organization-wide events and other department initiatives.
18 years of age or older
U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
Valid driver's license and ability to meet host site's insurance requirements
Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)
Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong research skills
Detail oriented and highly organized
Ability to work with a diverse group of people
Experience working as a member of a team
Experience utilizing a database software (Salesforce) a plus
Marketing experience is highly desirable
Benefits of Service:
For more information about these benefits (excluding MAP), please visit the VISTA Campus.
AmeriCorps VISTA living allowance of $14,136.45 (paid over the 1 year of full-time service) determined by geographic area
Segal Education Award of $5,920 (lifetime maximum of 2) OR end-of-service cash stipend of $1,800 both are dependent on successful completion of service
Healthcare Allowance a reimbursement program that covers some out-of-pocket, non-premium costs, up to $7,150, associated with healthcare. Please note: this is not a healthcare insurance plan; if you do not have healthcare coverage, you have 60 days from your service start date to sign-up for healthcare coverage through the Marketplace.
Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
Relocation Travel Allowance up to $1,000 & Settling In Allowance of $550 (if eligible)
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
10 personal and 10 sick leave days
Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Status upon successfully completing service, you will receive one year of NCE for employment in the federal government. Please note: this does not guarantee you a federal job.
Member Assistance Program (MAP) offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources
What's in it for you?
At the end of the service year, in collaboration with 25 teammates, you will prove critical to our resource development strategy having helped us to raise $50,000 cash and in-kind resources utilizing the 3 systems/processes/tools focused on that you created and/or enhanced and 1 additional project that will increase the capacity at the affiliate. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time & project management, construction and safety.
What's needed to apply?
Habitat For Humanity