Successful candidates for all AmeriCorps positions will perform their service hours on-site at Housing Forward or a partner agency, and will not be considered employees of the respective agency.

Housing Forward is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. 

Community Outreach Liaison (AmeriCorps Vista)

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Member Duties

1. The VISTA will have conduct local and regional community outreach and engaged in Entry Point education and resources

2. VISTA will engage key leaders and stakeholders in the 130 communities/towns in the suburban Cook County area

3. The member will work with the core committee of the Oak Park Homelessness Coalition (OPHC) to manage and coordinate the efforts of the 4 work groups

4. The member will create educational events for community stakeholders

Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance,  Health Coverage*,  Childcare assistance if eligible,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Living Allowance,  Training. 

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Terms: Car recommended, permits working at another job during off hours, permits attendance at school during off hours. 

Skills: General Skills,  Community Organization,  Recruitment,  Writing/Editing,  Public Speaking. 

To apply, please click here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do

 

 

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