The Resource Development VISTA will work alongside our development team as they research, develop and implement programs & projects that allow us to further diversify our funding sources.  They will be highly focused on communications – supporting our Development Manager in the work of telling the story of Habitat Chicago and stewarding our donors and volunteers.


Who we are looking for:

You are a detail oriented, talented communicator who understands the importance of organization and systems creation.  You have a curious, organized mind and are energized by a job well done!  


Key Responsibilities 

Communications (55%)
Working together with a team, help to tell the Habitat Chicago story to various audiences through monthly newsletter, social media, collateral creation etc.


Event Logistics & Support (25%)
Support event – focused project teams as they develop, plan and implement all major Habitat Chicago events.


Major Gift & Grant Support (10%)  
Help to ensure our storytelling for this type of funding is in line with the bigger picture of all we do and the stories we are telling about our work.


Teamwork and Communication (10%)
As a key Development Team member, contribute to our organizational health through enthusiastic collaboration, leadership and personal integrity.



AmeriCorps members will receive a monthly living stipend, health plan benefits, worker’s compensation, and loan deferral. Habitat Chicago provides an additional $250 stipend for food and transportation in the form of a CTA pass, gas gift card or grocery gift card.  Members receive an education award at the completion of their term of service (1700 hours).


To Apply

After reviewing the attached Full Position Description, please submit a cover letter and resume to katie.clendenning@habitatchicago.org with “AmeriCorps Resource Development VISTA – Your Name” in the subject line by 8/15/20. Only successful applicants will be contacted and interviews will take place on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please. 


Full Description


Habitat for Humanity Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. This organization does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.



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