AmeriCorps VISTA Special Projects Associate

Job Type

Full Time


Details: See Program Benefits




4415 Harrison Street, Suite 228
United States


The Alliance is seeking a VISTA to help support our work to end homelessness in suburban Cook County by organizing the 2019 Point-in-Time Count and increasing our resource development capacity.

The Alliance is working to end homelessness in suburban Cook County. It is an exciting time to join the Alliance! We are in the midst of creating a new strategic plan to end homelessness in our community, and are close to ending homelessness among veterans.

A VISTA will be able to lead and support multiple projects. To track our progress towards ending homelessness, the Alliance leads an annual Point-in-Time Count to identify how many people are homeless in our community on a given night. It will be the VISTA's responsibility to lead the organization and execution of the Point-in-Time Count. In addition, the VISTA will aid in the Alliance's resource development work through communications and researching and writing grants. The VISTA is a vital member of our team. You will have the opportunity to engage leaders in the nonprofit community, participate in community-wide initiatives, attend various training, and learn more about the homeless services sector.

We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about ending homelessness and eager to learn and contribute to reach this goal. The ideal candidate has strong organizational skills, is a skilled writer and communicator, and works well independently or with a team. Direct volunteer recruitment, committee involvement, or resource development experience is not a requirement but is preferred.

Member Duties: The Special Programs Associate will organize and execute the 2019 HUD Point-in-Time Count and expand and maintain the Alliance's resource development capacity. The VISTA will have the opportunity to work on other projects they are passionate about as secondary projects to their VISTA assignment.

Terms: Car required. Permits attendance at school during off hours. Permits working at another job during off hours.

Age Requirement: Minimum 18


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

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits and to apply, please visit this link.

Level of Language Proficiency

Must be able to speak and understand English.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

You must apply through the AmeriCorps website at the above website link. The Listing ID is79623. Please call 312-854-3368 or email for questions. Do not contact the Alliance to End Homelessness directly.