2018 Habitat Development VISTA

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



233 N Michigan Ave Ste 1820
United States


Help us provide families with stability, shelter, and self-reliance. Our Development VISTAs will make an impact by developing sustainable plans for fundraising with a focus on individual major gifts.

Established in 1998, Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity is a support organization for eight Habitat affiliates located in Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage, and Will counties. We manage regional initiatives that increase revenue and reduce costs. Our goals are to raise awareness, grow capacity, and serve more families.

Development VISTAs will live and work at a specific affiliate location. After assessing their current fundraising program and drawing on best practices from Chicagoland Habitat, VISTAs will work with affiliate staff and board members to boost donations, helping to sustain the mission and broaden the outcome. VISTAs will develop and implement a moves management strategy that results in more and larger gifts from individual donors and volunteers.

We seek technology savvy college graduates who are adept in all forms of communication. We need organized team players who have the ambition to move our fundraising program from good to great. We provide training and guidance; you provide energy and ingenuity; and together we will strengthen our affiliates and increase their capacity.

VISTAs will learn that focused efforts can have a wide impact. Chicago has a reputation for sultry summers and challenging winters but working for Habitat will open your hearts and minds to the joys of helping families in need. VISTAs at our various locations will connect with each other regularly, visit the different sites, and attend regional trainings and events.

VISTAs will work either August to July or July to June. We will try to place VISTAs in their preferred county, but we have just one position at each affiliate office.

SKILLS: Fundraising/Grant Writing, Computers/Technology, Team Work, Writing/Editing, General Skills.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree