Funds Development VISTA
Grace After Fire
About the organization
Do you have a heart for women Veterans? Know a Veteran? Are a Veteran? Grace After Fire (GAF), located in Houston, Texas, is a nonprofit organization who is dedicated to helping women Veterans help themselves by providing the tools to gain knowledge, insight and self-renewal. More than half of the women Veterans we serve are either homeless or living in a transitional housing unit due to unemployment and lack of money therefore living at poverty level. In a recent VA (Veteran Administration) article, it is stated that women Veterans are one of the fastest growing homeless populations due to poverty. Additionally, according to the VA, of the 2,051,484 women Veterans in the U.S. today, between 13% and 15% of those living in poverty are homeless. Grace After Fire's unique concept of working exclusively with women Veterans and her family, offers confidential peer-to-peer outreach and direct access to appropriate health and other support services.
As part of this mission, Grace After Fire is seeking one AmeriCorps VISTA to assist in funding development, strategic planning and outreach for the longevity and continued stability of the organization. The AmeriCorps VISTA will be responsible for analyzing current funding trends, conduct a developmental needs assessment, and participate in corporate, community, and state outreach efforts. The VISTA will review and enhance current marketing materials to better reach potential donors. Additionally, the VISTA will design an outreach plan to include special events and serve to build relationships with other Veterans programs for collaboration opportunities. The VISTA will review the organization’s funding development strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to contribute to new outreach initiatives to create sustainability for the organization.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Living Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Training .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas :
Health , Community Outreach , Veterans , Homelessness , Community and Economic Development .
General Skills , Communications , Veterans , Writing/Editing , Leadership , Public Speaking , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Community Organization , Recruitment .
Contact email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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