Grace After Fire Development & Outreach OneStar, Houston
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 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 article (Veteran Administration), 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 works to provide tools for women Veterans to overcome challenges and set themselves up for a successful future. That is where our mission statement becomes clear: "helping women Veterans help themselves.”
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.
Service Areas :
Veterans , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development , Health , Homelessness .
Recruitment , Writing/Editing , Leadership , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Community Organization , Public Speaking , Communications , General Skills , Veterans .
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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