About the role
Women’s Property Initiatives (WPI) has an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about supporting women and children and wants to address inequities regarding affordable and safe housing in Victoria. Currently seeking an external committee member (non-Board role, voluntary) with a proven track record of fundraising and partnership growth to join WPI’s Fundraising Committee to promote and secure fundraising and develop partnerships to support the organisation’s mission and needs.
- Unique opportunity for an experienced fundraiser and partnership leader
- Apply your natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading and facilitating advantageous networks and partnerships to help women and children
- Strategic opportunity to advise and assist with the critical development of WPI’s fundraising initiatives and goals
- Meets 6x annually (minimum)
To build a secure future for women and children in need by developing and providing good quality, long term, affordable housing.
Please go to wpi.org.au for more information about WPI.
About the organisation
Women’s Property Initiatives (WPI) is a 21-year-old not-for-profit, community housing organisation that creates new beginnings for women facing homelessness by providing permanent and affordable homes, access to support networks and ongoing advocacy.
Everyone is entitled to a safe and secure home and women face the greatest disadvantage in being able to afford one. Women earn less than men and have fewer opportunities. As primary care-givers to children, many women also have limits on their ability to work.
Only a small fraction of properties in the private rental market in Victoria are affordable for people on low incomes and most low-income earners are women. The financial disadvantage that women face when combined with a housing affordability crisis has meant that women's homelessness is growing at a faster rate than men's. Even if women find short-term accommodation, in most cases there is no next step towards a stable future. WPI wants to offer women this next step.
WPI was established in 1996, through a projected funded by the Victorian State Government in response to the shortage of affordable, appropriate and secure housing for low-income single women and single mothers. WPI’s first project was an 11-house development in Melbourne’s North West in conjunction with the Office of Housing. These homes were tenanted to 11 women and 26 children. In 2017, WPI owns and manages a total of 82 homes tenanted to over 200 women and children with a net worth of $36 million.
How to apply
See position description. Provide a full application, addressed to the CEO Ms Jeanette Large, including a covering letter, a curriculum vitae addressing the Key Responsibilities, and provide your history of fundraising and partnership development.
For questions and/or to submit your application, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please quote in application: Fundraising and Partnerships Committee Member (non-Board role) via Pro Bono Australia.