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NextOp located in Houston, Texas is a supporting nonprofit within Combined Arms, Houston’s one stop shop for Veterans transitioning from the military. NextOp’s mission is to recruit, train, and place high-performing middle-enlisted leaders into energy, construction, and healthcare careers. As part of this mission, NextOp must grow our candidate pool by attracting more transitioning service members to Combined Arms and getting them registered with NextOp via the interactive, online assessment and registration tool that links veterans to the veteran service organization that can best assist them. Be part of the solution that ends veteran homelessness and help us get veterans the assistance they need to gain meaningful employment and become active members of the veteran community.

Service Activities

Member Duties : The Veterans Employment VISTA will analyze the registration process via the Combined Arms portal to ensure veteran candidates are getting connected to NextOp for their employment needs. They will ensure the Combined Arms and NextOp CRM’s are easy to navigate and develop a sustainable training and technical assistance program for users. They will also assist with conducting outreach via NextOp’s social media platforms to grow our candidate base.

Community Need Addressed

NextOp helps veterans transition from military to civilian life by assisting them in finding meaningful careers. Thus helps to prevent homelessness and unemployment among veterans in Harris County Texas.

Position Outcomes

NextOp's employment team's goal is to place 450 veterans into career path employment opportunities in 2017. Specifically targeting the post 9/11 generations of veterans (age 25-34) in and returning to the greater Houston area.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training

Program Benefits: Health Coverage* Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend Stipend Training Childcare assistance if eligible Relocation Allowance *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Skills you will gain

Communications, Community Organizing, Veteran Services, Community Outreach, Time Management, Program Development, Training, Social Media

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Set goals
Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Veterans & Military Families
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements Some College
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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