Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities

From time to time we get local job listings from organizations here in the Ozarks Region. Some of these positions are paid while others are volunteer positions. We encourage you to look through the current list of available jobs. 


Pregnancy Care Center
Job Title: Development Director

Date Posted: 5/3/2017

Organization

A Christian, life-affirming ministry founded in 2000, PCC’s mission is to provide health, wellness and relationship services and education for women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy, thereby saving lives and strengthening families in Springfield and southwest Missouri. We do this by offering free confidential services including pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, one-on-one coaching and relationship and family education classes. For more information, please visit www.417pcc.org

Position Summary

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Development Director serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting PCC. This position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. The Development Director will design and implement a comprehensive plan for encouraging, maintaining and increasing philanthropic support to meet the short and long term needs of PCC. He or she will also help forge new relationships to build PCC's visibility, impact and financial resources. The Development Director will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to expand PCC’s budget through the solicitation of major gifts, grants, special events, and other support. These activities shall be consistent with the mission and goals of the organization and shall reach individuals, corporations, churches, and para-church organizations in the community.

Responsibilities

  • Actively work with the CEO to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy and budget in the following areas of fund development: annual giving, foundation and government grants, major gifts, planned giving, special events, donor relations, community relations, etc.
  • Plan special events including PCC’s annual Walk for Life, annual Banquet and others as decided
  • Collaborate with the CEO to develop and implement PCC's branding, public relations and marketing efforts, which may include advertising, social media, promotional pieces and publications, etc.
  • Lead the Development team; responsible for direct management of two team members and approximately five part-time volunteers
  • Have primary responsibility for development and execution of all grant proposals; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach
  • Oversee research of funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position PCC ahead of major funding changes or trends
  • Work with Creative Services team members on the development, design, and maintenance of PCC’s websites and social media accounts
  • Monitor and report regularly on the effectiveness and efficiency of the development program
  • Oversee maintenance of and reporting from donor database software (eTapestry)
  • Provide leadership to Creative Services team to carry out photo shoots and videography for publications and videos

Estimated Time Allocation

  • Donor cultivation and stewardship processes – 40%
  • Project management - providing leadership to donor and community events – 30%
  • Management of marketing and communications – 20%
  • Organization - all other details, reporting, collaboration – 10%

Qualifications

  • Passionate about the pro-life movement. Experience in the pro-life movement preferred.
  • Commitment to Christ and willingness to courageously do Christ’s will in the ministry. Dedicated to prayer and spiritual growth.
  • Commitment to promote the center’s mission, vision and statement of belief
  • Committed to the sanctity of human life and healthy relationship/abstinence education.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications or similar field; graduate degree helpful
  • 5-10 years of professional experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)
  • Management experience, one to three years minimum strongly preferred
  • Flexible and adaptable style, teachable attitude; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
  • Client, community and stakeholder focus
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; diplomatic, tactful
  • Professional and resourceful style; efficient, productive and skilled in problem solving
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability and willingness to serve and foster genuine relationships with stakeholders, including fellow team members and volunteers; displays emotional intelligence
  • Able to effectively represent PCC to and communicate with all constituencies, including churches, public and the media; able to use discernment in all communications
  • Excellent judgment and integrity
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside PCC
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint strongly preferred

To apply please send your resume to nlee@417pcc.org


Ronald McDonald House (Springfield, MO)
Job Title: Program Manager

Date Posted: 4/28/2017

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks is seeking a full-time Program Manager for the Ronald McDonald House near Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO. The Program Manager leads our mission of keeping families close to their sick children and the care and resources they need. The position requires a social services approach while demonstrating a strong business acumen.

The Program Manager is held accountable for successfully operating the Ronald McDonald House near Cox South and its programs in a positive and professional manner and within the procedures and policies established by Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks, Inc. The Program Manager provides the vision, leadership and supervision for the House management team and volunteers to provide a warm and supportive “home away from home” and other services for families of seriously ill and injured children benefiting from the Ronald McDonald House. The role encompasses oversight of all staff, volunteer, financial, repairs and maintenance activity required to operate the House, which is open 24/7. The Program Manager serves as an inspirational leader to donors, board members, volunteers, hospital partners and staff and is responsible for encouraging a positive, uplifting environment. Being able to successfully multi-task in a high-paced environment is a must. The Program Manager continually encourages contributions of in-kind goods and services through interactions with vendors and established donors; and participates in speaking presentations to local groups, businesses and organizations.

Flexibility with ever-changing priorities is essential as well as excellent organizational and computer skills. The work schedule is 40-45 hours weekly during primarily daytime hours, Monday through Friday; however flexibility is required to work once quarterly for 2-hour periods with 6 direct reports on evenings and weekends. Participation in events for volunteers and fundraisers will require occasional evening hours. The House Manager is required to hold a Class E Driver License and to successfully complete the organization’s required background check every three years.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send resumes and cover letters to info@rmhcozarks.org. Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2017.


Ozarks Food Harvest
Job Title: Public Relations Intern

Date Posted: 4/17/2017

Opportunity Description

The Development & Communication Team at Ozarks Food Harvest — the regional food bank, serving 28 southwest Missouri counties, and one of the region’s leading, largest nonprofits — seeks an organized, multi-talented PR intern to help implement communication strategies.

Benefits to Student

The PR intern will learn basics of the food banking industry, public relations, media relations, non-profit fundraising and event planning. No two days are the same; intern will gain time management experience plus learn to prioritize ever-changing responsibilities.

Responsibilities

The PR Intern will assist the organization’s communication & PR coordinator with day-to-day administration of PR, specifically with writing/designing/updating (newsletters, monthly memos, brochures/handouts, web site, social networks, press, etc.); helping to facilitate and coordinate various campaign or event elements. Intern will prioritize and manage high volume of detail work, while establishing and maintaining positive relationships with a variety of organization’s publics. Other responsibilities will include, but not limited to, uploading events to community calendars, taking photos, constructing e-blasts, writing thank you letters, tracking media and drafting general correspondence.

Requirements

  • College student in junior or senior year of school (exceptions made in certain circumstances)
  • Prefer student studying Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Organized; detail oriented; able to multi-task and manage deadlines; self-starter
  • Basic working knowledge of PR writing practices and AP style
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, plus social mediums including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Suite, WordPress and Mail Chimp is a plus

Time Commitment

At least three days/week (approx. 15-20 hrs/wk.); Tuesday-Thursday afternoons and Friday works well, but flexible.

Development Opportunities

May attend meetings such as PRSA, Rotaract and Good Morning Springfield.

Paid Position/College Credit

Paid position, college credit available

Application Instructions

E-mail cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to ctemple@ozarksfoodharvest.org by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5.


NightLight International
Job Title: Marketing & Communicaitons Manager

Date Posted: 4/11/2017

Job Summary

The Marketing & Communications Manager will help grow NightLight’s impact by developing and executing upon communications and marketing strategies for NightLight International and its programs. This position will be responsible for collaborating with NightLight’s executive leadership and various branch and program directors to move the organization forward in several areas, including web presence, social media strategy, donor communications, and marketing of NightLight Design products. The Marketing & Communications Manager Manager will be responsible for fostering and promoting the organization’s presence and mission, and for protecting and growing the organization’s impact and identity through strategic and unified branding and communications.

Salary Range

$12 - $14 per hour
Part-time to Full-time (negotiable)
This position is a fundraised position. As with most NightLight staff positions, the Marketing & Communications Manager will be required to fundraise his or her own salary through NightLight. NightLight commits to partnering with each staff member to provide training and ongoing coaching/support for this process.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with leadership, develop and execute strategic communication and marketing plans that broaden awareness of NightLight programs and priorities and increase visibility
  • Lead strategy for various communication mediums (newsletters, brochures, annual reports, organization and store websites, social media, blog, etc.)
  • Create content for various communication mediums, individually and collaboratively
  • Assist program and branch directors in marketing & communications as needed
  • Lead development of appropriate collaboration/consistency in communications across the organization, while also honoring unique needs and culture specific to each branch
  • Collaborate with the NLD Program Director to create strategy and content for NLD product marketing/sales efforts (store site, product descriptions, marketing promotions, etc.)
  • Manage relationships with various software and service vendors related to communications
  • Continually research latest trends and strategies in marketing and communications
  • Strengthen and further develop branding standards for NLI and its affiliates (logo, printed materials, style guide, etc.)
  • Develop and manage projects against a planned marketing/communication budget
  • Develop strategic opportunities to engage volunteers in marketing/communications initiatives; recruit, develop, supervise, and support these volunteers as needed

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Education or professional training in Communications, Marketing, or Graphic Design (or related work experience)
  • Graphic design & editing experience; experience creating marketing/communications content
  • Excellent project management/organizational skills (ability to work well under pressure, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines)
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking
  • Excellent team working skills and work ethic
  • Ability to communicate with technology vendors and service providers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Passionate about NightLight’s mission

Preferred Skills

  • Experience managing a comprehensive strategic communications and marketing program to advance an organization's mission and goals
  • Previous retail/e-commerce marketing experience
  • Familiarity with content management systems

Additional Notes

  • Applicants interested in a 1 or 2-year commitment will also be considered
  • This position is a fundraised position

How to Apply

Email application and resume to Shauna Storey at shauna@nightlightinternational.com with the subject line "Marketing & Communications Manager Job Applicant"


NightLight International
Job Title: Development Specialist

Date Posted: 4/11/2017

Job Summary

The Development Specialist will assist NightLight in advancing its missional impact through leadership and execution of various funding development efforts. These activities may include the development of corporate and foundation financial partnerships, the fostering of NightLight’s current donor community, and the pursuit of new donor relationships and sources of revenue.

Salary Range

$12 - $14 per hour
Part-time to Full-time (negotiable)
This position is a fundraised position. As with most NightLight staff positions, the Marketing & Communications Manager will be required to fundraise his or her own salary through NightLight. NightLight commits to partnering with each staff member to provide training and ongoing coaching/support for this process.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with leadership, develop and execute strategic fund development plans that broaden NightLight’s financial capacity and missional reach
  • Foster growth in breadth, depth, and connectness of NightLight’s donor community: Build NightLight’s relationship with current donors and grow NightLight’s donor base
  • Identify and secure new corporate and individual partnerships, and develop relationships that generate monetary and in-kind donations from the community
  • Explore and develop new funding strategies for NightLight, including but not limited to: grantwriting, major gifts, planned giving, corporate sponsorships, crowdfunding, email or direct mail campaigns, etc.
  • Maintain donor database, ensuring accurate and complete records; campaigns, pledges, and appeals; gift entry; timely acknowledgement generation; production of ongoing and year-to-year donation comparison reports, etc.
  • Continually analyze development activities for efficacy and continually improve development strategies
  • Manage relationships with various software and service vendors related to fundraising and development
  • Continually research latest trends and strategies in nonprofit fundraising and development
  • Develop and manage projects against a planned development budget, and work with leadership to reasonably project revenue trends and meet revenue goals
  • Develop opportunities to engage volunteers in development initiatives; recruit, develop, supervise, and support these volunteers as needed
  • Assist individual program directors regarding program fundraising needs; collaborate on funding projects as needed

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (Business or Non-Profit Management preferred) and/or two+ years' experience in sales, corporate development or fundraising or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent project management/organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking
  • Ability to thrive and work well independently – as well as collaboratively – to accomplish objectives
    and meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, utilize good judgment and decision-making skills; work effectively under
    frequent deadlines, handle multiple projects and tasks with minimal supervision
  • Strong research skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Familiarity with donor database systems (preferred)

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion and ethical gathering of information and processing of all sensitive donor information
  • Attention to detail
  • Passionate about NightLight’s mission

Additional Notes

  • Applicants interested in a 1 or 2-year commitment will also be considered
  • This position is a fundraised position
  • This position may require ability to work irregular hours (evenings and weekends) to attend meetings outside of the normal working schedule
  • Occasional travel may be required

How to Apply

Email application and resume to Shauna Storey at shauna@nightlightinternational.com with the subject line "Development Specialist Job Applicant"


The Arc of the Ozarks
Job Title: Marketing & Development Intern

Date Posted: 4/4/2017

Position Summary

The Marketing and Development Intern is responsible for assisting the Development team in all fundraising event tasks including: contacting potential sponsors and participants, logistics of event and execution of fundraising events including our Annual Springfield Golf Tournament, Annual Car Show, the Price Cutter Charity Championship Golf Ball & Charity Auction and our Sporting Clays Shoot. The intern will also be responsible for donor recognition letters, donor system updating and organization of mailing list. Other duties include writing press releases, development of quarterly newsletters and updating social media presence.

Requirements

Applicant must be available 12 – 15 hours during business hours (Monday – Friday 8am -5pm)

Applicant required to be pursuing a degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising or Business Administration and have an interest in nonprofit work.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Danielle Wise, Director of Development at dwise@thearcoftheozarks.org


Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
Job Title: Case Management Supervisor

Date Posted: 3/22/2017

Position Summary

This individual will provide leadership for Family Strengthening Case Management, including homeless prevention activities, and work with individuals and families in poverty. An overview of responsibilities include providing staff supervision and direction, providing direct case management services, monitoring deliverables; auditing invoices; monitoring budget activity; reporting quantitative and qualitative performance indicators; interfacing with funding agencies; and other duties as assigned. Applicant must demonstrate knowledge of family strengthening case management network and issues; must be able to work in a team environment with Catholic Charities staff and management; must possess exceptional organizational skills, writing skills and public speaking abilities; and must be able to perform rigorous independent analysis of client data and financial documents. Applicant must be a self-motivated team leader with excellent communication skills and able to build and maintain partnerships internally and externally.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Commitment to Mission, Vision, and Values of CCSOMO
  • Responsible for tracking program performance and generating reports for program management and reimbursement.
  • Contact with clients such as to assure appropriate referrals or to study program effectiveness and client satisfaction. All clients are treated with respect for their personal dignity without regard for their circumstances or demeanor. Will also maintain a personal client caseload.
  • Guide case managers to achieve maximum effectiveness; serves as team member and mentor; serve in leadership capacity for assigned projects requiring coordination of personnel throughout agency.
  • Expect extensive contacts with area social service agencies and the public, for the purposes of discerning needs, exploring opportunities for service, and informing them of agency activities.
  • Provide technical support to agency management team;
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Licensure, and Certifications:

Master’s degree preferred in social work or counseling with an MSW or working toward licensure or
Bachelor’s degree with experience working toward Master’s degree with intent to work toward licensure.

Experience

Minimum of two year’s supervisory experience in social services is desired. Experience in case management required. A comprehensive knowledge of social services and referral resources for families in the Southwest Missouri area preferred. Experience in motivational interviewing desired.

Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Must have experience and a willingness to work in a fast paced social service, faith-based environment serving families from low to impoverished backgrounds
  • Commitment to or willingness to learn and work toward Catholic Charities of South Missouri’s mission and Catholic Identity
  • Extensive knowledge of and competency in case management
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Strong customer/client services orientation
  • Experience in leadership role and a demonstrated ability to communicate with, supervise, and empower staff and volunteers to be effective in their roles
  • Strong speaking and listening skills
  • Sound judgment and decisiveness
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and think strategically.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Strong and consistent attention to detail
  • Availability, dependability, and willingness to be flexible
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, and data base competency, specifically utilizing Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of quality improvement initiatives

Special Working Conditions

  • Must be able and willing to travel – 25% of time, mostly within the southwest Missouri area 
  • This position may require extended periods of standing, sitting, as well as some repetitive movements, bending and repetitive lifting of minimal weight
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key components and primary responsibilities

Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive, based on qualifications and experience.

Benefits include a full range of health insurance (medical, dental, vision, prescription), pension plan contributions, vacation and other benefits as detailed in the Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri Employee Handbook.

All interested applicants must apply here: CCSOMO Employment