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. 


The Doula Foundation
Job Title: Executive Director

Date Posted: 2/10/2017

Organization

Founded in 1991 and located in Springfield, Missouri, The Doula Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to being a source of emotional care, advocacy, and comfort for all mothers and their families during pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood. The services we provide ease the physical and emotional challenges of childbirth, encourage the bond between parent and child, and provide a sense of empowerment to new and soon-to-be parents.

Major Function/Accountability

The board of directors is looking for a mission-focused, strategic leader with experience in leading an organization. The Executive Director’s key functions include:

  • Leading and mentoring all staff
  • Overseeing and managing all financial aspects of the Foundation, including but not limited to fund development, grant writing, special events and donor relationships, to ensure earned and contributed income meet annual budget projections.
  • Working alongside the Board of Directors in developing policies and procedures to ensure the mission of The Doula Foundation is being fulfilled in an effective and efficient manner
  • Cultivating and strengthening new and existing community relationships to enhance the reputation and visibility of The Doula Foundation in the community
  • Serving as the external face of The Doula Foundation by effectively promoting and communicating the philosophy, mission, and values of the organization to external and internal stakeholders

Education and Work Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of experience in non-profit management and/or development, or comparable industry experience
  • Experience working with senior level executives
  • Relationship-builder with record of leading diverse work teams, developing an organization-wide strategy for program excellence, and engaging community partners
  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates ability to think strategically and has a thorough understanding of strategic development

Preferred

  • Experience with development/fundraising in the Springfield, Missouri community
  • Experience in the community or national healthcare industry

Salary

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to executivecommittee@doulafoundation.org by March 10, 2017.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks
Job Title: Development Associate

Date Posted: 1/24/2017

Position Purpose: The Development Associate is responsible for supporting the development department by engaging existing and potential donors, securing sponsorships for special events, working with community partners to plan outside events, ongoing donor stewardship, and providing support for the agency’s development initiatives. This involves administering and coordinating all functions necessary to reach the goals, objectives, and directives set by the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors while effectively working alongside the development department.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (in priority order):

  • Engage in all special events to assist in securing sponsorships, meeting event goals and fostering committee support.
  • Assist the Special Events Coordinator in planning and implementing the agency’s three signature events.
  • Work with the VP of Development to build and grow the agencies matchmaker giving program.
  • Work with community partners to plan outside events.
  • Track and document supporter data in the agencies donor database.
  • Recruit ongoing non-Big volunteers to assist in special events, office projects, and other development projects.
  • Identify new partnerships for the Donation Station program.
  • Work with and develop university contacts to secure interns for each special event.
  • Develop and implement a stewardship plan, which includes thank you notes, gifts, and tax receipts.
  • Network and engage in community events.
  • Work with the development team to come up with new and creative ways to meet aggressive team goals.
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including evening and weekends
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Related Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sales and Marketing or related degree preferred.
  • Minimum of one year related experience, specifically in the area of development. A minimum of one year sales experience would suffice as an equivalent. Must have automobile, valid driver’s license, and meet state required automobile insurance minimums.

Please submit resume to Tyler Moles at tmoles@bigbro.com by 5:00 pm on 1/20/2017


Safe and Sober
Job Title: Communication Intern

Date Posted: 12/13/2016

Missouri Safe and Sober is a nonprofit organization based in Springfield, Mo. The mission of Missouri Safe and Sober is to prevent underage drinking and drunk driving by delivering high quality educational programs that aim to change the culture of underage drinking. Find more information about Safe and Sober.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in implementing the statewide communication plan with Safe and Sober high school contacts throughout the spring semester. This communication will include, but is not limited to: personal emails, phone calls, hand-written notes and personal visits.
  • Assist in coordinating and planning local high school assemblies or community speaking engagements
  • Work with staff to come up with new ideas for new communication strategies designed to promote Safe and Sober
  • Lead Safe and Sober spring student social media contest (#mySNSreason) by creatively coming up with new strategies to promote the initiative
  • Assist in curating and creating social media content for Safe and Sober’s three social media platforms of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Assist with various fundraising activities including: data entry, event planning and donor communication

Qualifications:

  • Working toward a college degree, preferably in the field of Public Relations, Communications or English
  • Ability to communicate professionally
  • Ability to comfortably navigate and run major social media platforms
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook)
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills

Start date: Position is to be filled as soon as possible, requires a 3-6 month commitment

Hours: 8-12 hours per week. Up to 4 hours can be completed at home each week if necessary.

Compensation: This is an unpaid/volunteer internship. Safe and Sober will happily work with your university to give you academic credit for this internship position.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to info@missourisafeandsober.com


Habitat for Humanity
Job Title: Finance Director

Date Posted: 10/13/2016

FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director

Organizational Mission:

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Primary Purpose of Job:

To manage, in light of the principle and goals of Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO, Inc. (HFHS), all aspects of the financial function.  This position has the key accountability areas of: administrative and accounting support for the HFHS program ministry and resale store (Habitat’s ReStore), accounting, financial management/budgeting/reporting, payroll, donations tracking, mortgage management, and financial support of grants and construction projects. 

Essential Functions and Performance Areas - Other duties may be assigned

Accounting and Financial Management

  • Maintain all accounting records following generally accepted accounting procedures and follow financial controls and practices.
  • Prepare past financial data in support of grant requests, working closely with the Executive Director and other staff to meet grant requirements.
  • Perform timely and accurate monthly bank reconciliations on all organizational bank accounts, reporting any discrepancies to the HFHS Executive Director and Treasurer.
  • Monitor bank activities using the authorized access to the online banking systems.
  • Work with Treasurer and Auditor to ensure timely and accurate completion of annual tax filings and audit.
  • Monitor ReStore inventory and cash controls including, but not limited to, daily deposit review, surprise cash counts, quarterly physical inventory counts, and other means consistent with HFHS policies.
  • Work with Treasurer to plan and lead monthly Finance Committee meetings.
  • Keep Executive Director, Construction Director, and ReStore Director informed of status on jobs, profitability, and cash flow.
  • Take initiative to make recommendations for change that would improve accounting controls and make accounting activities more efficient.

Financial Reports

  • Prepare monthly Financial Reports, Bank Reconciliation Detail Report, Dashboard Report, MortgageManagement Reports, Job Cost Reports, and Cash Projections Report for the Board of Directors; review those reports with the Board Treasurer and Executive Director before distribution to the Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Prepare staff report for Executive Director at least one week prior to Board Meetings, identifying mortgage status, trend in giving, major donors, and other data as required.
  • Provide departmental directors with monthly financial statements and budgeted funds to assist them in managing their budgets and programs.
  • Ensure all accounts are in up-to-date status including construction job-cost accounts and reports, providing weekly reports to the Construction Director, and monthly financial status reports to the Executive Director.
  • Update and publish monthly the Cost of Homes sold analysis report, providing a copy to the ExecutiveDirector, HFHS Treasurer, and Construction Director.

Payroll

  • Administer payroll including tracking and reporting employment hours worked, benefit hours taken, pay rate changes, and submission to the external payroll processing company.
  • Answer staff questions regarding their payroll and intervene to correct any errors or omissions.
  • Track and report monthly to the Executive Director and Directors the status of all benefit hours.

Corporate/Financial Records

  • Maintain reports and filing of all corporate financial controls and practices and reports.
  • Perform annual audit/review of the sub-contractor certificates of insurance records that are maintained by the Construction Director and notify the Executive Director of findings and any deficiencies.
  • Maintain current signatures on record with the bank.

Donations and Receipts

  • Supervise deposits, cash-counting, and drop-box access; ensure timely receipt, reporting, and tracking of donations, mortgage payments, pledges, and/or other monetary transactions in appropriate manner and following generally accepted accounting procedures.
  • Maintain and manage appropriate balances and fund transfers.
  • Maintain petty cash.
  • Reconcile and audit credit card transactions between the point of sale and credit card companies and the bank statement.
  • Process grant funds from governmental, SHOP, and other sources per their requirements.

Accounts Payable and Bill Payments

  • Manage accounts payable, coordinate coding with responsible staff, entering in QuickBooks, and projecting cash flow requirements and amounts.
  • Write payable checks and ensure bills are paid on time.
  • Book expenses and withdrawals from the bank account.

Mortgage Management

  • Manage mortgage payment activity to include, but not limited to, the enforcement of the payment policy, managing escrow accounts, and communicating account information with mortgage servicing provider.
  • Reconcile mortgage servicing provider reports with mortgage receivable balances.
  • Record sale of property and book mortgage receivables at time property is closed.

Information Systems and Administrative Support

  • Perform accounting, correspondence, and filing in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and dual-accountability systems.
  • Maintain computer network system for organization to include, but not limited to, recommendations for upgrades, consistent software across systems, daily back-ups, troubleshooting, and routine maintenance.
  • Maintain safe and routine off-site storage of information systems backup as a part of a disaster recovery plan.

Other Duties

  • Offer devotions at staff meetings, build sites, or in other settings as requested.
  • Assist with other projects when requested while being flexible and acting as a team player.
  • Provide a warm, welcoming, and professional environment.
  • Be available to assist at build sites as requested.

View the complete job description and application here.

To apply, send resume and Application for Employment by October 24, 2016 to: Deanna Rogers at deanna@habitatspringfieldmo.org.


Care to Learn
Job Title: Greater St. Louis Region Director

Date Posted: 9/23/2016

Job Brief: 

Care to Learn is seeking a high-achieving Greater St. Louis Region Director -  for the greater St. Louis area and surrounding communities.  This person will help grow the unique Care to Learn model focusing on growth and retention of Care to Learn chapters and building the brand in the St. Louis area.  The successful candidate will be in charge of the day-to-day activities and operations, primarily including development and special events and will work with the local Care to Learn St. Louis area chapters.  This position will report to the Executive Director of Care to Learn.

Responsibilities: 

  • Create and enhance donor relationships to drive donor development
  • Develop and implement top tier fundraising events
  • Raise awareness of Care to Learn and its work through appropriate public relations and marketing applications.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Care to Learn corporate office and the St. Louis area.
  • Oversee St. Louis area chapters’ operational practices making sure that each chapter has the support and resources they need to meet their district’s needs.
  • Evaluate, coordinate, report and make recommendations to the Executive Director of Care to Learn and St. Louis Advisory Board in order to grow the organization in a sustainable manner.
  • Cultivate and sustain relationships with school district personnel, donors, other service providers, faith based institutions, educational institutions and the Advisory Board.
  • Make risk analysis and balance time-cost ratios to focus effort on the most appropriate activities with the highest chance of success.
  • Ensure that all activities are executed with adherence to best educational practices and nonprofit legal compliance.
  • Initiate and apply innovative approaches and techniques that support Care to Learn as the leader in the industry.

Requirements:

  • Proven ability to fundraise, through donor solicitation and creating and executing fund raising events
  • Proven management experience
  • Prefer experience in education with development and strategy implementation knowledge
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • Excellent personal and customer relations skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Proven ability to work self-directed
  • Minimum BS Degree, with preference for Business, Education or Non Profit Management Degree

Candidate will be judged on:

  • Job skills
  • Understanding of the job, St. Louis culture and nonprofit practices and governance
  • St. Louis donor knowledge
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Attitude and enthusiasm
  • Responses to questions
  • Preparation
  • Professional appearance
  • Appropriate body language
  • Resume

Community Foundation of the Ozarks
Job Title: Vice President of Regional Advancement

Date Posted: 9/14/2016

Organization:

Community Foundation of the Ozarks is a public foundation serving Ozarks communities in Missouri.  CFO is dedicated to working with its donors, nonprofit partners, and affiliated community foundations to enhance the quality of life in southern Missouri through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration, and public leadership. Founded in 1973, CFO has since grown to include 49 affiliate community foundations and more than 3,000 charitable funds. 

Job Summary:

Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) is seeking a Vice President of Regional Advancement to develop, direct and coordinate all regional development activities in alignment with Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ mission, vision, and values. 

This growth has led to the need for a dynamic individual who can develop and implement initiatives that promote collaboration and growth opportunities throughout the region.  The VP of Regional Advancement will report to the President and is responsible for cultivating and nurturing relationships with current and potential donors, business sponsors and agency partners.  This individual will play a strategic role in developing short and long term objectives to meet fundraising goals.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop strong relationships with regional affiliates, agency partners, and donors; understanding of philanthropy related to non-profit organizations; excellent communication skills; willingness and ability to travel throughout the region; and exceptional leadership and management skills.

This position includes a competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance as well as the option to participate in a 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.  Ten paid holidays are provided along with Vacation and Sick Leave.

For details on how to apply as well as a full job description and employment application, visit our website at http://cfozarks.org/careers/.


Convoy of Hope
Job Title: Creative Communications Administrator & Project Manager

Date Posted: 9/13/2016

Department: Communications
Reports to: Vice President of Creative Communications
Schedule: Regular, Full-time
FLSA: Exempt

Ministry Function:

The Creative Communications Admin & Project Manager supports the ministry of Convoy of Hope by providing administrative leadership to the office of the VP of Creative Communications. This individual will provide administrative management for VP and project management for the Creative Communications team. The latter will include: management of a variety of creative and functional projects, clear and timely communication with in-house clients, ability to manage dozens of projects and timelines at one time, and the ability to multi-task. The big idea is to ensure that the team’s projects are run professionally and efficiently, while creating accountability with team members and clients, and cultivating strong relationships across the board.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages the daily activity and operations of the VP’s office which includes: Managing the VP’s calendar and schedules; coordinating meetings and appointments; screening and responding to incoming calls and correspondence; preparing agendas, minutes and presentation materials for meetings; drafting emails and other correspondence; processing and tracking billing and expense reports for VP; and performing administrative duties such as archiving, filing, ordering supplies and copying documents.
  • Demonstrates independent decision-making ability on behalf of the Vice President of Creative Communications by providing leadership and oversight of assigned projects, assuring deadlines are met and collaborating on creative and functional tasks with appropriate team members.
  • Assists team leaders with all phases of projects including: strategy, concepts, presentation, outside communications, production and delivery.
  • Serves as a project leader and ambassador on a variety of projects.
  • Oversees ticket and Basecamp systems.
  • Serves as a liaison between Creative Communications team and other teams, vendors and freelance workers.
  • Assists and reviews (on behalf of VP) all travel arrangements for the entire team.
  • Updates the out-of-office calendar with team members’ time off and comp days, and tracks time off against days allowed.
  • Communicates daily with team to confirm administrative tasks are in order.
  • Orders and stocks workroom with needed supplies and assures equipment maintenance or issues are managed.
  • Plans, coordinates and assists team retreats, catering, at-home week events.
  • May occasionally write — and or travel domestically and internationally — for various communication channels.
  • Works with internal team and outside vendors on print process for quarterly publication.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Required, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Associate’s degree preferred; High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 2+ years experience in administrative or project management roles.
  • Ability to use Mac programs, including but not limited to G-mail, Microsoft Word,
  • PowerPoint and Excel proficiently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for conveying the communications work of CoH within the organization, with partners and with our target audience.
  • Experience with Basecamp (or similar) is project-management system preferred.
  • A professional, resourceful and determined style with the ability to work independently and is comfortable in a close-knit team-oriented setting.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle concurrent, multiple job tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and relational skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and/or internationally on an infrequent basis.
  • Serve as an advocate for the ministry, striving to nurture, broaden and develop financial and other resource opportunities to support and expand organizational and program ministry.
  • Ability to positively represent the Creative Communications teams, ministry of Convoy of Hope, including its mission statement and core values, to all outside constituencies.
  • As a Christian organization, Convoy of Hope believes it is critical that each staff member embraces the organization's religious purposes for which it exists and not only agrees with its Statement of Faith but demonstrates it in their lives on an ongoing basis.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory responsibilities at this time.

To apply download, fill out and deliver application:

Convoy of Hope
Attn: Human Resources
1660 N. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803

All inquiries should be sent to Human Resources at (417) 823-8998 or humanresources@convoyofhope.org


Arc of the Ozarks
Job Title: Behavior Analyst – Kansas City

Date Posted: 7/25/2016

The Behavior Analyst (BA) is responsible for developing, implementing, and training caregivers to implement behavior support plans and skills acquisition programming for clients of all ages served by The Arc of the Ozarks ABA Services department. The BA will conduct functional behavior assessments and analogue functional analyses, and analyze a wide variety of objective data. The BA will conduct preference assessments, skills assessments, as well as other experimentally validated assessments. The BA will assist with data based intervention and therapeutic program evaluations. The BA is also responsible for providing training for staff members and other caregivers on implementing general and client-specific positive behavior supports, and for monitoring the degree with which staff implement specified behavior supports.

The BA must have excellent reasoning, analytical and communication skills. A strong attention to detail, patience and perseverance are paramount, but it is also important the BA be an empathetic, emotionally stable leader. The BA must be able to make behavioral recommendations that are data and research-based, and modify behavioral supports according to behavioral data, logistical issues, and feedback from team members.

The BA will use behavioral observation and assessment, and crisis intervention and prevention skills on a daily basis. The BA must be able to provide support to individuals by developing effective positive behavior support plans and appropriate training on such interventions. The BA must be able to remain calm and provide verbal coaching and modeling in crisis situations.

The BA will have considerable knowledge in using applied behavior analysis in residential, education, and in-home settings.

Minimum Experience & Training Qualifications 

One year of professional experience in working with persons with intellectual disabilities and/or mental illness. Specific experience with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or psychiatric disorders is required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters Degree with a specialization in one of the following: behavior analysis, special education, early childhood education, psychology, social work, sociology, or counseling. Current Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification and Missouri Behavior Analyst licensure (LBA).

Apply Online for Behavior Analyst-Kansas City Division at www.thearcoftheozarks.org


Arc of the Ozarks
Job Title: Licensed Psychologist

Date Posted: 7/5/2016

This position is partially responsible for developing, implementing, and training employees to implement intervention techniques predicted by specific issues Arc of the Ozarks' clients present with.

The Licensed Psychologist will conduct annual psychological evaluations on referred clients. The Licensed Psychologist will also assist with intervention and therapeutic program evaluations. Out-patient and In-home counseling services will also be conducted.

Minimum Experience and Training Qualifications

Six years of professional experience in working with persons with intellectual disabilities or mental illness. Specific experience with individuals with psychiatric disorders is required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctoral Degree with a specialization in one of the following: special education, early childhood education, psychology, social work, sociology, or counseling. Ability to obtain and maintain licensure as a Licensed Psychologist.

Please visit www.thearcoftheozarks.org/careers to apply.


Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth 
Job Title: Director of Sponsor Relations 

Date Posted: 6/23/2016

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth in Springfield, Missour is accepting applications for the Director of Sponsor Relations.  Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills with two or more years of fundraising and/or sales experience preferred.  Successful candidates will want to be part of a successful team and be self-motivated individuals with impeccable integrity.

Prior experience in fundraising and marketing, which includes organizing special events, sponsor solicitation, preparing campaign materials and newsletters for direct mail, volunteer recruitment, fundraising program creation, database management, prospecting and research for donors, experience with social media as well as a proven record of stewardship is preferred.  The Director of Sponsor Relations is a fundraising professional dedicated to fulfilling the mission of both CoxHealth and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Training in fundraising methodologies through an organization like the Association of Fundraising Professionals is preferred.

This is an exempt position with daytime hours Monday through Friday and occasional work during evenings and weekends.

To apply, go to coxhealth.com and complete the electronic application.