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. 

Least of These
Marketing/Community Relations Intern Position (Nonpaid)

Date posted: 8/16/2017

Purpose: To assist Director of Development with the daily duties of marketing, fundraising and community relations.


  • Support goals and directives of the Director of Development.
  • Update all social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Least Of These Website  and others through use of Hootsuite, GoDaddy etc.
  • Assist Director of Development in responding to emails and telephone calls.
  • Assist Director of Development in scheduling appointments and maintaining calendar of events.
  • Assist in development and research for marketing materials, grants, programs, press releases and special events.
  • Assist Director of Development in communicating updates to volunteers, clients, and the community about our transition and construction progress. 

Skills needed: 

  • Knowledge and experience with social media accounts. 
  • Strong business skills. Must have ability to respond to emails and telephone calls in a professional  manner, type quickly and accurately, understand proper behavior in a business environment. 
  • Highly organized, flexible under pressure and motivated to learn about marketing and development in the non-profit sector. 
  • Ability to understand and maintain privacy and confidentiality. 
  • Must have transportation and valid driver’s license.


  • September 2017 through December 2017
  • 10 to 20 hours per week
  • Hours determined by student's schedule, skill level and availability


Convoy of Hope
Social Media Coordinator

Date Posted: 8/4/2017

Schedule: Regular, Full-time
Department: Communications and Innovation
Reports to: Senior Director — Public Relations

Ministry Function

The Social Media Coordinator supports the ministry of Convoy of Hope by building and executing a social media strategy and social brand-voice management. This person also develops and manages content for The Hope Supply, in-field reporting and provides support to other team members, as needed including public relations, photography, marketing and web.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Serve the organizational mission through an integrated social media strategy.
  2. Create content, initiate interaction, answer questions and moderate social channels for the organization and its initiatives.
  3. Recruit, equip and inspire social advocates such as celebrities and people of influence.
  4. Concept and drive social advocacy and fundraising campaigns.
  5. Assist in the management of social advertising.
  6. Provide social media strategy and support to organizational partnerships.
  7. Analyze interaction data and provide benchmarks and internal reporting.
  8. Monitor like-minded organizations, and stay aware of leading trends and research available.
  9. Cultivate blog strategy and content.
  10. Lead mobile giving and community development work.
  11. Work during disasters to use social media channels to keep donors and friends up-to-date on the organization’s response.
  12. Assist the Senior Director of Public Relations with the writing and distribution of press releases and media alerts, leading tours and speaking at local schools, churches and civic organizations and more.
  13. Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders throughout the organization and with other organizations to collect stories for distribution.
  14. Conduct interviews and write for various communication channels (including international and domestic travel), as needed.
  15. Assist as needed with website, print, digital, marketing and various fulfillment requests.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Required, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or equivalent experience preferred; High School diploma or equivalent required.
  2. 2+ years experience in social media community management required.
  3. Demonstrates excellence in verbal and written communication. Ability to quickly formulate moving statements and responses within the context of CoH mission, vision and values.
  4. Demonstrates experience in grasp and usage of leading social media platforms and available tools.
  5. Ability to build a community of influential partners and advocates.
  6. Demonstrated creativity, ability to build relationships, diplomatic, calm under pressure and service-oriented
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Ability to positively represent the ministry of Convoy of Hope, including its mission statement and core values, to all outside constituencies.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No supervisory responsibilities at this time.

Humane Society of Southwest Missouri
Director of Development

Date Posted: 8/1/2017

The Director of Development at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri (HSSWMO) serves as the chief fundraising leader for the organization. This individual is responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive development strategy for HSSWMO. This comprehensive strategy should build upon the success of existing fundraising programs while strategizing new ways of acquiring, retaining, upgrading and recognizing HSSWMO donors. The Director of Development works closely to support the Board and senior leadership’s major gift prospects, as well as directly delivering their own major gifts. The Director of Development is also responsible for small gift solicitation and stewardship, planned giving, direct mail campaigns, grant writing and development related special events. This individual will be accountable for delivering and/or exceeding annual overall organizational fundraising goals as well as personally delivering the goals and targets of their own individual portfolio.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for designing and successfully implementing a one to five year comprehensive fundraising strategy and development plan for HSSWMO.
  • Establish short and long term development goals with an emphasis on major gift activity, including individual, corporate and foundation support and planned giving.
  • Maintain data files of events, supporters and donors, both individual and corporate using Humane Society of Southwest Missouri donor software. Monitor effectiveness of software and make recommendations for future needs.
  • Assist with the creation and management of the annual budget as it pertains to development and fundraising.
  • Establish and implement a new planned giving program and campaign, aligned with the overall fundraising strategy and development plan.
  • Assist with the creation and management of a new “Development Board” to further the growth of HSSWMO by championing fundraising efforts, events and other development activities. Act as liaison between the Development Board and Board of Directors.
  • Optimize website design and usage, utilize newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, and any other social media site that speaks of the shelter’s vision and core values and furthers our mission.
  • Develop appropriate public relations/educational materials aligned with the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri vision, mission and core values.
  • Develop and maintain relationship with the media contacts as appropriate for events and features including press release coordination.
  • Plan and implement fundraising special events as outlined in the development plan.
  • Oversee all aspects of events –planning, marketing, event coordination, budget, reporting, post-event donor recognition and fulfillment, etc.
  • Accountable for all aspects of grants – identifying opportunities, applying, reporting and goal achievement.
  • Maintain grant timeline schedule and establish a system to monitor reporting deadlines.
  • Develop relationships and act as liaison with past, current and potential donors – meetings, tours, projects and events.
  • Coordinate thank you letters and other correspondence to community organizations, corporations, funders, interested groups and individuals.
  • Compile monthly, quarterly and annual narrative and statistical reports as required by the Executive Director.
  • Assist with any other responsibilities as assigned by the Board of Directors or Executive Director.

Qualifications and Physical Demands

Candidates for this role must possess – at a minimum – the following qualifications:

  • Commitment to creating and implementing an effective development and fundraising strategy.
  • Experience in fundraising, development and grant writing necessary - special events experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to represent the mission, goals and policies of HSSWMO in a creative and energetic manner.
  • Strong computer skills in Word, PowerPoint, Excel; experience with CRM databases a plus.
  • Exceptionally strong interpersonal skills and public speaking ability.
  • Ability to work within budget and time constraints.
  • Proven organizational skills and project management with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to self-motivate, multi-task and work well under pressure in a dynamic team environment with diverse groups of individuals.
  • Flexibility with schedule for holidays, days/evenings and weekdays/weekends a needed to further the mission.
  • Ability to travel to events - and participate in events - as needed.
  • Passion for animals and animal welfare.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, sit or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree required