The Center for Nonprofit Leadership

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. 

CoxHealth Foundation 

Job Title: Grant Specialist

Classification: Part-time

Job Summary:

The Grants Specialist is responsible for working with the Grants Administrator to research, develop, write and support all system grant activities. This includes data collection, budget management, report writing, analysis, and program management of funded grants.

Job Requirements:


  • Required: Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, Non-Profit, or a related field


  • Required: 1-3 years successful grant writing experience
  • Preferred: 1-3 years full-time grant writing in healthcare setting


  • Grant and data research
  • Technical writing and/or successful grant writing
  • Ability to do Program Evaluation
  • Work within grant parameters to develop qualified projects and programming
  • Excellent skill level in Microsoft Office software
  • Understanding of database management
  • Data entry
  • Budget Development and Management
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Highly organized, self- motivated, detail oriented
  • Willing to work flexible hours


  • Preferred: Grant Professional Certified, Certified Grant Writer

To Apply:

Foundation for Springfield Public Schools

Job Title: Development Director

Classification: Full-time

Salary and benefits are commensurate with education and experience


Foundation for Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MO The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools raises, manages and distributes funds to benefit the students of Springfield Public Schools. Serving over 25,000 students, the Foundation’s goal is to promote educational excellence for every child by working with the community and the public school system. The Foundation manages over $5 million and more than 150 funds and scholarships.

Primary Responsibilities

The Development Director reports to the Executive Director. This position is responsible for over-seeing the development and marketing plan including fundraising, special events, alumni relations and marketing.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating and over-seeing grant campaigns including Back to School yearly campaign, Pick-a-Project online giving program and annual direct mail campaigns.
  • Coordinating and executing the Linda Luke Award, Turner Reading Awards and Advocate for Education Award.
  • Coordinating special events including the Teacher Appreciation Banquet, Sip & Shop Champagne Brunch, Gallons for Growth and the Donor Appreciation Luncheon.
  • Expands the donor base by developing relationships, exploring new opportunities and applying for grants.
  • Oversees and executes the marketing plan and website maintenance.
  • Evaluates current programs and recommends changes, represents the Foundation in the community and works with the Executive Director, Board and Advisory Council to achieve goals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred or experience and training in non-profit
  • 5-plus years of experience in the non-profit development field preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is a plus
  • Knowledge of InDesign is a plus
  • Individual should be highly motivated, organized and detail oriented with a preference for working with people
  • Occasionally required to lift and carry boxes of materials and equipment weighing 25-50 pounds, requires some evening and weekends
  • Must pass a criminal background check

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references by 5pm Friday, February 19, 2016 to:

Foundation for Springfield Public Schools
Attn: Natalie Murdock
1131 Boonville
Springfield, MO 65801
Phone: 417-523-0144

 Fordland Clinic, Inc.

Job Title: Financial Accounting Specialist 

To Apply: Send resumes and inquiries to Whitney Keith


Under the supervision of the CFO, the Financial Accounting Specialist works cooperatively with Fordland Clinic personnel to carry out the financial goals and objectives of Fordland Clinic, according to established policies and procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in design and maintenance of a Financial Management System with detailed policies, procedures and internal controls which is compliant with all Public Health Service (PHS) grants management policy and audit requirements.
  • Assist in development and maintenance of an accrual-based accounting system to comply with generally accepted accounting principles and regulating authorities, and to supply readily available information for the annual audit.
  • Assist with the annual audit by assuring that required schedules, reports and documentation are readily available and provided to the auditors.
  • Prepare and enter journal entries to support the monthly financial statements.
  • Assure appropriate deposit and use of grant funds, and prepare accurate cash expenditure reports as required by the Division of Federal Assistance Finance and other funding agencies.
  • Assist CFO in production of monthly financial reports.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets for the annual grant application and other funding applications as may be appropriate.
  • Assure that purchases and invoices are verified, recorded and distributed to accounts correctly.
  • Assure that payments for payables, leases, loans and other financial obligations are made timely.
  • Assure that bi-weekly payroll information is accurate and transmitted to payroll service.
  • Match all payment summaries to daily deposits to assure all amounts are posted correctly to A/R.
  • Enter daily deposits daily to keep an accurate bank account balance on all bank accounts.
  • Keep an accurate inventory of assets for the corporation and perform actual inventory as required by audit requirements
  • Assure purchases are compliant with policies and procedures.
  • Recommend policies, procedures and actions to improve the ability of Fordland Clinic to achieve and maintain financial stability.
  • Attend conferences, seminars, or meetings at the request of supervisor to maintain current working knowledge of health care financing and financial management
  • Perform related work as required.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or a related field is preferred, equivalent years of experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge and experience in health care finance, including third party reimbursement mechanisms and Federal guidelines regarding budgeting and financing
  • Working knowledge of current accounting standards and systems.
  • Working knowledge of computer system operations, practice management system, accounting system, word processing, and spread sheet applications.
  • Experience in a community health center environment or non-profit health facilities is preferred


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills including advanced computer and technical skills
  • Ability to analyze financial reports and to prepare statistical and narrative accounting reports
  • Skill in exercising initiative, judgment, discretion and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with clinic staff, patients, medical staff and the public.
  • Skill in identifying and resolving problems.

Ozarks Food Harvest

Job Title: Volunteer Coach
Classification: Full Time
Department: Community Resources
Reports To: Volunteer Engagement Manager


Ozarks Food Harvest’s Volunteer Team is dedicated to building community awareness and creating a positive volunteer experience to aid in efficient and safe food distribution to eliminate hunger. Staff is committed to embodying Ozarks Food Harvest’s values in all activities. Relationships are based on collaboration and respect.

This position provides Coaching of volunteers for inspection, handling, storage and sorting of donated product through The Food Bank. Competitive hourly pay and full benefits.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Creates positive volunteer experience through planning and friendly interaction. Builds productive partnerships with individuals and group volunteers to cultivate sustainable donors.
  • Supervises a diverse group of volunteers and groups.
  • Raises community awareness of Ozarks Food Harvest’s hunger relief efforts by understanding and effectively communicating The Food Bank’s mission, southwest Missouri area served, OFH direct programs, agencies and clients served.
  • Directly coaches volunteers’ daily activities involved in the inspection, cleaning/sanitizing, labeling, recording counts of boxes, packing categorizing, weighing and movement of products received from local and Feeding America donors.
  • Ensures all volunteers adhere to Feeding America and Food Bank procedures as appropriate; monitors adherence to procedures and retrains Volunteers to take the necessary corrective action.
  • Directs the movement of product into the salvage room for sorting, using forklift or pallet jack, unloads and moves product into racks following established operational and safety procedures.
  • Performs and oversees the sorting and inspection of products using visual inspection to ascertain contamination, infestation, expiration or spoilage; accepts or rejects products based on inspection to insure Feeding America requirements are met.
  • Performs quality control functions, performs final check of boxes before product leaves the sorting area for mislabeling, breakage, expiration or contamination; insures paperwork accurately reflects product orders.
  • Remains knowledgeable in all Food Bank products. Maintains up to date knowledge of salvage management procedures in order to implement ways to improve and maximize efficiency.
  • Completes cleaning logs and performs or oversees the cleaning, disinfecting, sweeping, mopping of Volunteer workspace in accordance with Food Bank procedures.
  • Ensures safety rules are followed.
  • Greets Volunteers, assists in sign in process, and provides safety training and emergency information.
  • Ensures volunteer break room and bath rooms are clean before and after each session.
  • Other duties as assigned.


High School degree or equivalent required. Ability to read, write and communicate clearly and effectively is essential; good organizational skills and attention to detail required. Ability to compute basic math problems. Able to handle multiple priorities and effectively work with a diverse group of volunteers and staff. At least one year warehouse experience desired, preferably in a food bank or food-related industry; ability to operate forklift, pallet and hand dollies also preferable. Strong customer service skills and previous supervisory experience a plus. Knowledge of warehouse operation, safety and regulatory compliance issues desirable. A high level of personal and professional integrity is essential.

Work Environment

Work is value, goal and deadline oriented; extensive external contact with volunteers and agencies; periodically work extended hours.

Warehouse environment; extensive walking, standing, bending, lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds; operates forklift and Pallet Jack.


To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Volunteer Engagement Manager, Jo Thompson, at No phone calls, please.

Or mail your cover letter and resume to:
Jo Thompson
c/o Ozarks Food Harvest
P.O. Box 5746
Springfield, MO 65801-5746

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth

Job Title: Director of Sponsor Relations

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth 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 and complete the electronic application.

Platte County Board of Services for the Developmentally Disabled

Job Title: Executive Director

The Platte County Board of Services for the Developmentally Disabled (PCBS) is soliciting resumes from qualified individuals interested in applying for consideration to be the organization’s next Executive Director (ED). The present ED, who has been with the organization for forty years, thirty of which were as ED, will be retiring in mid-June 2016.

The PCBS derives its authority through Missouri statutes 205.968 to 205.972 RsMo. This law permits the County voters to voluntarily authorize a local property tax to be used to maintain and enhance the delivery of services to individual citizens of the county with an intellectual and developmental disability. Besides the revenue generated from the designated tax, the PCBS also receives funds from the Missouri’s Home and Community Based Waiver (HCBS), administered by the Department of Mental Health. The PCBS is CARF accredited.

The PCBS is governed by a nine member board of directors appointed by the Platte County Commission. The PCBS board is authorized to hire an Executive Director to conduct the business of the organization per its mission, vision, core values, and policies.

General Functions:

The ED is the chief administrator providing the professional leadership in planning developing and implementing the services of the PCBS. He/she is responsible for facilitation of the organization’s Strategic Plan. He/she is responsible for the fiscal management of the organization’s seven million dollar budget. He/she will be responsible for the overall administration of the PCBS’ personnel policies and procedures, which apply to PCBS’ 100+ employees...

The ED shall represent the organization with all stakeholders, especially County and State public policy makers, funders, other service providers, and constituents/consumers of services. The new ED is expected to be actively involved with various professional statewide organizations that advocate on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He/she is expected to stay informed about the status and trends related to changes occurring with regulations that are impacting the organization’s operations, services and fiscal sustainability.


The PCBS’ Executive Director must have extensive (at least three to five years) executive leadership and management experiences in the nonprofit and/or developmental disability field. A Masters degree in nonprofit management, public administration or related field is preferred. He/she is expected to have a working knowledge of HCBS regulations and CARF standards. The PCBS expects the next ED will have the experiences and expertise to provide leadership through the anticipated changes occurring within the disability field. He/she needs to be a strong communicator, including being a poised and confident speaker. The ED must be able to build constructive relationships and trust with the key stakeholders of the organization. The ED must be a strategic thinker, planner and an experienced change manager. He/she should have successful experiences in guiding an organization through challenging times. The next ED must have skill sets that will assist the PCBS board in fulfilling their responsibilities as the organization’s governing body.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with expertise and experience. The PCBS is an EOE.

Submit resumes by 5 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2016 to Transitions In Leadership at No telephone calls or snail-mail will be accepted.

The Kitchen

Job Title: Grant Writer (Apply Here)

Position Description: The focus of this position is the identification, procurement, and overseeing of the various grants for the operations of the services and programs of The Kitchen, Inc.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Increase available funding through the securement of grants
  • Organize and develop a system to track grants and ensure compliance requirements are met

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Prepares, submits and manages grant applications to foundations, corporations and government agencies.
  • Complies with all Grant reporting as required by donors.
  • Provides regular written updates to corporate and foundation donors.
  • Works with finance to gather information necessary to report donors.
  • Work with Director of Development to provide development input for all written institutional materials.
  • Support the work of the Director of Development.
  • Serve as a liaison to granting agencies on behalf of The Kitchen, Inc.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as required.
  • All other responsible duties, as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to details.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Strong contributor in team environments.
  • Must pass drug screen and necessary background checks


  • Minimum of two years’ experience with grant writing or similar technical writing
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet financial goals.

Physical Demands:

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear.  The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel.  The employee is also required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel or carry items.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Habitat for Humanity of Springfield

We are hiring a Volunteer Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri. Both the job description and the required application form are located on our website

Volunteer Coordinator

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF JOB: The Volunteer Coordinator is fully committed to the mission of Habitat for Humanity as set forth in the affiliate covenant and works with the Development Director and in collaboration with all staff members to recruit, disseminate information, educate, orient and retain affiliate volunteers while ensuring that volunteers have positive, productive experiences.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and completed Application for Employment to Brandi VanAntwerp by December 31, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Download the Application for Employment

Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition

Position:  Executive Director, Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition

Address: P.O. Box 2743 Springfield MO 65801


Founded in 2010, Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition’s (SUAC) mission promotes healthy lifestyles and environments through hands-on education about the production and consumption of locally-produced, natural foods.

SUAC’s primary focus is the DIRT (Dig in R-Twelve) Project, which provides weekly education in school gardens, focusing on math, science, and health lessons that meet Missouri State Education requirements; additionally, DIRT has a focus on reconnecting children with the food they eat, the soil in which it grows, and the processes of caring for nature. SUAC created this program in 2010 with grant funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health, and currently maintains eight gardens serving nine schools. Of the eight school gardens, five include high-tunnels, providing four-season growing and year-round garden lessons.

Through partnerships with local organizations and business, SUAC provides a garden educator at each school, many of which have volunteered year after year, providing consistency and deepening relationships with staff, teachers, administration, students, and parents.

While SUAC maintains a lean operating budget, SUAC provides education to about 800 children each month. While we’ve accomplished much over the years, many of our successes and goals obtained cannot be measured only on paper -- providing children with the opportunity to pull a carrot from the soil; watching students harvest a salad grown by their peers; teaching students the concepts of ecosystems, plants, life cycles, and the needs of living organisms - this is what keeps us going.

SUAC seeks to utilize 2016 to maintain and strengthen current DIRT partnerships and programming to continue to provide such valuable learnings to children in our community.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for SUAC’s staff, programs, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans, and lead fundraising efforts to ensure future program sustainability. The SUAC ED will provide key leadership with innovative ideas and partnership support to promote the importance and grow the capacity for urban agriculture in our food system.


  • Ensure ongoing program excellence, program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and recommended timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals with an ongoing emphasis on continuous improvement
  • Ensure best practices are being implemented on all levels of SUAC programming
  • Actively engage and energize SUAC volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and donors
  • Ability to think strategically and work collaboratively toward a shared vision
  • Oversee existing programs and grant projects
  • Supervise employees, interns, and oversee volunteers
  • Ensure schoolyard garden curriculum integration with SPS, and support DIRT Coordinator
  • Seek additional funding for current and future projects through both grant and fundraising opportunities
  • Must have a clear understanding of Springfield’s local food production needs and capacity, and be able to communicate with our urban farming community, and be able to work collaboratively within highly diverse public school environments.
  • Possess excellence in communication and diplomacy in communicating with staff, educators, Board of Directors, city and community representatives and partners, local farmers, Springfield Public School teachers, parents, children, and the rest of the general public
  • Maintain productive internal and external working relationships which includes social media platforms and technology

The successful candidate will be thoroughly committed to SUAC’s mission and should have proven leadership experience. This position requires demonstrated success and experience in a related non-profit organization that included staff supervision and budget management responsibilities.

Compensation: $25,000 - 32,000.  Full-time.  

How to Apply:  Send resume with cover letter and 3 references to with a subject line of ‘Executive Director Application’. Resumes accepted until position is filled.

The Doula Foundation - Executive Director

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 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 will include:

  • Leading and mentoring all staff
  • Developing and monitoring all fundraising efforts including special events and grants
  • Working alongside the board of directors in developing policies and procedures to ensure the mission of DF is being fulfilled in an effective and efficient manner
  • Being passionate about The Doula Foundation's mission and promoting and communicating the philosophy, mission, and values of the organization to external and internal stakeholders

Education and Work Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5-10 years of business development with a non-profit or direct sales in a service industry
  • Experience working with senior level executives
  • High energy, positive, "can-do" attitude, flexible, attention to detail, high degree of initiative
  • Strong, relationship builder with experience leading diverse work teams, developing an organization-wide strategy for program excellence, and engaging community partners
  • Demonstrates integrity and strives for excellence
  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates ability to think strategically and has a thorough understanding of strategic development
  • Master's degree
  • Understanding of community/national service and non-profit industries


Commensurate with experience and qualifications

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume by December 3, 2015 to

Human Resource & Administrative Specialist

The Council of Churches of the Ozarks, seeks an enthusiastic, personable and professional person to fill the position of Human Resource and Administrative Specialist.  Job responsibilities include but not limited to providing administrative assistance to the Executive Director and Board of Directors, and provide administrative and clerical tasks specific to Human Resources functions for the Council of Churches of the Ozarks.  

The position provides a variety of administrative support functions in support of HR and the executive staff. The successful incumbent will be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build professional relationships. Individual must have the ability to work independently and also as an effective and engaged team member in a fast-paced environment. Strong initiative and follow through is essential for this job. The ability to maintain confidentiality and to operate in the role with the highest of ethical standards and professionalism are required.

The ideal candidate will be a high-energy individual with exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, computer skills, and a high level of confidence working with current computer and communication tools.  Successful candidate must possess a commitment to serve and support the mission of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks.  A bachelor’s degree is preferred with experience working for a faith-based non-profit. 

This is a full-time position with competitive pay and benefits. Qualified candidates should submit their résumé and cover letter by November 13, 2015 to the Human Resources Department, Council of Churches of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 3947, Springfield, MO  65808, or email  No phone calls please.       

The Council of Churches of the Ozarks is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicant must successfully complete a drug screen and background investigation.