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.

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

Community Partnership of the Ozarks - Director of Communications

Deadline to Apply: Until Filled
Job Summary: The Director of Communications will work to effectively increase marketing and multi-media efforts of Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Inc. to increase awareness about the organization and its programs/services within the communities that we serve.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills – detail oriented
  • Website development/maintenance experience
  • Social media experience and photography skills
  • Excellent computer/graphic artist skills
  • Experience in Indesign, Illustrator, Photo Shop software programs
  • Creative, technology savvy
  • Team player
  • Excellent time management skills – must be able to multi-task
  • Proven written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment; ability to work nights and weekends

Essential Functions:

  • Develops, edits and maintains website
  • Responsible for implementing social media strategies
  • Assists with development of theme and all related materials for annual meeting
  • Produces flyers/brochures/billboards/posters/decals for project activities – interfaces with printers and vendors
  • Attends events and takes pictures for use in marketing/multi-media materials and tools
  • Coordinates and sends press releases in concert with Executive Director and/or Management Team
  • Coordinates the writing and production of newsletters, e-newsletters, annual reports and other written pieces as needed
  • Assists programs/collaboratives in coming up with creative ways to market their programs and meet their goals
  • Works with Communication and Fundraising Teams
  • Develops good working relationship with and is primary contact with all printing companies
  • Recruits and supervises communications/marketing interns
  • Other duties as assigned

Reporting Structure: The Director of Communications reports to the Executive Director.

To apply:

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.  

Executive Director, Humane Society of SW Missouri

The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri (HSSWMo) is the leading southern Missouri open admission shelter, and is committed to saving adoptable dogs and cats. We are seeking an Executive Director (ED) with a passion for the cause to manage all public presence and relations, administrative, operational, financial, and fund development activities.

The right candidate is a leader, able to interact well with varied individuals and groups, and to bring people together. The candicate will foster teamwork among staff, volunteers, rescue groups, the public, and others, to develop a cohesive and positive customer service and animal oriented team. The candidate will be a self-starter and quick learner, able to solve problems, and to develop short and long term goals and a strategic plan to achieve those goals. The candidate will be a public figure with excellent interpersonal, communications, and public relations skills, be articulate, well spoken, persuasive in communicating the organization’s “cause” & “vision”, and at ease in speaking to the media, in public venues, and to community organizations. The candidate will have a history of involvement in community and community organizations.

Requirements include a 4 year degree, a minimum of 3-5 years in senior management of a profit or non-profit agency, proven experience as a leader with competencies in management, administration, operations, strategic planning, marketing, membership development, fundraising, finance and budgeting, human resources, communications and public speaking, and relationship development, with personal integrity and a commitment to the animals. Experience in an animal welfare organization is desirable.

Deadline for receiving application: November 15, 2015. Submit a letter of interest, resume and a minimum of 3 references with addresses and contact telephone number, and any questions, to: email:

Habitat for Humanity of Springfield

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

Community Outreach Development Associate

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF JOB: The Community Outreach Development Associate 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 other Directors to establish connections in the community for Neighborhood Revitalization and to secure financial support for program activities.

To apply for the Community Outreach Development Associate position, please submit a completed Application For Employment and resume to Brandi VanAntwerp, Development Director, by October 31, 2015.

Brandi VanAntwerp - Development Director

Section 3 applicants encouraged to apply.