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Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities

From time to time, we receive 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 Victim Center
Victim Counselor (Housed at Child Advocacy Center)

Position Description:

This is a professional clinical position that requires training and experience in therapeutic techniques proven to be effective with child crime victims. This position will provide individual, family, and group counseling, as well as crisis intervention and court advocacy as needed, to victims of violent and sexual crimes ages 20 and under, as well as to parents/caregivers as needed. Additional responsibilities include maintaining appropriate documentation, ensuring ethical services that meet best-practice standards, and functioning as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

Agency:

The Victim Center is a grassroots nonprofit agency that provides free-of-charge services to men, women, and children victims of violent or sexual crimes. Services include prevention education, counseling, advocacy, and 24-hour crisis intervention. The agency does not provide shelter. Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at thevictimcenter.org.

Primary Work Location:

This is an off-site position that will be housed within the Child Advocacy Center at 1041 E. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65804. TVC is located at 819 Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65802

Essential Functions:

  • Carrying a full caseload of child/adolescent clients for individual, family, and group counseling.
  • Facilitating a variety of groups.
  • Providing crisis intervention and advocacy to crime victims of any age over the phone or face-to-face, including responding to hospital and law enforcement agencies.
  • Accompanying clients to court proceedings.
  • Assisting with day-to-day office duties as needed.
  • Maintaining timely, well-written, and accurate documentation as well as writing clinical summaries and reports for clients as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must possess a Master Degree in social work, counseling, or clinical psychology from an accredited college or university. 
  • Desired applicants must possess licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor, or at minimum possess a LMSW or PLPC license and be working toward full licensure as a LCSW or LPC.
  • Applicants will have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as basic computer skills.
  • Training and/or certifications in current best practices for trauma and victimization such as, but not limited to, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and EMDR is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in play therapy strongly preferred.

Compensation and Work Hours:

We are seeking a therapist to fill a full-time position. Typical work hours are Monday through Thursday 8am to 6pm. Evenings and weekends will be required on occasion. This is a full-time, non-exempt position paid on a salary. Benefits included.

Application Procedure:

Please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate for the position to thevictimcenter@gmail.com. Please include “Victim Counselor” in the subject line. Interviewees will be required to complete an application. Video applications will not be accepted. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

For inquiries, please email thevictimcenter@gmail.com.

Anne Hyde Crites
Assistant Director
The Victim Center
acrites@thevictimcenter.org
417-863-7273 x103
www.thevictimcenter.org


United Way of the Ozarks
Director of Administration

General Position Description:

The Director of Administration is responsible to organize and manage general operations and administrative functions; support the President/CEO, Board of Directors, and Management team; maintenance of property and facilities; and other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide administrative assistance to the President/CEO.
  • Plan/administer board and executive committee meetings-including scheduling, minutes, agendas, packets, etc.
  • Coordinates the annual Community Investment process and Partner Agency communications.
  • Create/maintain accurate minutes, meeting notices, memos, rosters and official corporate documents.
  • Prepare accurate correspondence in a timely manner.
  • Accurately maintain corporate records and files (computer and paper).
  • Lead Staff for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), providing administrative support.
  • Lead staff for daily operations and maintenance for properties owned by United Way of the Ozarks.
  • Lead staff for answering and referral of phone calls and processing all mail.
  • Ordering of supplies, services and business equipment including telephones (exception of IT equipment and services).
  • Manages all aspects of the AARP Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).
  • Manages all aspects of the Cancer and Veterans Assistance Funds.
  • Oversees all meeting arrangements and scheduling.

Required Qualifications / Skills:

  • High school diploma, bachelor’s degree preferred; and Five (5) years prior work experience required in assisting a CEO or Executive Director of an organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, team building, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy with ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills
  • Computer skills, with knowledge of MS Office; internet research/email communication experience
  • Ability to work independently in a professional manner.

Salary Range:

$40,000-$45,000 annually plus benefits

Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and resume to cbeecher@uwozarks.com.


Victory Mission + Ministry
Administrative Support Coordinator

Victory Mission’s Administrative Support Coordinator requires the heart of a missionary and the skills of an experienced executive administrative assistant. The successful candidate should be outgoing and friendly with a friendly personality and a natural talent for customer service. We want everyone who enters the Mission to feel welcome. We are looking for an individual who is efficient and comfortable being a member of a team. The ability to multi-task, while managing administrative support, is essential in this position.

Job Functions

  • Support to leadership by performing administrative and accounting activities for Administration, Development, Marketing and Outreach.
  • Perform accounting functions such as reconciling credit card statements, balancing petty cash, issuing purchase orders, scanning accounting documents into billing system.
  • Perform human resource functions such as posting job positions, reviewing and responding to applicants, calendaring meetings with managers and potential hires. Proof timesheets and collate payroll details for accountant.
  • Assist development staff with donor communications from mailings to entering gifts
  • Assist in onboarding employees as needed and coordinating benefit details.
  • Ordering office and operations supplies as needed
  • Proofing letters/brochures/newsletters
  • Support with special events as needed
  • Answers telephone in a polite and courteous manner and directs calls to appropriate individual making every effort to locate the designated person. Responds to voice mail messages promptly.
  • Basic clerical functions as filing, picking up mail, running errands upon request

Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of Victory Mission staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Minimum of 1+ years’ professional office preferred
  • 1+ years’ customer service experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with QuickBooks and Bill.com preferred

Physical Demands

With any position at Springfield Victory Mission it is impossible to predict the many requests and assignments that can and will be made on an employee. This is the case with this position. Flexibility and a cooperative spirit are crucial characteristics of the person who holds this important position and for the successful operation of the Springfield Victory Mission services. Typically the employee will be asked to sit for an extended period of time, move from place to place, interact with other staff, and lift items of 30 lbs. or less.

Education and/or Certification

  • High school certificate or GED; any business courses are preferred.
  • Valid Missouri Driver License that will be approved by our insurer.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to rchambers@victorymission.com or to PO Box 2884, Springfield, MO 65801. No phone calls preferred.


Ozark Mountain YMCA
Branch Executive Director

The Ozarks Regional YMCA is located in the beautiful Ozarks of Southwest Missouri. Residents enjoy world class attractions and dining in the area, along with spectacular entertainment, lakes, rivers, events, shopping and cultural endeavors. This area offers great schools, low cost of living as a well-rounded city that supports a thriving arts community and an excellent quality of life.

The Ozarks Regional YMCA is seeking a strong YMCA Professional to continue to grow and have a lasting and positive impact on the community we serve at our Ozark Mountain YMCA in Hollister, MO. The Ozark Mountain YMCA opened in 2001 and currently has 450 units (1400 members) and an operating budget of $700,000.

The Ozarks Regional YMCA is a progressive association that has been serving our communities for over 125 years. Its 7 centers are located in Bolivar, Hollister (Branson), Lebanon, Monett, Cassville, and the Springfield area; one program center located in Buffalo; a resident camp; and our School Age Services sites throughout the area.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of staff and volunteers focused on relationship building, member retention, membership sales, program development, while maintaining a level of excellence in customer service.
  • Develop, administer, and maintain accountability for the annual center budget
  • Provide leadership to and coordination of the Annual Giving Campaign, capital campaigns, and other fund raising events
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with diverse community leaders as a basis for financial develop and identification and implementation of responsive programs for the community we serve – work with social, civic and local organizations to develop partnerships, where appropriate, to engage and utilize volunteers
  • Ensure appropriate implementation of Y programs through direct supervision of center staff
  • Provide leadership and support to Center Board volunteers and work collaboratively with Center Board Chair to build an engaged and informed board of volunteers

Qualifications

  • Possess a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • YMCA of the USA Organizational Leader Certification and five years of progressive YMCA experience preferred
  • Must be able to demonstrate a history of successful fundraising, strong fiscal management skills, supervisory skills, marketing and public relations experience, and a history of effective volunteer management
  • Dedicated to the Ozarks Regional YMCA and be deliberate in reaching outlined goals. Candidate must exemplify the YMCA Core Values and be able to communicate the YMCA Mission effectively

Benefits

  • Excellent benefits include health/dental/life insurance, 9% fully paid retirement plan, complimentary membership and discounted YMCA programs. The incumbent will exhibit the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all aspects of their work with the YMCA.
  • Wage range: $47,000 - 50,000 annually (based on experience), exempt 

Application Details


The Kitchen, Inc.
Grant Administrator 

Housing is the key to ending homelessness and restoring individual dignity. Be a part of the team that makes this happen!  We are looking for an individual who has a passion for our mission of preventing and ending homelessness in the communities that we serve by providing services with dignity and compassion.  You will be responsible for the identification, procurement, and administration of the various grants for the operations of The Kitchen, Inc.  You will also be responsible for helping ensure our programs are compliant with related regulations and restrictions.

What does this look like? 

  • Our grant portfolio currently accounts for $1.2 million of our revenue. We have 3 major grants and 9 smaller grants.
  • You will work closely with the Director of Accounting and the program Coordinators to gather information necessary for reports to our funders and to complete grant applications.
  • You will work with the Director of Compliance and Programs to conduct regular internal monitoring’s to ensure all government and major grants are within contractual and regulatory guidelines.
  • You will identify and research grant opportunities that align with program needs including future needs and then submit applications.

What can you expect?

  • Passionate teammates.
  • Lots of paperwork as we are dealing with federal grants and working towards accreditation.
  • Opportunities to use your analytical skills when completing internal monitorings and determining how we can meet leverage and matching requirements for some of our grants.
  • The ability to help make a change in our community by being a part of a team that is helping ensure we have the funding to meet our mission!

Benefits

  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance provided a reasonable rates.
  • Our current Health plan is through Humana and is $73.25 every two weeks for employee only coverage.
  • Dental and Vision is through MetLife. Dental coverage is $6.98 every two weeks for employee only and Vision is $3.94 every two weeks for employee only coverage.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required with one to two years’ experience in grant writing.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in database software, spreadsheet software and word processing software.
  • Experience in auditing or compliance is beneficial.

To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Theresa Oglesby, Director Human Resources, at toglesby@thekitcheninc.org.


The Victim Center
Navigator (Housed at Greene County Family Justice Center)

The position will assist adult and child victims of domestic violence or stalking at the Family Justice Center. Position will be responsible for providing victims with direct services such as crisis intervention, advocacy, court support, safety planning, information and referral, and follow-up. The goal of this position is to navigate clients through the various social and justice systems necessary to move from victim to survivor. As a result, this position will be employed by The Victim Center but will be housed at the Greene County Family Justice Center and will work closely with on and off-site collaborative partners and multi-disciplinary teams to assist victim.

About the Agencies

The Victim Center is a nonprofit agency that works collaboratively to provide direct services to victims of violent or sexual crimes in Southwest Missouri. Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit www.thevictimcenter.org for more information. The Greene County Family Justice Center is a community collaboration of public and private agencies dedicated to ending domestic violence and resulting victimizations through prevention and coordinated response by providing comprehensive client-centered, empowerment services in a single location. Please visit www.greenecountyfamilyjusticecenter.org for more information.

Qualifications

Candidates should have at least a four-year degree from an accredited college or university or must have an equivalent combination of education/experience necessary to perform the essential job functions. Experience in a related field is preferred, along with knowledge of client resources within the Springfield/southwest Missouri area. Desired applicants must be able to work with diverse populations, especially those who are at-risk or in crisis. Must be able to pass criminal and child abuse and neglect background checks. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and Windows-based platforms. Must have reliable transportation, must be able to do light lifting, and must be able to work in environments requiring long periods of sitting and/or standing.

Primary Work Location

Family Justice Center, currently housed in the Greene County Judicial Building on the second floor; Springfield, Missouri.

Compensation

Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience. Benefits and a generous paid time off package included.

Work Hours

Generally Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Application Procedure

Please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate for the position to thevictimcenter@gmail.com. Interviewees will be required to complete an application. Video applications will not be accepted. Deadline to apply is January 14 by 7:59 a.m.

For inquiries, please email thevictimcenter@gmail.com.