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. 


Victory Mission + Ministry
Case Manager for Family Ministries

Job Description

The case manager is the physical embodiment of Victory’s mission statement “We share God’s love through intentional relationships for the restoration of a brokenhearted world”. The case manager’s role is to walk alongside individuals using our food pantry and voucher store while documenting progress. The work of the case manager requires healthy boundaries.

Essential Functions

The case manager’s primary role is to build “intentional relationships” with individuals using the services our Family Ministries offer. Intentionality of relationships is measured by the tangible documentation of client progress in case notes.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Relationship building:

  • Greet and engage “sojourners” with a smile and warm demeanor so they feel comfortable sharing their personal story of crisis and victory
  • Establish healthy boundaries and clear expectations with the “sojourner” so they know what is required of them to utilize our food pantry and voucher system.
  • Day to Day duties:
    • Answer and screen inbound phone calls
    • Order supplies for the food pantry
    • Supervise volunteer staff
    • Necessary clerical duties within the department

Case management:

  • Complete the intake process with each individual by accessing needs and responding appropriately
  • Use baseline information collected during the intake process to set goals and objectives alongside the sojourner
  • Establish connections with local organizations and processes for referring individuals to outside services for additional support
  • Ensure case management documentation aligns with any grant requirements for procurement and compliance

Qualifications

  • The ability to show Christ’s love to those around them
  • The capacity to set healthy boundaries and establish ethical practices of case management
  • Skills in conflict mediation and deliberative dialogue
  • Experience in providing case management or supportive services to those in crisis

Personal Attributes and Values

  • Have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and a deep desire to serve Him
  • Be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; Possess and demonstrates excellent integrity
  • Exhibits spiritual maturity as defined by evangelical biblical standards
  • Has a heart of compassion and caring toward the homeless and hurting, and is passionate about ministering life transformation in a multi-ethnic urban ministry setting
  • Demonstrates a courteous and Christ-like manner with internal and external partners

Equipment Used

  • Computer with Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Business, and other online programs (DPO)
  • Ability to drive or get transportation to meetings and events

Physical Demands

With any position at Victory Mission it is impossible to predict the many requests and assignments that can and will be made on an employee. 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 up to 50 pounds during shift throughout the day.

Education and/or Certification

Degrees that would support this position include but are not limited to; counseling, human services, sociology, social work, criminology, and psychology.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate for the position to info@victorymission.com. Please include Family Ministry Case Manager in the subject line. Interviewees will be required to complete an application.

For inquiries, please call 417-864-2217 (Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) or email info@victorymission.com.


Victory Mission + Ministry
Ministry Assistant/Front Desk Clerk

Qualifications

Have knowledge of lodging in-take procedures, compassion for the clients while being steadfast and firm in the rules. Incumbent needs to have a Christian testimony as per staff manual, experience in witnessing faith in Jesus Christ. Staff need to be teachable with a willingness to love people during and in difficult situations. Customer service focus is a must!

Abilities

  • See that a positive witness of the Christian life is presented to all clients, students, program men and women, board, customers, volunteers and donors.
  • Have High School diploma or GED or be willing to work toward achieving this goal. 
  • Possess the ability to co-ordinate a variety of tasks and keep detailed records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and supervisors.
  • Have skills to manage difficult client/customers and supervise students.
  • Be a self-starter and supervise your area of operation without close supervision.
  • Ability to solve problems

Responsibilities

  • Front desk duties of Victory Square, including but not limited to, check in customers as per check in list, make chore list, answer phones, take messages, computer data  entry, write receipts, and communicate as per standard operating procedures.
  • Oversee service to clients in a safe and professional manner.
  • Keep detailed and accurate records of Victory Lodge guests.
  • Maintain a high level of professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Adhere to safety procedures.
  • Maintain a front desk log.
  • Maintain key control as described in Victory Square Standards and Procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Victory Square Manager.

All employees of Springfield Victory Mission are an integral part of the outreach ministry. All employees are Christian missionaries and may be required to participate in chapel services, outreach ministries, Bible studies and prayer times. Because of the nature of these types of ministries, it is an absolute necessity that each employee possesses and maintains a Christian testimony of their faith and experience in Jesus, and a lifestyle that is above reproach. What employees do on their own time may seriously affect their ability to perform these types of ministries, which are an important part of their job.

Physical Demands

With any position at Victory Mission it is impossible to predict the many requests and assignments that can and will be made on an employee. 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 up to 50 pounds during shift throughout the day.

Education and/or Certification

College degree preferred but not required. Degrees that would support this position include but are not limited to; hospitality, business management or the like.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate for the position to info@victorymission.com. Please include “Front Desk Clerk” in the subject line. Interviewees will be required to complete an application.

For inquiries, please call 417-864-2217 (Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) or email info@victorymission.com.


The Victim Center
Victim Counselor

Job Summary

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 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.

Duties

  • 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.

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.Candidates must possess a Master Degree in social work, counseling, or clinical psychology from an accredited college or university.
  • 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.

Benefits

This is a full-time, non-exempt position paid on a salary. Benefits included.

To Apply

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 September 12th at 11:59 p.m.

For inquiries, please call 417-863-7273 (Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) or email thevictimcenter@gmail.com.


Great Circle
Part Time Advancement Coordinator

Want to make a difference in the lives of children and families in Southwest Missouri and across the state? Join Great Circle's dynamic advocacy and fundraising team! 

Working at Great Circle

  • Industry leading pay
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Great 401(k) program
  • Meaningful career progression 

To Apply

Visit Great Circle's online careers page


Great Circle
Regional Advancement Manager

Want to make a difference in the lives of children and families in Southwest Missouri and across the state? Join Great Circle's dynamic advocacy and fundraising team! 

Working at Great Circle

  • Industry leading pay
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Great 401(k) program
  • Meaningful career progression 

To Apply

Visit Great Circle's online careers page


Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO
Development Director

Job Summary 

Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO is currently hiring a Development Director. The Development Director will manage all aspects of Habitat’s development, communications and volunteer programs. This position has the key accountability areas of donor cultivation, major gifts, annual giving, house sponsorships, grant procurement, foundation gifts, planned giving, special events, public relations, faith relations, volunteer engagement, branding and community-wide marketing, plus supervision and development of the Development staff. The full job description is available online.

To Apply

Apply for this position by emailing your resume and application for employment to Larry Peterson, Executive Director, at larrypeterson@habitatspringfieldmo.org. Section 3 applicants are encouraged to apply. Application for Employment form is found on our website.

Application Deadline

August 31, 2018 at 5 p.m.


Girls on the Run
Program Coordinator

Position Profile

The Girls on the Run must possess a passion for and commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of girls in third through eighth grades. The Girls on the Run program provides a safe and interactive way to learn about healthy living which includes an introduction and education on important topics such as goal-setting, cooperation, healthy decision-making, and self-respect, while training for a 5K event. The innovative curriculum teaches girls to listen and open up while also encouraging them to commit to a healthy lifestyle, and harness the inner strength that they possess. Our important mission is accomplished by giving girls the tools to make positive choices for a healthy body and mind, while reducing the many risks they face today.

The Program Coordinator reports to the Girls on the Run Executive Director. The Program Coordinator is responsible for managing the Girls on the Run programs and works closely with the Event and Volunteer Coordinator.

Some of the key responsibilities falling within these areas include:

  • Program
    • Responsible for managing program registration
    • Work with Sites to implement registration process
    • Manage inventory for all program materials – curriculum, activity kits, shirts, medals, water bottles, shoes. Responsible for purchasing and distributing.
    • Manage coach tub supplies and prepare coach tubs, including all paperwork (welcome letters for parents)
    • Purchase and distribute snack cards for Sites
    • Handle all communication with parents including registration questions, sending eblasts with registration announcements/information, 5k information and any other program information
    • Respond to all GOTR communications received from main email, website, and Facebook
  • Site Management
    • Market Girls on the Run program to potential new sites
    • Coordinate marketing efforts at all sites (back to school events, program promotion)
    • Perform Site Visits
    • Set up and manage Site Applications in Race Planner
    • Ensure compliance with GOTRI best practices - enforce site policies and procedures
    • Ensure Sites have all needed supplies
    • Ensure Site Liaison access to roster in Race Planner
    • Handle all communication with Site Liaison
    • Nurture relationship with Site Liaison and other key site personnel

  • Coach Management and Training
    • Responsible for Coach recruitment and registration (RacePlanner) including speaking to Site staff and emailing all potential Coach volunteers
    • Responsible for coach placement – ensure all sites are staffed with trained volunteer coaches
    • Manage all aspects of coach training, including Girls on the Run required training, CPR & First Aid
    • Ensure background checks are performed and monitor compliance with all GOTRI coaching policies
    • Handle all coach communication including weekly email
    • Manage GOTR private coaches Facebook page
    • Support coaches with any parent issues regarding policies

Required Qualifications

  • Passion for Girls on the Run mission and the ability to comprehend and effectively communicate issues surrounding empowerment, self-esteem, body image and whole-person health
  • Outstanding communication skills in multiple environments and with a range of audiences (internal and external)
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and make efficient decisions
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Girls on the Run (or other similar youth or wellness programs)
  • Non-profit experience
  • Fundraising Experience
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors
  • Connections to the local community
  • Available to travel to the Annual Girls on the Run Summit (expenses covered)

Wages and Benefits

The Program Coordinator is a 25-30 hour per week, non-benefitted, hourly position. Pay rate is commensurate with experience, with a range of $10-$12/hour. Preferred Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To Apply

Submit resumes and cover letters to Trish McAdams at trish@gotrswmo@.org. Insert "Program Coordinator" in subject line.


FosterAdopt Connect
Development Director - Springfield Branch

Job Summary

The Development Director will perform duties related to grant writing, fundraising, marketing, and public relation. The Development Director will be involved with stewardship activities related to non-profit fundraising, grant writing and relationship management, including working with the Executive Director to create and implement the fundraising, development, grant writing and communications strategy for FosterAdopt Connect, as well as donor and grant research and tracking.

Responsibilities

  • Donor Development, Maintenance and Relationships (30%)
    • Direct capital campaign in conjunction with Executive Director.
    • Identify, solicit, cultivate and manage relationships with current and potential individual, corporate and foundation donors to establish or increase their level of giving.
    • Develop, implement and manage all activities related to attracting and securing donations on behalf of FosterAdopt Connect. Build outstanding relationships with donors and personally solicit major and other gifts.
    • Develop and implement a compelling donor recognition and stewardship program including monthly donors, and major gifts.
  • Grants (25%)
    • Expand FosterAdopt Connect relationships with new and existing foundation funders.
    • Manage grant time line and prepare all grant proposals and grant reports in compliance with timelines given by foundations or funders.
    • Manage existing grants to ensure compliance with grant/award agreement.
  • Events (25%)
    • Lead the planning, organization, production and successful execution of FosterAdopt Connect’s annual fundraising events. These currently include Ribs for Kids, Taste of Jazz, and Journey Home Bus Tour.
    • Provide oversight and leadership to all FosterAdopt Connect fundraising and donor recognition events including those conducted through other organizations - open houses, Chalk Art Festival, Price Cutter Golf Tournament, Masquerade Ball, etc.
    • Solicit sponsorships for FosterAdopt Connect events.
  • Planning and Analysis (10%)
    • Develop, implement and monitor the Annual Development Plan in collaboration with the Executive Director.
    • Create and execute strategy to diversify revenue streams to increase sustainability.
  • Communications (10%)
    • Plan, develop and execute successful campaigns for Giving Tuesday and the Year End Annual Campaign in conjunction with headquarters office.
    • Develop and oversee the creation of materials to support fundraising activities.
    • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about FosterAdopt Connect with the community.

Position Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, or related field with two or more years’ experience in nonprofit administration or fundraising.
  • Solid commitment to the principles of support and advocacy for foster and adoptive families.
  • The ability to collaborate and advocate for positive outcomes, using excellent interpersonal skills in multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic professional teams.
  • Public speaking skills preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with data entry systems and reporting preferred.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications - including Microsoft Office programs.
  • Experience with graphics programs like Adobe Creative Cloud.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position paid on a salary commensurate with experience and education. Benefit options provided.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to Meredith Martin at meredith@fosteradopt.org.


Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth
Assistant Executive Director

Job Summary

The Assistant Executive Director for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth is a fundraising professional dedicated to fulfilling the mission of both CoxHealth and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth and has a basic working knowledge of all department functions. This individual is responsible for managing, facilitating, delegating, communicating and completing work assignments to achieve department specific goals.

Education

  • Required: Bachelor's Degree in any field

Experience

  • Two or more years of fundraising and/or sales experience preferred

Skills

  • Must be willing to work more than 40 hours a week and work schedule must be flexibleAbility to work flexible hours.
  • Must have reliable transportation for events
  • Knowledge of computer programs, word processing and databases
  • Ability to learn new software packages
  • Accurate typing and proof reading for letter composition
  • Excellent public speaking ability for radio, TV and large groups
  • Effectively leads staff and volunteers
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Excellent coordinating skills
  • Creative, outgoing, expressive personality
  • Demonstrates application of knowledge regarding age specific needs
  • Ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to develop and analyze budget spreadsheets

To Apply

Visit CoxHealth's careers page to apply online.


FosterAdopt Connect
Executive Director - Southwest Branch

Job Summary

The Southwest Executive Director (ED) provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that FosterAdopt Connect has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively operate. The ED is responsible for leading and managing a comprehensive array of services and programs at FosterAdopt Connect. The ED will oversee the majority of program models delivered by FosterAdopt Connect, serving the southwest area of the state. S/he will review on an ongoing basis the services being offered and develop new programs as needs emerge. S/he will be responsible for all activities pertaining to licensure, quality assurance for programs s/he oversees including data management, budget performance, personnel issues, and achievement of desired performance outcomes for children and families served. The ED will inform the COO, and ultimately the board of directors, of all program issues and accomplishments.

Responsibilities

  • Administrative Leadership and Management
    • Provide effective and inspiring leadership and stewardship of FosterAdopt Connect by being actively involved in all programs and services.
    • Responsible for staff satisfaction in the Southwest branch office and building cohesion between all FosterAdopt Connect branch offices.
    • Oversee daily operations and make adjustments as necessary from interactions and feedback from the agency’s HF and PQI continual processes.
  • Outcome Planning/Performance and Quality Improvement
    • Responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of the program, both internal and external.
    • Implement and lead a continuous quality improvement process throughout the program and service areas in his/her purview, focusing on systems/process improvement and personnel growth.
    • Participate in quarterly client audit reviews; make updates/changes as identified through the PQI process.
  • Strategic Planning and Program Management
    • Provide vital input in short- and long-term strategic and operational planning, evaluation and positioning within FosterAdopt Connect.
  • Financial Management
    • Assist in the preparation of all supervised departmental budgets, including income and expense projections, and achieve operational goals within approved budget.
    • Manage effectively within approved budget, and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered to CEO and CFO.

Position Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree (or Bachelor’s Degree plus ten years of experience working in non-profit social service agencies) in social work, psychology, public administration, or a related human services field with at least 8 years of experience working in a public or private foster care setting providing senior leadership while supervising seasoned staff operating multiple human service programs across a broad geography.
  • Experience creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change in a fast growing organization.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
  • Core understanding of program development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Flexible and a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented while meeting all deadlines.
  • The ability to collaborate and advocate for positive outcomes, using excellent interpersonal skills in multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic professional teams.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position paid on a salary commensurate with experience. Benefit options provided.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to Meredith Martin at meredith@fosteradopt.org.


CoxHealth
Grant Administrator 

Job Summary

The Administrator is responsible for all grant research, writing, cultivation and completion of grant activities within the system. Works in partnership with any affiliates seeking grant support. Sets and achieves an annual goal as related to existing grant opportunities applicable to CoxHealth. The Grant Administrator cultivates relationships with current grantors as well as establishes relationships with potential grantors. Maintains all documentation related to grants and follows compliance guidelines. Has oversight for the Grant Specialist and Grant Manager.

Education

  • Required: Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, Business, Marketing, Journalism, or a related field.

Experience

  • Required: At least 5-7 years' experience previously writing and submitting all forms of grants: state, local, corporate, private foundation
  • Required: Experience in submitting and managing federal grants
  • Required: Access database management history
  • Required: Portfolio of winning grants
  • Preferred: Previous grant writing experience in a healthcare setting

Skills

  • Outstanding writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work across department lines to collaborate programs

To Apply

Visit CoxHealth's careers page to apply online.


Great Circle
Advancement Manager - Regional

Position Summary

The Advancement Manager is a member of Great Circle’s Advancement team and is responsible for securing funding for annual, capital and endowment goals of the agency. The manager plans and executes strategic initiatives to cultivate, solicit and steward regional constituents through personal solicitation and special events as required to meet the goals of the advancement team, aligning with agency wide initiatives and priorities. The manager may have responsibility for grant writing, appeals, and volunteer engagement as needed. This position reports to the Director or Assistant Director of Advancement as appropriate by region.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for meeting fundraising goals and objectives as outlined in the Advancement strategic plan and annual agency budget.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual, business, civic, and local organizations to secure charitable contributions.
  • Manage personal solicitation list as assigned
  • Implement and support strategic direction and activity for constituent and/or volunteer engagement to fulfill department goals.
  • Responsible for fundraising initiatives including special events, grants, donor stewardship, volunteer oversight, budget, and media coordination with Communications.
  • Manage gift acknowledgement process; maintain donor records and ensure all reporting requirements are met for funders, audits and department objectives.
  • Adhere to the professional, fundraising ethics of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Other duties as assigned for betterment of Great Circle

Education and Experience

  • College degree with 3 or more years successful experience with development and donor management.
  • Exceptional verbal, analytical and written communication skills.
  • Computer expertise in Word, Excel, and other related software.
  • Possess a current, valid driver’s license and meet requirements for insurance

To Apply

Visit Great Circle's Careers page and select the Southwest Region for an online application.


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.


Ozarks Food Harvest
Communication & Public Relations Manager

Job Summary

This position develops and implements communications and public relations strategies to promote awareness, understanding and engagement of Ozarks Food Harvest’s mission by using a variety of PR, communication and fundraising methods. This position manages the communication and public relations activities across areas of traditional media, digital media and fundraising.

Responsibilities 

  • Communication/Fundraising
    • Strategize, write, design and produce organization's major communication pieces used in fundraising
    • Respond to public inquiries on daily basis and work with team and other staff for solutions
    • Create effective presentations, facilitating meetings or discussions with public when necessary
    • Oversee organization publicity opportunities including public speaking engagements, tours and other public outreach
    • Serve as food bank representative at check presentations or similar events as required
    • Be accountable for communication effectiveness while collaborating with others to ensure consistency of overall messaging and tone
    • Learn and gain experience with industry best practices, adopting and creating new approaches and educating others in an effective manner
  • Traditional Media
    • Proactively strategize, plan and manage an annual news release schedule and distribution list
    • Build contacts or cultivate relationships with key journalists in southwest Missouri
    • Monitor organization’s outcomes to identify possible stories, then undertake proactive media engagement for high visibility in print or broadcast mediums
    • Prepare or oversee the preparation of clear and compelling news releases, media advisories, letters to editors, fact sheets and similar PR pieces
    • Respond to all media inquiries in a timely and accurate fashion
    • Arrange media interviews for relevant staff and draft briefings when appropriate; serve as a company spokesperson when appropriate
    • Create PR actions and stories based on relevant information from Feeding America
    • Act as a gatekeeper of PR materials and ensure consistent messaging
  • Digital Media
    • Ensure organization website is updated and steadily improved by posting new material on the homepage, program pages, etc.; play key role in establishing future refreshes and maintaining SEO ranking
    • Oversee all website copy to ensure quality and maintain organization tone and consistency
    • Develop and maintain organization email campaigns and social media on networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
    • Execute digital activities effectively; evaluate and measure to advance goals
    • Take advantage of websites for promotion, including community calendar sites
    • Develop videos with professional assistance and work with broadcast TV and radio contacts to secure local PSAs
    • Take photographs and download or upload where necessary
  • Events 
    • Work in partnership with event staff on all major fundraising and awareness events and donor appreciation events
    • Provide communication and public relations support as required for success of events

Position Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in public relations, communication, marketing or similar area of study required
  • Five years of progressive experience in public relations and communications with demonstrated track record for success
  • Creative thinker and innovator with proven ability to provide compelling communication resulting in desired behaviors
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; writing must be top-notch; ability to visually and persuasively communicate key concepts is necessary; strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to consistently, reliably and accurately establish and meet challenging deadlines while handling multiple priorities and exhibiting behaviors that motivate others; able to influence and manage change in a positive manner
  • Flawless attention to detail in development of programs, dissemination of information and creation of communication tools
  • Solid editing and project management skills as well as proficiency in all Microsoft and Adobe programs; experience with email platforms, social media networks and dashboards required
  • Ability to successfully manage support staff to ensure positive results
  • Ability to work independently and without direction, both managing and executing programs
  • Ability and passion to work as part of the development and communication team
  • Able to demonstrate expert understanding of organization and mission
  • Must be physically able to lift 25-50 pounds and setup for organization events/press activities
  • Expected to work outside normal business hours when needed

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to Denise Gibson, Director of Development & Communication, at dgibson@ozarksfoodharvest.org