Council of Churches of the Ozarks
Vacancy Announcement
Ambassadors for Children Volunteer Coordinator 

Ambassadors for Children, a service of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks, seeks an enthusiastic, personable and professional person to fill the position of Volunteer Coordinator in Springfield, Missouri.  This position will provide a consistent authority available for volunteers’ questions and work individually with guests. This position performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the mission and core values of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks (CCO).

 The mission of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks is to improve the quality of life in our region through compassionate service and outreach to our most vulnerable neighbors, by doing together what can best be done together in the name of Jesus Christ.

Primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work 20-29 hours per week. Office hours are 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday and the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month from 10:00am-2:00pm by appointment only.
  • Engage with abused and neglected children, including foster children, as they access Agency programs and seek services. Make children feel at ease, welcome and valued.
  • Maintain confidentiality of child clients as required by law and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Engage with caseworkers, foster parents, adoptive parents, and potentially with biological parents as they access Agency programs and seek services.
  • Assist the AFC Agency Staff to recruit, screen, train, supervise, and engage agency volunteers.
  • Coordinate volunteer work schedules in accordance with agency needs and volunteer availability for weekly tasks and special events.
  • Engage with in-kind donors on a regular basis, provide agency tours when appropriate and/or requested. Monitor, track, and provide donation receipts for in-kind donations.
  • Provide reception duties at the front desk during office hours. This includes but is not limited to answering and returning phone calls, scheduling appointments or office tours, providing eligibility screening and resource referrals, and greeting guests when they arrive.
  • Facilitate aspects of the Kid’s Closet and Mobile Kid’s Closet program. This includes but is not limited to scheduling appointments, facilitating appointments, and scheduling shopping trips in accordance with retail sales and volunteer availability.
  • Maintain in-kind donation records and program statistics to provide to the Council of Churches Records and Development office on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain orderly atmosphere of office including front desk, meeting rooms, program rooms, restrooms, and storage rooms in coordination with office volunteers.
  • Facilitate ongoing relationships with volunteers through appreciation efforts, leadership opportunities as appropriate, ongoing engagement.
  • Assist the AFC Staff to publicly present the mission, programs, and impact of Ambassadors for Children within the community as appropriate and/or requested in order to increase awareness and recruit donors/volunteers. This includes but is not limited to volunteer fairs, mission fairs, foster parent trainings, caseworker trainings and fundraising events.
  • Assist with preparation of presentation materials, packets, meeting materials, training materials and other handouts as assigned.
  • Participation in monthly Ambassadors for Children Advisory Committee meetings, which includes but is not limited to preparing materials for meetings as assigned, meeting room set-up/clean-up as needed, drafting meeting minutes and offering input/suggestions during meetings to strengthen programs or agency operations.

Qualifications:

Associates Degree in Human Services, Communications, Public Administration, or Business preferred.

  • Experience working with volunteers is required
  • Experience working with children is required
  • Experience working retail is preferred
  • Strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills and ability to multitask is required
  • Strong communication skills and public speaking ability is required
  • Computer knowledge required: Microsoft Office Suite (Photoshop preferred)
  • Must be proficient in typing, faxing, and other basic office functions
  • Must be comfortable working in a faith-based Christian work environment
  • Must be comfortable interacting with the public, including churches, synagogues, and other bodies of faith

This is a part-time position with competitive pay.  Qualified candidates should submit their résumé and cover letter by April 3, 2017 to the Human Resources Department, Council of Churches of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 3947, Springfield, MO  65808 or email [email protected] 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.


COUNCIL OF CHURCHES OF THE OZARKS
SAFE TO SLEEP – EVENING DRIVER JOB OPENING

The Council of Churches of the Ozarks is hiring. We are seeking a responsible and hospitable candidate to fill our Evening Driver position at Safe to Sleep. Safe to Sleep is a women’s overnight shelter that  provides safe, temporary, overnight shelter for women in an atmosphere of dignity, harmony and compassion. This position is to drive the Safe to Sleep van four nights a week to transport women to the overnight shelter. Other minor duties fill the 2 hour shift commitment. This position performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the mission and core values of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks (CCO).

The mission of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks is to improve the quality of life in our region through compassionate service and outreach to our most vulnerable neighbors, by doing together what can best be done together in the name of Jesus Christ.

Essential Functions:

  1. Drive van to transport women from Midtown Library and Cook’s Kettle directly to shelter at Pathways UMC.
  2. Ensure that only those who are permitted to be at shelter enter van
  3. Ensure safety and cooperation of guests while on van
  4. Follow procedures provided for new guests at van stops
  5. Operate “commissary” for 15 minutes after the last van run is complete
  6. Refill shower dispensers at shelter

Special Requirements:

  1. Applicant must have clean driving record and valid Missouri driver’s license (Class E certification is required for paid drivers)
  2. Must be female, at least 25 years of age
  3. Maintain client confidentiality
  4. Experience working with the at-risk population
  5. A passion for helping people facing difficult situations

Work Schedule: 

  1. Hours: Monday-Friday 7pm-9pm; Saturday-Sunday 6pm-8pm.
  2. Days: Wednesday – Saturday
  3. Options: shifts can be exchanged with other driver on occasion; also possible to alternate weekends.

Abilities: 

  1. Communicate efficiently with staff and guests
  2. Deal effectively and courteously with clients and volunteers
  3. Follow oral and written instructions
  4. Perform effectively as a team in carrying out the Council of Churches outreach in the name of Jesus Christ, by doing together what can best be done together.

This is a part-time position with competitive pay. Qualified candidates should submit their résumé and cover letter by April 10, 2017 to the Human Resources Department, Council of Churches of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 3947, Springfield, MO 65808. 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.

 

Kelly Harris l Program Coordinator

627 N. Glenstone, P.O. Box 3947 l Springfield, MO 65808 l Phone 417-862-3586 ext. 235 l [email protected] l
ccozarks.org/the-need/safetosleep