Communication Coordinator

Job Summary:

The Communication Coordinator is responsible for the organization’s internal and external communications including community awareness, staff, donor (financial and volunteers), and member church relations.  This position is part of the Development staff focusing on developing communication campaigns to build awareness for the organization to further grow relationships with partners, donors, and volunteers.

This position encompasses a support capacity for both fundraising/development and marketing.

This position also 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. The core values are Christ-loving, compassionate, inclusive/non-judgmental, empowering.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops fundraising communication strategies and goals with the Chief Development Officer that complement the major gift program and further enhance the organizations community profile and relationships with donors.
  • Responsible for supporting fundraising strategies through development documents, online giving campaigns and marketing initiatives to raise funds for the organization with the overall cohesion of an annual strategy and maintaining an annual calendar of efforts.
  • Closely works with Chief Development Officer and Development Coordinator to further develop focus areas for specific program needs, special events, and fundraising efforts that cohesively blends with the overall mission and brand of the organization.
  • Develops and maintains a social media presence and monthly electronic newsletter that engages donors and volunteers and continues to build the brand awareness of the organization.
  • Coordinates print materials with a specific focus on the Annual Report, solicitation materials for Annual Campaign, and special event materials. This responsibility includes guiding the visual layout, content, graphics, and communication necessary to coordinate the projects from concept to completion with staff and outsourced agencies while maintaining deadlines.
  • Supports the implementation of special events (monthly volunteering events, signature fundraising galas, and community events) through coordinating event announcements, invitations, programs, and signage in conjunction with the Development Coordinator.
  • Works with leadership to identify media opportunities and implement campaigns around key programs and issues, including monitoring media cycles and maintaining media lists.
  • Develops Communication vehicles to regularly convey pertinent information to volunteers with a key focus on the Council of Churches Board of Directors and Outreach Service’s Advisory Committees – including monthly reporting on Communications at staff, advisory, and board meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in non-profit, marketing, communications, journalism, hospitality management or equivalent work experience along with two or more years prior fundraising experience with a non-profit, especially in an annual fund capacity is preferred.
  • Comfortable with public presentations/speaking especially within the faith-based community.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team atmosphere.
  • Articulate, ethical, and professional demeanor with strong work ethic, initiative, and confidence.
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of Microsoft Office as well as online email and website platforms.
  • Comfortable working in a faith-led environment and working with the faith community and churches with a variety of religious views.
  • Knowledge of communication techniques with an emphasis in fundraising (solicitation letters/correspondence, public relations writing, website/social media content).
  • Database experience.

Work Hours:

Work hours will be approximately 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.  Some evening and weekend hours will be needed.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

*The Council of Churches of the Ozarks is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability status of qualified individuals.

Resume with Cover Letter can be mailed to: Council of Churches of the Ozarks, PO Box 3947, Springfield, MO 65802 or emailed to dghys@ccozarks.org

Part Time Driver

Job Description:

The Council of Churches of the Ozarks is seeking a responsible and hospitable candidate to transport Daybreak Adult Day Care Clients safely and efficiently from one location to another. Hours will be from 6am-10am Monday-Friday and driver may be asked to pick up additional hours for field trips, ETS service and maintenance. Position will start at $11/hr. Staff is expected to positively receive and follow the direction of supervisors and positively reflect the mission of the Council of Churches (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.

Work will include observing and reporting information concerning the physical, mental and behavioral condition of clients served and progress on desired “outcomes.” Close supervision and direction is received from the Medical Director, Operations Manager and Director of Daybreak.

Qualifications :

  • Must have GED or High School diploma
  • Must be at least 25 years of age
  • Applicant must have a clean driving record and valid Missouri driver’s license
  • Must be willing to obtain a Class E License. CDL is preferred
  • Able to pass annual & random drug testing
  • Ability to read, understand, and communicate in English

Abilities:

  • Must be able to lift at least 70 lbs.
  • Must be able to push a client in a wheel chair up and down a ramp
  • Complete First Aid and CPR
  • Complete Positive Behavior support training and on-line training as assigned
  • Follow correct procedure when loading, unloading buses & tying down wheel chairs
  • Follow all state and local transportation laws including but not limited to wearing seat belt and ensuring passengers are wearing seat belts, speed limits and stopping at rail road crossings
  • Flexible and open to changes
  • Capable of responding in emergency situations
  • Ability to maintain good relationship with staff and public

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conduct daily pre and post trip inspections
  • Keep bus clean inside and out
  • Fuel the bus
  • Work with people with disabilities supporting them in daily ADL’s in a respectful manner. Offer choice and self- direction by the individuals receiving services.
  • Follow plan outcomes for individuals and charting progress.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and trainings
  • Report any mechanical problems with the bus
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Other duties as assigned

Application Procedure: This is a Part-time position. Submit letter of interest and resume 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 and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability status of qualified individuals.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $11.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Clean Driving Record: 5 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

License:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)
  • First Aid Certification (Preferred)