Job Opportunities

PFS Grant Epidemiologist

Job Summary:  This is a professional position responsible for coordinating and conducting epidemiological surveillance, analysis, training, and educational presentations for substance use-related program areas. This position assists in policy development regarding epidemiological services that promote proper prevention and response methods and is funded through a five-year Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships For Success Project grant (PFS Project) awarded in August 2020. The PFS Project goals of preventing substance misuse and related problems in Greene County, Missouri will be accomplished by recruiting stakeholders to ensure broad-based community support and active engagement in prevention efforts, implementing evidence-based prevention activities, and focusing on collaboration to enhance alignment of local substance use prevention efforts to reduce duplication and increase collaboration.

Position Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Nursing, Biology, Health Policy, Community Health, Environmental Health, Biostatistics, or a related science. A master’s degree is preferred.  Applicants must have at least two years of experience working in epidemiology or in positions that applied epidemiological principles.  A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Nursing, Epidemiological Sciences, or a related area may be substituted for up to one year of the experience requirement.
  • Proficient knowledge of epidemiological assessment techniques, analytical methods and interpretation of both epidemiology and social science data sources.
  • Ability to develop visually appealing infographics.
  • Ability to utilize appropriate computer software programs, such as SPSS, SAS, Stata, R, and Epi Info, to conduct a variety of analyses (e.g. t-tests, regression, and correlations); experience with Microsoft Access preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively welcome and embrace differences among employees and community members.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and conduct in-depth investigations of identified clusters utilizing appropriate epidemiological methods and others means as necessary, such as refining and creating surveillance methods.
  • Serve as the lead in all data management efforts including developing, collecting, and inputting implementation data, tracking measurable outcomes, interpretation and developing evaluation reports.
  • Studies the frequency and distribution of substance use/misuse and related consequences within a population and the environment.
  • Maintain a computer database of current and past investigations and provide statistical analysis to identify trends.
  • Work collaboratively with program staff, coalitions, and other concerned individuals on appropriate methods of investigation, prevention, control or alleviation of substance misuse and related consequences.
  • Lead response to data requests from partner coalitions.
  • Attend coalitions and advisory board meetings as needed.
  • Participate with staff and community partners on appropriate methods of investigation, prevention, control or alleviation of substance use/misuse-related issues.
  • Prepare and present both formal and informal reports/presentations to address surveillance, data collection, epidemiological and other related topics.
  • Develop new products and presentations to expand dissemination of data as need and resources allow.
  • Develop and work with staff to recommend public health policy.
  • Keep informed of current developments regarding epidemiology and surveillance issues.
  • Prepare final investigation reports and summaries on completed epidemiological studies/evaluations and assist with other required local and federal reports.
  • Perform effectively as a member of a team in carrying out Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ mission, while supporting and modeling the organization’s values of integrity, compassion, teamwork, creativity, compassion, excellence, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Participate in CPO’s resource development activities.

Reporting Structure:  The Partnerships For Success Grant Epidemiologist reports directly to the Vice President of Prevention & Youth Support.

Position Clarification:  The position of Partnerships For Success Grant Epidemiologist is a grant-funded position and is based upon yearly funding availability. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Mentoring / Youth Development Specialist

Job Summary: This professional position is responsible for creating mentoring and character development opportunities to students within the community. The Mentoring/Youth Development Specialist will work to support mentoring programs at the elementary, middle and high school level that includes, but is not limited to the Brother 2 Brother Program, the Bulldog Basketball Program and the Central Bulldogs Wrestling Club.


Evaluation: The Caring Communities Program Director, following adopted policies of Community Partnership of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the Mentoring/Youth Development Specialist.


Position Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in business management, education, social work, or a related field from an accredited college or university required, advance degree preferred;
• At least 5 years prior work experience in mentoring and youth development, working within community organizations and/or schools preferred;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal);
• Ability to work independently and within a team setting;
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining good organizational skills;
• Analytical skills including critical thinking, problem solving and prioritizing information;
• Strong data collection, tracking and reporting skills;
• Ability to meet deadlines;
• Excellent follow up and follow through;
• Flexible and resourceful when dealing with ever-changing situations;
• Punctual with good attendance;
• Experience and knowledge of budget development, management and reconciliation;
• Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter;
• Computer and internet literate (Microsoft Office, Teams and Google);
• Comfortable working with diverse groups and families;
• Ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships across the community;
• Public speaking/facilitation skills;
• Ability to guide community facilitation and provide leadership for program development;
• Ability to engage, train and retain program volunteers;
• Experience working in racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities;
• Ability to lift, push or pull 35 lbs.;
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends.


Essential Job Functions:
• Positively and professionally represent Community Partnership in the community;
• Provide oversight and guidance of mentoring programs within identified Springfield Public Schools;
• Utilize a system-wide approach ensuring the Inclusive Excellence Model is implemented in all programs and services;
• Identify and engage key stakeholders and partners (businesses/organizations/faith community) to help develop, grow and support programs;
• Work collaboratively with Springfield Public Schools to identify students who will benefit most from programs;
• Communicate clearly and timely with all key stakeholder and collaborative partners;
• Develop goals and outcomes to measure the success of the program(s) to ensure impactful outcomes;
• Track and report key program outcomes;
• Research and pursue funding opportunities and partnerships for sustainability;
• Create program marketing material, handbooks, etc.
• Empower students and families to get involved in community engagement opportunities to serve as agents of change, make sure their voices are heard and to create new connections;
• Advocate for the needs of students and families in your program;
• Work collaboratively with other staff to meet the needs of students and families and to ensure program goals are being met;
• Regular evaluation of mentee/mentor relationships;
• Travel within the community to meet position requirements such attending meetings, events and activities;
• Attend staff, operational, and other community meetings as assigned/as are beneficial to the position;
• Prepare and submit monthly reports and in-kind;
• Participate in relevant professional development and training opportunities;
• Participate in Community Partnership of the Ozarks resource development/fundraising activities;
• Other duties as assigned.
Reporting Structure: The Mentoring Specialist reports directly to the Caring Communities Program Director.

Position Clarification: The position of Mentoring/Youth Development Specialist is a grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability.
Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Community-Based Social Worker

Job Summary: This professional position is responsible for working with individuals and families who are experiencing emotional, physical and/or financial situations which are causing distress and disruption to the wellbeing of the individual and family unit. The Community-Based Social Worker will work with individuals and families to assess needs and provide resource referrals and case management services.


Evaluation: The Caring Communities Program Director, following adopted policies of Community Partnership of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the Community-Based Social Worker.


Position Requirements:
• BSW (Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work) required, MSW preferred (Master’s Degree in Social Work) from an accredited college or university;
• At least 5 years of previous Social Work experience preferred;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal);
• Ability to work independently and within a team setting;
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining good organizational skills;
• Analytical skills including critical thinking, problem solving and prioritizing information;
• Strong data collection, tracking and reporting skills;
• Ability to meet deadlines;
• Excellent follow up and follow through;
• Flexible and resourceful when dealing with ever-changing situations;
• Strong knowledge of local/community resources;
• Punctuality and good attendance;
• Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter;
• Computer and internet literate (Microsoft Office, Teams and Google);
• Comfortable working with diverse groups and families;
• Ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships across the community;
• Public speaking/facilitation skills;
• Student/intern supervision experience preferred;
• Ability to deal with and respond to crisis situations;
• Experience working in racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities;
• Ability to lift, push or pull 35 lbs.;
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends.


Essential Job Functions:
• Positively and professionally represent Community Partnership of the Ozarks in the community;
• Coordinate and collaborate with schools and other team members to provide resource referrals and case management services to students and families participating in Caring Communities programs and services;
• Identify critical needs and gaps in services for students and families and work collaboratively to fill them.
• Make home and school visits and connect families with needed resources;
• Identify community, business, and civic partners for opportunities to leverage existing resources to support the needs of students and families, and the ability to network with those resources to provide the most efficient help to clients;
• Utilize a system-wide approach to ensure the Inclusive Excellence Model is implemented in all services and activities;

• Prepare and maintain written client documentation of home and school visits, referrals made, services provided and outcomes on a monthly basis;
• Utilize Connect Springfield case management system for tracking client information and services;
• Inform and empower students and families to get involved in community engagement opportunities to serve as agents of change, make sure their voices are heard and to create new connections;
• Advocate for the needs of students and families;
• Provide oversight and supervision of Social Work interns from local and online universities;
• Attend staff, operational, and other community meetings as assigned/as are beneficial to the position;
• Travel within the community to meet position requirements such as attending meetings and home visits;
• Secure, manage and disperse available funds through Community Partnership’s Emergency Fund;
• Oversee and implement Crisis Management Programs, when applicable (i.e. MHTF);
• Prepare and submit monthly reports and in-kind;
• Participate in relevant professional development and training opportunities;
• Participate in Community Partnership of the Ozarks resource development/fundraising activities;
• Other duties as assigned.
Reporting Structure: The Community-Based Social Worker reports directly to the Caring Communities Program Director.


Position Clarification: The position of Community-Based Social Worker is a grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability.


Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Communications Assistant Internship (Unpaid/Volunteer Position)

Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

Job Summary:   The Communications Assistant will work with the Office of Communications to meet deadlines for multiple projects and assist the Director of Communications (DOC) in delivering the mission, vision, and values of Community Partnership of the Ozarks.

Reporting Responsibilities:  The Communications Assistant reports to the Director of Communications or the management team in the event of the DOC’s absence.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Post content to the organization’s multiple websites
  • Post content to the organization’s social media networks
  • Assist in the design of posters, flyers, and various other forms of print advertising
  • Assist in the scripting, shooting, editing and overall production of video projects
  • Attend planning meetings with the DOC
  • Ability to work with people from all socio-economic levels and backgrounds
  • Adhere to the values set forth by Community Partnership of the Ozarks and understand that you may be acting as a representative for the agency at any time

Skills & Experience:   The Communications Assistant should have the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • The ability to communicate with others and show respect to their ideas and needs
  • The ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities
  • Commitment to Community Partnership’s mission, values, and goals
  • Public speaking skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work both independently and within a team, and collaborate with other agencies
  • Able to manage multiple tasks/projects/programs
  • Computer and internet literate; experience with Microsoft Office, Desktop Publishing software and internet research; email communication a must;
  • Graphic design experience a plus
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro is a plus
  • Experience with WordPress is a plus

Additional Information:   The Office of Communications is a fast-paced environment where duties changes from one day to the next.  Being able to think fast while staying organized is critical to the success of this department.  A normal day may include writing a press release, making web updates, designing print materials, shooting/editing/producing video series, updating social media, appearing at events held by the organization, and more.  Getting the job complete on deadline is also very important to the work that is done in this office.  If you are a self-starter and are looking for a great place to build your resume or portfolio, you are encouraged to apply. This is a non-paid, volunteer position. Community Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Social Work Internship (Unpaid/Volunteer Position)

Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

Job Summary: The Social Work Intern works (within his/her designated area) with families in need of support to help them with emotional, physical and/or financial situations that are causing discord in their families and disruptions to the child/ren success at school.

Reporting Responsibilities: The Social Work Intern reports directly to Community Partnership’s Senior Social Worker.

Evaluation: The Senior Social Worker, along with any other Community Partnership staff, who work directly with the intern, evaluates progress of intern.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with families within the assigned area to help identify resources available to assist the family with their identified needs.
  • Make home visits and connect families with needed resources.
  • Identify community, business, and civic resources and opportunities for leveraging existing resources to support the needs of students and families, and the ability to network with those resources to provide the most efficient help to client.
  • Prepare written documentation of home visits, referrals, services provided and client outcomes on a monthly basis.
  • Work collaboratively with school staff to address and meet needs of students.
  • Plan and implement skill building groups with identified students in Title I school setting.
  • Plan and implement mentoring services with identified students in Title I school setting.
  • Prepare written documentation of group and individual student interactions and outcomes.
  • Assist with school based outreach programs that benefit students/families.
  • Attend staff, operational, and other community meetings as assigned/beneficial.

Essential Qualifications/skills:

  • Bachelor or Master’s level social work intern
  • Computer and internet literate
  • Good communication skills
  • Driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to travel within the community.
  • Analytical skills including critical thinking, assessing data and prioritizing information
  • Ability to work with diverse family situations

This is a non-paid, volunteer position. Community Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Financial Stability Program/VITA Intern (full-year, Unpaid/Volunteer Position)

Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

Job Summary:

At Community Partnership of the Ozarks we believe financial literacy and asset-building tools are the foundation of a healthy economic community. The Financial Stability Program consists of financial literacy education and the volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) program. This eight-month internship (September-May) consists of coordinating and supporting the VITA program by recruiting volunteers and participants, managing the appointment scheduling department, scheduling appointments, helping to promote the program within the public, and providing free tax filing services for families and individuals with income lower than $55,000 annually.

Reporting Responsibility: This position reports to the Director of Financial Stability (DFS) or the VP of Neighborhood & Community Development in the absence of the DFS.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work up to 20 hours per week to assist with building appointment line protocols and procedures and training volunteers
  • Attend training sessions as needed for the role assigned in the tax preparation function
  • Pass the BASIC IRS tax-preparation certification exam by January 10, 2020
  • Work one VITA tax preparation shift per week in an outside clinic February 1 – April 15 (4 hours/week) in the role of Greeter or Tax Preparer
  • Work two VITA phone shifts per week January 14-April 15 (10 hours/week)
  • Assist in the office in completing Basic Level tax returns (4 hours week)
  • Plan the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event
  • Attend TAX-A-PALOOZA (one day tax clinic) on February 22, 2020 and recruit non-tax related volunteers to assist with the event
  • Develop promotional flyers and distribute as needed
  • Attend all mandatory meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience:

  • The desire to help the community to learn how to better utilize their financial resources
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle difficult clients with tact and politeness
  • Knowledge of Google Docs and Excel preferred
  • No previous experience or knowledge of taxes is required! You will receive thorough training for this role.

Additional information:

Meeting deadlines is very important to the work done in this department. If you are a self-starter and looking for a great, positive place to build your resume or portfolio, you are encouraged to apply. This is a non-paid, volunteer position. This internship is best suited for students in the following majors: Business, Accounting, Finance, Communications/Marketing, Human Services, or Social Work but all applicants will be considered. Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Financial Stability Program/VITA Intern (half-year, Unpaid/Volunteer Position)

Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

Job Summary:

At Community Partnership of the Ozarks we believe financial literacy and asset-building tools are the foundation of a healthy economic community. The Financial Stability Program consists of financial literacy education and the volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) program. This five-month internship (January – May) consists of supporting the VITA program by coordinating the appointment scheduling system, scheduling appointments, helping to promote the program within the public, and providing free tax filing services for families and individuals with income lower than $55,000 annually.

Reporting Responsibility: This position reports to the Director of Financial Stability (DFS) or the VP of Neighborhood & Community Development in the absence of the DFS.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work up to 20 hours per week during the semester, including some Saturdays and week day evenings
  • Pass the BASIC IRS tax-preparation certification exam by January 10, 2020
  • Work one VITA tax preparation shift per week in an outside clinic February 1 – April 15 (4 hours/week) in the role of Greeter or Tax Preparer
  • Work two VITA phone shifts per week January 14-April 15 (10 hours/week)
  • Assist in the office in completing Basic Level tax returns (4 hours week)
  • Assist in planning annual Volunteer Appreciation Event
  • Attend TAX-A-PALOOZA (one day tax clinic) on February 22, 2020
  • Attend all mandatory meetings

Skills and Experience:

  • The desire to help the community utilize financial resources to build financial health
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle difficult customers with tact and politeness
  • Knowledge of Google Docs and Excel preferred
  • No previous experience or knowledge of taxes is required! You will receive thorough training for this role.

Additional information:

Meeting deadlines is very important to the work done in this department. If you are a self-starter and looking for a great, positive place to build your resume or portfolio, you are encouraged to apply. This is a non-paid, volunteer position. This internship is best suited for students in the following majors: Business, Accounting, Finance, Communications/Marketing, Human Services, or Social Work but all applicants will be considered.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.