Job Opportunities

Prevention Specialist

Job Summary:  This is a professional position in the area of planning and implementing community-based substance misuse and related consequences programming. This position will provide technical assistance and training within the Prevention Resource Center program and will work with officers and administrators as well as the professional and lay public, in the determination of needs, developing capacity to address those needs, formulation of plans, and implementation and evaluation of community development services which are compatible with the mission and vision of the Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health. This position will be physically based-in and focused on prevention work in Wright, Douglas, Ozark, Texas, Howell, Shannon, and Oregon counties.

Evaluation:  The Director of Prevention Services, following adopted policies of Community Partnership of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the Prevention Specialist.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and one-year professional experience in the field of mental health, public health, education, social work public administration, human service, or a closely related area (additional years of experience in substance use prevention may be substituted on a year for year basis for the education requirement);
  • Proven written and oral communication skills;
  • Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office programs, email, and video conference software;
  • Knowledge of the principles of planning, program development, and community involvement and empowerment;
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of substance misuse, its impact on the user, the family and the community, and the human service system;
  • Ability to write clear reports, planning documents, and grant applications;
  • Ability to speak effectively in public;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees of the Department of Mental Health, other agencies in the service region and state, professional and community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to facilitate groups and moderate open forums;
  • Excellent organizational skills and follow through; ability to coordinate multiple projects/activities;
  • Excellent time management skills-must be able to multi-task and balance competing priorities;
  • Proven written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of technical assistance plans for prevention coalitions and other groups throughout the service region;
  • Conduct community assessments;
  • Prepare reports regarding the progress of projects in the service region and make recommendations of program changes;
  • Provide consultation to community leaders regarding how to identify problems, build capacity, develop plans, implement evidence-based programs, practices and policies, and evaluate those efforts;
  • Develop and conduct education programs and workshops;
  • Participate in CPO’s resource development/fundraising activities;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reporting Structure:  The Prevention Specialist reports directly to the Director of the Prevention Services.

Position Clarification:  The position of Prevention Specialist is a contract/grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer

VITA PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Job Summary: This full-time, 30 hour per week, position requires a flexible schedule and the ability to work with multiple community organizations and partners to maintain Volunteer Income Tax Assistance clinics and expand services to under-served, non-English speaking and diverse individuals and families.  

Reporting Responsibilities:  The VITA Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Financial Stability.  

Evaluation:  The Director of Financial Stability, following adopted policies of The Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Inc, and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the VITA Program Coordinator.

Position Requirements:

  • Required minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience;
  • Knowledge of local/community resources;
  • Computer and internet literate (Microsoft Office, Teams and Google);
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal);
  • Ability to work independently and within a team setting;
  • 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 every-changing situations;
  • Punctuality and good attendance;
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter;
  • Public speaking/facilitation skills;
  • Experience with program/event planning and management;
  • Experience and knowledge of budget development and management;
  • Experience working in racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities;
  • Reliable transportation;
  • Flexible schedule and must be able to work some evenings and weekends;

Essential Job Qualifications/Skills:

  • Develop and/or maintain relationships with community organizations, partner agencies, site coordinators, volunteers and site sponsors;   
  • Implement marketing strategies and communication plan to promote the traditional VITA tax clinics and Facilitated Self-Assisted sites;   
  • Recruit and retain volunteers;
  • Organize and give informational presentations on a regular basis;
  • Maintain an appointment schedule for the clinics that are appointment-based;
  • Actively seek funding sources and opportunities for the program;
  • Certify as a volunteer tax preparer and assist in at least one VITA clinic each week through preparing taxes and assisting the Site Coordinator with other duties;
  • Establish new partnerships with community organizations to expand services to under-served and minority populations;
  • Monitor program expenses and document in-kind services, numbers served, outcome measures, etc. as required for reports to grand and funding sources;
  • Implement evaluation methods for program;
  • Maintain confidentiality;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to take a team approach and develop relationships within the agency, and in the public and private sectors;
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Must be able to effectively communicate the mission and work of the Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Inc.
  • 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 VITA Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Financial Stability.  

Position Clarification:

The position of is a grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

VITA ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Job Summary:  The VITA Administrative Assistant will assist with answering calls, scheduling tax preparation appointments and other administrative duties during tax season.

Evaluation:  The Director of Financial Stability, following adopted policies of The Community Partnership of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the VITA Administrative Assistant.

Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • Previous experience in a customer support role;
  • Track record of accuracy and meeting quotas;
  • Strong phone and verbal communication skills along with active listening;
  • Basic computer skills;
  • Ability to remain customer focused and demonstrate adaptability to different personality types.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage large amounts of inbound calls in a timely manner;
  • Follow communication ‘scripts’ when handling calls;
  • Build relationships with callers by taking the extra time to ask pertinent questions;
  • Keep accurate records of all conservations in our database;
  • Identify callers’ needs, clarify information, and schedule appropriate appointments;
  • Participate in relevant professional development and training opportunities;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reporting Structure:  The VITA Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Director of Financial Stability.

Position Clarification:  The position of VITA Administrative Assistant is a seasonal and 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.