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EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Administration Openings

Compensation:
$36,000 – 38,000

Entry Level Position

Job Category:
Fundraising, Development, Planned Giving, Events, Grant Writing

Job Status:
Full-time

Reports to:
CEO

Location:
Headquarters Jefferson City, MO

Job Summary:
The Development Specialist will perform duties related to grant writing, fundraising, marketing, and public relation. The Development Specialist will be involved with stewardship activities related to non-profit fundraising, grant writing and relationship management, including working with the CEO to create and implement the fundraising, development, grant writing and communications strategy for Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, as well as donor and grant research and tracking.

Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Program Development, Maintenance and Relationships:
• Direct campaigns in conjunction with CEO
• 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 CMFCAA. 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.
• Attend and participate in all scheduled meetings and trainings.
• Develop prospecting lists for the CEO and overall agency.
• Provide oversight for donor software system (Salsa System and SAM database) insuring accuracy of all data and maintain database of donors, prospective donors, gifts, pledges, and other appropriate information.
• Participate as an active team member with all agency departments (i.e. attend meetings as assigned, ensure availability of residents for scheduled on and off campus appointments, etc.) so the agency’s efforts to assist clients and maintain licensing/contract/COA standards are coordinated for maximum effectiveness.

Grants
• Expand CMFCAA’s 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
• Lead the planning, organization, production and successful execution of Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association’s annual fundraising events. These currently include November Gala, Luau, and the Journey Home Bus Tour.
• Provide oversight and leadership to all CMFCAA’s fundraising and donor recognition events including those conducted through other organizations - open houses, Luau, CoMoGives Campaign, Token projects, etc.
• Solicit sponsorships for CMFCAA events.

Planning and Analysis
• Develop, implement and monitor the Annual Development Plan in collaboration with the CEO.
• Create and execute strategy to diversify revenue streams to increase sustainability.
• Evaluate progress toward fundraising goals, assess and analyze results, prepare and provide monthly reports for the CEO, CFO, CMFCAA Board and recommend changes or additions to planning and execution.
• Direct all activities in the development plan including mailings and annual fundraising drives.

Communications
• 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 Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association with the community.
• Maintain a development calendar including events, deadlines for proposals and reports, campaigns and other key development activities.
• Provide content for monthly e-newsletter.
• Maintain strong, open communication with CEO regarding services delivered, concerns or questions.
• Grow social media avenues, focusing on visibility outreach and actionable engagement.

Qualifications
• Solid commitment to the principles of support and advocacy for foster, kinship and adoptive families.
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field.
• The ability to collaborate and advocate for positive outcomes, using excellent interpersonal skills in multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic professional teams.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively.
• Ability to work independently.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Public speaking skills preferred.
• Knowledge and experience with data entry systems and reporting preferred
• Knowledge of social media tools preferred.
• Ability to conduct literature and online database searches.
• Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications – including Microsoft Office programs.
• Experience with graphics programs like Adobe Creative Cloud, InDesign and others.
• Experience working with marginalized communities with a nuanced understanding of systemic oppressions.
• Flexibility and adaptability, able to shift styles to fit the needs of a wide range of cultures, people, and organizations.

Compensation and Benefits
• Salary commensurate with experience and education.
• Full-time, exempt position.
• Health insurance benefit 80/20, 25K paid Life Insurance plan, Match of a Simple IRA, vacation and sick benefits are provided as well. We also provide access to dental insurance and short-term disability for purchase.
• Mileage reimbursement at federal rate (must provide copy of insurance card)
• Usage of Company Vehicle (provided complete and clear driving background has been submitted)

Family Development Openings


Community Connections Youth Program (CCYP) Openings

Job Category:
Youth Programs

Job Status:
Full-time

Reports To:
Chief Program Officer (CPO)

Location:
*Home Office/Rolla
*Will travel to all CMFCAA counties

Job Summary:
The Youth Programs Manager provides direct program supervision, human resource oversight, program planning and implementation, quality assurance oversight, and staff training to Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Associations Community Connection Youth Project program (CCYP) and other related youth programs.

• The CCYP program is a replication program through our sister organization, FosterAdoptConnect. This program targets current and former foster youth, ages 17-26, as they transition from foster care to independence as adults, connecting them to community-based resources.

• Other youth programs can or may include the Transitions program and the Youth Life Skills events.

Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Administrative Leadership and Management
• Supervise CCYP program resulting in the implementation of quality service delivery.
• Supervise all youth program activities
• Responsible for employee satisfaction within the CCYP and youth departments. Strive to build a sense of team within the department.
• Conduct individual supervisory conferences with CCYP Specialists and other youth serving program leaders at least bi-monthly with the goal of providing continual support, guidance, and work product evaluation/feedback.
• Complete timely probationary/annual employee evaluations.
• Responsible for monitoring the workload of the Specialists and adjust as needed.
• Responsible for identifying the training needs and professional development needs of staff supervised.
• Assist staff with client visits and follow up meetings as needed.
• Ensure clients served are given proper support and advocacy.
• Coordinate, in collaboration with the training department, training requirements and training opportunities and needs for CCYP Specialists.
• Assign new CCYP referrals to Specialists within two (2) business days of receipt.
• Ensure all requirements of the initial narrative process is followed by CCYP staff.
• Ensure all requirements for other youth programs are followed as needed and outlined.
• Review and approve client narratives, action plans, and documentation completed by CCYP staff.
• Maintain contact and relationship building with other partner agencies and community stakeholders.
• Occasionally travel within Missouri to attend and/or present in-service training, to conduct CCYP training/presentations and to complete assessments on clients as needed or assigned.
• Occasionally travel within Missouri to attend and/or present on other youth programs.
• Complete all necessary program reporting as identified through CPO, CFO and CEO to continue sustainability and fidelity of programs.
• Attend trainings, court and meetings as required, and actively participate in all leadership meetings.
• Responsible for making community connections to increase program referrals as assigned (i.e. distribute program brochures, schedule informational meetings, contact media outlets, speak at community presentations, booth exhibits, etc.).
• Contribute on an organizational level with a focus on agency culture, cultural competency, and performance improvement outcomes.
• Participate as an active team member with all agency departments (i.e. attend meetings as assigned, ensure availability of residents for scheduled on and off campus appointments, etc.) so the agency’s efforts to assist clients and maintain licensing/contract/COA standards are coordinated for maximum effectiveness.
• Maintain strong, open communication with direct supervisor regarding services delivered, concerns or questions.

Outcome Planning/PQI (Peer Quality Improvement)
• Responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of the programs, 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.
• Review client files quarterly for ongoing quality assurance measures.
• Participate in quarterly client audit reviews; make updates/changes as identified through the PQI process.
• Participate in the evaluation and implementation of service improvement as identified by Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Associations internal PQI process.

Financial Management
• Oversee budget performance for program services to assure fiscally sound operations that meet budget expectations.
• Complete month-end billing for teen CCYP services rendered. Provide collection efforts as needed.
• Provide timely required information for grant billing.
• Manage effectively within approved budget, and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered to COO and CFO.
• Assist with grant planning and execution as required.
• Participate in annual budget planning process in conjunction with the CFO and COO, as needed.

Strategic Planning
• Provide vital input in short- and long-term strategic and operational planning, evaluation and positioning within CMFCAA.
• Assist with the agenda and development of growth strategies for CMFCAA.
• Assist to implement growth strategies.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in social work, psychology, public administration, or a related human services field and three (3+) years of experience working in non-profit social service agencies with three (3+) years of management experience.
• Lived Experience in foster care, kinship care or adopted from the child welfare system (preferred)
• Previous experience working with at-risk populations required.
• Core understanding of child welfare practice and policy.
• 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.
• Strategic thinker.
• Outstanding organizational and planning skills.
• 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.
• Strong verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
• Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills. Must have ability to quickly establish rapport and build trust.
• Flexible and a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented while meeting all deadlines.
• Work as a necessary part of a team effort with colleagues of all demographics.
• Model ethical and professional behavior at all times.
• Participate in ongoing meetings/professional memberships and trainings as required by the Director of Youth Services/COO.
• Experience working with marginalized communities with a nuanced understanding of systemic oppressions.
• Flexibility and adaptability, able to shift styles to fit the needs of a wide range of cultures, people, and organizations.

Compensation and Benefits
• Salary commensurate with experience
• Full-time, exempt position
• Health, dental, vision and life coverage options provided
• We pay 100% of long-term disability and life insurance premiums and 50% of health insurance costs. Additionally, we offer a retirement benefit. We also provide access to dental insurance and short-term disability for purchase.
Job Category:
Youth Programs

Job Status:
Full-time

Reports to:
Youth Programs Supervisor

Location:
Jefferson City, MO

Job Summary:
The Community Connections Specialist provides one-on-one services to young adults who are/were in the foster care system to assist in determining goals for successful adulthood, including educational, occupational, health care, and social connection goals.

Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Follow requirements and policies of agency, contracts, state regulations and COA standards.
• Complete assessments, client narratives, actions plans, and any other documentation requirements in a timely manner and within stated guidelines.
• Ensure all required items are retained and filed to meet policies.
• Meet at least monthly with clients to track progress towards goal completion and maintain regular communication and contact with clients and support teams.
• Provide advocacy and support for all clients.
• Attend and participate in all scheduled meetings, court hearings, and trainings.
• Maintain up-to-date documentation of client contact and progress in SAM. Documentation should occur within two (2) days of contact.
• Assist in collecting information from caregivers and case managers to expand client’s support system and family connections.
• Participate as an active team member with all agency departments (i.e. attend meetings as assigned, ensure availability of residents for scheduled on and off campus appointments, etc.) so the agency’s efforts to assist clients and maintain licensing/contract/COA standards are coordinated for maximum effectiveness.
• Maintain strong, open communication with direct supervisor regarding services delivered, concerns or questions.
• Responsible for making community connections to increase program referrals as assigned (i.e. distribute program brochures, schedule informational meetings, contact media outlets, speak at community presentations, attend booth exhibits, etc.).

Qualifications
• Must have and be able to demonstrate personal background in the foster care system for at least one (1) year.
• Bachelor’s Degree in social work or in related human services field (preferred).
• Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and proposing new ways of creating efficiencies.
• Outstanding organizational and planning skills. Candidate will be tested during interview process.
• 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.
• Strong verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly.
• Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills. Must have ability to quickly establish rapport and build trust.
• Flexible and a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented while meeting all deadlines.
• Work as a necessary part of a team effort with colleagues of all demographics.
• Model ethical and professional behavior at all times.
• Participate in ongoing meetings/professional memberships and trainings as required by the Chief Program Officer and CEO.
• Experience working with marginalized communities with a nuanced understanding of systemic oppressions.
• Flexibility and adaptability, able to shift styles to fit the needs of a wide range of cultures, people, and organizations.
• Provide transportation as needed to assist client(s) in achieving identified goals.
• Provide driving lessons to client(s) as requested or needed.

Additional Qualifications:
• Ability to drive to visits and meetings.
• Ability to be flexible in work hours including some evening and weekend appointments.
• Must have reliable transportation.

Compensation and Benefits
• Compensation commensurate with experience.
• Full-time, exempt position.
• Health, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and life coverage options provided.
• Health insurance benefit 80/20, 25K paid Life Insurance plan, 1% Match of a Simple IRA, vacation and sick benefits are provided as well. We also provide access to dental insurance and short-term disability for purchase.
Job Category:
Youth Programs

Job Status:
Full-time

Reports to:
Youth Programs Supervisor

Location:
Rolla, MO

Job Summary:
The Community Connections Specialist provides one-on-one services to young adults who are/were in the foster care system to assist in determining goals for successful adulthood, including educational, occupational, health care, and social connection goals.

Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Follow requirements and policies of agency, contracts, state regulations and COA standards.
• Complete assessments, client narratives, actions plans, and any other documentation requirements in a timely manner and within stated guidelines.
• Ensure all required items are retained and filed to meet policies.
• Meet at least monthly with clients to track progress towards goal completion and maintain regular communication and contact with clients and support teams.
• Provide advocacy and support for all clients.
• Attend and participate in all scheduled meetings, court hearings, and trainings.
• Maintain up-to-date documentation of client contact and progress in SAM. Documentation should occur within two (2) days of contact.
• Assist in collecting information from caregivers and case managers to expand client’s support system and family connections.
• Participate as an active team member with all agency departments (i.e. attend meetings as assigned, ensure availability of residents for scheduled on and off campus appointments, etc.) so the agency’s efforts to assist clients and maintain licensing/contract/COA standards are coordinated for maximum effectiveness.
• Maintain strong, open communication with direct supervisor regarding services delivered, concerns or questions.
• Responsible for making community connections to increase program referrals as assigned (i.e. distribute program brochures, schedule informational meetings, contact media outlets, speak at community presentations, attend booth exhibits, etc.).

Qualifications
• Must have and be able to demonstrate personal background in the foster care system for at least one (1) year.
• Bachelor’s Degree in social work or in related human services field (preferred).
• Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and proposing new ways of creating efficiencies.
• Outstanding organizational and planning skills. Candidate will be tested during interview process.
• 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.
• Strong verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly.
• Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills. Must have ability to quickly establish rapport and build trust.
• Flexible and a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented while meeting all deadlines.
• Work as a necessary part of a team effort with colleagues of all demographics.
• Model ethical and professional behavior at all times.
• Participate in ongoing meetings/professional memberships and trainings as required by the Chief Program Officer and CEO.
• Experience working with marginalized communities with a nuanced understanding of systemic oppressions.
• Flexibility and adaptability, able to shift styles to fit the needs of a wide range of cultures, people, and organizations.
• Provide transportation as needed to assist client(s) in achieving identified goals.
• Provide driving lessons to client(s) as requested or needed.

Additional Qualifications:
• Ability to drive to visits and meetings.
• Ability to be flexible in work hours including some evening and weekend appointments.
• Must have reliable transportation.

Compensation and Benefits
• Compensation commensurate with experience.
• Full-time, exempt position.
• Health, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and life coverage options provided.
• Health insurance benefit 80/20, 25K paid Life Insurance plan, 1% Match of a Simple IRA, vacation and sick benefits are provided as well. We also provide access to dental insurance and short-term disability for purchase.

30 Days to Family Openings


Direct Services Openings

Location:
Jefferson City, MO

Job Status:
Full-time

Reports to:
Direct Service Program Supervisor

Job Summary:
The Resource Coordinator will oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of our ongoing programs, including planning, organizing and supervising program activities. The Resource Coordinator works in all 13 counties served by CMFCAA to provide direct resources including respite events, vouchers, life skills for older youth, special requests, begin again backpacks, and any other direct service resource available. This position requires extensive direct services and hands on with children and families.

Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Works to plan and supervise all programs in accordance to the mission, goals, and strategic plan of CMFCAA.
• Maintains records that document program activities and client usage of program activities for statistical, reporting, and grant securing purposes.
• Must maintain communication between participants of programs and CMFCAA.
• Must recruit, engage, and retain volunteers for appropriate program activities.
• Must participate in public presentations of CMFCAA programs and services as needed.
• Travel is required to each program/event held within the service counties. There is up to 50% travel with this position. Evenings, nights, and some weekend work is required.
• Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated
• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in human service related field is preferred
• Proven experience in human service related field
• Working knowledge of office equipment (computers, printers, fax machines, etc.)
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically Word and Excel)
• Proficiency in the use of computer programs (databases, spreadsheets, bookkeeping, email)
• Able to be trained quickly (specifically on Mac systems)
• Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
• Attention to detail and problem solving skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
• Ability to be flexible in work hours including some evening and weekend appointments.
• Must be able to work with families and children from all backgrounds, I.e., rural/urban and educated or less educated populations
• Ability to work with diverse adults and children with a trauma background.
• Strong preference to people with history in foster care system.
• As part of working for a non-profit, you may be asked to participate in other events outside the posted job duties. This includes but is not limited to, Odyssey events, Roots events, and fundraising.
• Must have a clean driving record and reliable transportation.

Internships

Unpaid Administrative Professional Internship

The Administrative Professional works with other office staff on various tasks. Provide support for CEO, CPO, Director of Finance, and Human Resources. This is an entry level position.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintain CEO schedule
• Prepare agenda for staff meetings
• Process mail
• Supply orders
• Answer and transfer phone calls
• Support customers
• Coordinate travel plans (hotel, air, rental car)
• Data entry
• Other duties as assigned

Administrative Assistant must have clean driving record and dependable transportation. Must be self-motivated and organized. Experience with Microsoft Office and other office equipment a plus, detailed oriented and punctuality a must.
Unpaid Administrative Professional Internship

The Administrative Professional works with other office staff on various tasks. Provide support for CEO, CPO, Director of Finance, and Human Resources. This is an entry level position.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintain CEO schedule
• Prepare agenda for staff meetings
• Process mail
• Supply orders
• Answer and transfer phone calls
• Support customers
• Coordinate travel plans (hotel, air, rental car)
• Data entry
• Other duties as assigned

Administrative Assistant must have clean driving record and dependable transportation. Must be self-motivated and organized. Experience with Microsoft Office and other office equipment a plus, detailed oriented and punctuality a must.
Unpaid Administrative Professional Internship

The Administrative Professional works with other office staff on various tasks. Provide support for CEO, CPO, Director of Finance, and Human Resources. This is an entry level position.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintain CEO schedule
• Prepare agenda for staff meetings
• Process mail
• Supply orders
• Answer and transfer phone calls
• Support customers
• Coordinate travel plans (hotel, air, rental car)
• Data entry
• Other duties as assigned

Administrative Assistant must have clean driving record and dependable transportation. Must be self-motivated and organized. Experience with Microsoft Office and other office equipment a plus, detailed oriented and punctuality a must.

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