Director of Community Collaboratives

Full Time

Full Year

Job Summary:

The Director of Community Collaboratives is responsible for planning, managing, and coordinating activities aimed at establishing a comprehensive, integrated community support service system. This position works with a wide range of community stakeholders to bring transformative change in areas including child abuse and neglect, early childhood education, environment, food, health equity, housing, and transportation. The Director of Community Collaboratives provides staff support for collaboratives and subcommittees. This position will also be responsible for starting new collaborative initiatives, as new issues emerge within the community.


The President/CEO, following adopted policies of Community Partnership of the Ozarks (CPO), evaluates the Director of Community Collaboratives.

Reporting Structure:

The Director of Community Collaboratives reports to the President/CEO of CPO.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Expands and coordinates the existing community support service resource network in Springfield/Greene County by working with the Council of Collaboratives to enhance each collaborative and subcommittees of CPO;
  • Assists collaboratives and subcommittees with goal setting, inclusion, and following established principles;
  • Recruits agency and professional members;
  • Recruits input from “grassroots citizens” for collaborative decision making;
  • Acts as a catalyst for action planning;
  • Works cooperatively to seek grant funding for projects generated by Collaboratives and meet any subsequent requirements of secured funding;
  • Manages and oversees implementation of grant projects;
  • Attends committee meetings providing appropriate staff input;
  • Organizes and gives informational presentations and responds to outreach requests from the community;
  • Maintains documentation, correspondence files and a current computer database;
  • Generates information for appropriate news releases and reports to update the community on work of the Collaboratives, including an annual report to the community;
  • Provides resource education to area support service providers, and the general public;
  • Works alongside Chairperson(s) to establish and maintain information systems, databases and distributions lists;
  • Researches, compiles and analyzes information on selected efforts made by representatives of service providers, businesses, school districts, and political offices and agencies to solve support service gaps and challenges;
  • Participate in relevant professional development and training opportunities;
  • Participate in CPO’s resource development/fundraising activities;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Planning, Business, Social Work or related field from an accredited college or university required;
  • 5 years paid professional work experience preferred;
  • Experience with program development and implementation;
  • Staff/volunteer development and supervision experience;
  • Ability to make professional presentations;
  • Proven written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to write grants, provide updates to various stakeholders, and implement grant programs;
  • Experience working with collaborative partners and developing collaborative partnerships;
  • Computer knowledge and experience with Internet and Microsoft Office, in particular, Power Point, Publisher, Word, and Excel;
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and/or manage multiple programs/projects;
  • Ability to travel in the community and transport supplies;
  • Knowledge of community resources;
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work both independently and within a team, and collaborate with other agencies.

Position Clarification:

The position of Director of Community Collaboratives is a grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability. This is an exempt, full-time position. Grant funding dictates the pay range for this position. CPO receives federal grants and contracts and therefore must comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. Marijuana is considered an illegal drug under federal law, with no exception for medicinal use and is not protected under ADA. Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer