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, county-wide 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. Starting Salary: $38,000/year


The Vice President of Community and Neighborhood Development, following adopted policies of Community Partnership of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the Director of Community Collaboratives.

Reporting Structure:

The Director of Community Collaboratives reports to the Vice President of Community and Neighborhood Development.

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 the Community Partnership;
  • 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 funding for implementation of 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;
  • Minimum 5 years paid professional work experience;
  • Experience with program development and implementation, staff/volunteer development and supervision;
  • 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 (37.5 Hours / Week) position.