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Community Outreach Ministries is a faith-based non-profit organization focused on alleviating poverty in Polk County, Missouri.   We have a friendly, encouraging atmosphere and work together to accomplish our mission. Whether it's work in the food pantry, admin offices, or thrift store and warehouse, every employee and volunteer is an important member of the COM family and has a role to play in bringing hope to our community.

If you are interested in one of our open positions, download the COM employment application and submit the application and a copy of your resume to the supervisor listed on the position. Check out our available employment & service opportunities here:

Development Coordinator (posted 5/30/2024)

Reports to: Executive Director

Type: Part-time, non-exempt

Schedule: 20 hours per week

Rate of Pay: $15.00-$16.00/hr. depending on experience

Position Overview:

The successful candidate will be called of God, be committed to serve as a member of a faith-driven team, and have a strong interest in the overall service and ministry of Community Outreach Ministries (COM).  The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director to enhance COM’s fundraising and financial development strategies. The Development Coordinator will lead COM’s fundraising committee, oversee marketing strategies, and will help steward relationships with individual donors to increase individual giving.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Donor Engagement (40%)

    • Develop and implement strategies to identify, cultivate, and steward relationships with individual donors, corporate partners, and community organizations.

    • Coordinate communications to engage donors and maintain regular contact to express appreciation and provide updates on our programs and impact, including acknowledgment letters, newsletters, and personalized updates.

    • Organize donor appreciation and information events to express gratitude and strengthen relationships.

    • Steward members of Compassion Collaborative, COM’s monthly giving program, and increase membership.

  • Fundraising Support (40%)

    • Assist in the planning and execution of fundraising campaigns, events, and appeals, including serving as chair of the annual fundraiser committee.

    • Manage donation tracking systems, ensuring accurate and up-to-date records of donor information and contributions in COM’s CRM system.

    • Collaborate with the Executive Director and other relevant staff members to identify new funding sources, grants, and opportunities for donor engagement. 

    • Generate reports and analysis to track donor engagement metrics and trends.

    • Work with the Executive Director on identifying potential grant opportunities for the organization.

    • Assist the Executive Director in managing awarded NAP Tax Credits and promote credits to businesses and accountants throughout the region.

  • Social Media & Website Management (20%)

    • Develop and implement a social media strategy to increase awareness of COM and engage with our community of supporters. Train other staff who post social media content on the social media strategy.

    • Create and curate compelling content for various social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

    • Monitor social media channels, respond to inquiries, comments, and messages in a timely manner, and facilitate online discussions.

    • Regularly update and maintain the organization’s website to ensure all content is accurate, current, and reflective of COM’s mission, values, programs, and impact.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in a relevant field or equivalent work experience.

  • Previous experience in nonprofit fundraising, donor relations, or related fields.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to articulate the mission and impact of COM.

  • Proficiency in managing social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, and managing organizational accounts.

  • Experience planning large scale events and fundraisers

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Able to maintain proper confidentiality of client and donor information

  • Be a resourceful self-starter with an ability to follow through on a wide range of projects. Able to prioritize and manage several deadlines and projects efficiently.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Be active in a local church, and possess good spiritual and emotional health.

  • Passion for the mission and values of COM and the ability to inspire that passion in others.

To apply, please submit an application and resume to Mr. Micah Titterington (Executive Director) at MicahT@bolivarcom.org or through mail to COM, PO Box 181, Bolivar, MO 65613.

 

 

 

Part-Time Thrift Store Associate (posted 5/8/2024)

Reports to: Thrift Store Manager

Type: Part-time

Schedule: Tue-Sat, 20 hours per week

Rate of Pay: $13.00/hour

Position Overview:

The Thrift Store Associate for the Donation Area performs certain tasks in the thrift store, including but not limited to sorting donations, greeting and gathering information from donors, supervising thrift store volunteers, restocking thrift store items, and quality control. They will also perform other duties as directed by the thrift store manager. The successful candidate will be called of God, be committed to serve as a member of a faith-driven team, and have a strong interest in the overall service and ministry of Community Outreach Ministries (COM).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Accept donations from community members while using helpful and courteous customer service skills and collecting donor information for thank you letters.

  • Sort incoming donations into appropriate categories for sale, recycling, or waste and price donations according to thrift store policies and standards. Ensure all incoming donations are sorted and put in the store within one week of donation date.

  • Maintain a clean and organized donation area that is easy to navigate and represents COM well to the public.

  • Assist in removal of items from thrift store sales floor after five-week rotation.

  • Test electrical devices and small appliance donations and move to sales or recycling.

  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed for electronics recycling, including properly storing e-waste based on type. Notify the Recycling Manager of need for additional storage bins from Computer Recycling Center.

  • Communicate with the Thrift Store Manager and Warehouse Coordinator about what items are needed in the store for sales and about supplies needed for processing donations.

  • Work with the Warehouse Coordinator to ensure effective sorting systems are in place for processing items that cannot go into the store for sale. This includes following COM’s waste diversion priorities: 1. Sell items in store, 2. Monetize and sell items through other avenues, 3. Donate, 4. Recycle, or 5. Trash 

Required Qualifications:

  • One or more years of retail or customer service experience

  • Be in good physical condition and be able to lift and carry a minimum of 40 pounds

  • Ability to physically operate both a manual and electric pallet jack

  • Able to maintain proper confidentiality of donor information

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Be a resourceful self-starter with an ability to follow through on a wide range of projects

  • Be reliable, pay attention to detail, enjoy a fast-paced work environment, dependable, very organized, and able to work independently, yet be willing to be a team player, a creative problem-solver and be able to meet deadlines.

  • Genuine enthusiasm for the success of Community Outreach Ministries and an ability to communicate that enthusiasm to the community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of retail or customer service experience

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Forklift certification or experience

  • Be active in a local church, and possess good spiritual health.

To apply, please submit an application and resume to Jennifer McBroom (Thrift Store Manager) at thrift@bolivarcom.org or through mail to COM, PO Box 181, Bolivar, MO 65613.

 

Feel free to also check out volunteer opportunities HERE. We are always looking for volunteers in the following areas:

Thrift Store

Food Pantry

Recycling

Case Management

UCOM Classes

Those interested in volunteering may apply online.

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