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CoxHealth Foundation is hiring a Grant Specialist

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Grant Specialist, CoxHealth Foundation

Job Summary

The full-time Grants Specialist is part of a three person Grants Department within the CoxHealth Foundation. This position is responsible for working with the Grants Administrator and Grants Manager to identify grant opportunities, research, develop, manage submission deadlines, writing, editing and supporting all system grant activities. This includes data collection, budget management, report writing, analysis, and program management of existing grants.  The CoxHealth Foundation provides outstanding benefits, a dynamic work atmosphere and resources to support each employee’s success.

  • This position requires a minimum of 3-4 years in grant writing, a portfolio of successful grant work that can be submitted for review.  The successful candidate would also have experience with federal, state as well as local funders.  
  • Education
    • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Non-Profit, or a related field
  • Experience
    • Required: 3-4 years successful grant writing experience
    • Preferred: 3-4 years full-time grant writing in healthcare setting
  • Skills
    • Grant and data research
    • Technical writing and/or successful grant writing
    • Ability to do Program Evaluation
    • Work within grant parameters to develop qualified projects and programming
    • Excellent skill level in Microsoft Office software
    • Understanding of database management
    • Data entry
    • Budget Development and Management
    • Good Communication Skills
    • Highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented
    • Willing to work flexible hours
  • Licensure/Certification/Registration
    • Preferred: Grant Professional Certified, Certified Grant Writer

7/16/2018: Skaggs Foundation is hiring an Executive Assistant II

Contact with questions: 417-230-1140
Send resume to:
Meghan Connell, President, Skaggs Foundation

Job Summary
Provide responsible staff assistance and secretarial support to the Skaggs Foundation President and Board of Directors. Assist with Board activities, newsletters, special events planning, or other activities. Successful performance of duties requires knowledge of Skaggs Foundation Mission, and its support of CoxHealth Medical Center Branson.

Job Requirements

o Education:
    Required: High School diploma
    Preferred (if any): Associate’s Degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.

o Experience
    Required: One year administrative assistant or related experience.
    Preferred (if any): Minimum of 3 years Administrative Assistance experience.
o Skills:
    Must be analytical with good human relations and communications skills. Must have demonstrated ability to handle difficult, sensitive business situations.
    Basic skills in the usage of calculator, adding machine, typewriter. Proficiency in use of Microsoft office, Raiser’s Edge, QuickBooks and other desktop computer        programs that are required to perform responsibilities.
    Required to attend meetings and other functions outside normal Foundation hours.
    Reliable transportation.
o Licensure/Certification/Registration (if any)
    Required: N/A
    Preferred: N/A

Job Functions

Responsibilities that are required for efficiency in the operation of Skaggs Foundation. These functions are vital to maintaining Skaggs Foundation’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.
o Communication: Consistently communicates/collaborates and is responsive to all oral and written communications.
o Process Improvement: Participates in unit based process improvement activities. Strives for excellence and assists with the implementation of practice initiatives. Offers ideas and develops efficient work processes that improve efficiency and eliminate waste. Update and provide management with feedback regarding any improvement strategies that may be implemented.
o Accountability: Can be relied upon to handle assigned workload and meet deadlines and commitments. Completes assignments and projects in a timely manner and ensures finished work is free of error and understands the impact of errors on others. Arrives on time ready for the work at hand, is self-motivated, and demonstrates a positive work ethic.
o Customer Service: Demonstrates the ability to anticipate and recognize urgent situations, problems (or potential problems) while responding to these situations in a timely manner. Incorporates Skaggs Foundation service excellence standards into daily work routine. Greets public with a friendly demeanor.
o Development: Recognizes the importance for continuous learning to maximize performance by enhancing competence and skills within scope of practice. Demonstrates evidence of development activities recognizing limitation in knowledge and the need for continued education utilizing proper resources to improve knowledge.

Department Functions: Job duties that are essential to maintaining departmental efficiency. These functions are required to help the Foundation maintain a high level of productivity and success.
- Provide administrative support and be familiar with the President of the Skaggs Foundation duties and responsibilities.
- Conducts relationships and activities consistent with established Foundation policies, procedures, systems, and State and Federal laws and regulations.
- Office hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday, unless other days and hours are necessary to complete a task for the Foundation.
- Screen incoming mail and telephone calls; use discretion to respond on own initiative, redirect to Foundation staff as appropriate. Respond to calls and visits from clients, donors, patients and their families in a timely manner.
- Compose correspondence, memos, and reports as instructed. Type and proofread administrative correspondence, memos, reports, charts, statistics, minutes of meetings, contracts and other related documents.
- Classification of funds and reconciliation. Check processing and website maintenance.
- Maintain calendar and schedule meetings as requested. Exercise discretion in determining time and location, as well as any other meeting materials required.
- Research and summarize necessary background information the President needs when attending staff meetings, Board Meetings, Conferences, etc. Prepare final drafts of reports to be presented by the President.
- Compose original correspondence for President’s signature, using own knowledge of policies and procedures.
- Becomes thoroughly familiar with the President’s job function to assume some of the workload.
- Stays informed of current developments in the Foundation as it applies to the President’s area of responsibilities through reading, research and formal education.
- Analyzes problems and performs in-depth research on existing departmental procedures, the consequences of changing current procedures, cost effects of new equipment, and other aspects of the President’s area of responsibility. Compiles data into reports and makes recommendations to the President.
- Performs secretarial duties as requested by President, Board and Grant Writer.
- Prepares Board Reports, attend meetings, takes minutes and transcribes minutes for all meetings, as requested for the foundation.
- Helps the President to organize workflow and ranks work projects in order of importance.
- Always represents the Foundation to the customer in a courteous and professional manner and provides prompt, efficient and accurate service in the processing of transactions.
- Acquire and maintain knowledge of all Foundation/Cox Medical Center Branson products and services.
- Donor database accuracy, queries and reports; configuration and administrative tasks.


Drury University is hiring an Executive Vice President, Development and Campaign Director

Drury University, a private, mid-sized university that is engaged with its community and has a strong reputation for academic innovation, invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Vice President, Development and Campaign Director.


The Executive Vice President, Development and Campaign Director is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional development programs and recruiting and developing talented team members focused toward the ultimate goal of significantly increasing fundraising outcomes and alumni/constituent engagement, including implementation of a comprehensive capital campaign. The campaign function includes responsibility for annual fund, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts, endowment, capital campaigns, alumni and constituent relations efforts, stewardship and advancement services. The Executive Vice President, Development and Campaign Director will work closely with the Executive Vice President for Advancement, the Vice President for Stewardship and Principal Gifts and the Director of Major Gifts to promote major, planned and principal gifts to the campaign.


Drury University (, located in Springfield, Missouri, enrolls 1,425 traditional full-time students, 1,700 continuing education undergraduates and 234 graduate students in more than 70 majors, minors, degrees and special programs.


The successful candidate will display a record of leadership and accomplishment in advancement with a proven track record of fundraising success, especially with campaign planning/execution and in major gift solicitations. Strong organizational, supervisory, and leadership capabilities are required. The successful candidate will document successful solicitation of numerous major and principal gifts and present a history of building advancement program and fundraising performance. Exemplary interpersonal skills are essential.


Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Candidates should provide a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, available at Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Inquiries and application materials should be sent via e-mail to the University’s consultants, Mercedes C. Vance and Kim Brettschneider of Witt/Kieffer, at Questions may also be directed to the consultants through the office of Felicia Lewis at 630-575-6175.

Drury University
is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is hiring a Development Officer

Location: Springfield, MO

PCHAS seeks a proven major gifts fundraiser with three to five years of experience. This position is responsible for securing gifts from individuals and churches in an assigned geographic region. In addition to building and maintaining authentic relationships with the agency’s strongest supporters, this position nurtures important relationships with volunteers, Ambassadors (voluntary church advocates), pastors and church leaders. This position has no supervision responsibilities.    

Essential Job Functions:

  • Speak frequently telling the PCHAS story at worship services, church potlucks and other community events.
  • Effectively recruit donors to serve as Table Hosts for an annual fundraising luncheon.
  • Manage one annual fundraising luncheon within one’s assigned geographic territory.
  • Meet annual fundraising goals and measurable efforts for one’s assigned region.
  • Monitor progress towards stated goals using the quarterly and annual gift reports prepared by central staff in Austin.      
  • Write call reports for all donor visits and meaningful phone calls.
  • Participate in the weekly Development Officer conference calls.  
  • Provide assistance as requested with the agency’s communications staff.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with program staff members.    
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned. 

Working Conditions:

Development Officer has the option to work from home or office setting. Development activities are carried out in a variety of settings. Some functions are performed in an office environment while others occur in a donor’s home or place of business. Travel is required and opportunities to meet with donors and potential donors often occur in the evening and on weekends. There is a need to lift, move or transport boxes of development materials on occasion that may weigh up to 40 lbs.

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience. A college degree is strongly preferred.

Demonstrated work experience and success in the area of funds development strongly preferred.

Agency will also consider pastors and program leaders of non-profit organizations with skills in funds development.  


Licenses and Certifications

Certification as a professional fund-raiser, such as CFRE, is desirable, but not required.


Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of how to cultivate and solicit major gifts.

Knowledge of how to organize special events, such as an annual luncheon.

Flexibility in interpersonal style in order to accommodate working with various constituencies.

Knowledge of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and ECO Presbyterian Church is welcomed.