Local boards, commissions & employers seek young professional applicants

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 17, 2016

Whether it's a local nonprofit, the City of Springfield, or a civic group, organizations in Springfield are eager to connect with our community's young professionals. We've rounded up the latest openings for Network members to take advantage of below.

We're always looking to connect our members to leadership and volunteer opportunities and will continue to post openings as we learn of them. If your organization has leadership and volunteer opportunities that you'd like to add to our list please contact Paige Oxendine.

The City of Springfield:

There are a number of openings on the boards and commissions staffed by the Planning and Development Department. In general, all board members must have been City of Springfield residents for two years. The statutory residency for the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority is five years. Current openings include:

  • Planning & Zoning Commission - 2 members needed to take office January 2017
  • Landmarks Board - 3 members needed (1 must be an architect and 1 must be a historian or architectural historian)
  • Board of Adjustment - 3 individuals needed to serve as alternates
  • Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority - 2 members needed
  • Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Development - 2 members needed
  • Mayor's Commission on Human Rights & Community Relations - 1 member needed

Interested parties may apply online.

Abilities First:

Abilities First is The Network's 2016 nonprofit partner and they're looking for new members to join the Friends of Abilities First board. This board meets the fourth Friday of every month at Abilities First from noon to one with lunch provided. Friends of Abilities First coordinates two major fundraisers per year (dinner in March and bike ride in June) and participates in Give Ozarks Day. All interested individuals are encouraged to contact:

Jan Kraft
Executive Director, Abilities First
(417) 886-0404

Looking for a new paid gig?

Chamber member and Network supporter People Centric Consulting Group is looking to hire an Engagement Specialist. This position requires great communication and facilitation skills, and the ability to prepare and give presentations and train managers, solve problems, and consult with small to mid sized business owners. Learn more and apply here.



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