Whether you are looking for a purpose-driven career or just a part-time gig doing meaningful work, this post is for you. Some of our regions most impactful organizations are currently hiring—are you ready to make a difference!?
I. Walton Family Foundation
"Astonishment of Perception" by Yatika Starr Fields
The Walton Family Foundation is looking for skilled, highly motivated and entrepreneurial individuals to help them continue to create access to opportunity for people and communities in Northwest Arkansas. They are currently have two open positions listed within the Home Region at the Bentonville office.
Quick Fact: In 2018, the Walton Family Foundation awarded $48.6 million to grantees in Northwest Arkansas with a focus on improving quality of life by supporting vibrant downtowns, engaging youth and increasing access to the arts and the outdoors
Associate Program Officer, Home Region Program
The Associate Program Officer will work in a small, entrepreneurial team under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer guiding the Preserve a Sense of Place strategy. The purpose of this strategy is to preserve a sense of place in Northwest Arkansas through quality urban planning by investing in mobility, design, and green space preservation. The vision is to continue to position Northwest Arkansas as a desirable region for businesses and residents to grow and/or relocate because of the quality of the built and natural environment. Learn more and apply HERE.
Program Support Associate, Home Region Program
The primary duty of the Program Support Associate is to support smooth execution of the team's operations, budgeting, strategy, and grant making. This includes preparing and processing grant-related documents, assisting grantee acknowledgement letters, compiling reports, and more. This role provides critical support to program officers, grantees, and ultimately the entire team. PSAs should operate with sensitivity to the needs of those they support, build strong relationships, and help make the work easier. Learn more and apply HERE.
II. Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank is looking for someone with a broad background in the marketing and communications field who understands and supports the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank's mission. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree, with a minimum of five years of experience in communications and marketing, particularly focused on external constituents and with a working knowledge of media relations. The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank offers full benefits, including paid health insurance and a generous time off policy.
Quick Fact: In 2018, the NWA Food Bank distributed 8.5 million pounds of food in the four county area.
Marketing and Communications Manager
The Marketing and Communication Manager will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all aspects of the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank's promotion, messaging, marketing (including event marketing), brand identity and communications across multiple communication channels and audience platforms. They'll also have primarily responsibility encompassing collateral materials, social media interactions, website design and content, media relations and outreach, and advocacy and public policy. Learn more and apply HERE.
III. Teen Action and Support Center
TASC's mission is to empower teens to take action in their own lives and communities and offers an array of resource, service, and therapeutic programming to teens and their families in Benton and Washington Counties. The range of services offered help to eliminate barriers for all teens, including those who are teen parents, facing homelessness, involved in the juvenile justice system, have been incarcerated, are under-resourced, in need of counselling or mentorship support, or those who lack access to programs to help them succeed and become agents of change in their lives and communities.
Quick Fact: In 2018, TASC served nearly 2,500 youth throughout Northwest Arkansas.
Part-Time Assistant Director at The Station
The Assistant Director will be primarily responsible for program support and office administration at The Station. The Station is a collaborative space in downtown Springdale offering youth in the community a safe, welcoming, and transformational environment for teen-led social change throughout Northwest Arkansas and beyond. Through collaborations and community partnerships, there exists a continuum of services for teens all in one place, focused on youth success and connection to the community. The ideal candidate for this part-time position will be a creative changemaker with passion for working with teens. Learn more and apply HERE.
IV. Canopy Northwest Arkansas
Canopy's mission is to provide a robust network of support for refugees resettling in Northwest Arkansas. Their vision is to not only meet their basic needs, but to equip them with the tools to thrive as active members of the NWA community.
Quick Fact: As many as 56 new refugees will be joining us this year, from all over the world, including Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and others.
Part-Time Case Manager
The Case Manager provides services that assist refugees in adjusting to life in the United States by helping the refugee or client meet immediate needs upon arrival and by preparing and implementing a resettlement plan in accordance with timelines and requirements of federal, state and other funding sources. Some of the essential duties include serving as an advocate and resource for clients, preparing for arrival of refugees, greeting refugees at airport and transporting them to residences, providing orientation for clients, and developing self-sufficiency plans in cooperation with employment specialist with the goal of assisting clients in reaching self-sufficiency within established time periods. This is a part-time, salaried position, working between 15-20 hours per week. To be considered for this position, you can submit your resume and cover letter to Emily Linn at email@example.com by April 26. Read the full job description HERE.
Lastly, Canopy also has FOUR summer internships available: Refugee Services Internship, Refugee Employment Internship, and Child Education Internship, Volunteer Management Internship. Learn more HERE.