Employment Opportunity – FULL TIME

Employment Opportunity for AmeriCorps Member/Project 2020 Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all aspects of Project 2020 plans including operations, recruitment and retention of volunteers.
  • Assist MOW staff members in special projects relating to the success of Project 2020, which could include a variety of special tasks in relating to healthy futures and our Nathan Hale High School Adoption Program.
  • Designs and implements meal surveys for all MOW recipients.
  • Assist staff members with the expansion of MOW to surrounding towns of Coweta, Sand Springs and Sapulpa.
  • Assist staff members with volunteer recruitment; designing recruitment fairs at surrounding universities.
  • Help with the implementation of route technology for volunteers, which may include training at any one of our 15 sites.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • US Citizen of US National or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
  • At least 17 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED or agree in writing to obtain one while serving

 

Desired QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Experienced in working with volunteers or groups of people
  2. Knowledge of business systems and ways of work for Non Profit Organizations
  3. Goal oriented
  4. Possess excellent organizational skills and people skills.
  5. Must have excellent technology skills and be able to use various software programs including Microsoft’s suite of programs, Word Press, Adobe Acrobat, Serve Tracker software
  6. Must be a self-starter
  7. Must be mission focused
  8. Must understand AmeriCorps commitment, be able to complete 1700 hours of service in a 12 month time frame, sign a contract and be able to use the Education award. Will need to attend AmeriCorps trainings and meetings as required, and pass as OSBI background check

 

TIME COMMITMENT:  Must have car and drivers’ license and carry own personal insurance. Will need to complete 1,700 hrs. of service with signed Oklahoma in Action Contract. Term of service begins September 1, 2015 and ends on August 31, 2016. Office hours 8-4 PM

OTHER: Must submit to OSBI background check

REPORTS TO: Director of Mission Delivery. Send resumes to ddodd@mowtulsa.org

OTHER: Salary 25,060 plus $5,730 in Education Award. Total compensation $30,790

Employment Opportunity – PART TIME

Employment Opportunity for AmeriCorps Member/Program Coordinator

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all aspects the monthly Meals 4 Paw Starz pet food program including the management of volunteers, purchasing of food in bulk, getting it packed and out to recipients on the third Saturday of the month.
  • Track and input MOW route data and volunteer data into Serve Tracker data base.
  • Help ensure consistency of daily operations between sites.
  • Provide accurate and prompt communication with the MOW office and area, including running meal routes when necessary.
  • Help write and produce a volunteer newsletter and help design and develop other various marketing materials.
  • Assist with event planning.
  • Assist in the development of the MOW annual recipient and volunteer survey.
  • Assist the Director of Mission Delivery with Constant Contact communications as needed.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • US Citizen of US National or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
  • At least 17 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED or agree in writing to obtain one while serving

 

QUALIFICATIONS:   

  1. Experienced in working with volunteers or groups of people
  2. Knowledge of business systems and ways of work for Non Profit Organizations
  3. Goal oriented
  4. Possess excellent organizational skills and people skills.
  5. Must have excellent technology skills and be able to use various software programs including Microsoft’s suite of programs, Word Press, Adobe Acrobat, Serve Tracker software
  6. Must be a self-starter
  7. Must be mission focused
  8. Must understand AmeriCorps commitment, be able to complete 900 hours of service in a 12 month time frame, sign a contract and be able to use the Education award. Will need to attend AmeriCorps trainings and meetings as required.

TIME COMMITMENT: Must have car and drivers’ license and carry own personal insurance. Will need to complete 900 hrs. of service with signed Oklahoma in Action Contract. Term of service begins September 1, 2015 and ends on August 31, 2016. Office hours 8-Noon or 9-1PM

OTHER: Must submit to OSBI background check

REPORTS TO: Director of Mission Delivery. Send resumes to ddodd@mowtulsa.org

OTHER: Salary is $13,265 plus Education Award is $2,865. Total compensation 16,130

MOWMT’s Board Chair, Trey Cooper, Named One of Oklahoma Magazine’s “40 Under 40″

TREY COOPER, 33 (Tulsa)
Senior Vice President and Shareholder, Adams Hall Wealth Advisors

Cooper joined Adams Hall almost 11 years ago. “It was my first job out of college, and I plan for it to be my last,” he says.  As a financial advisor, it’s Cooper’s job to think of the things that his clients don’t.  “I make my clients’ lives better by changing the way they interact with money,” he says.  In addition to his career, Cooper is chairman of the board for Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, co-founder of Luz’s Lunch Club, an outreach mission through his church; and a Certified Barbeque Judge through Kansas City Barbeque Society.  he says that the key to success is to test yourself daily. “Challenge yourself mentally, physically and spiritually every day,” he says.
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Search for CEO ends with Calvin A. Moore

After nearly three decades, Meals on Wheels (MOW) will welcome a new leader. Calvin A. Moore will take the helm on August 4. Moore has 14 years of not for profit experience and brings an accomplished resume of organizational advancement and fundraising achievements to MOW.

The search for a new President and CEO began after Dan Rabovsky announced his retirement after 27 years with the organization. Dan and the Board of Directors had just completed a rebranding initiative which resulted in an updated website, logo and other marketing innovations.

“Replacing 27 years of knowledge of an organization would be impossible, but we looked for a candidate who possessed key qualities we felt would continue to advance the organization,” said Kathryn Offermann, MOW board chair and member of the search committee. “We are very excited about Calvin Moore and the ideas, opportunities and expertise he will bring to the organization.”

Most recently Moore served as the Director of the Tulsa Community College Foundation where he helped plan and execute a $2.5 million capital campaign to build the Nate Waters Physical Therapy Clinic in downtown Tulsa. In 2013 he launched the Believe in TCC Campaign – a themed annual fund, which supports classroom innovation and student scholarships at TCC. Prior to joining the Foundation, Moore served as Associate Director of Development for ORU. He hails from Wiggins, MS, and originally moved to Tulsa in 1999 to pursue his graduate degree at ORU. Moore, a retired U.S. Army officer, served with several units including the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment here in Tulsa, OK.


 

“I am excited to take the next step in my career and consider myself fortunate to join an organization as prestigious as Meals on Wheels,” said Moore. “I have watched the organization undergo a major transformation over the last year and feel we can build on its great legacy of service to the community to create some unique opportunities for the future.”


 

Moore holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Master of Divinity and an MBA from Oral Roberts University.
“We are so fortunate to have spent the last 27 years under the faithful guidance of Dan Rabovsky. Few organizations are fortunate enough to have a leader so committed to the organization and mission as Dan that he devoted the majority of his professional career to it. Dan will be missed, but we are confident he will remain a friend to Meals on Wheels and are excited to see what the future holds.”

– Kathryn Offermann, Meals on Wheels board chair

Policy Change Regarding Donations from Recipients

To: MOW Volunteers
From: Dan Rabovsky, Executive Director
Subject: Policy change regarding donations from recipients

 

I want to inform you of a policy change just approved by the Board of Directors regarding donations from recipients and how it affects volunteers.

In essence the new policy states that no cash donations will be collected from meal recipients by volunteers. We are eliminating the handling of these cash donations.

Further, checks from recipients should no longer be collected by volunteers to be turned in at the site. Instead, any check written from the meal recipient should now be mailed directly to the Meals on Wheels of Metro office. The office will provide self-addressed envelopes to the recipients for this purpose. Recipients may also donate over the phone using a credit card by simply calling the office.

This means that all donations will now be received, deposited, and tracked by and through the single source of the MOWMT office.

All component accounts will now be merged into our main account at the Bank of Oklahoma, but we will maintain an electronic file of each component’s funds.

We have made this policy change at the insistence of our auditors, and it will eliminate an on-going issue with internal controls in the audit. This problem has clouded our audit reports and affected our ability to receive funds from some foundations.

I will be making arrangements to meet with each of the component treasurers to begin making the component bank transfers the week of July 28.

A memo with be handed out to the recipients in the coming weeks to explain how to make their donations, and that our volunteers will no longer accept their donations. We will explain that we no longer will accept cash, and we will attach a self-addressed envelope in which they can mail their checks. Each time a donation is mailed to us the office will send an acknowledgement along with a new donation envelope.

All of this will ultimately allow us to implement a system of providing each recipient with a monthly statement, and better track their donations. Importantly, we think this will benefit everyone. It certainly helps by removing the burden of responsibility we have been placing on our volunteers.

Volunteer Mileage Reimbursement Program

Funds were raised at the fall “Keep ‘em Rolling” event to encourage and support our meal delivery volunteers in the midst of the current economic gas crunch. The Meals on Wheels Board of Directors recently approved the distribution of QuikTrip gas cards.

If you are a volunteer that would like to participate in this mileage reimbursement program please download and submit the following document: Volunteer Mileage Reimbursement Form.

Coordinators, packers, and drivers are all eligible to participate and may record mileage to/from the home to the volunteer site and any delivery mileage. After 100 miles have been logged, the form may be submitted to receive a $­­­30.00 QuikTrip gas card. Return completed forms to:

Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa

12620 E 31st Street

Tulsa, OK 74146

 

A New Leaf Clients Recognized

A New Leaf clients, Jessica and Cheyenne, and their job coaches, Krystal & Chealsey, received the Nadine Benton/Marlene Galusha Memorial Award at the Annual Spring Volunteer Event. This award is presented to individuals who perform exemplary volunteer service under personal challenging circumstances.

Yesterday, Tulsa World met with A New Leaf and Dee Dee Dodd, Director of Volunteer Services, to learn more about their volunteer service. To view the video and see why the partnership between A New Leaf and Meals on Wheels is so valuable click here. A slideshow of images from their Southside delivery route can also be seen here.

Thank you so much, A New Leaf!

Volunteer Feedback Survey

If you are an existing Meals on Wheels volunteer, Board Member, or Advisory Council Member please take the Volunteer Feedback Survey below. If you have already filled out a paper-copy at the Annual Spring Volunteer Event please do not fill out another survey online. Only one survey per person please!

 

Thanks for your participation! We are very interested in your feedback and comments.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett Delivers Meals

On Wednesday, Mayor Dewey Bartlett joined hundreds of Meals on Wheels’ volunteers to help fight senior hunger in Tulsa. He delivered meals to several homebound seniors in the Midtown area. Mayor Bartlett participated as a way to call attention to the problem of senior hunger and encourage citizens to step forward and volunteer. Driving the MOWmobile, he was accompanied by AmeriCorps member Amber Kirchman.

A special thank you to the news stations for coming out yesterday morning! Meals on Wheels greatly appreciates your coverage of Mayor Dewey Bartlett and his support of Meals on Wheels. Check out the articles at News on 6 and Fox23.

The need for volunteers is always growing! Become a volunteer driver today!