Human Services and Non-Profit Management

Non-profit organizations offer a wide range of jobs in sociology and anthropology. Most of the jobs in this area either involve working directly with people to help them overcome their problems through case management or by supervising programs. One of the best databases for these types of jobs is idealist.org

Go Lead!

Look into the Go Lead! series, which provides professional training to people in this employment sector. You may qualify for a scholarship to cover some, or all, of the costs associated with the training, from the sociology and anthropology department!

Volunteering or interning

Volunteering, or interning with an agency that addresses a community need while still in school is one of the best ways to determine whether or not you would like a career in the non-profit sector. For more information about organizations that offer volunteer or internship opportunities in Springfield and its surrounding communities, visit Internship Opportunities.

Graduate school options

You may want to consider going on to graduate school for Counseling, Social Work, or Public Health.

Amanda Stadler

Continuum of Care Coordinator

Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness

Community Partnership of the Ozarks

Possible career positions

Organization Types of positions Location
Missouri Department of Social Services

Children’s Service Worker

Youth Specialist I/II

Multiple other positions

Multiple Locations in Missouri
Kansas Department for Children and Families

Child Protection Specialist 

Multiple other positions

Multiple Locations in KS

Arkansas Department of Human Services

Adult Protective Services Worker (BS/BA)

Program Eligibility Specialist (BS/BA)

Multiple other positions

Multiple Locations in AK

Arc of the Ozarks

Program Manager Community Connections (BA/BS & exp)


Human Resources Recruiter (BA/BS & exp)


Program Manager Community Connections (BA/BS & exp)

Multiple Locations in MO

Boys & Girls Club of Springfield, Missouri

Resource Development Associate (BA/BS & exp)

Springfield, MO

Burrell Behavioral Health

Community Support Specialist (BA/BS)

Multiple Locations in MO

Camden County Developmental Disability Resources

TCM Support Coordinator Camdenton, MO

CC Links 

Service Coordinator (BA/BS & 1 yr experience)

Christian County, MO

Community Partnership

Community Mentoring Program Coordinator (BA/BS & exp)

Springfield, MO

Convoy of Hope

Development Administrative Assistant (BA/BS & exp)

Springfield, MO

Harbor House (Men's shelter)

Case Manager (BA/BS & 1 yr exp)

Springfield, MO

Jordan Valley Community Health Center

 Patient Advocate/Scheduler (BA/BS) Springfield, MO 

St. Louis Arc

Community Connections Coordinator (BA/BS)

St. Louis, MO

The Kitchen

Community Case Manager (BA/BS & exp)

Springfield, MO

Nova Center of the Ozarks ABA Implementer and Direct Support Professional Springfield, MO

Position availability

Remember to verify that the position is still available! If it isn’t, don't stop there! Continue to check the organization and our website for new opportunities.