The Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM) welcomes new executive director, Dr. Christopher A. Small who recently began with the agency. Many from north central Missouri know the organization as Green Hills Community Action Agency. Several years ago the agency began doing business under the name of Community Action Agency of North Central Missouri.
Dr. Small comes to CAPNCM with a wide variety of leadership experiences, and a background of service. Most recently, he was Training Manager with the Missouri Community Action Network (Missouri CAN) in Jefferson City. Missouri CAN is the statewide association for all nineteen community action agencies across our state. While at Missouri CAN, Chris’ responsibilities included designing training and professional development opportunities to meet the needs of all community action agencies in Missouri. In addition, he was responsible for event planning including the flagship annual conference.
Chris spent a long career in K-12 public education as teacher, principal, and superintendent before moving into community action. He commented, “I am so very excited to be serving the people of north central Missouri and our staff here at CAPNCM. We have such a dedicated and committed group of folks who work tirelessly to help those in need find a pathway to sustained living. I look forward to walking with our staff and serving them as, together, we help those in poverty find a better life.”
At CAPNCM, we focus on assisting low-income people in their efforts to become self-reliant. We strive to work in partnership with the state, counties, communities, and other agencies to provide a range of human and economic development services and activities. The goal of these services and activities is to address and ease the misery of poverty, replace despair with opportunity and hope, make known the plight of the poor, focus in on people, individuals, families, communities, and facilitate problem solving.
In recent weeks Chris has been asked often, Why north central Missouri? “I jumped at the chance to lead again, after serving as a public school superintendent for twenty-four years in several districts. I love teaching those around me and working to bring out the potential in all. We are all leaders and can make a much bigger positive impact than we imagine for those most in need across our communities in the nine counties we serve. At its core, leading is teaching.” Having literally taught students from early childhood through doctoral students, Chris finds himself now leading the charge at CAPNCM with a new sense of mission and focus.
“The motto of community action is ‘Helping People, Changing Lives’. It’s my role to bring out the best in our staff, develop our Board of Directors to be strong advocates for our mission, identify strong sources of funding, and give back to the communities across north central Missouri. That’s no small task, but I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”
Chris has bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. He holds a Ph.D. in school/higher education leadership and research from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. When not “formally” working, he enjoys speaking to groups and conferences in what he hopes to be another aspect of his career someday. His wife Kelli is children’s therapist as a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist. They have two boys who are students at Missouri State University in Springfield.
It's that time of year again where we ask you all to PLEASE be patient with our staff as we sort through the thousands (yes, thousands) of applications we have already received for the energy assistance program. We are all working just as fast as we can to get every household registered, processed, and etc. and would like to remind you that belligerence or any kind toward staff members will not be tolerated. Phone calls and messages ARE being returned multiple times per day, so it is very important for you to leave your name and a working number in your voicemails to us. Please remember - if you do not answer your phone or have your own voicemail set up when we return calls, there is no way for us to get back in touch with you.
Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri is currently accepting bids for parking lot snow removal at our Central Office, Parkview Apartments, Meadowview Apartments, and Pattonsburg Manor locations. Interested parties must have liability insurance. For more information or to submit a bid, please contact Alicia Roy by calling 855-290-8544 ext. 1064 or mailing bids to CAPNCM c/o Weatherization, 1506 Oklahoma Ave, Trenton, MO 64683. CAPNCM is an equal opportunity employer.
Missouri’s Community Action Agencies work in every corner of the state to help families and communities rise
above poverty and thrive. By providing a variety of services suited to each community’s need, they root out the
causes of poverty. Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM) is one (1) of 19 Community
Action Agencies in Missouri assisting those less fortunate to assist them in becoming self-sufficient.
Our vision for the future: CAPNCM envisions a world without poverty in which all people have access to
necessary resources and are treated with dignity. Our mission is to offer services to individuals to become self-
sufficient by empowering them to obtain the resources needed to build strong families and communities.
CAPNCM’s Board is recruiting a new leader who will be responsible for the implementation of the Agency’s
strategic plan. In addition, the executive director is responsible for internal operations and the implementation of
the Agency’s mission and all policies set by the Board.
CAPNCM’s Board of Directors expects the executive director to possess excellent leadership, communication, and
facilitation skills. The executive director must have the ability to work with a minimum of guidance, report to a 27
seat Board of Directors, lead staff, administer programs, and respective budgets, initiate and oversee fundraising
and be able to communicate with the public regarding the Agency’s mission and goals.
Master's Degree or equivalent experience in Planning, Human Resources, Business Administration, Finance,
Management, Sociology, Social Work, Public Administration or a related field preferred; Bachelor’s Degree
required or four (4) years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and
experience. A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in community action management or other similar not-for-
profit executive management is also preferred.
The salary bracket for this position begins at $64,250, plus excellent benefits. Resumes are gladly accepted, but a
completed and signed application is required to apply for all job openings. You can find an employment
application and a full job description at www.capncm.org. All applications must be received by August 24, 2018,
marked clearly to Search Committee, 23722 State Hwy B, Coffey, MO 64636 or by e-mail at
The executive director job announcement will be distributed to all Community Action Agencies in Missouri, the
state association (Missouri CAN), and the National Community Action Partnership for distribution, as well as
traditional media such as newspaper and online sources.
Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
CAPNCM has a 3-bedroom, 2-bath house for rent in Unionville. Rent for this low-income housing unit is $380/month. Potential renters do need to complete an application and prove income. For more information, or to find out all of the housing options we currently have open, please call us at 855-290-8544 ext. 1050 (if no answer, LEAVE A VOICEMAIL, and someone will call you back).
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