Community Liaison – Southwest

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Under the direct supervision of the Director of Community Relationships, the Community Liaison for Southwest Missouri serves as the Foundation’s presence in that region, representing the Foundation to diverse audiences within communities, contributing to key community initiatives, and bringing knowledge of communities’ cultures, history, values, and landscape to bear in Foundation decisions at all levels. 


  • Develop a deep understanding of assigned communities, contributing expert knowledge of specified communities’ cultures, health trends, values, perspectives, and priorities to Foundation strategy and decision-making.
  • Serve as a thought partner for various Foundation teams to uplift rural community perspective into strategy and decision-making.
  • Serve as an ambassador for the Foundation by developing and maintaining Foundation visibility in assigned communities, proactively serving as a contact for a wide range of community organizations and leaders whose interests intersect with MFH’s strategies.
  • Participate in key meetings, task forces, and events to strengthen and support community efforts to coalesce and form strategic alliances that address health, social, and economic inequality in assigned communities.


  • The Foundation’s strategy and decision-making conversations will benefit from a nuanced understanding of various communities’ cultures, histories, values, and health landscapes.  
  • The Foundation will be aware of communities’ priorities and that knowledge will be utilized to identify opportunities to improve health and well-being.
  • Community partners will have a deeper understanding of the Foundation’s mission, values, role, and strategy.
  • Key community leaders will see the Foundation as a valued thought partner, inviting the Community Liaison to be part of important community conversations.
  • Connections will be facilitated between community members and organizations with aligned interests and with additional Foundation staff members along with regional and national partners as appropriate.


  • Participates in team activities and completes diverse assignments in support of team goals.
  • Performs general Foundation support activities and carries out special projects as required.
  • Adheres to the Foundation’s core and staff values.
  • Travels 50% of the time within the specified area, and travels to the main MFH office for periods of time.

Minimum levels of education and experience.

  • Education: High school diploma or GED required; some higher education considered a plus.
  • Experience: Five or more years of relevant work experience, including demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional networks and facilitate meaningful conversations in community settings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and to effectively utilize standard technology applications.

The starting salary range for this position is $62,000 – $69,300 per year.

How to Apply

The Foundation offers competitive compensation and benefits. Send questions about the application process to

Who We Are

Missouri Foundation for Health is building a more equitable future through collaboration, convening, knowledge sharing, and strategic investment. Working in partnership with communities and nonprofits, MFH is transforming systems to eliminate inequities within all aspects of health and addressing the social and economic factors that shape health outcomes.

Statement of Diversity

MFH is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and strives for authentic inclusion. We seek to build a team that reflects diversity of race, socioeconomic status, national origin, color, disability, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.  MFH is committed to salary equity, and compensation will be determined based upon an independent assessment of qualifications relative to the position’s responsibilities. The Foundation’s compensation philosophy can be viewed here.

Physical and Work Environment Demands

The physical and work environment demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the position responsibilities. Physical demands, such as the ability to walk, sit, etc., are those of a typical office environment. Must reside in the Southwest region of Missouri.