Tina Moore has made a career out of helping others find their calling.
As the director of career services for Evangel University, Moore’s efforts are rooted in helping students set and achieve goals. The theme of encouraging and motivating others to strive higher extends to her work with area human resources professionals, job seekers and foster children.
A 10-year member of the Springfield Area Human Resources Association, her 2015 stint as president of the 16-member board – which serves a local membership base of 200 – speaks to Moore’s level of dedication.
“I tried to instill a sense of ownership in the board members, allowing them to take initiative in developing and reaching their committee goals,” Moore says. “The year was fantastic, and the SAHRA chapter earned the Gold Excel award – the highest level achieved for our chapter in many years.”
Moore’s 15-year background in career services includes career services team leader for Convoy of Hope’s 2016 Hope Starts Here event and her current position as certification director for Missouri State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management. Moore also holds certifications from the Alexandra, Va.-based society, as well as the Human Resource Certification Institute, the Center for Applications of Psychological Type and GS Consultants.
The roots of her leadership roles go back a bit farther to a longtime relationship with Drury University, first as an experiential education and technology coordinator, and from 2003-12 stint as associate director of career planning and development. During that time, Moore gave presentations to Bailey High School students in Drury’s Leadership Education program and also worked with the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Looking Beyond High School subcommittee.
She also worked as a human resources training specialist at Enactus prior to joining Evangel in 2013.
“Although I miss working with Tina on a daily basis, I cannot express how proud I am of her and all that she has accomplished in the years I have known her,” says Missouri State University Career Center Director Jill Wiggins, who previously worked with Moore at Drury. “She is one of the most compassionate people I know, and she changes the lives of students every day.”
Moore realizes she’s also helping to develop the next generation.
As a member of the steering committee for Greene County’s Teens in Transition program, she collaborates with caseworkers and officials from Greene County Juvenile Justice Center and the Missouri Department of Social Services’ Children’s Division to provide resources and assistance to foster youth considering career development. She serves on the Parent Teacher Association of Pleasant View Elementary School and as the team captain of North Point Church’s Kid Point program, overseeing classroom volunteers.
“Working with youth to help them discover their potential, set goals and work to achieve them has been incredible,” Moore says, noting her role as an influencer is most strongly felt in the academic realm. “One of the best feelings is having students or graduates follow up with me to thank me.
“It is humbling to hear, ‘I couldn’t have gotten this job without your help.’”