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Senior Manager of Grants & Communications
College Bound

Job Summary:

The Senior Manager of Grants & Communications works under the direction of the Development Director and in conjunction with College Bound’s Program Managers, Managing Director of Student Programs, Operations team and accounting/finance staff to develop, implement and manage the strategic plan to secure funding. College Bound solicits finds from private and corporate foundations and government sources. The Senior Manager of Grants & Communications researches funding opportunities; develops and writes all grant proposals; and manages all aspects of the grant application, reporting, securing funding and the stewardship process. In addition, the Senior Manager of Grants & Communications creates opportunities and develops relationships that will enhance and grow College Bound’s brand and stature with key external stakeholders both locally and nationally. Responsible for content, messaging, CB voice and accuracy of information narrated in marketing pieces.

Your responsibilities - Senior Grants Manager (90%):

  • Develops a strategic plan and manages a thorough deadline calendar to secure funding from private and corporate foundations and government sources that will increase and maximize College Bound’s grant revenue
  • Identifies new potential funding partnerships, both locally and nationally; keeps up-to-date on funding opportunities available through existing and past funding partners
  • Proposes, develops and writes content for all grant proposals. Works with the Finance Director to develop proposed budgets.
  • Tracks and reports annual grant revenue to College Bound leadership. Organizes and retains related electronic and paper files.
  • Tracks financial and narrative reporting requirements for all grants secured in grant management database; works in partnership with all departments to collect and organize information, outcomes and data necessary to report to funders.
  • Makes recommendations for cultivation of new relationships and stewardship of existing relationships.
  • Generates new revenue and broadens the base of support for College Bound.
  • Assists with other projects as assigned, including writing and editing other documents for the organization.

Responsibilities as Communications Manager (10%)

  • Writes stories of CB students and alumni, including editorials, stories, press releases
  • Collaborates with Marketing Contractor & contract PR experts (as needed)
  • Ensures a thoughtful, consistent, coordinated social media presence in the College Bound voice through participation in the Social Media Committee
  • Manages process to develop and produce creative input and text for yearly mailers, annual report, annual appeal and future marketing strategies
  • Maintains consistent messaging and voice throughout all of CB’s external communication
  • Partners with other CB departments for creative writing and marketing materials (as needed)

Skills and experience:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Rhetoric, Business, or related field.
  • Required Experience: Three or more years of related experience.  Must have proven track record in securing and managing government, private and corporate foundation funding valued at or about $800K or more annually.
  • Required Skills: Excellent written communication and research ability. Effective written persuasion and closing skills. Well-organized; excellent project management. Strong computer skills. Confidence working in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and experience using data management/CRM tools such as Salesforce.
  • Required Attributes: Focused self-starter, effective collaborator, and strategic thinker. Able to take a leadership role across departments to ensure consistent, reliable tracking and results for grant writing and reporting. Passion for empowering first-generation students from low-income communities. Operates with honesty and acute attention to detail. Motivated to steward and grow College Bound’s unique brand in the community.
  • Driver’s license and access to reliable transportation required.

Benefits and working conditions:

  • Competitive salary & benefits: includes a portion of paid employee health insurance, HRA, dental, short-term disability, 401(k) match and life insurance. Vision insurance is also available.
  • Flexible working environment
  • Play a vital role in a growing organization privileged to work with hundreds of intelligent and deserving young people every day.

Employees should have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and be able to pass a motor vehicle background check.  Some weekend and evening work is required for event execution.

How to apply:

Interested candidates must send a cover letter, salary requirements, references, and electronic version of resume to: . Subject Line: Senior Grants and Communications Manager. Applications will be accepted through April 5, 2019.

**All required documents must be submitted for review.

For more info, visit

Chief Development Officer
Jewish Children and Family Service

For nearly 150 years, JF&CS has offered compassionate support and practical solutions to help people in greater St. Louis navigate life’s challenges. Our professional staff assist the elderly, protect children at risk, provide food and services to those in need, support families, and enhance community connections. We serve people in need, inclusive of all ages, races, religions, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations. JF&CS is a dynamic organization, with committed supporters and talented staff dedicated to an inspiring mission.

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) provides strategic leadership to develop and implement comprehensive financial and development plans. The CDO supervises development department staff, and oversees major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, special events, tribute giving, and all associated activities. Supervised by the Chief Executive Officer, the CDO works closely with the Development Committee of the JF&CS Board of Directors. 

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, team and donor-centric, strategic, detail-oriented, and highly organized; and will possess the ability to connect community members to JF&CS’s critical mission. Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, and research skills are essential. Familiarity with the St. Louis and Jewish communities a plus. 


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 7 years of direct fundraising experience, or equivalent.
  • Significant successful experience in gift solicitation.

Full-time, Exempt

Salary range: $90,000 - $110,000

To apply, visit

Executive Director
Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation

This position is ideal for a dynamic, creative, and self-motivated individual who is passionate about the arts and working with young people.

About the Organization: The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation (FoxPACF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission of fostering, promoting, and encouraging young people in the St. Louis region to discover and participate in the joy and wonder of live performances. FoxPACF provides unique opportunities and develops educational performing arts programs focused on young artists.

Position Summary:

  • Provide leadership and vision to increase awareness of FoxPACF within the performing arts community and the metropolitan area in general.
  •  Successfully plan, manage and execute FoxPACF programs (see below).
  • Manage production and logistics of events.
  • Oversee budget and business matters to include, but not limited to, payroll, taxes, budgets, financial reports, insurance, and contracts.
  • Direct and implement the board’s goals and objectives.
  • Act as liaison with the board to schedule meetings, set agendas, and provide updates on the activities of FoxPACF.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials

Position: Executive Director

Reports To: The Board of Directors through the Board President

Professional Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree or comparable professional experience.
  • A minimum of six years of professional experience with an organization in the arts or education.
  • Experience working in the performing arts is a plus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with outside constituencies.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task with high standards of accuracy and efficiency.
  • Excellent communication skills: public speaking, written communication, face-to-face, and telephone.
  • Project management experience and proficiency with project management software is a plus.E
  • Experience with QuickBooks is a plus.
  • Fundraising and grant writing experience is a plus.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends when necessary.

Application Requirement:

  • Cover letter
  • Contact information
  • Resume
  • Three professional references with contact information

 E-mail to:

Submissions should be received by April 12, 2019.

For more info, visit:

Civic Engagement Manager
Great Rivers Greenway

Great Rivers Greenway is seeking a dynamic Civic Engagement Manager to collaborate with internal staff and a wide range of external partners and consultants to engage the community with the organization’s mission, vision and projects. Projects range from long-term strategy and planning to executing engagements throughout the lifecycle of a greenway project to day-to-day customer service. This position demands an experienced professional with both strategic thinking and high attention to detail, impeccable communication skills, excellent ability to multi-task, and dedication to the team. The Civic Engagement Manager position is a full-time, salaried position with benefits.

The Civic Engagement Manager position is a full-time, salaried position with benefits, responsible for collaborating with internal staff and a wide range of external partners and consultants to engage the community with the organization’s mission, vision and projects. Projects range from long-term strategy and planning to executing engagements throughout the lifecycle of a greenway project to day-to-day customer service. This position demands an experienced professional with both strategic thinking and high attention to detail, impeccable communication skills, excellent ability to multi-task, and dedication to the team.

This position interacts with people from all backgrounds, throughout the St. Louis region. Stakeholders can range from technical advisors, to consultants to elected officials to residents. This position requires being skilled at engaging at all levels. Great Rivers Greenway has an overall engagement strategy and framework that has been developed in collaboration with staff, board and partners to guide these efforts. This position will also support all departments with any engagement needs, above and beyond typical greenway building projects.

Reports to: Vice President of Communications & Outreach

Supervises: Consultants

Collaborates with: Project Managers, Communications Manager, Community Program Manager, Chouteau Greenway Civic Engagement Manager, Outreach Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, all staff, boards, partners

The following are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties are required and will be assigned as needed.

  • Manage strategy and planning for all community engagement efforts.
    • Follow organizational standards for community engagement, while updating with research and best practices from the industry.
    • Procure, onboard and manage vendors to support efforts as necessary.
    • Coordinate with staff and partners to plan, execute and manage engagement process and keep integrated with project management software.
    • Coordinate region-wide engagement activities such as advisors, champions or advocates.
  • Plan and execute engagement activities for each project collaboratively with staff, partners and vendors to ensure community buy-in and awareness and ensure community input in key decisions.
    • Research each community and engage key stakeholders to tailor engagement strategy to any given project.
    • Engage the community throughout lifecycle of all greenway projects, ranging from events, programs, surveys, online and offline engagement.
    • Recruit, train and maintain relationships with Champions for each project to support communications efforts on an ongoing basis.
  • Support other departments as needed
    • Provide expertise to guide efforts such as a focus group for communications planning, a workshop with volunteers or a survey to all donors.
    • Connect other departments to partners, vendors and resources to complete their projects in an efficient manner.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.


  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience related to the duties of this position
  • Municipal, government or nonprofit experience preferred, whether that is through direct service or client work
  • Experience with planning, community development, trail and park-related projects preferred
  • Knowledge of the St. Louis metropolitan region preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

(These may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.)

  • Be self-directed and possess sound judgment.
  • Firm grasp on championing project goals, managing budget, timelines and deliverables with internal staff and external partners, vendors and stakeholders.
  • Ability to complete tasks and duties in a timely and accurate manner with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain solid relationships with a diverse internal and external team.
  • Ability to represent and reflect organizational values.
  • Ability to think and act strategically for successful community engagement.
  • Efficient, high-capacity self-starter who thrives in a fast paced work environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with good attention to detail and ability to disseminate information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to coordinate a variety of unrelated functions and handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • Team-oriented with a commitment to sustaining strong, productive working partnerships with all staff, board members, consultants, volunteers and the overall community.
  • Ability to handle difficult communication through a variety of channels, performs well under pressure.
  • Demonstrated understanding of diversity, equity and inclusionary practices, engagement best practices and cultural competence.
  • Demonstrated success in community engagement and/or organizing, outreach methods, active listening, conflict resolution and compromise.
  • Ability to synthesize and present technical information to a variety of audiences.

Technical Skills:

  • PC operation at a skilled level
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to learn software applications as necessary
  • Experience with public engagement and public speaking
  • Skilled in writing, listening and speaking in English
  • Second language competency encouraged
  • Training or familiarity with GIS software encouraged

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:

(These may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.)

  • PC and associated software, commercial printer, telephone, copier, camera

License(s)/Certification(s) Required:

  • None required but professional development encouraged

On-The-Job Training Time:

  • Six (6) to eight (8) months, depending on previous experience

Physical/Visual Activities or Demands:

(These may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.)

  • While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. Vision requirements include close vision, ability to adjust and focus, distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), ability to judge distances and spatial relationships.

Work Environment: (These may be representative but not all inclusive of environmental and atmospheric conditions commonly associated with this position.)

  • Primarily normal office conditions; the noise level in the environment is moderate. Occasional exposure to weather conditions when necessary.
  • This position does require some evening and weekend commitments.

Great Rivers Greenway is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities. Great Rivers Greenway actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce.

Application Information:

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to by 5 p.m. prevailing Central Time on Tuesday April 2, 2019.

For the complete job description, click here.

Assistant Court Clerk, Municipal Courts Division
City of Kirkwood, Mo.



  • Process Traffic Violations Bureau payments daily and during weekly court sessions.
  • Balance court receipts and prepare deposits daily.
  • Enter payments and case dispositions into the computer system: IMDS Plus (REJIS) and Show Me Courts.
  • Attend weekly evening court sessions up to 4 times per month.
  • Respond to inquiries on court matters, records, and traffic violations from the public, attorneys, Municipal Judge, prosecuting attorney, and other agencies on a daily basis.
  • Receive and post bond monies from the Police Department and outside agencies.
  • Work jointly with the Police Department, Prosecutor Clerk, and Prosecutor to ensure accountability for all traffic and non-traffic summonses.


  • High School graduate or equivalent required; some college preferred.
  • Successful completion of training and necessary certifications in the use of IMDS Plus/Rejis system or ShowMe Courts Program and online payment system programs.
  • Must have or obtain certification as a Court Administrator through the University of Missouri or other program recognized by the Missouri Association of Court Administrators (MACA).
  • Prior experience in general office work; proficient with Microsoft Office products.

SALARY:  $41,163 - $49,816 per year, DOQ, plus excellent benefits. 

Position is open until Monday, March 4, 2019.

To apply:  Complete the electronic employment application located on the City website under “Employment.” OR: A paper application can be picked up at Kirkwood City Hall, 139 South Kirkwood Road, 63122 OR: call 314-984-6975 to have one e-mailed, mailed, or faxed to you.  Return paper applications to: City of Kirkwood, Attn: Human Resources-ACC, at the address listed above.

For the City's employment webpage, click here.

Persons requiring an accomodation to apply for a job opening should contact human resources at 314-822-5809. The City of Kirkwood is an equal opportunity employer and participates in e-verify.


Director, Planning and Partnerships
Generate Health

Generate Health mobilizes and inspires the St. Louis region to advance racial equity in pregnancy outcomes, family well-being, and community health. Generate Health is seeking a Director to help FLOURISH drive significant equity-based system and community change and achieve its goal. FLOURISH is a community movement to achieve zero racial disparities in infant mortality by 2033. 

Purpose:  Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Director of Planning and Partnerships will be responsible for overall project management of the FLOURISH Initiative, promoting and leading strong planning and monitoring of this complex, collective effort, ensuring racial equity is fully integrated.   The Director of Planning and Partnerships expands FLOURISH’s impact by developing and ensuring engagement strategy and stewardship of influential institutions and organizational partners. This position supervises the Manager of Epidemiology and Evaluation as well as the Manager of Aligned Investments.


Planning and monitoring

  • Guide action and strategy planning conducted by FLOURISH to achieve the North Star of zero racial disparities in infant mortality by 2033
  • Be aware of and work within grant deliverables, budgets, reporting and regulations. Support timely reports and effective communication with funder
  • Determine resource needs of projects and partnerships. Coordinate with appropriate internal staff and external partners to secure resources  
  • Lead / oversee implementation of initiative action plans to achieve racial equity
  • Oversee and coordinate evaluation of initiative objectives/goals
  • Lead team in creation of program implementation tools and translation of internal content into partner-facing resources
  • Maintain understanding of current implementation challenges and develop comprehensive solutions to address them
  • Act as a neutral arbiter and help resolve disputes or disagreements in direction among workgroups and Community Leaders Cabinet

Developing institutional partnerships needed for system and policy change

  • Guide the creation of effective Initiative governance structures, and prepare system actors to participate effectively in community-led environment
  • Elevate understanding of systemic racism and strategies to achieve racial equity
  • Strategically engage and retain key constituents in collaborative initiatives
  • Develop creative ways to partner with institutions to maximize their involvement and resource support
  • Manage partnerships effectively by developing clear project outcomes, regularly engage with partner, and identify new opportunities to refine and scale the engagement to achieve shared outcomes
  • Collaborate with FLOURISH team (community mobilization, advocacy, data/evaluation) to inform and drive scalable approaches through reflection on drivers of success and challenges with system level partnerships
  • Provide direction and support to partner organizations in aligning their work to the North Star

Communicating progress

  • Work with FLOURISH Communications Consultant to promote awareness of FLOURISH progress as well as promote understanding of racial equity in maternal and infant health to drives action by key audiences
  • Participate on strategically-aligned boards and community groups
  • Identify stories of impact to be featured in social media
  • Translate evaluation information and data into stories that resonate with key audiences in the form of verbal updates for stakeholders
  • Attend local, regional and national conferences and when possible deliver presentations about FLOURISH approach, learnings and outcomes
  • Ensure continuous communication with collaborative partners
  • Collaborate with development and communications team to develop creative funding opportunities and support effective marketing and communication of the work.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master's preferred, in public health, social work, community health nursing or related field preferred.
  • Proven record of accomplishment over a minimum of 5 years in program management and working with community groups.
  • Ability to engage community organizations.
  • Prior experience participating in grant writing and implementing public and private grant projects.
  • Experience and passion for maternal and infant health equity is preferred.
  • Able to identify and problem solve system level challenges and articulate effective solutions
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including internet research, databases, word processing, spreadsheets, database management software, email, and web.

Competencies Required

  • Strategic orientation – broad knowledge and perspective of health equity in maternal and child health and community health; future oriented;
  • Interpersonal savvy — relates well to all kinds of people, builds effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact, can diffuse high tension situations, steps up to conflict, find common ground and get cooperation, listens before judging, demonstrates respect for opinion of others, keeps people informed and up to date; communicates effectively verbally and in writing in a variety of settings; manages group process.
  • Partnership builder - Identifies opportunities and takes action to build strategic relationships internally and externally, identifies partnership needs, exchanges information with potential partners, collaboratively determines mutual goals, facilitates partnership agreements, nurtures partnership
  • Collaborative leadershipPromotes and generates cooperation among one’s peers to achieve a collective outcome, fosters the development of a common vision and fully participates in creating a unified team that gets things done
  • Innovation – challenges the status quo, creates or seizes opportunities to improve effectiveness and outcomes, applies creative problem solving; takes smart risks and learns from mistakes
  • Politically astute - tactful and attentive to the perspectives and competing interests of various internal and external stakeholders
  • Planning, organizing and measuring – sets goals and measures, tracks progress, able to handle multiple activities at one time, uses resources effectively, can marshal resources to get things done, follows up to ensure results, provides sense of priorities, knows how to organize people and activities; knows what to measure and how to measure it
  • Continual and active learner – grasps new information, seeks new sources of information to expand knowledge, skills and abilities, integrates knowledge into work, seeks improvement, makes complex understandable
  • Diversity – supports and promotes environment that holds opportunities for all. Actively seeks opinions and ideas from people of varied background, experience, values, and enthusiastically works with all employees, partners and clients.

Type of work environment associated with the job-indoor, office setting. Travel by car through region to attend meetings in community settings.  Occasional long distance travel to attend conferences.   Work weekdays with flexible evening and weekend hours, ability to lift and carry boxes, office supplies and other materials needed for community meetings, workshops, conferences, and events. 

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Please no phone calls.

Adjunct Political Science Instructor
Harris-Stowe State University

Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Location: HGA Main
Job Status: Part Time
Salary/Hourly: Hourly
Reports to: Dean of Arts and Sciences

Job Summary: The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences is creating a pool of potential adjunct instructors to teach courses in Political Science. The successful candidate must possess a Doctorate or a Master’s Degree in Political Science or related field and have earned at least 18 credit hours in political science at the graduate level.

Essential Functions: Maintains course syllabi and provides each student with a written statement of course requirements at the beginning of each semester. Prepares and delivers lectures, leads discussions, and performs other activities which are related to and meet course requirements. Conducts appropriate evaluations of student’s performances and assigns grades on the basis of such evaluations Maintains records of student’s grades and attendance according to University requirements. Provides access to students through regular hours and involvement on campus.
Participates in the development and revision of course content, textbook/ equipment selection, instructional materials, and teaching assignment/ scheduling. Provides academic and career advisement and assistance to students as appropriate. Maintains professional skills and subject expertise through study and involvement in professional organizations.

Minimum Education and Experience:  A minimum of an earned graduate degree from an accredited higher education institution and a minimum of 18 credit hours in the subject field at the graduate level. Experience in teaching discipline.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong understanding of the pedagogies of University level teaching, particularly for the first generation University students. Good knowledge of principles and theory of teaching field. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with students and University community. Read, understand and clearly speak English; constantly use speech and hearing (correctable to normal level required) in communicating with public/co-workers, giving and receiving instructions
Ability to use common office machines (i.e. computers, copiers, calculators, cellular phones/blackberry, etc.)
Ability to use computer-driven word processing, spreadsheet and file maintenance reports
Ability to effectively express ideas orally and in writing

Supervisory Responsibility: None
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a signification degree
Working Conditions and Environment:
Work is routinely performed in a typical interior/office environment
Very limited or no exposure to physical risk

Interested applicants can email or


Chief Operating Officer
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois


The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team. Leads in establishing and integrating the Council’s business processes and operational strategies. The COO has direct responsibility for leading teams that include membership recruitment, membership development and retention, girl experience, customer care, product program, database management and volunteer experience.

The COO is also responsible for the oversight of operational metrics and key performance indicators as well as driving council-wide business process mapping and process improvement to streamline operations and increase efficiency and effectiveness of mission delivery departments.

Passion for the Girl Scouts and its mission is essential, and the COO is expected to build, motivate and lead high performing teams who are customer focused and consistently deliver on the mission and promise of Girl Scouting in the community. 

Requirements include:
  • Bachelor degree in a relevant course of study or equivalent experience; MBA or other advanced/professional degree preferred. Other combinations of education and experience that demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position may be considered. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of directly relevant work experience, preferably in a non-profit organization, demonstrating progressively increasing responsibility and accountability, as well as overall functional success. 
  • Demonstrated leadership, collaborative management, and interpersonal skills with a customer service orientation. 
  • Previous experience successfully managing multiple departments and cross functional teams.
  • Proficiency with technology, including ability to learn new software packages. 
  • An understanding of financial statements, key financial metrics, budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis. 
  • Proven capability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality. 

For the full job description, and application information, click here.

Development Manager
St. Louis County Library

Job Purpose:

Plans, develops, implements and maintains a comprehensive fund raising program on behalf of the St. Louis County Library to enhance its mission.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serves as Development Manager for St. Louis County Library.
  • Works with the Asst. Director of Advancement to focus the Foundation Board Members and the development staff on efforts outlined to raise major gifts.
  • Strengthens the development function by developing an active strategic fundraising development plan that effectively utilizes the development and marketing team and tools for an active fundraising strategy.
  • Outlines and develops donor cultivation programs.
  • Works with the Asst. Director of Advancement to support development and marketing goals.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of five years fundraising experience or related customer relationship management/sales experience
  • Knowledge of the not-for-profit sector
  • Knowledge of development trends, practices and policies
  • Strong ability to relate to people at all business and social levels
  • Ability to supervise, train, and motivate staff
  • Must possess a commitment to a high level of public service to Library customers
  • Must possess excellent communication and organization skills and good judgment, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively with other Library managers in a professional manner
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
  • Experience with funding raising/donor management databases

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
  • Ability to think creatively and to solve problems and improve service
  • Ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with customers and staff
  • Ability to operate various types of Library equipment
  • Ability to use electronic hardware and software
  • Ability to use a pc, word processing, and e-mail

To Apply:

Qualified candidates can apply online on the Library’s website at

St. Louis County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager of Institutional Giving
Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Position Description

The Manager of Institutional Giving is an integral part of Opera Theatre’s development team who performs administrative duties that require discretion and independent judgement with respect to the company’s fundraising efforts. Responsibilities include:

  • Develop clear, compelling, and timely written grant proposals for foundations, government agencies, and corporate donors to ensure OTSL meets its contributed revenue goals;
  • Write and submit all reports to fulfill funding requirements and encourage renewed/increased support from institutional donors;
  • Read and interpret organization and project budgets;
  • Develop and steward relationships with foundations, government agencies, and corporate donors. Invite funders to observe programming, initiate appropriate communication with funders regarding proposals or reports, and determine the most effective way to communicate program results at the conclusion of grant periods.
  • Direct corporate sponsorship efforts and serve as the liaison to the board’s corporate sponsorship committee. Work with committee members to identify and evaluate new prospects and determine an appropriate solicitation strategy for each prospect. Provide materials needed for successful solicitation and monitor solicitation progress relative to corporate revenue goal. Work in partnership with the Manager of Special Events to coordinate corporate sponsorship requests for fundraising events.
  • Research new foundation and corporate prospects, schedule cultivation visits (involving colleagues as needed for appointments), and evaluate which prospects have the capacity and propensity to support Opera Theatre.
  • Develop and maintain an annual calendar to ensure all grant applications and related reports are submitted on deadline.
  • Assist the Director of Development with special projects as assigned.


The successful candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of experience in grant writing or closely related fundraising work, including a demonstrated ability to craft written project narratives and develop project budgets;
  • A knowledge of local and national arts funding sources;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • An ability to build relationships with donors and prospective donors;
  • An understanding of non-profit finance and related reports;
  • Extraordinary attention to detail and a commitment to meeting deadlines;
  • An interest in the performing arts;
  • Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheets;
  • Experience with prospect research and donor database software.

Please email cover letter and resume to Nicole Ambos Freber, Director of Development at (No calls, please.)

For the website of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, click here.

Project Manager/Planner

Rise Community Development (Rise) is seeking an experienced, mission-driven applicant to join our neighborhood redevelopment and community planning team in the role of Project Manager.  This is a full-time salaried position, with a salary range of $60,000 – $70,000 depending on qualifications. The position will require occasional night and weekend hours in addition to standard office hours.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in social sciences, business, urban planning, architecture, urban design, real estate or a related field.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Experience managing individual deadlines and tasks as part of a project team
  • Good communications skills with diverse audiences
  • Flexibility in reacting to changing priorities
  • Willing and able to explore innovative and efficient solutions to problems
  • Interest in a range of topics impacting social conditions, especially in an urban setting

Preferred Skills:

  • Master’s degree or 2+ years of professional experience working in community development, urban planning or housing development
  • Demonstrated experience building connections with community groups
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Able to manage projects and communicate with clients and partners
  • Understanding of the relationships between social conditions and quality of life outcomes
  • Familiarity with local governmental and political structures
  • Knowledge and experience in housing development planning and processes; real estate practice; real estate development finance, including low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and historic rehabilitation tax credit-financed developments; housing programs and regulations (including HOME and CDBG)
  • Working familiarity with how to read and understanding construction drawings and a working knowledge of construction techniques
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)

How:  Please submit only a resume and a quick answer to the following prompt (responses should be no more than 250 words) to, with the subject line “Project Manager”.

Prompt: How can we make neighborhoods fully hospitable to and inclusive of residents with a range of incomes, ages and abilities?

Do not submit a cover letter. We look forward to reviewing your materials!

To see the complete job listing, click here.

Zoning Specialist
St. Louis County
Salary:$40,539.20 - $64,854.40 Annually
Location:Clayton - St. Louis County, MO
Job Type:Full-Time
Department:Department of Public Works
Job Number:2018-00522

If you previously applied there is no need to re-apply.  Position is open until filled.

This position works within the Code Enforcement Division of the Department of Public Works and is responsible for the enforcement of zoning ordinances, reviewing site and architectural plans, administering flood plain regulations, and approving building and occupancy permits.

As an employer, St. Louis County cares about the health and well-being of our employees. In an effort to provide for the best possible work-life balance, the County offers a generous benefit package which includes affordable health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 4 weeks of Paid Time Off the first year, 10 paid holidays, deferred benefit retirement plan, paid life insurance as well as short and long term disability. A full listing of benefits is available under the benefit tab at the top of this page. 

The hiring range for the position is $40,539.20 - $48,697.00 per year based on experience and qualifications.
Applicants hired full time on or after January 17, 2018 will be participating in the revised retirement plan.  New employees will be required to contribute 4% of their salary to this plan.

Examples of Duties


  • Reviews and approves building and occupancy permit applications in compliance with all zoning subdivision and flood plain ordinances
  • Reviews site development plans to ensure development requirements are met.
  • Provides zoning and flood plain information both in person and via written communication.
  • Answers questions of a technical nature and resolves complaints.
  • Performs related work as required


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Urban Studies, Urban Planning or a related field and a one year of zoning review and enforcement experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Master Degree in a related field will be considered.

Additional Information

SELECTION AND APPOINTMENTA selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recentness and appropriateness of the applicant's education and experience, answers to the supplemental questions, results of employment references investigated and any other appropriate information available.

The selection committee will admit to the interview only those persons who possess the most job related qualifications and may establish admittance criteria beyond the minimum qualifications stated above.  The interview will comprise 100% of the applicant's earned grade.  A candidate must earn a qualifying grade of 70 or more on the interview to be eligible for appointment.

The five top ranking candidates, based on the final grade, will be certified to the Department Director/Appointing Authority who will make the final decision.

All applicants conditionally offered a permanent part time, full time, term or on-call position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory.  The cost of screening will be covered by the County.

HOW TO APPLYApplicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at .  We only accept On-line applications.  If you do not have access to a computer with web access, we have a kiosk that you may use in our office located at 41 S. Central 7th Floor, Clayton, Missouri 63105.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICYThe policy of the Civil Service Commission of St. Louis County is to support fair and equitable employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veterans' status or political affiliation.  Call the Division of Personnel at (314) 615-5429 for more information on this policy.

St. Louis County
Division of Personnel, 7th Floor
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 615-5429

Relay MO 711 or 800-735-2966
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Fax:  (314) 615-7703

Development Director
Rainbow Village

Are you a good storyteller? Rainbow Village is seeking a development director who can craft the story of the importance of housing for those with disabilities. This position leads a staff of two development associates and works closely with the Executive Director who is an active part of the development effort.

Rainbow Village is the major housing program in the region for people with disabilities. It works in partnership with almost 20 social service agencies that provide services for the residents. Currently raising $700,000 from contributed income, Rainbow Village would like this to grow to $1 million or more. Events and grants now raise most of this income. Primary focus is to grow the individual giving program, especially major gifts. The development office is also responsible for public relations, marketing and advertising. A new branding effort is underway and the development director will be an essential part of that project.

The ideal candidate will be fearless, ready to spend time out of the office talking to donors and the public about how Rainbow Village improves the quality of life for people. Rainbow Village values highly those who are inclusive, willing to collaborate, strong communicators, and can mentor team members. The successful candidate will lead or be involved in strategic and growth initiatives.

We are looking for someone with a passion for the work, a minimum of five years of work experience in development or in a related field. Supervisory experience is a must.

Interested? Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Pat Rich at Please put Rainbow Village in the subject line. Information received by Feb. 22 will receive preference. A complete position description is available on the Rainbow Village website:

City Administrator
City of Owensville, Mo.

The City of Owensville, Missouri is currently accepting applications for the position of City Administrator. The City Administrator coordinates and supervises the operations of all City departments with the exception of the Park and Police departments.

The City Administrator serves as the purchasing agent and the personnel officer for the City and oversees and coordinates the preparation and implementation of the City’s annual budget. The City Administrator prepares capital improvement plans, prepares and distributes press releases and other communications, and advises the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on new and developing issues, opportunities, problems, and other noteworthy or interesting items.

The City is governed by a Mayor and four (4) aldermen and has a total annual budget of about $3.8 million. The City employs twenty (20) year-round full-time employees, several year-round part-time employees, and about thirty (30) seasonal employees. The City is currently working on several major projects including disbanding the Owensville Municipal Court, building a new Police Station, and finalizing and adopting an employee total compensation plan.

Owensville is located about eighty (80) miles southwest of St. Louis in Gasconade County and is home to nearly 2,700 residents. Owensville has a strong industrial base, great schools, numerous social organizations, and is home to the Gasconade County Fair.

Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, finance, or a closely related field. Additional desired qualifications include a Master’s degree in public administration or a closely related field and two (2) to three (3) years of related experience.

The City of Owensville offers a very generous benefits package which includes dental insurance, health insurance, personal, sick, and vacation time, and membership in the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System (LAGERS). Starting pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug test.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Mayor John Kamler, c/o Bobbi Limberg, City Clerk, at 107 W Sears Ave, Owensville MO 65066 or This position is open until filled. EOE.

Program Staff
Stephen Ministries Center

· Serve as a leader for a stable, well-respected not-for-profit religious training and
publishing organization in St. Louis County.
· Contribute as a member of Stephen Ministries' program development and delivery
team and grow into a leadership role within the organization.
· Work will be accomplished primarily at the Stephen Ministries Center in St.
Louis, Missouri, with occasional travel to conferences and workshops.
· Minimum bachelor's degree (master's level degree a plus) and excellent academic
· Skilled in using technology
· Demonstrated experience and strengths in one or more of these areas:
Writing and editing
Supervising staff
Presenting and speaking skills
Based on their gifts, strengths, and experience, program staff may:
· Serve on a team that writes and edits training presentations, books, manuals,
publicity materials, correspondence, and other resources.
· Work with program development, customer service, market research,
consultation, marketing, information technology, operations, or human resources
· Manage one of the above departments or functional areas, coordinating the team's
efforts and supervising one or more staff members.
· Direct two or more one-week training conferences that Stephen Ministries
conducts in various U.S. cities each year. This involves teaching sessions,
interacting with and assisting participants, supervising a conference team, and
coordinating with hotel staff and other vendors supporting the event.
· Coordinate or serve in other areas related to the candidate’s gifts and interests and
the mission of the organization.
Join Our Team
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to 2045 Innerbelt Business Center Dr., St.
Louis, MO 63114. You may also fax your resume to (314) 428-7888. Email submissions
not accepted. Please include academic information, including grades and test scores at all
For more information visit or call us a 314-428-2600.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis Public Policy Administration posts these opportunities as a service. We make no particular recommendations regarding employers. We make no representations or guarantees about positions posted. Public Policy Administration is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of employment. It is your responsibility to investigate these opportunities .