Skip to main content

Job Opportunities

As a courtesy, Public Policy Administration at UMSL posts opportunities for those interested in a career in public policy, administration, or the nonprofit sector. Please refer to the listings for job details, and application information. If you have or know of a job that you believe would interest our students and/or alumni, please email the job listing, with application information, to

City Manager
City of Mascoutah, Ill.
The City of Mascoutah, Illinois (pop. 8,568) is seeking a proven leader with a record of accomplishment. The City’s annual budget is $29.9 million with 65+ employees.  Mascoutah is a proud and diverse City, with a historic downtown and a broad range of housing; active volunteer community; outstanding parks and highly rated schools; growing commercial, cultural and entertainment corridor/district; significant infrastructure projects in place; great Southern Illinois location bordering Scott Air Force Base and MidAmerica Airport; located 23 miles east of St Louis, MO.
Experience/Education:  Position requires 5+ years of progressively responsible management experience; city/town management experience highly desired; utility management (electric, water, and sewer) highly desired; success in commercial economic development and down town revitalization highly desired; must have BA/BS, highly desire MBA/MPA; city residency required within 12 months of hire.  Credentialed Manager (ICMA) desired.
Skills Desired:  Collaborative and dynamic leader experienced in commercial economic development in a diverse community.  Able to work closely with the City Council to plan and execute budgeting, long and short term planning and economic development for the City.  Must be a consensus builder, able to solicit and use community involvement to develop plans.  Candidate must have excellent interpersonal communication skills to work with the council, staff, community and organizations which represent the business and population base.
Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications (IMRF pension, excellent benefits).
Submit resume, work related references and salary history to: City of Mascoutah, Attn: City Clerk – City Manager Search Committee, 3 W. Main St., Mascoutah, IL 62258 or by email to by Sept. 15, 2018.  Click here for full job description. 
Program Staff Opportunity
Stephen Ministries

· 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.

Senior Campaign Manager
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)


Responsible for managing and implementing one (1) large or multiple large fundraising campaign(s) or core event(s) in support of LLS’ mission, and to achieve and exceed revenue goals for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) within the region and/or chapter's chartered area.

Reports to: Executive Director or assigned staff

Supervises: May supervise assigned staff


  • Implement organizational best practices with regard to recruiting and managing high level volunteers, revenue generation activities, expense and fiscal controls and marketing/promotions and logistics resulting in chapter revenue growth and achievement of revenue goals.
  • Oversee all aspects of large fundraising campaign(s) to include the Man & Woman of the Year, or special events.
  • Provide input into the development of a strategic plan for the fundraising campaign(s), including fundraising goals, budget recommendations, vendors, volunteer goals, and timelines.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the on-going fundraising campaign(s), including fundraising efficiency (cost/expense), community engagement, event satisfaction, and overall success of the campaign.
  • Ensure revenue goals are met by partnering with chapter leadership to identify, recruit, manage and steward volunteer committees and event participants.
  • Act as an on-site manager during the campaign fundraising event, overseeing activities, staff, vendors, and volunteers to ensure satisfaction of participants, and resolutions of problems.
  • Develop positive volunteer interactions through recruitment, mentoring, and providing comprehensive support for volunteer leadership and participants to develop and achieve personal fundraising plans, while focusing on the mission of LLS.
  • Identify and network with corporations, community groups, schools, and key donors to engage them in the LLS fundraising campaign(s).
  • Manage and act as a resource to Campaign Managers, Specialist, and Campaign Assistants relating to their fundraising campaigns and efforts, as well as provide input for hiring, promotion, performance, termination of those supervised.
  • Connect with vendors to secure the best rate or donation of services needed for the campaign(s).
  • Develop/modify marketing materials (brochures, recruitment, promotional flyers, pledge forms) to promote the fundraising campaign.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the LLS's mission and programs to promote the Society's fundraising, research, and patient initiatives.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4 years fundraising, sales, marketing, communications, event planning experience

Position Requirements:

  • Collaborate with Mission Team ensuring success of patient access, education, public policy & advocacy and research.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in nonprofit and volunteer management, with an emphasis on proven fundraising results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of digital, social media & emerging online channels.
  • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience in volunteer development and cultivation.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence.
  • Capable of working well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles.
  • Highly organized and professional.
  • Resourcefulness, promotions savvy and problem solving acumen.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
  • Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
  • May be required to move Campaign materials weighing up to 15 pounds for various events.
  • Travel within the Chapter's designated area.
  • Required to work evenings or weekends.


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) does not accept resumes from third party recruitment/search firms. Please do not forward resumes to LLS employees or any company locations or email addresses. LLS is not responsible for any fees related to resumes not solicited by LLS Recruiting. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Click Here to Apply:

Senior Director of Planned Giving, Philanthropy
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Reports To:  Associate Vice President, Philanthropy

Position Summary

The Senior Director of Planned Giving, Philanthropy is responsible for organizing and directing a planned giving program at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) with the goal of maximizing philanthropic support. Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Philanthropy and working closely with senior staff to communicate the importance of the complex principles of tax-encouraged philanthropic fundraising and play a leadership role in the SLSO’s upcoming capital campaign.

The Senior Director of Planned Giving, Philanthropy will set program goals, manage relationships, and lead the marketing and education efforts internally and externally, as well as assist in growing the overall donor base. This individual will work to build awareness of charitable giving techniques among donors who want to create a lasting legacy that will provide crucial support to the orchestra and serve as a resource to the Philanthropy team and the SLSO staff and musicians.

The successful candidate will be expert in planned giving arrangements and gift planning strategies and be a highly motivated and strategic thinker able to build and sustain positive relationships with all SLSO stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • The Senior Director of Planned Giving, Philanthropy is responsible for planning and implementing a major and planned giving program designed to achieve the fundraising goals of the SLSO.
  • Responsibility for developing a planned giving program to include outright gifts, deferred gift arrangements and experience with a wide variety of assets, i.e., real estate, securities, closely held stock, tangible personal property with a broad and thorough knowledge of the principles of tax-encouraged philanthropy.
  • Skill in developing and implementing sophisticated strategies for successful cultivation and solicitation of major and principal gifts - outright and/or life income arrangements or other transactions of a similar nature, level and complexity.
  • Establish strong working relationships with President/CEO, Vice Presidents, trustees, volunteers, philanthropy team, staff, and musicians.
  • Develop messages and materials to effectively communicate the advantages of legacy giving including writing fundraising correspondence, proposals for planned gifts or comparable solicitations and a variety of marketing materials.
  • Proactively take the lead in prospect identification and qualification, track, and leverage board linkages to individual/institutional prospects and those individuals who have influence within the community; provide cultivation and solicitation support. 

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Proven track record of success planning and managing a successful major gift and planned giving programs.
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of the principles of tax-encouraged philanthropy.
  • Knowledge of current pertinent tax laws and other legislation affecting the charitable sector to determine its impact upon gifts from individuals.
  • A personal record of success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major individual and planned gifts.
  • A track record as an effective communicator who is enthusiastic, articulate and persuasive, with excellent writing skills.
  • A good listener; comfortable receiving input from many sources and able to analyze and formulate disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan.
  • A collaborative nature with the ability to quickly establish credibility and gain the respect and support of colleagues, donors and volunteers.
  • Critical characteristics include integrity, initiative, positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills and a high level of maturity and judgment to motivate colleagues and inspire a culture of philanthropy.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of experience as a gift planning professional with at least three years of direct major gift experience.

Application Information

To apply for this position, please visit

Parks and Recreation Director
City of Fenton, MO (4,022 population) is seeking applicants from qualified persons for the position of Parks and Recreation Director. Fenton is a 4th class City in St. Louis County with an annual budget of $19 million and approximately 40 full time employees. The City of Fenton houses and maintains 9 public parks and a Recreation Facility. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or a related field, along with six years of related supervisory work experience, or other equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicants must also have a proven record of strong interpersonal skills, financial planning, contract compliance, and human resources. Salary range for this position is $79,379 - $102,002 - $124,624 and is to be determined based on qualifications and experience. This position will directly supervise approximately 7 full-time staff and approximately 150 PRN staff.  Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and references, along with a salary history to: City of Fenton, Missouri, Attn: Morgan Kuepfert, 625 New Smizer Mill Road, Fenton, MO 63026. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The full job description is available at Fenton City Hall, or by contacting Morgan Kuepfert at

Chief Development and Marketing Officer
Safe Connections

Founded as Women’s Self Help Center in 1976, today Safe Connections is a well-established and innovative nonprofit leader in the St. Louis region working to reduce the impact and incidence of domestic and sexual violence. We do this through individual and group therapy, crisis care anchored by our 24-Hour Crisis Helpline, and prevention education programming for youth. Safe Connections serves nearly 20,000 individuals each year, inclusive of all genders, gender identities and sexual orientations.

Safe Connections seeks and celebrates diversity in its staff community and provides a dynamic team environment. A trauma-informed culture with a high value on self-care, mentoring and professional development is an organizational hallmark. We are an equal-opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made based on merit and organizational needs, not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation or any other factor protected by law.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in relevant area of study.
  • Must have a minimum of ten years of experience in directing successful development and marketing programs with a measurable track record in building year-over-year revenues;
  • consistently demonstrate ethical behavior; welcome collaborative decision making;
  • be committed to Safe Connections’ mission, vision and values;
  • be proficient in database administration, information management, and industry-standard computer software suites;
  • demonstrate exceptional analytical skills;
  • have a proven ability to lead; possess polished oral, written and interpersonal communication skills;
  • demonstrate exceptional organizational skills;
  • have the ability to manage multiple and concurrent projects;
  • be passionate, high-energy and adaptable with a sense of humor.


The Chief Development and Marketing Officer is an executive leadership position responsible for the design and implementation of a complete development and marketing program to successfully increase individual, corporate, foundation, government and community support and broaden awareness of Safe Connections. The Chief Development and Marketing Officer is responsible for ensuring the growth of Safe Connections’ fundraising/campaign portfolio including individual and major gifts, special events, grants, government contracts, in-kind contributions and planned giving.

The Chief Development and Marketing Officer leads the successful delivery of results for the Grants and Communications Manager, the Events and Communications Manager and the Development Specialist. The Chief Development and Marketing Officer is a key staff facilitator to, and liaison with, the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.

The Chief Development and Marketing Officer reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is a full-time, exempt position with a flexible schedule requiring evening and weekend hours.


  • Plan and implement, in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, annual and longer-term development and marketing plans detailing the goals, objectives, and action steps for individual, foundation, corporate, government, planned giving, special events and in-kind giving. Special emphasis is placed on strengthening individual/major gift donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Provide professional leadership to the Board of Directors, Development Committee and development/marketing staff to develop and implement strategies which assist in the acquisition of philanthropic resources for furthering the purposes of Safe Connections.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and confidential donor and prospect records. Oversee maintenance of the organization’s database of resource-related individuals and institutions, updating and purging, as needed. Build upon current or likely giving patterns and constituencies to identify prospective donors.
  • Plan and produce, in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors, special events which are designed to achieve income and community awareness objectives.
  • Plan and execute, in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer and development/marketing department staff, a strategic and integrated marketing and communications plan to build brand positioning and familiarity. Plan elements include internal and external communications, spokesperson training, website content, electronic media, and print collateral.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of government regulations and trends in philanthropy. Be alert to new opportunities and potential resources. Maintain the highest level of ethical and professional standards in the management of philanthropic resources.
  • Act as lead staff to the Development Committee of the Board of Directors; working in partnership to successfully meet the goals and objectives set forth in the development and marketing department’s annual plan. Collaborate with the Development Committee Chair, and Chief Executive Officer, on implementing the plan.
  • Provide leadership, direction, and oversight to the Grants and Communications Manager, Events and Communications Manager and the Development Specialist.
  • Prepare monthly and yearly reports and analysis for the Chief Executive Officer, Development Committee and Board of Directors. Actively contribute to, and participate in, the development of Safe Connection’s annual budget.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises the Grants and Communications Manager, Events and Communications Manager and the Development Specialist

Application Information

Cover letters and resumes should be emailed to Susan D. Kidder, MS, Chief Executive Officer, at 

Safe Connections
2165 Hampton
St. Louis, MO 63139

Time Frame: School Year: August –End of May or September- Mid June (must take 2 month break and then may return for another placement)

Department: Field/Student Series

Position Classification: Temp: 30-35 Hours/Week

Principle Function: The Outreach Account Lead supports The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) signature fundraising campaign, Student Series, within assigned territory. Responsible for several aspects of Student Series including school recruitment and management, in-person visits, host assemblies, event wrap up, and other administrative duties as assigned.

Works under the supervision of Student Series Campaign Manager(s), in conjunction with fellow campaign staff, to accomplish assigned duties and responsibilities.




Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and coach schools to achieve fundraising goals through planning, customer service and stewardship.
  • Identify and network with schools and coordinators in assigned counties to promote the fundraising campaign(s) and drive fundraising success.
  • Metrics are set and must be met for number of commitments for Student Series programs like Pennies for Patients.
  • Draft concise, effective and personable communications to volunteers, participants, and donors with oversight by Campaign Manager.
  • Provide administrative assistance to campaign(s) through email, phone & website account management and Campaign 360 database.
  • Perform other functions and activities as directed by the manager.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society mission and its programs to address them.



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License
  • Willingness to travel throughout assigned territory.

Experience Requirements

  • 1-2 years’ professional or intern – level experience in a fundraising, communications, sales, marketing or related field.
  • Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
  • Experience in cold calling and sales outreach a plus.
  • Experience with database management a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively at all levels both internally and externally.
  • Able to simultaneously manage a high level of detail across multiple projects.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility and quickly adapt to changes while maintaining high levels of productivity and effectiveness under pressure.
  • Able to work well within a team environment, offering assistance and support to team members whenever necessary.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • Required to use personal vehicle in the course of employment.
  • In order to perform this job successfully an individual must meet the physical requirement necessary to complete the essential job duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.
  • The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
  • May be required to move Campaign materials weighing up to 15 pounds for various events.
  • Able to work flexible hours to meet with schools during and outside school hours
  • Familiarity with territory strongly encouraged.


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Organization.

Application Information

Click Here to Apply in St. Louis:

Special Events Manager
Special Olympics Missouri

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is a growing and vibrant organization with a statewide footprint. We are a sports organization and so much more, transforming lives through the power and joy of sport, every day, everywhere. Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization with nearly 4 million individuals with intellectual disabilities in more than 170 countries – 15,000 athletes, here in Missouri. We are a global social movement with initiatives to activate youth, build communities, and improve the overall health of our athletes. We’re changing the game for people young and old and asking you to be a part of it all.

The Special Event Manager is a full-time exempt position responsible for growing revenue to support individuals with intellectual disabilities served in the St. Louis community. This manager will grow annual revenues by working with staff and volunteers to manage multiple special events in a fast paced fundraising environment.


  • Collaborate with volunteer committee members to plan and implement several special events throughout the year, raising revenue and awareness of Special Olympics.
  • Sustain current, renew lapsed and secure new collaborative partnerships within the St. Louis Metro Area, managing benefits to sustain a long term relationship with SOMO.
  • Work with law enforcement to support them as they raise funds and awareness through their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) campaign.
  • Enthusiastically articulate the case for support, the mission and vision of SOMO to ensure that partnerships align with SOMO organizational marketing and communication efforts.
  • Ensure annual plan objectives and personal performance goals are attained.

Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least two years fundraising experience with proven success in event planning
  • A high level of comfort in reaching out to donors and prospects to develop and maintain relationships that result in funding
  • Excellent personal/written communications skills to clearly and effectively articulate the programmatic, fundraising and strategic objectives of SOMO
  • Presentation and public speaking skills with the ability to network
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Motivation, initiative and the ability to work independently 


  • Employee Medical, Dental, Life, Travel and Disability Insurance
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Retirement Plan (403B) (3% Employer Contribution and up to 5% Matching)
  • Twelve Paid Holidays per year
  • Ten Hours/Month Paid Vacation

Reports to: Regional Director of Development

Location: St. Louis, MO

Application Information: Interested Candidates: Complete Application for Employment ( and send along with resume, references, and salary requirements to  

Salary:$45,406.40 - $72,633.59 Annually
Location:Throughout St. Louis County, MO
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Office of the County Assessor
Job Number:2016-00127

Description: This position is responsible for providing appraisals of commercial, industrial, and complex residential property for tax purposes by reviewing existing and newly constructed property, calculating building and site improvement sizes, and analyzing market data.

The starting salary will be $25.10 hourly ($52,208 annually) for General Certified appraisers and $21.83 hourly ($45,406.40 annually) for those who do not possess certification.  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
  • Estimates property values by analyzing and making recommendations using cost and income approaches.
  • Produces complex written narrative appraisals for the purpose of defending the appraised value before the State Tax Commission (STC).
  • Represents the Assessor's Office by serving as an expert witness before the Board of Equalization (BOE) by analyzing financial documents, leases, appraisals, etc.
  • Presents and defends property values in compliance with State statutes, STC rules, and BOE procedures.
  • Interacts with property owners, attorneys, tax representatives, and other internal and external parties as required.
  • Performs related work as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:A minimum of  four years' experience in commercial appraisal or commercial real estate sales; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. The work rules for the St. Louis County Assessor's Office require all employees, whether they reside in St. Louis County or elsewhere, to remain current in the payment of their personal and real property taxes.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid driver's license.

Additional Information

SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT: A 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 assessment will consist of a written examination (Qualifying) and an oral interview which is 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.  Candidates possessing Certification as a General Appraiser will not have to take the Qualifying Exam.

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 bourne by the County.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at or apply in person at St. Louis County Government, Division of Personnel located at 41 S. Central 7th Floor, Clayton, Missouri 63105.



Volunteer Manager - Forest Park Forever

Forest Park Forever is seeking a strong leader to manage its thriving volunteer program, which plays a critical role in our ongoing efforts to restore and sustain the Park in partnership with the City of St. Louis. This individual will manage the range of work performed by both individual volunteers and volunteer groups, while effectively and efficiently advancing the mission of Forest Park Forever. This interdisciplinary role requires exceptional customer service skills and daily interaction across the organization.

For more information or to apply please click the following link:

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 .