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Program Staff
Stephen Ministries

Opportunity
· 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.
Qualifications
· Minimum bachelor's degree (master's level degree a plus) and excellent academic
record
· Skilled in using technology
· Demonstrated experience and strengths in one or more of these areas:
Writing and editing
Supervising staff
Presenting and speaking skills
Responsibilities
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
teams.
· 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
levels.
For more information visit www.stephenministries.org/careers or call us a 314-428-2600.

Individual Gift Officer
BJC - St. Louis Children's Hospital

Job Description

Job ID: 1186593
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

A member of BJC Healthcare, St. Louis Children’s Hospital follows one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care. In 2018, Children's expanded with a state-of-the-art, 12-story medical tower. To learn more, visit StLouisChildrens.org, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Role Purpose: Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit annual giving donors with the capacity to give $1,000 or more annually. Plays a key role in strengthening opportunities for these constituents to become engaged as donors and supporters, resulting in increased giving and development of consistent pipeline of new prospects.

Responsibilities: Identify qualify, and manage a portfolio of assigned donors with the goal of soliciting them annually for the annual fund.

  • Conduct a minimum of 120 face-to-face visits annually and pursue a minimum of 200 meaningful contacts with donors that includes 50+ annual solicitations. Attend Foundation sponsored events as needed.
  • Maintain all donor actions taken within Raiser’s Edge.
  • Oversee efforts to ensure timely acknowledgement of gifts and appropriate stewardship of donors.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to continually review donor lists in order to solicit donors for the proper solicitation levels. Coordinate volunteers as needed.
Minimum Requirements
Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
Experience
  • 2-5 years
  • 5-10 years
Supervisor Experience
  • No Experience
Benefits Statement

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings
-  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
-  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
-  401(k) plan
-  Tuition Assistance
-  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
-  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
-  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time
*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center
Legal Statement: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 
For more info and to apply, click here.

Grants Specialist
SIHF Healthcare

Job Description: Grants Specialist Updated: 03.14.2019

Job Description

TITLE: Grants Specialist

REPORTS TO: Director of Planning and Grants

STATUS: Exempt

HOURS: 40 hours per week

VISION, MISSION & VALUES:

Every employee of SIHF Healthcare is expected to uphold our vision, mission and values. Our actions will reflect our values of compassion, diversity, integrity, excellence and teamwork creating a culture in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. This will result in our vision of People achieving their highest quality of life through the fulfillment of our mission to lead individuals and communities to their healthiest lifestyle by providing a coordinated network of health and supportive services.

CUSTOMER SERVICE COMPLIANCE STATEMENT:

Treat every person with dignity, respect and kindness by listening with your full attention, address questions/concerns immediately, and accept responsibility to follow through by always doing what you say you will do. You support our customers, and your team, by being patient, understanding and positive, knowing that you are SIHF Healthcare to those we serve.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Research, write, and prepare for submission of government, corporation, and organization grant applications. Develop and oversee the monitoring and evaluation component of assigned grants.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide support in grant proposal development, including internal and external research as necessary. This includes research and analysis of funding opportunities and sources. Shall research and mine data sources to support to the Director of Grants & Planning while developing grant programs
  2. Shall assist in the preparation of grants to include writing, organization of content, coordinating with internal staff, and prepare grant applications for submission. Perform support functions for the Director that includes the completion of forms and managing steps for submittal.
  3. Shall coordinate and implement administrative projects/assignments as directed.
  4. Will assist with the preparation of program evaluation and impact reports.
  5. Collects data to support technical assistance request for program staff and providers.
  6. Schedule and participate in meetings around grant proposal development as needed.
  7. Other responsibilities as assigned by Director.

ADDITIONAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  1. Supervise staff as needed.
  2. Develop monitoring system and tools necessary for tracking and evaluating grant programs.
  3. Attend grant mandated conferences and trainings.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  1. Knowledge of community resources within the SIHF Healthcare service area is helpful.
  2. Proficient personal computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, routine, database, electronic mail).
  3. Proficient research skills, including ability to search national, state and other publically available data sources to compile demographic and health data.
  4. Must be able and willing to work effectively as a member of a team.
  5. Professional appearance and behavior.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's Degree and at least two (2) years experience in program development or program evaluation is required. Master's degree is preferred. Candidate must have excellent writing skills in addition to familiarity with the healthcare needs of rural and urban communities.

Job Description: Grants Specialist Updated: 03.14.2019

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Position is primarily sedentary and involves the performance of non-strenuous activities of an administrative nature. Local travel is required. A valid driver’s license and insured automobile are required.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Normal work hours for this position are Monday through Friday dayshift. Attendance at off site meetings may be required with no overnight stay. Occasional out-of-town travel may be required.

COMPLIANCE STATEMENT:

Abide by the requirements of all applicable State and Federal laws.

MEDICAL HOME STATEMENT: Be aware and understand expectations and responsibilities of the Patient Centered Medical Home. Understand role, complete relevant duties, and the requirement to maintain highest level of proficiency within scope, as part of this team-based approach in the patient care continuum.

TO APPLY:

Send a cover letter and resume to apply2work@sihf.org. View the job posting at: https://www.sihf.org/career-center?job_id=169.

Development and Community Relations Associate
St Louis Psychoanalytic Institute

The St Louis Psychoanalytic Institute (the Institute) is hiring a smart, creative organizer and communicator to join our team and represent us in the community. Our goal is to advance the Institute’s mission of excellence in mental health treatment, training and investigation by promoting a culture of philanthropy throughout the Institute community including community partners, students, faculty, alumni, corporations, foundations, and friends.   

Development and Community Relations Associate

The Development and Community Relations Associate will deepen our relationships and cultivate new partnerships among related agencies and schools, community members, thought leaders, and philanthropists. A key member of the Institute’s development department, this position reports to the Executive Director and will:  

  • Be a bridge between the Institute and our treatment partners
  • Develop new opportunities to collaborate and expand services
  • Collect data and report outcomes for clinic treatment services and related programming
  • Organize collaborative fundraising efforts with our community partners; seeking to cover the annual financial shortfall.
  • Identify and cultivate potential partners
  • Build awareness of our treatment services
  • Perform as primary staff with our Community Partners Committee
  • Offer off-site management of related programs, case conferences and events
  • Actively participate as a member of the development team

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a commitment to a team-oriented approach to improving the mental health of our community. Experience and/or strong interest in community outreach, organization and community capacity building and development.  In addition to:

  • Demonstrated skills in relationship building;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and extraordinary attention to detail;
  • Proficiency with data management and outcome reporting;
  • A desire to learn fundraising;
  • A track record of academic and professional success;
  • An ability to work evening and weekend hours at key times during the year.

Master’s degree in social work or public health preferred. 

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. The Institute offers a competitive benefits package which includes professional development opportunities.

Background Checks

This position requires background checks to be completed. Findings may disqualify an individual for this position

How to Apply

Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume and contact information for two references to: Cathy Krane, CFRE, Executive Director, St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, csk@stlpi.org.

Education Program Coordinator
Wildlife Rescue Center

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinate the scheduling of on-site and off-site education and outreach program activities
• Respond to inquiries related to education and outreach activities
• Deliver mission centered education programs for the Wildlife Rescue Center including but not limited to existing youth and adult programs, site and facility orientations and tours, and guided nature walks
• Assist with seasonal public education events, volunteer appreciation events, and fundraising events
• Raise awareness by representing the Wildlife Rescue Center at community outreach events
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• Minimum BA or BS in environmental education, environmental studies, biology, or related field preferred
• At least two years previous experience leading outdoor science education, classroom, or interpretive programs for children and/or mixed age audiences
• Knowledge of and/or demonstrated ability to learn about the local region and wildlife native to Missouri
• Experience working with volunteers
• High degree of organizational skills
• Strong public speaking, presentation, and program leadership ability
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Good problem solving and customer service skills
• Ability to work in a team environment as well as operate independently
• Skills in establishing priorities and managing workload
• Technologically literate with strong computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and other commonly used software. Experience with web based databases preferred
• Must enjoy working outside in all weather conditions

How to Apply:

Email the following materials to Kim Rutledge, Executive Director at krutledge@mowildlife.org (no calls, please):

• Cover letter
• Resume
• Contact information for 3 professional references

Assistant Director of Public Works
City of Manchester

Position Summary

This position performs a variety of professional administrative and managerial duties.  The position assists the Director of Public Works in supervising, directing, organizing, and planning for the operations, programs, projects, and activities of the Public Works Department. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The duties, responsibilities and expectations are not necessarily limited to the following, and are not enumerated in any particular order or priority.  At any particular time the frequency or duration with which one or more of the following specific duties is performed may vary widely.

  • Serves as acting director in the absence of the Public Works Director.
  • Provides leadership and serves as role model for a highly competent, customer service-oriented staff
  • Performs analytic review of policies and procedures, recommending appropriate goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures
  • Responds to citizens’ requests for assistance, advises the public on departmental policies and procedures, investigates problems, and assists in ensuring required services are performed
  • Attends staff, committee, and City Board meetings as required, and makes recommendations on subjects under discussion; serves as staff liaison to boards and commissions as assigned
  • Completes routine administrative functions and special assignments by preparing detailed reports and analysis, identifying and recommending process improvements, and recommending alternatives
  • Integrates the efforts and planned results of construction improvement projects and contract services with ongoing and planned maintenance and repair by the City’s Public Works Department or other departments
  • Assists Public Works Director with the review and preparation of the documentation for procurement of annual purchases of commodities and contractual services, and manages expenditure control, purchasing approval, and related contracts.
  • Assists in the review of employee applications, conducting employee interviews, and participating in other personnel matters as required
  • Proficient in social media communication; responsible for updating department social media outlets and website
  • Suggests, analyzes, designs and utilizes record keeping procedures to efficiently manage departmental database records through the use of computer information systems
  • Manages the department’s safety program to assure staff and department compliance with all safety policies, practices, and procedures
  • Complies with all City policies, protocols, and procedures
  • Perform other related duties as required

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration
  • Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards or committees
  • Considerable knowledge of sources of information related to problems of local government
  • Write clear and concise reports, memoranda, directives, and letters
  • Develop comprehensive plans from general instructions
  • Accomplish assigned administrative tasks with a minimum of supervision and with only general directions
  • Establish and maintain satisfactory work relations with department directors and the public
  • Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to   practical situations and work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference

Minimum Requirements – Education Certification and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in business or public administration, engineering, construction management, or directly related field. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience involving public administration, including infrastructure design, construction, and maintenance; experience in private/public engineering or related field; and/or a relevant combination of education/experience as may be deemed acceptable to the hiring authority. Two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity. Possession of valid driver’s license.

Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Indoor office conditions including moderate noise levels and the use of computers, video displays, and keyboards.
  • The employee is routinely required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Work outdoors involving rough terrain and on-site construction with various noises, dust, fumes, and equipment.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or exert up to 20 pounds of force.
  • Required to use hands and arms to operate other office machines.
  • Ability to communicate via telephone and/or in person with employees, vendors and citizens.

Click here to see the job listing on the city's website, and to apply.

 

Executive Director
Show-Me School-Based Health Alliance

The Show-Me School-Based Health Alliance (SMSBHA) is a new organization dedicated to improving health and education outcomes for children and youth in Missouri by advancing school-based health care. As an emerging statewide affiliate of the national School-Based Health Al-liance, SMSBHA supports communities in building and sustaining school-based health programs. SMSBHA will ultimately applying for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status with the IRS and is fortunate to have significant initial financial support as well as the fiscal sponsorship of Washington Universi-ty in St. Louis.

Position Summary: The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and will direct the work of a staff team of three. As the leader of a start-up organization, the SMSBHA Executive Director must demonstrate an ability to connect, motivate, and engage volunteers not only around the importance of school-based health care, but also around the need for a state-wide organization to promote this impor-tant work. As the public face of the organization, the Executive Director must build and expand relationships with a broad network of partners, funders, and school-based health care providers. The Board is seeking a strategic problem-solver with a demonstrated history of working proac-tively, adapting to (and leading) change, sound decision making, and inspiring volunteers and staff to take action. This is initially a two-year, grant-funded position, temporarily under the Missouri School Board Association, with renewal and renegotiation dependent upon the success and growth of the or-ganization. It is the goal for this position to be employed by the SMSBHA within two years.

Areas of Responsibility include: Strategy, Leadership and Governance•Embrace the mission, vision and values of Show-Me School-Based Health Alliance of Missouri and inspire others to use their skills, abilities and connections to help further the mission.•Support the growth and development of the Board of Directors and its related committees:oAssist with agenda preparation and meeting coordination; Participate in Board member recruitment, orientation, training and development; With the Board, recommend, establish and periodically review governance policies and procedures; and Maintain appropriate transparency and lines of communication with Board members, facilitating action on and implementation of Board decisions. •With the Board, establish organizational goals, strategies and action plans.•Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory standards for Missouri nonprofit organizations, as well as best practices as identified by the national School-Based Health Alliance.

Marketing and Public Relations•Serve as the primary spokesperson for SMSBHA. •Increase visibility for SMSBHA through development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing and communications plan, including website, social media, media relations, printed materials, e-newsletters, and other communications tools. •Actively market SMSBHA and raise awareness by conducting presentations and partici-pating in public speaking events, workshops, and panels.

Professional Qualifications •Five years of progressive experience in nonprofit leadership and management, with documented ability to manage staff and lead teams •Bachelor’s degree required; an advanced degree in healthcare or educational adminis-tration, nonprofit management, social work or a related field preferred •Proven ability to build strong external relationships with a funders, donors, volunteers, public officials and partner organizations •Track record in financial management, stewardship and developing strategies to successfully increase revenue; experience leading a start-up organization would be valuable •Grants management experience including researching, writing and managing grant funds from public and private funding sources •Experience in developing and working with a diverse Board of Directors •Experience with government relations preferred •Strong communication skills with the ability to cast a vision for SMSBHA in writing and through public speaking CompensationCompensation is negotiable based on experience and education.

Application Process: If you are interested in and are qualified for this position, please email the following to careers@Moschoolhealth.org: 1. A cover letter highlighting why you are interested in the position and summarizing how your experience matches the position’s qualifications. Please also include your minimum salary expectations. 2. A current resume or curriculum vitae, and 3. A list of four (4) professional references that can speak to your experience. Please include name, address, telephone number, email address and your relationship with the reference. All inquiries and submissions will be kept confidential. Review of resumes will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

For the complete job description, click here.

Financial Accountant
Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis

ARTS AND EDUCATION COUNCIL

TITLE: Financial Accountant
DEPARTMENT: Administration
REPORTS TO: President/CEO
HOURS: Part-time up to 30 hours a week or Full-time

ABOUT THE ARTS AND EDUCATION COUNCIL OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

Since 1963, the Arts and Education Council has raised and distributed more than $100 million, annually

funding nearly 100 arts and arts education organizations, solely through private contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and workplace giving campaigns. The Arts and Education Council provides below market office space, state-of-the-art technology, and rehearsal and performance space for twenty (20) nonprofit arts organizations in the Centene Center for Arts and Education, an arts incubator located in the Grand Center cultural district. For more information about our organization’s programs, impact and accomplishments, please visit www.KeepArtHappening.org.

POSITION SUMMARY AND DUTIES:

The Financial Accountant provides proactive, effective and measurable accounting support to improve and sustain the finances.   Reporting to the President/CEO, the Financial Accountant will assist in a variety of accounting, operational and managerial activities and will gain an in-depth understanding of not-for-profit accounting. This financial support position requires the ability to work well within a fast-paced environment and collaborative team structure.

The role of this position is to responsibly manage daily financial operations encompassing accounts receivable, accounts payable and financial reporting.

Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Cash receipts deposits, reports and reconciliation with two databases;
  • Review and approve donor software batches before posting to financial software;
  • Purchasing and accounts payable following procurement guidelines;
  • Produce vendor checks for signature;
  • Prepare and monitor annual budget;
  • Preparation of monthly financial reports;
  • Monthly reconciliations with supplementary schedules;
  • Grant accounting and reporting;
  • Work directly with auditor’s on audits and 990 prep;
  • Preparation of journal entries;
  • Analysis using technical experience and judgment, providing input and recommendations;
  • Attend and present financials at Board Finance Committee meetings, Executive Committee meetings and Board Meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • Knowledge of GAAP and regulations as they relate to non-profit organizations
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy are required to succeed in this position.
  • Experience with Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge or other financial software
  • Three to seven years of progressive experience in an accounting role with exposure to not-for-profit accounting.
  • General knowledge of filing and records management.
  • Communicate effectively with managers, co-workers, business persons and the public both orally and in writing, and maintain effective working relationships therewith.
  • Manage multiple tasks and work independently to meet strict deadlines.
  • Accomplish requirements of the job using appropriate general office equipment and software.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL TRAITS REQUIRED:

  • Must be detail oriented and have good organizational skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Willingness and ability to take direction or pursue professional development opportunities
  • Above-average communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Anticipating challenges and proactively offering solutions.
  • A propensity for financial management and analysis.
  • Keen adherence to accuracy and quality of work.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Willingness to work in an open, collegial office environment.
  • Ability work on projects in both team and individual settings.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

The Arts and Education Council is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary range with a suite of excellent benefits including retirement plan with employer contribution, medical leave, health, dental, life and disability insurance and vacation with free parking.

Job Status:  Would consider part-time up to 30 hours a week or full-time

To apply submit resume with cover letter referencing Financial Accountant, Arts and Education Council in digital format to annie-o@keeparthappening.org .

For more information about the Arts and Education Council, please visit www.KeepArtHappening.org.

Executive Director
Sherwood Forest

Reports to: Board of Directors
Position: Executive Director
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Position Overview

Sherwood Forest is seeking an Executive Director who brings inspirational and effective leadership experience, deep passion for our mission, and strong business acumen. The Executive Director will report directly to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for leading and directing overall operations in St. Louis and the campsite facility in Lesterville, MO.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Vision, Mission and Strategic Planning

  • Exude passion for the mission. Work with the Board to articulate the mission and to develop a clear vision of Sherwood Forest’s role in the community.
  • Provide vision and strategic insight in developing, maintaining and/or calibrating operating and strategic plans in concert with the Board to promote and achieve long-term goals that will secure the future of the agency.
  • Represent the organization to the public in a positive and professional manner; educate the public on programs and initiatives and “spread the word” of our services and outcomes.

Board Governance and Strategic Management

  • Lead the organization in a manner that supports and guides our mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Communicate effectively and foster dialogue with the Board, providing information necessary for the Board to function properly and make informed decisions in a timely manner.
  • With senior staff, build effective and collegial working relationships with the members of the Board, especially through work on Board committees.

Financial Performance, Viability and Fundraising

  • Oversight of the fiscal integrity of the organization, including development of proposed annual budget for submission to the Board and interpretation of monthly financial statements to accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization to the Board.
  • Ensure all functions and departments operate within the approved annual budget and maximize resource utilization.
  • Working in concert with the Board and Development staff, the Executive Director implements a fundraising program that meets the goals established for the agency.
  • The Executive Director will work collaboratively with the Board, staff and donors to secure adequate income and strong personal commitments from those who have an interest in the agency.

Leadership and Management of Sherwood Forest

The Executive Director will perform the following tasks:

  • Human Resources
    • Select highly qualified senior staff, model effective behaviors and skills, and cultivates a collegial working environment.
    • Ensure that all staff understand policies and expectations, and receive an annual performance review that is timely, thoughtful, and actionable.
    • Monitor ongoing performance and intervenes, as appropriate, whenever issues or concerns arise.
    • Develop an environment that allows for creative thinking, problem solving, and empowerment.
  • Financial Resources
    • Participate in financial planning, budgeting, and management of the agency’s financial assets.
    • Ensure that clear and accurate accounting systems are maintained for oversight and monitoring of the agency’s finances and operations in relation to the approved budget and to make informed financial decisions.
    • Present financial reports to the Board on a regular basis and submits an annual budget for Board review, revision and approval.
    • Ensure that the agency has in place sound risk management systems, and is in compliance with all federal, state and local laws.
  • Programs
    • Develop substantive knowledge of Sherwood Forest’s programs and services.
    • Through effective oversight and staffing, ensure that standards are maintained for delivery of the highest possible quality of programs and services.
    • Recommend new programs and/or modification of current programs, as appropriate, to the full Board.
  •  Operations and Facilities
    • With the Facilities Director and Facilities Committee, create and implement plans for optimal use of our campsite in Lesterville, MO that maintains all facilities in sound condition and provide for future development, while being stewards of the natural environment.

Community Relations

As the principle spokesperson for the organization, the Executive Director will perform for the following:

  • Assure that the mission, programs, and services of Sherwood Forest are consistently presented in strong, positive images to the community.
  • Connect people to Sherwood Forest’s mission by developing inclusive relationships, partnerships, and collaborations so that Sherwood Forest can co-create solutions to pressing social needs.
  • Develop positive relationships on behalf of the organization, and is well-regarded by professional peers, community partners and stakeholders:
  • Individual major donors
  • Corporate, foundation, and government and potential funders
  • United Way
  • Community leaders and public officials
  • Schools and school districts
  • Relevant professional organizations
    • American Camp Association
    • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Other non-profits organizations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred in Education, Social Work, Child Development, Non-profit Management, or related field.
  • Minimum ten years’ leadership experience in youth development, education, resident camp, youth at risk, or related field.
  • Experience in management of a non-profit organization.
  • Sincere passion for the mission of transforming the lives of children who live in poverty to discover their self-worth, realize their potential, and become productive citizens.
  • Commitment to upholding values of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Passion for outdoors, nature and learning
  • Strong, hands-on budget development and management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation.
  • Ability to interface with and engage diverse volunteer, staff, donor, and other constituent groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
  • Transparent, collaborative and high integrity leadership.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and develop staff.
  • An understanding and respect for, as well as the ability and willingness to learn and adapt to the spirit and traditions of Sherwood Forest.

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Board President, Marjorie Melton, at MarjorieM@SherwoodForestSTL.org.  Applicants will be considered until the position has been filled.

Click here for the complete job description on the organization's website. 

Assistant Director of Public Works
City of Manchester, Mo.

Position Summary

This position performs a variety of professional administrative and managerial duties.  The position assists the Director of Public Works in supervising, directing, organizing, and planning for the operations, programs, projects, and activities of the Public Works Department. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The duties, responsibilities and expectations are not necessarily limited to the following, and are not enumerated in any particular order or priority.  At any particular time the frequency or duration with which one or more of the following specific duties is performed may vary widely.

  • Serves as acting director in the absence of the Public Works Director.
  • Provides leadership and serves as role model for a highly competent, customer service-oriented staff
  • Performs analytic review of policies and procedures, recommending appropriate goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures
  • Responds to citizens’ requests for assistance, advises the public on departmental policies and procedures, investigates problems, and assists in ensuring required services are performed
  • Attends staff, committee, and City Board meetings as required, and makes recommendations on subjects under discussion; serves as staff liaison to boards and commissions as assigned
  • Completes routine administrative functions and special assignments by preparing detailed reports and analysis, identifying and recommending process improvements, and recommending alternatives
  • Integrates the efforts and planned results of construction improvement projects and contract services with ongoing and planned maintenance and repair by the City’s Public Works Department or other departments
  • Assists Public Works Director with the review and preparation of the documentation for procurement of annual purchases of commodities and contractual services, and manages expenditure control, purchasing approval, and related contracts.
  • Assists in the review of employee applications, conducting employee interviews, and participating in other personnel matters as required
  • Proficient in social media communication; responsible for updating department social media outlets and website
  • Suggests, analyzes, designs and utilizes record keeping procedures to efficiently manage departmental database records through the use of computer information systems
  • Manages the department’s safety program to assure staff and department compliance with all safety policies, practices, and procedures
  • Complies with all City policies, protocols, and procedures
  • Perform other related duties as required

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration
  • Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards or committees
  • Considerable knowledge of sources of information related to problems of local government
  • Write clear and concise reports, memoranda, directives, and letters
  • Develop comprehensive plans from general instructions
  • Accomplish assigned administrative tasks with a minimum of supervision and with only general directions
  • Establish and maintain satisfactory work relations with department directors and the public
  • Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to   practical situations and work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference

Minimum Requirements – Education Certification and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in business or public administration, engineering, construction management, or directly related field. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience involving public administration, including infrastructure design, construction, and maintenance; experience in private/public engineering or related field; and/or a relevant combination of education/experience as may be deemed acceptable to the hiring authority. Two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity. Possession of valid driver’s license.

Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Indoor office conditions including moderate noise levels and the use of computers, video displays, and keyboards.
  • The employee is routinely required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Work outdoors involving rough terrain and on-site construction with various noises, dust, fumes, and equipment.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or exert up to 20 pounds of force.
  • Required to use hands and arms to operate other office machines.
  • Ability to communicate via telephone and/or in person with employees, vendors and citizens.

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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. 

Requirements:

  • 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 www.jfcsapply.com

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.

Responsibilities:

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 randersonrice@generatehealthstl.org. 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 EdwardRo@hssu.edu or DowellR@hssu.edu.

 

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 www.slcl.org

St. Louis County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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