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Posted 3/15/18

Village Administrator
Village of Swansea, Illinois

DEPARTMENT: Administration
REPORTS TO: President of the Board of Trustees (Mayor)
STATUS: Full Time, Regular
FLSA STATUS: Exempt / Salaried
PAY CLASSIFICATION: Grade 18, Step 1 - Grade 20, Step 20: $78,647.96 - $113,652.32

The Village Administrator is a municipal officer position, subject to appointment by the President of the Board of Trustees, with the advice and consent of that Board. The single or multiple year appointment coincides with the fiscal year of the Village, but cannot extend beyond the term of the President. The Village Administrator works under the direction of the President and the Board of Trustees and directly manages the day-to-day operations of the Administrative, Sewer Billing and Financial functions of the Village, administering and implementing the policies and directives of the Corporate Authorities.
This position is typically governed by an Employment Agreement, which sets the terms of compensation for the position, but may also include provisions for fringe benefits, continuing professional education, separation pay upon termination of employment, performance expectations, and other appropriate terms describing the working relationship between the Village Administrator, the President and Board of Trustees, and the Village.

Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must have excellent planning, organizational, delegation, problem solving, verbal communication and written communications skills.
Must be able to read and write, have the ability to learn, and the ability to accurately and fairly interpret and apply regulations.
Must have working knowledge of and experience with understanding and following municipal, Federal and State codes, statutes and regulations.
Must be able to effectively interact and communicate with others, including the general public, and have the ability to interface with residents and business owners and to mediate and resolve any complaints or issues.
Must be able to work independently as well as work with others as a member of a team.
Must have a working knowledge and ability to effectively use a personal computer, printers, copier, fax, scanner, telephones, and other typical business technology, and be proficient in the use of MS Office software.
Must have knowledge of general business practices, administrative operations, office principles and practices, and business/government correspondence format.
Must possess effective time management skills.
At a minimum, must have a Bachelor’s Degree in public administration or related field with major course work in local government, public administration, business administration, personnel
Village of Swansea 5 Village Administrator
management, budgeting, or related fields. A Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is preferred.
At a minimum, must have five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in local government, part of which must be in a management or leadership role. More extensive experience is preferred, including previous experience

Click here for the complete job summary description.

Preference is for a July 2018 start date to allow up to three months overlap with the current Administrator who is retiring Sept. 30, 2018. Salary range is $78,647.96 - $113,652.32, dependent upon applicant knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience. Submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and any other pertinent information no later than noon on April 6, 2018. Mail to the Swansea Government Center, Attn: Village Administrator, 1444 Boul Ave., Swansea, IL 62226 or email to




Posted 2/21/18

Part-Time Code Enforcement and Permitting Officer
The City of Green Park, Mo.

Approximately 20 hours a week with flexible scheduling. Compensation commiserate with experience, anticipated range: $13-20 per hour.
The City of Green Park is strategically located in the suburban south St. Louis County area between I-55, Lindbergh Boulevard, Tesson Ferry Road and the Gateway Trailnet property. Incorporated as a city in 1995, The City of Green Park has a total land area of 1.35 square miles and a population of 2,622 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. Green Park is a great place to live, work, raise a family or have a business.
We are a thriving community with peaceful residential neighborhoods, a beautifully designed industrial park known as Green Park Commerce Center, and the Officer Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park (formerly called Clydesdale Park) which is owned and operated by Saint Louis County. The City also has a variety of restaurants and is close to shopping and public transportation. We boast a commercial base of over 300 businesses.
The City of Green Park is served by two public school districts, Lindbergh School District and Mehlville School District, as well as parochial education. Green Park contracts with the Saint Louis County Police Department for all of the policing needs. Fire protection and paramedic services are provided by the Mehlville Fire Protection District. The City provides residential trash, recyclable and yard waste service at no cost to its residents.
To maintain property values and its building stock, the City has a Zoning Code (Chapters 400-430) and a Nuisance Code (Chapter 210) that it enforces with City staff. The City contracts with St. Louis County for Building Code enforcement.
In general, and in addition to instruction from City Administrator or Mayor, Building and Zoning Code Enforcement and Permitting Officer duties include:
Identify and investigate potential Building, Zoning, and Nuisance Code violations in the City.
Take Citizen complaints regarding Code violations, keep records of such complaints, and initiate the proper process to abate Code violations.
Issue letters notifying property owners and occupants of Code violations when applicable.
Coordinate with St. Louis County Police and St. Louis County Problem Properties Unit to abate Code.
Be familiar with City Codes both those that have been codified and those not yet codified.
Post public hearing and other notices on properties throughout the City.
Ability to set-up and coordinate new iWorQ software. Ability to train existing and future staff on its use.
Assist Deputy City Clerk and City Administrator with accepting and processing permit applications submitted to City Hall.
Handle cash and check payments to City Hall, as well as keep proper records and issue receipts for payments.
Ability to perform minor maintenance duties at City Hall and on City property.
Ability to assist Deputy City Clerk with filing duties both related to Code Enforcement as well as daily City operations.
Other duties as assigned by the City Administrator or designated staff.

Professional qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor’s degree from accredited 4-year university preferred
Familiarity with enforcement and interpretation of municipal zoning and nuisance codes
1-5 years prior municipal experience preferred
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
General knowledge of filing and records management
Money handling experience preferred
Communicate effectively with managers, co-workers, and the public both orally and in writing, and maintain effective working relationships
Manage multiple tasks and work independently to meet deadlines
Accomplish requirements of the job using appropriate general office equipment and software

Send resumé to:  James Mello, City Administrator / City Clerk

Visit the city's website for more information:




Posted 2/14/18

Community Development Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Community Development Advisor-254212
Primary Location:
MO-St. Louis
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Type: Experienced
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Shift: Day Job

Job Sensitivity Tier II - No Credit Check

The St Louis Fed is one of 12 Reserve Banks serving all or parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas with branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis. The St. Louis Fed’s most critical functions include: promoting stable prices and economic growth, fostering a sound financial system, providing payment services to financial institutions, supporting the U.S. Treasury's financial operations, and advancing economic education, community development and fair access to credit.

The Community Development Advisor serves as an expert on financial access, capability, and empowerment of low- to moderate-income (LMI) and underserved individuals and households. The Community Development Advisory uses strategic agility and quality decision making to support Community Development (CD) leadership in the development of a comprehensive strategy for designated area of policy expertise (to include research, outreach, and other initiatives.  The Community Development Advisor produces highly specialized and original papers, articles and reports on CD topics for District publications and represents the Bank and CD function on System workgroups, and participates in and leads District projects.
  • Leads financial access, capability, and empowerment area of policy expertise for the Policy & Analysis group by helping to strategically plan and coordinate related research and outreach activities using effective and creative approaches to address Low to Moderate Income (LMI) issues.
  • Effectively carries out project management; helps define project specifications and/or requirements, identifies resources, organizes teams, ensures project objectives conform to Bank and CD strategic plans.
  • Tracks related core data indicators, policies, and regulations for the District on designated area of policy expertise.
  • Executes research projects on select topics to assess LMI needs and issues within the District; includes primary and secondary data gathering, analysis/synthesis, and case studies.
  • Supports activities to inform internal & external stakeholders on issues impacting LMI communities by writing and delivering effective professional presentations.
  • Coordinates dissemination and use of results to prioritize the implementation of complementary activities (e.g. forums and educational series) throughout District using in-person and technology-based approaches.
  • Serves on local/regional taskforces/project committees that align with District and System CD interests.
  • Participates in substantive, hands-on collaborative CD projects in a part of the District annually and documents/publishes processes for potential duplication in other parts of the District/country.
  • Maintains a high level of knowledge regarding research, best practices, and policy expertise of specified issues related to the community and economic development field.
  • Conducts independent applied research and produces specialized and original data reports for the CD department's website, blogs, discussion papers, other printed material, and for external sources on CD issues.
  • Serves as a contributing author for the CD department’s quarterly publication and helps to recruit outside contributors to address critical topical issues for the District and nation.
  • Prepares and delivers sophisticated presentations on CD topics to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree preferred or commensurate experience
  • 5+ years relevant professional experience (e.g., Public Policy, Public Administration, Social Work, etc)
  • Ability to execute strategy and monitor, measure, and report outcomes.
  • Highly developed interpersonal savvy to foster strategic relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to use technical and intellectual skills to independently conduct high-level applied, practitioner- and policy-oriented analysis.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to process and assess complex procedures, practices, and polices
  • Strong planning and prioritization skills to manage multiple projects and work processes, meet tight deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with all levels of internal staff and external customers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Candidates with less experience or education may be considered at a lower job grade and/or salary.
  • Travel (25%)
  • Position requires US Citizen or lawful permanent resident intending to become a citizen who meets certain other requirements

Click here for the application webpage.



Posted 2/8/18

Health Policy Associate
Missouri Foundation for Health


Under direct supervision of the Director of Health Policy, the Health Policy Associate is responsible for supporting the efforts of Health Policy.


• Develop expertise in areas of special interest through research, review of literature, training programs, and participation in    conferences
• Prepare written reports on issues related to the Health Policy agenda
• Assist in maintaining and managing MFH Health Policy social media accounts
• Assist in planning and execution of advocacy field-building activities and policymaker engagement
• Present to community groups and health organizations on topics related to research produced
• Assist in the processing of Health Policy contracts
• Conduct review and workup of contract proposals
• Assist Policy staff in populating RFA/RFP templates for internal review and routing
• Manage a portfolio of Health Policy contracts
• Conduct and/or participate in site visits with grantees and contractors

Other Duties

• Participate in team activities and complete diverse assignments in support of team goals
• Engage in continuous professional development for position and cross-functional funding programs
• Perform general Foundation support activities and special projects as required
• Adhere to the Foundation’s core and staff values


• Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline and minimum of two-years professional experience (where appropriate, education may be considered in lieu of experience)
• Tolerance for ambiguity and an ability to adapt quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and tight deadlines without sacrificing details or quality of work
• Strong verbal, written, and analytical skills
• Ability to research, analyze, think critically, organize, and prioritize work to meet deadlines
• Strong team orientation with the ability to collaborate effectively with employees at all levels
• Ability to balance team and individual responsibilities
• An optimistic outlook and the humor, integrity, and patience necessary to work within a transformative environment
• A deep commitment to the Foundation’s mission, core values, and workplace values
• Ability to travel up to 15 percent of the time
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office software

The Foundation offers competitive compensation and benefits. For questions about the application process, please contact Tomye Harris.

Click here for more information and to apply.



Posted 2/8/18

Communications Officer
Missouri Foundation for Health



Working with the Vice President, Strategic Communications, the Communications Officer- Strategy, is responsible for creating and implementing internal and external communications strategies that further the goals of the Foundation, while building and maintaining a positive reputation for MFH. The Communications Officer will advise and engage MFH staff across the Foundation on communications practices, develop and implement plans to engage various target audiences, and share strategic messaging about all facets of the Foundation’s work. The role manages, develops, and implements daily communications, as well as specific project communications strategies for Foundation programs.


• Planning, development, and coordination – and in some instances execution – of communications tactics (scripts, company news/intranet/website content, Q&As, etc.) and programs that support departmental strategies aligned with Foundation priorities, while understanding the dynamics of change, communications strategy, and measurement tactics 
• Developing, supporting, and promoting Foundation goals, including but not limited to, message creation, social media content, and media outreach
• Developing and disseminating creative materials that increase the Foundation’s visibility among stakeholders and elevates the Foundation’s brand to internal and external audiences
• Ensuring digital marketing content aligns with the Foundation’s identity and message
• Working collaboratively with all Foundation units and programs to identify consistent communications opportunities for health data, press releases, and storytelling, and providing strategic communications counsel and support to Foundation staff, Board, and CAC
• Assisting with planning content and writing copy for publications such as brochures, leaflets, annual reports, newsletters, and blogs
• Working with other members of the Strategic Communications team to develop innovative, high-quality video presentations
• Conferring and working closely with external marketing firms and agencies
• Building and maintaining relationships with journalists
• Effectively tailor organization and leader voice to target audiences
• Arranging news conferences and advanced briefings
• Responding to media requests and coordinating interviews
• Adhering to the Foundation’s core and staff values


• Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field required. Experience in communications strategy development and a minimum of seven to 10 years’ experience in a responsible communications role in non-profit or for-profit organizations
• Strong creative skills and standards
• Knowledge of digital marketing tactics, such as Constant Contact and social media
• Exceptional project management skills, managing multiple projects and deadlines with strict attention to quality and detail
• Proven willingness to be accountable for quality of work
• Self-starter and an energetic, positive team player who builds successful relationships and enjoys working cross-functionally with teams
• Intelligent, hard-working, well-spoken, persuasive, optimistic, positive, pleasant, and culturally competent
• Excellent customer service capabilities
• Demonstrated leadership
• Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to exercise good judgment and solve problems quickly and effectively
• Excellent presentation, verbal, editing, and written communication skills, and the ability to assertively yet effectively work with a diverse group of internal and external people on a range of complex health issues
• Professional manner and appearance
• Generally proficient with Windows and competent in Microsoft Office

The Foundation offers competitive compensation and benefits. For questions about the application process, please contact Tomye Harris.

Click here to apply.




Posted 1/31/18

Gateway Arch and Riverboats at the Gateway Arch
Part-time and Summer Jobs

The Gateway Arch is looking for enthusiastic individuals who can effectively interact with guests and ensure a memorable visit to the Arch.
Tour Guide | $11.30 per hour
Ticket Sales Agent | $11.30 per hour
Call Center Agent | $11.30 per hour
The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are looking for guest oriented employees who can maintain a fun and energetic environment as visitors cruise the Mississippi River.
Deckhand | $10.45 per hour
Cashier | $11.30 per hour
Bartender | $11.30 per hour
Server | $12.30 per hour
Cruise Coordinator | $14.76 per hour

FREE Metro Transit pass good for unlimited rides on MetroLink and MetroBus.
Two free tickets, for you and a guest, to the Tram Ride to the Top and the St. Louis Riverfront Cruise.
Tickets cannot be sold or given away.
Buy one get one free offer for a Skyline Dinner Cruise aboard the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch.

Always have a positive, friendly and approachable demeanor while having fun
Continually exceed guests’ expectations by always having a guest-first attitude
Be prompt and accountable when scheduled to work
Wear your uniform
Maintain a professional appearance
No unnatural hair colors (pink, green, blue), and tattoos and piercings must be covered.

Must be at least 16 years of age or older
Must pass alcohol and drug screening
Must pass basic background check
Must pass math proficiency questionnaire
(located in employee application)
Must have weekend, evening, and holiday availability
Must have excellent public speaking skills



Posted 1/10/18

Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies (ALMA)

LOCATION: OPEN (St. Louis area preferred, but not required)
PRINCIPAL FUNCTION: In joyful commitment to the continuing proclamation of the Gospel to all nations, the ALMA Director shall work as the principal liaison between the ALMA Board and ALMA Members in order to promote, encourage and help to make possible greater collaboration and effectiveness in each Member’s mission.




  1. An active, confirmed member of an LCMS congregation (or of a congregation in fellowship with the LCMS) with a deep personal commitment to the Holy Scriptures as the inspired Word of God and the Lutheran Confessions as the correct interpretation of the Holy Scriptures.
  2. High level of proficiency with computers and strong familiarity with online environments. Nearly all Board meetings are conducted “virtually” (via Zoom), and the primary member interface is Memberclicks.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills that facilitate initiating and maintaining relationships with people (networking). A person with an extensive network in missions (mission organizations, mission leaders, etc.) is highly preferred.
  4. Ability to address problems and/or obstacles by developing creative solutions.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers.
  6. Demonstrated ability to envision, design, and complete a project (strategy, goals, outcomes).
  7. Good spiritual, emotional, and physical health.
  8. Experience is missions (domestic and/or international) is preferred.
  9. Relocation is not required, though proximity to St. Louis is recommended.


The ALMA Director is ultimately accountable to the ALMA members. In the day-to-day performance of responsibilities, he/she is accountable to the ALMA Board.


This is a part-time position (10 - 15 hours/week). Hourly remuneration as determined by the Board, depending on skills and experience.

To apply send resume to: Jim Tino,


Posted 12/4/17

Public Policy Research Center (PPRC) at UM-St. Louis

The University of Missouri-St. Louis seeks a dynamic, regionally engaged Director to build the Public Policy Research Center (PPRC) ( into a key source of transformative applied public policy research for the St. Louis region and the state of Missouri. For 25 years, PPRC has been a widely respected source of methodologically rigorous and unbiased analysis and evaluation of public policies and programs. PPRC is now poised to expand its portfolio and increase its impact by becoming an agent of evidence-based policy change as the St. Louis region confronts a range of 21st Century governance challenges. We seek a leader who has the connections, capability, and drive to lead PPRC to the next level.

PPRC is part of the Public Policy Administration (PPA) program, which offers a master’s degree in Public Policy Administration. PPA also offers certificates in Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Local Government Management, and Policy and Program Evaluation. PPA offers four Chancellor’s Certificates, including Planning & Zoning and Fundamentals of Economic Development. PPRC also works closely with other policy-related units, including the schools of Education and Social Work and the departments of Political Science and Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Founded in 1963, UMSL has a diverse enrollment of over 17,000 students. UMSL has awarded degrees to 92,000 individuals, with over 65,000 of them living in the St. Louis region. A premier metropolitan public research university, UMSL won designation from the Carnegie Foundation as a civically engaged institution.   

The Director of PPRC is responsible for supervision of staff and graduate research assistants, grant acquisition, and overall center organization and success. The Director will lead PPRC to become self-sustaining through diverse funding mechanisms within three years. PPRC’s Director will have at least a Master’s degree; five years or more experience in public policy broadly defined; extensive regional and state-level connections in public, private, and/or governmental organizations; and a desire to positively impact the future of UMSL, the St. Louis region, and the state through collaborative engagement and resource development.

Applicants must apply online at  Attach a resume and cover letter addressing the duties and requirements of the position. Provide contact information, including email addresses, for three professional references.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  We began reviewing applications on January 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

If you have questions regarding this position, please email Dr. Todd Swanstrom:

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.




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