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As a courtesy, Public Policy Administration at UM-St. Louis 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


Posted 12/13/17

Afterschool Instructor
Beyond Housing

Overview: Beyond Housing exists because home matters. We begin with actual houses and housing preservation, focusing on quality and stability to give people a place to start. But there is more to a home than the house ~ home is about the life that happens in and around the house, as well as the life that fuels and draws out the best of the people within it. That life, in turn, is shaped by the community, its influences, its structures, and the people and dynamics that define it.

Beyond Housing helps entire communities become better places to live. We engage where we’re needed, focusing on building consensus among leaders, providing and preserving housing, fostering community structures that shape lives, and guiding systems that make people’s lives better.

We lead with vision for what a community can be ~ every community is different, but thriving communities tend to share the same basic set of positive traits regarding housing, safety, education, health, infrastructure, and access to basic human services.

We bring together leaders and resources, volunteers and citizens, and pursue a wide assortment of creative approaches to build stronger, healthier communities for life.

Finally, we are community builders, not kingdom builders. “It’s their neighborhood, future, & dreams”. Our objective is to help build, and contribute the good things we do for the sake of adding value to the lives of the people we’re honored to serve.

Position: This position is a part-time position Monday through Friday from 3:30 7 p.m. The primary responsibilities of the Afterschool Instructor is to develop fun and enriching activities for school age youth in order to encourage academic success, leadership, social and conflict resolution skills as well as community participation. The after school program combines recreation and hands on learning to support human development of youth. It is designed to compliment academic instruction provided in the classroom setting. This program is also a safe haven for children. An ideal candidate would be organized, dedicated to the academic and social enrichment of youth and familiar with MO State Licensing procedures. This position works closely with other Beyond Housing staff, local residents and the Normandy School District and other community partners and stakeholders.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Personal Qualities:

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

Supervisor: Manager of Youth Programs

Supervises: None

Salary and Benefits: Part-time hourly paid position

Application Instructions: Please send your resume and cover letter to by Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 by 5 p.m. For more information on Beyond Housing, visit


Posted 12/6/17

Executive Director
St. Louis Fashion Fund
Reclaiming fashion roots. Mentoring emerging designers. Building sustainable businesses. Stimulating growth in the Historic St. Louis Garment District. It’s all about sewing St. Louis right back to the map – one designer at a time! Needless to say, the Saint Louis Fashion Fund (“SLFF”) and its early-stage, 2-year designer incubator program is proud to serve as the catalyst for this historic fashion rejuvenation and economic development effort in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. From Vogue to St. Louis Magazine to The Huffington Post and Arch Grants, SLFF has gained recognition and continues to catch accolades such as the “Arts Startup of the Year,” by the Arts & Education Council of Saint Louis, and, its newest nomination for a 2017 Innovation Award by Mayor Lyda Krewson and the St. Louis Development Corporation. Coupled with the backing of an impressive number of National Friends and Advisors and a supportive Board of Directors, the SLFF has sewn up a number of core programs, including its Creative Process, Sewing Summit, Fashion Truck, and “Speaking of Fashion” Speaker Series, all of which well position the organization for continued growth in the future. Learn more about us at SLFF is now seeking an experienced and charismatic Executive Director with strong financial, programmatic, fundraising and business consulting experience to build not only its own capacity and stakeholder engagement, but to co-pilot success for its incubating designers. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ideal candidate will . . .  PROVIDE VISIONARY LEADERSHIP (EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP & BOARD RELATIONS) Partner closely with Board of Directors to set bold yet strategic goals in alignment with the organization’s vision and mission. Inform and engage board members through transparent communication regarding financial, programmatic, and marketing metrics while providing oversight and inspirational leadership for six (6) key staff members. Assist in board development to ensure diverse and inclusive representation. Celebrate successes while expanding the influence and reputation of the St. Louis Fashion Fund locally, nationally and internationally. BUILD CAPACITY & STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT (DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING) – Create and implement a fundraising and development plan to maximize stakeholder engagement. Implement best practices to sustain fundraising operations. Steward existing relationships and cultivate new relationships to enhance revenue from individual donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Maintain a strong governing board, a culture of stewardship, and raving mission-oriented fans. Spearhead efforts to establish new planned giving mechanisms and an endowment for long-term organizational sustainability. DRIVE THE INCUBATOR & DESIGNER BUSINESSES (PROGRAMS & BUSINESS CONSULTING) Enhance and expand the infrastructure of support, resources, and exposure for current and future designers. Develop and report on quantitative metrics and tailored action plans for each designer, capturing impact, results and achievements from SLFF programs and affiliation. Lead the development of outside partnerships and foster strong relationships both within the fashion, garment, manufacturing and production industries to further support business growth for incubating designers. STEWARD OUR ASSETS (FINANCE & OPERATIONS) – Prudently manage the organization’s key assets, including both its financial and human resources. Coach and empower a small talented staff and instill financial discipline throughout the organization. Develop a balanced budget, maintain healthy cash flow, craft short- and long-range financial plans, and, ensure sound financial controls. Set priorities and make financial recommendations to the Board of Directors. BE THE GARMENT DISTRICT VOICE (MARKETING, PR, OUTREACH & EDUCATION) – Represent SLFF as a well-respected thought leader in local efforts to redevelop the historic St. Louis Garment District. Serve as the face and voice to our community, consistently and positively representing the organization and its mission to all stakeholders. Build, maintain, and enhance productive relationships with community constituents, policymakers and media sources in an effort to proactively develop and expand the Garment District. Implement a comprehensive marketing and communication strategy that increases visibility, reinforces brand identity, creates amazing experiences, and engages all levels of multi-generational constituents.


  • Passion for the St. Louis Fashion Fund’s mission, including building the businesses of emerging designers, revitalizing the Historic Garment District, and all related programming, advocacy and educational efforts.
  • Minimum of 7+ years of professional business, operational and/or fundraising experience, including a minimum of 3+ years of management experience with direct reports.
  • Familiarity with non-profit organizations is a must have (this includes working within a non-profit and/or having served on a non-profit leadership board)
  • Prior P&L ownership and strong financial management skills.
  • Strong relationship-building skills including a proven track record in securing funds or an aptitude for fund development.
  • Knowledge of and success in attracting individual, corporate and foundation resources is a plus.
  • 4-year undergraduate degree is required; MBA, MFA or related graduate degree highly desirable.
  • An engaging public speaker, equally confident and effective one-on-one with respected community members, donors, corporate contacts and large groups of constituents.
  • Superior problem solving and critical thinking capabilities.
  • Eloquent and compelling written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attentive listening skills and an ability to react to stressful situations with diplomacy and tact.
  • An ability to work at a fast pace while staying focused and attuned to details.
Apply online at . Should you experience difficulties with the application system or wish to make a confidential referral, please contact our search consultant, Collaborative Strategies, Inc., at All inquiries and resume submissions will be held strictly confidential. The St. Louis Fashion Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Collaborative Strategies, Inc., a St. Louis based consulting firm with a dedicated boutique search practice, has been connecting executive talent to opportunity to since 1994. We take pride in matching entrepreneurial leaders with great opportunities and non-profit organizations such as the St. Louis Fashion Fund. For more information about CSI, visit us at


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 will begin reviewing applications on January 16, 2018 and 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.


Posted 11/20/17

Environmental Services Planner I

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments has an opening for an Environmental Services Planner in the Environment and Community Planning Group within the Community Planning Department. This position reports to the Manager of Environmental Services and also works closely as part of a team on both departmental and interdepartmental projects.  The position works on a wide range of projects related to environmental services including air quality, water quality and natural disaster planning.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting the development of environmental projects, such as the Air Quality Conformity Determination process, the Air Quality Advisory Committee and Inter-Agency Consultation Group on Air Quality.  The position tracks all interstate issues surrounding the implementation of the NAAQS criteria air pollutants and maintains the on-line Air Quality Resource Center. The Planner also assists with coordination of the Water Resources Committee, maintenance of the 208 Water Quality Management program files and management files, development and updating watershed plans, assembling water quality data, and conducting data analysis for watershed plans.  The position has a central role in updating the All Hazard Mitigation Plan and other natural disaster mitigation projects as well as serves on various environmental committees in the region.

The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication and research skills. The position requires a broad set of planning skills including the ability to:

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, environmental science or related field and a minimum of 3 years of related work experience.  A Master’s degree may substitute for one year of professional experience.  The starting salary for this position is $36,750 with actual starting salary based on background and experience. The Council offers a competitive benefits package.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to East-West Gateway Council of Governments, Attn:  Human Resources, One Memorial Drive, Suite 1600, St. Louis, MO  63102 or



Posted 11/13/17

Client Information Coordinator
Turning Point

Part-time (28 ). Client Information Coordinator (CIC) is responsible for the processing and protecting of all client records, entering data, and developing and producing data reports. Additionally, this position assists with supporting immediate safety needs and the emotional well-being of the residents in Shelter.


Pay scale:  $13 per hour.


About Turning Point:  Turning Point provides emergency shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic and sexual violence, including adult sex trafficking.  Our main facility is located in Warrenton, MO. We also provide non-residential advocacy services in surrounding counties.  Turning Point is an equal opportunity employer.


Please send resume and cover letter to:  No phone calls.



Posted 11/13/17

After Care and Winter Camp Assistance
Rohan Woods School

Part-time job - Rohan Woods School is seeking a caring, responsible individual to staff our aftercare program during the 2017-2018 school year for students who are 2 years of age through 6th Grade. Experience working with elementary students is beneficial. An opening is available Monday through Friday from 3:15pm to 6pm beginning Dec. 1 through May, 2018 and/or for our Winter Camp from Dec. 18 through Dec. 29. This is a great part-time position for college students going to school or living in the St. Louis area. For Immediate Consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to Michelle Dixon, Executive Assistant at to schedule an interview.



Posted 10/30/17

Senior Government Relations Coordinator
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Senior Government Relations Coordinator-252574
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Primary Location: MO-St. Louis - Full-time - Regular - Exempt

Job Type: Experienced

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Shift: Day Job

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 Senior Government Relations Coordinator is responsible for formulating effective strategies to ensure the work of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is represented to congressional members and staff members and is responsible for enhancing public officials’ understanding of the Federal Reserve. The Senior Government Relations Coordinator will:  
  • Facilitate effective dialogue between the St. Louis Fed, key committees and legislators throughout the Eighth District.
  • Gather and synthesize information that can be used to respond to congressional inquiries.
  • Keep senior management informed of legislative and policy developments that are of interest to the St. Louis Fed.  
  • Establish and oversee the execution of government relations strategies.
  • Act as liaison between the St. Louis Fed and congressional offices and committee staff.
  • Accompany Bank president and senior leaders to meetings with congressional members.  In advance of meetings, prepare briefing materials and advise on possible discussion topics; be ready to offer accurate responses to congressional members’ questions.
  • Monitor legislative environment and prepare background and briefing papers for senior management.
  • Partner with business lines to develop and support strategies that focus on engagement and information-sharing.
  • Independently analyze, illuminate and explain complex issues to enquiring audiences.
  • Prepare correspondence on behalf of Bank president.
  • Identify and track issues that impact public perception of the Federal Reserve System.  Write memos and briefings for internal Bank use.
  • Participate in Federal Reserve System projects and groups.
  • Keep abreast of current economic developments – internationally, nationally and regionally – in key sectors of the economy.  Assist in the preparation of briefing documents about developments.  

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