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Position:  Stewardship Coordinator
Location:  St. Louis, MO
Job Id:  257
# of Openings:  1

Stewardship Coordinator
Position Description
The Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for helping to achieve Paraquad’s fundraising goals by providing exceptional stewardship to donors and by overseeing the management of the donor database. The Stewardship Coordinator works closely with the rest of the development team and various program committees, including the Development Committee, to assist in the development and implementation of a robust stewardship strategy. Additionally, this position supports Paraquad’s marketing efforts by coordinating all aspects of our community educational outreach efforts, including communicating with external partners, managing internal resources to fill outreach opportunities, covering events and speaking engagements as appropriate, and tracking all outreach activities.
Core Responsibilities
  • Working closely with the SDDM, the development team, and key fundraising committees, create an annual stewardship strategy and ensure its successful fulfillment. 
  • Provide support for the annual fund campaign by creating unique stewardship options for various donor groups and fundraising program options.
  • Provide support for the annual dinner with special focus on stewardship and database components.
  • Oversee and assist in the processing of all development contributions and event sales.
  • Coordinate monthly with finance department liaison to ensure gift/pledge reconciliation.
  • Provide donor acknowledgement in a timely manner (48 hours) and in accordance with development department standards. Maintain donor records for the organization.
  • Work regularly with the Raiser’s Edge system at all levels to pull lists, support prospect research and management, create fundraising reports, assist in database clean-up and maintenance.
  • Compose correspondence as needed; proof and edit development department materials to assure completeness and accuracy.
  • Process invoices (pledge and/or gift reminders), expense reports, and related documents as needed.
  • Coordinate Paraquad’s commitment to outreach – educating the community about our programs and services -- through participation in local health fairs, community events, and trade shows.
  • Organize and implement outreach, including responding to incoming calls or emails seeking our presence, coordinating staffing opportunities, creating/assembling materials for outreach, and conducting presentations.
  • Maintain system to track outreach activities for reporting purposes.
Core Competencies
  • Dedication to stewardship of donor gifts: prompt and accurate reporting of the uses of contributions, support of donor wishes, appropriate donor acknowledgement.
  • Ability to communicate well in speech and in writing.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite; experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge strongly preferred
  • Service-oriented approach.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience: Two or more years of fundraising support experience with expertise in database management preferred; a passion for exceptional and creative stewardship practices required.

Visit Paraquad's webpage for more info and to apply.

Director of Development
The Child Advocacy Center

This is a full-time position working with a non-profit that serves child victims of physical and sexual abuse in 14 counties of northeast Missouri. This position will report directly to the Executive Director (ED). The Director of Development (DD) serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting The Child Center (TCC). The primary function of the Director of Development is to develop processes, strategies, and programs to identify, cultivate, track and solicit individual, corporate, foundation, and government funding sources. The DD will supervise a FT Marketing Coordinator, FT Event Coordinator, and Development Interns.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic Planning:

  1. In conjunction with the Executive Director, set ambitious and attainable goals specifically aimed at cultivating and soliciting grants, donations, sponsorships, and event attendance.
  2. Create and implement an annual funding plan that includes budget overview, strategies, and processes to meet goals.
  3. Report to Executive Director, Development Committee, and Board of Directors progress on effectiveness of development initiatives and generate regular reports that clearly and concisely communicate progress and results.

Donor Cultivation and Management:

  1. Identify, cultivate, solicit and build relationships with grant donors, individual and corporate donors through market research, donor calls, prospect calls, and agency referrals.
  2. Implementing strategies defined in funding plan and recommend additional strategies to develop prospect relationships to increase donor base.
  3. Meet with agency leadership to further strengthen the agencies major foundation partnerships.
  4. Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate & foundation sponsors, and individual donors.
  5. Plan, manage, and direct Development Department activities to ensure staff meets their donor cultivation and management behavior and funding goals.
  6. Report to Executive Director monthly progress on funds raised, number of face-to-face meetings, number of outreach calls completed, and number of community events attended.

Fundraising/Event Management:

  1. Manage and implement annual development plan and strategy.
  2. Ensure organization of all TCC special events are completed by Event Coordinator within established budget.
  3. Lead marketing plan for events to ensure profitability securing appropriate sponsorships and attendance with support of Event Coordinator and rest of staff.
  4. Engage, lead, and report to the board’s development committee regarding ongoing activities and progress on goals.
  5. Train and lead other staff and board to support fundraising and marketing efforts.

Board Management:

  1. Develop and serve as staff lead for Board of Directors to communicate, engage, educate and include Board of Directors to help achieve development goals and budget.
  2. Lead fundraising efforts within the board by effectively implementing the agency’s development strategy.
  3. Lead and develop the Advisory Board to help achieve development goals and budget. Work with Executive Director, Management Team and Board of Directors to develop relationships and experiences with prospective donors.

Database and Records Management:

  1. Supervise and coordinate activities of Development Department engaged in maintaining donor database and paper records of contributors and grants.
  2. Maintain security and quality controls to ensure confidentiality and accurate accounting of information, including an accurate accounting of all unrestricted and restricted income and source.
  3. Interface with Finance department to fulfill information requests and maintain reporting accuracy
  4. Monitor all donor information and provide statistical analysis to board and ED.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the work of the Marketing Coordinator and Event Coordinator to achieve the goals of the Development Department.
  2. When written by the Development staff, review all grants and proposals submitted to government, foundation, or corporate funders.
  3. Oversee the intake of data and contributions to ensure that proper information capture and donor recognition occurs.

Performance Measurables:

  1. Contribution income from fundraising efforts of donations and events to meet budgeted expectations.
  2. Face-to-Face existing and prospect meetings for purpose of executing development strategies.
  3. For all grants written by the Development Department ensure income retention and growth, including renewals and new grants applied for to meet budgeted expectations.
  4. Analyze and report event attendance and profitability
  5. Number of speaking engagements, community events attended, and number of tour attendees for purpose of raising community awareness.


  1. Bachelor’s degree is required.
  2. Minimum (5) years of development experience is required
  3. Minimum (3) years of managerial experience is required.
  4. Ability to communicate mission and vision to motive staff, donors, and community to support the agency.
  5. Proven track record in successful donor and prospect management including conducting research and preparing proposals.
  6. Demonstrated success preparing and achieving revenue targets and goals.
  7. Ability to organize, plan and implement processes to create, implement, and achieve funding plans
  8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with Board of Directors, Executive Director, staff, coworkers, donors, and community.
  9. Attention to task completion and accurately evaluates the time required to complete both high and low priority tasks.
  10. Ability to accurately assess risks and takes voluntary action when needed.
  11. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs to create and produce communication pieces, marketing materials, reports, and other documents.
  12. Working knowledge of online social networks to increase community awareness and deliver agency brand message.

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to Sissy Swift at by the end of business on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Please, no phone calls.

Grants Manager, Grant Writer
Home Works! The Teacher Home Visit Program

Reports to         CEO
Location            St. Louis

Overview of HOME WORKS!

Too many children enter school not ready to learn and never catch up resulting in increased rates of school failure, lifetimes of hardships, and never reaching their full potential. To improve the academic achievement, attendance, classroom behavior, and homework completion of these struggling students and to prepare them for the workforce, HOME WORKS! trains, supports, and pays teachers to make home visits to get their parents engaged in their education. HOME WORKS! is designed to have teachers and families partner to build a better connection and understand the crucial partnership needed between home and school for students to succeed. Learn more about us by visiting our website at

Role Summary

This position plays a key role in the financial health and sustainability of HOME WORKS!. This person works closely with the CEO on all aspects of development including grant writing, maintaining a donor database, developing marketing materials, and providing administrative assistance related to fundraising.

Essential Duties include:  

  • Development and Grant Writing
    • Support and partner with the CEO on all fundraising activities including researching, identifying, and cultivating funding opportunities
    • Facilitate donor communications at the direction of the CEO: draft solicitations, prepare mail merges, and manage follow-up including gift acknowledgements
  • Draft proposals and manage the submission of grant applications and associated reports to corporations, family foundations, individuals, and government entities
  • Maintain a grants and reports calendar
  • Maintain lists and files of current and potential donors
  • Track board involvement in development efforts
  • Research and stay current on funding sources and trends
  • Report to board and CEO on the status of fundraising efforts, trends, and plans
  • Track and report on fundraising goals
  • Database Maintenance
    • Maintain a donor database (DonorPerfect), which includes development of data entry procedures and entering information on a regular and timely basis
    • Generate reports, queries, donor profiles, donor/prospect lists, and mailing lists
    • Process and document gifts in donor database, send gift acknowledgements, and prepare deposits
    • Reconcile donation data on a monthly and annual basis for input into accounting system
  • Marketing & Communications
    • Draft and/or edit marketing content for print materials – annual report, handouts, brochures, and newsletters and digital (website, e-newsletter, social media) materials
    • Facilitate printing and mailing of marketing materials
    • Collaborate with graphic designers, photographers, and web designers to develop marketing materials
  • Administrative
    • Prepare mailings for monthly solicitations
    • Maintain online and paper donation records and fundraising files
    • Staff the Board Fundraising Committee
    • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate will be a great writer, collaborative, curious, flexible, and enjoy a sense of humor. In addition, the successful candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years of grant writing and fundraising experience
  • Excellent editing, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of DonorPerfect or other development database software
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office applications
  • The ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines with minimal direct supervision
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • The ability to handle sensitive information with a high degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent emotional intelligence, cultural awareness, inclusivity, and acceptance of diversity of all dimensions
  • A passion for the mission of HOME WORKS!

Work Environment

This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and printers.  HOME WORKS! prohibits smoking and all tobacco products in any form in all areas of HOME WORKS! offices. This position requires office hours at the development office of HOME WORKS! which is located in the home of the CEO. Candidates must be able to walk up stairs and not be allergic to dogs.

Position Specifications

Status:  Full time, exempt

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: Commensurate with experience


To apply, please send thoughtful cover letter and resume to

Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services
Director of Fundraising & Marketing - based in Carmi, Illinois

DB&A Executive Search & Recruitment is excited to announce the search for the next Director of Development & Marketing for Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services (BCHFS), a multi-faceted family service ministry consisting of four affiliate ministries that work together to protect, heal and restore struggling children and families. This position rounds out a small, passionately committed executive team that has a big vision for increasing organizational impact and growing charitable income. This position is perfect for an entrepreneurial, mid-career level, development professional with donor relations and nonprofit marketing experience. The successful professional must care deeply about underserved families, mothers, and children in crisis and feel called to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

In terms of site locations and programs, BCHFS has a significant footprint in Southern Illinois but serves families, mothers, and children from the entire state of Illinois. The Baptist Children’s Home (BCH) residential care and administrative offices are in Carmi, Illinois “a small town where you can make a difference.” This might be the lifestyle change that is perfect for a talented fundraising professional.

For a detailed description of this position, please review the Opportunity Profile.

DB&A Executive Search & Recruitment is conducting the search and interested candidates should apply online at

Grants Program Development Specialist
MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries

Position Overview:

MERS/ Goodwill is looking for an experienced Program Development Specialist to join our Grants team. The Program Development Specialist is responsible for the whole grant process. The Program Development Specialist will also perform various office duties, assigned by the Vice President of Grants; ensuring all agency policies and procedures are followed.

Must apply via agency website:

What you'll love about MERS Goodwill:

  • Medical Insurance starting at $15 per pay period
  • Additional family member Medical Insurance starting at $57.50 per pay period
  • Employer subsidized individual and family vision
  • Employee Dental Insurance paid by MERS Goodwill
  • 403(b) retirement of a percentage of W2 wages paid by MERS Goodwill
  • 401(a) retirement with company match, 50% up to 6 percent
  • Employer contributed life insurance at two times annual wages
  • Optional short-term disability
  • Employee discount
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid vacation(10), holiday(8), personal(2), and sick(10)
  • Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Typical schedule Monday through Friday, flexibility allowed

Primary Duties Include

  • Research grant opportunities
  • Write grants
  • Assist with strategic planning process
  • Design and create related documents
  • Assist with monitoring grant performance
  • Maintain familiarity with area nonprofits and funding sources related with agency operations
  • Other duties assigned.


  • BS/BA in Vocation Rehabilitation, Business Administration, Community Development or related required: Masters preferred
  • 3-years of relevant work experience is required in Vocation Rehabilitation, Business Administration, Community Development

For more info and to apply, click here.

Vice President of Learning and Research
Missouri Foundation for Health

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Strategy Officer, the Vice President of Learning and Research is responsible for providing organizational leadership, setting the vision for the Foundation’s learning, evaluation, data, and research priorities, and executing a plan to fulfill these objectives. This individual will strategically raise Missouri Foundation for Health’s profile as an innovative, creative, and impactful organization that uses research and data to catalyze positive change. The vice president manages the activities of the Learning and Research team and is a key member of the Foundation’s Executive Team, working collaboratively with the leadership team and Board of Directors to set Foundation strategy and culture.


Executive Duties:

  • Contribute to the development and evolution of Foundation strategy and effectively implement such strategy within area of responsibility. Clearly articulate Foundation strategy to internal and external audiences
  • Set organizational goals and priorities. Communicate goals and priorities to teams to develop tactics and action plans. Ensure successful execution of tactics to meet organizational goals while remaining responsive to environmental changes that call for action or change strategies
  • Seek out, develop, and maintain relationships with appropriate external partners. Be an ambassador for MFH by demonstrating integrity, professionalism, commitment, and humility. In your actions and decisions, demonstrate that you value diversity and equity. Instill those values in your team and its work
  • Ensure staff are effective, productive, and supported in their work and development. Create an environment in which all staff feel appreciated for their unique contributions to the work of the Foundation. Model and create an environment centered on MFH culture and workplace values including actively supporting a culture of collaboration with, and respect for, internal partners
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility, critical thinking, and sound judgement in all matters in order to safeguard MFH resources—financial, reputational, and human
  • Engage appropriately with the Community Advisory Council, the Board of Directors, and Board committees to accomplish the mission and goals of the organization. Support board members as they individually and collectively fulfill their legal, governance, and fiduciary responsibilities. Contribute to board education on various levels—understanding of the field, the nature of the work of the Foundation, and behaviors of effective board members

Functional Area Duties:

  • Ensure MFH has systems, structures, and projects in place to gather the information it needs to understand its role in the region, the impact and effectiveness of its work, and to identify opportunities for creating change in the larger health, philanthropy, and Missouri ecosystems
  • Directly supervise a team of six professional staff, including regionally-based Community Liaisons. Create a high-performing, highly collaborative team that works across the organization to drive results. Effectively manage performance expectations through annual goal setting, performance appraisals, and employee development plans. Create an environment of accountability balanced with the flexibility and support that enables staff to achieve superior performance
  • Develop and oversee the Foundation’s new community liaison function, which will serve as the Foundation’s presence in the community, deepening understanding of various communities’ cultures, health trends, values, and priorities. Build and empower a team of three Community Liaisons who identify and assess significance of regional and community trends relative to the Foundation’s current and future plans, strategy, goals, and projects
  • Provide leadership and oversight to learning and evaluation activities. Ensure that key performance goals and benchmarks are set across all strategic initiatives and that appropriate, right-sized structures are in place to measure overall impact of each body of work. Consider various perspectives in assessing success of work, advancing equitable evaluation approaches across both contracted and internal learning and evaluation efforts. Serve as internal content expert for learning and evaluation
  • Develop and implement the Foundation’s approach to research, leading work that will help MFH and the broader field better understand communities and the impact of various circumstances, policies, and programs on individual and community health. With colleagues from across the organization, seek and build opportunities to use research as change tool within strategic initiatives and at the organizational level. Serve as a thought partner and content expert in the management of research projects
  • Lead the Foundation’s efforts to create products that make it easier for stakeholders to access and utilize publicly available data as well as trend data that anticipates future health needs of Missourians. Oversee Foundation decisions related to investments in the gathering, generation, analysis, and publication of health-related data
  • Operationalize a strong organization-wide approach to learning, including implementation of a system or process for improving and streamlining internal learning from evaluations, research and data projects, and information gathered by community liaisons. Develop an adaptive approach for incorporating learning into Foundation strategy development at the organizational level as well as into current strategic initiatives
  • Position the Foundation as a thought leader on issues impacting Missouri residents by participating in media interviews, speaking on behalf of Foundation at conferences, representing the Foundation in key collaborations or partnerships, and seeking opportunities to disseminate information related to the work of the organization. Champion the sharing of knowledge and learning from research and evaluations with a broad audience of internal and external stakeholders
  • Retain and manage consultants as necessary to deliver on Foundation strategy and objectives
  • Create and manage the Learning and Research budget

Other Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to the Foundation’s core values and to staff values.
  • Participates as assigned in Foundation teams.
  • Perform general Foundation support activities and carry out special projects as required.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Significant experience leading research, learning, and/or evaluation activities intended to drive change. Successful record of developing and managing complex and creative strategies
  • Proven mastery of research methodology and data analysis methods applicable to work in public health, social service, and/or safety net sectors
  • Deep commitment to evaluation and research that is conceptualized, implemented, and utilized in a manner that promotes equity
  • Master’s degree or higher level of education. Preference for PhD in social science discipline (economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, health care, etc)
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in progressively responsible positions in an agency, academic, or consulting setting. Experience working with boards and senior leadership strongly preferred
  • Proven ability to manage, lead, and empower a highly skilled and diverse team of professionals to produce outstanding results
  • Excellent internal and external customer service skills and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences ranging from an individual to a large gathering
  • Comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment as a leader and participant. Value creativity and flexibility in approach
  • Must present a professional manner and appearance

For more information and to apply, click here.

Research and Data Coordinator
Parents As Teachers

Job Title: Research and Data CoordinatorDepartment: Research and Quality Improvement Reports to: Vice President, Research and Quality FLSA

Status: Exempt Summary: The Research and Data Coordinator provides support for Parents as Teachers research and quality improvement initiatives. This includes: coordinating the evaluation of Show Me Strong Families the national center’s PAT affiliate, supporting national, state, and local research and evaluation projects, supporting analysis and dissemination of data, and identifying opportunities to enhance data collection, analysis, and dissemination. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Coordinate the evaluation of Show Me Strong Families working closely with an external evaluator and key community partners.

Support the launch of national, state, and local research and evaluation projects.

Review and analyze trends from Penelope data, a data management system used by many PAT affiliates.

Design, develop, and conduct focus groups, surveys, and interviews with key PAT stakeholders (e.g., affiliate organizations, state entities, families).

Support development of surveys and other evaluation work as needed.

Coordinate and track data collection efforts across the organization and disseminate findings.

Assist with preparation of reports, presentations, fact sheets, and other dissemination products. Education and/or Experience:

Master’s degree or equivalent in social work, health, psychology or education.

3-5 years of experience in: project management; program evaluation/research design; collection, management and analysis of quantitative data; and survey development.Other Abilities:

Ability to synthesize and summarize information accurately and clearly.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Strong quantitative analysis experience.Travel:Minimal travel requirements. Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have:

Proficiency in various software programs related to job requirements, including statistical software (SPSS, R studio), Microsoft Office Suite, Tableau, and Microsoft Power BI. Language Skills: Ability to effectively listen, write, and speak as well as appropriately present information and respond to questions from staff and key stakeholders. Math/Reasoning Skills: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Our Organization: Parents as Teachers is an international nonprofit providing a proven, evidence-based home visiting model for the most respected organizations and professionals who serve the evolving needs of families. Our work with the professional community helps young children grow up healthy, safe and ready to learn.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, along with names/contact information of three references, salary history and requirements, to

City of Black Jack
Deputy Director of Public Works

Full-time w/benefits
$18-$22 per hour

This position exercises daily supervision over the Public Works Department. Assist the Director of Public Works by implementing established goals, programs, policies and schedules. Assist with the oversight of contracting agencies including maintenance, design, and construction of capital projects. Provides progress reports on the efficiency of vendors and contractors. Assists in the development of specifications for and/or oversees the contracted accomplishment of maintenance, design and construction and other capital projects. Assists with the hiring, discipline, evaluation and termination of employees. Provides oversight of all building, mechanical maintenance and repairs of Black Jack municipal facilities. Identifies maintenance and repair needs by personally inspecting City of Black Jack facilities and equipment. Develops priorities and schedules based on anticipated demand, workforce availability, supplies and/or equipment needs. Assists with problems that are encountered and inspects work in progress and/or satisfactory completion. Spot-checks routine assignments to ensure effective use of time and inspects finished jobs for conformance to requirements, codes, and trade standards. Documents and reports job completion. Checks equipment for proper operation and safety. Reviews supply inventory and prepares requisitions for supplies. Responds to emergency calls for service on an around-the-clock basis. In the absence of the Director of Public Works, assumes the responsibility of the Public Works Department as necessary and as assigned.

Associates or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering or related field, with a minimum of three years of Supervisory experience in Public Works

Salary – DOQ - EOE – Position open until filled

How to apply:

Email resume to or

Fax resume (314) 355-4196 or
Come to City Hall to complete application
Mail resume:  City of Black Jack, 12500 Old Jamestown Road, Black Jack, Mo. 63033, Attn: City Clerk            

Executive Director
St. Vincent Home for Children

About the Position:
The Executive Director is the key management leader of St. Vincent Home for Children.  He/She is responsible for compliant administration, quality programs, management of the staff, fiscal management and the agency brand including fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.  The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

General Responsibilities:

  • Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the agency’s mission.
  • Financial Performance and Viability: Develops sufficient resources to ensure the financial health of the organization.
  • Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
  • Organization Operations: Oversees and is ultimately responsible for the alignment of appropriate human and financial resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are in good standing.

Actual Job Responsibilities:
Carries out the Mission of St. Vincent Home for Children by:

  • Reporting to and collaborating with the Board of Directors on strategic planning, policy decisions, fundraising and increasing the overall visibility of the organization.
  • Collaborating with volunteer committee chairs to ensure the development of, and successful execution of committee goals.
  • Planning and developing with the Board of Trustees the program of service and care of client youth and their families in accordance with state and federal laws and guidelines, and relevant regulations.
  • Facilitating and/or participating with the Board of Trustees and selected staff and volunteers in the development of long-range and strategic plans, overseeing tasks and activities related to the plan, and ensuring implementation and effective review of the plan.
  • Coordinating arrangements and documents for meetings of the Board of Trustees, including development of agendas, preparation of materials for review prior to meetings, reports on agency and program status, development and marketing reports, and identification of any new
    concerns or developments for all meetings of the Board of Trustees and the Board’s Executive Committee.
  • Leading the development of an annual budget, monitoring income and expenses throughout the year, and building a long-term sustainable organization.
  • Ensuring delivery of quality mental health services to St. Vincent Home residential and non-residential clients and their families across all program areas.
  • Overseeing and participating in fundraising, development and public relations activities. Engage in fundraising and developing other revenue streams. Overseeing marketing and other communications efforts.
  • Serving as St. Vincent’s primary spokesperson and enhancing St. Vincent’s image through leadership in the community and by actively building relationships with other mental health leaders, civic and private organizations.
  • Cultivating and maintaining community/professional contacts and relationships. Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance St. Vincent’s mission.
  • Growing St. Vincent’s position as a thought leader and premier provider of services.
  • Recruiting, training, developing, and supervising the executive team, creating a supportive and disciplined environment.
  •  Overseeing all process related to the selection and retention of qualified staff, including:
    — ensuring that all staff receive needed/required training;
    — assuming responsibility for hiring decisions, discipline of staff, and when necessary, discharges from employment;
    — ensuring annual evaluation of all staff members, reviewing compliance with personnel standards;
    — reviewing and changing standards as needed with Board members; and
    — promoting high staff morale and our culture of care.
  • Providing direct supervision and annual evaluation of all department chiefs, the Maintenance Director and the Manager of Special Projects.
  • Participating in child-related organizations (e.g., Children’s Services Coalition, Ready by 21), keeping abreast of trends and developments in the field of crisis intervention and other clinical services for youth and families.
  • Monitoring developments in the community in the areas of K-12 education, child welfare treatment, programs and agencies, making any needed recommendations for changes in focus of services and/or development and implementation of programs.
  • Ensuring relevant staff knowledge of and ensuring compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations (e.g., Fire Safety, OSHA, Labor Laws, Licensing Regulations, Child Abuse Hotlines).
  • Being available to respond to emergency needs of the Home on a 24-hour basis, arranging back-up support when needed.
  • Ensuring the maintenance and cleanliness of the building, planning renovations and major repairs with Board members and overseeing improvement projects.
  • Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
  • Reviewing and approving contracts for services.
  • Executing other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Committee Membership and Participation:

  • All Board Standing and Other Committees (e.g., Youth Program, Development, Finance, Governance).
  • Executive Team.
  • Continuous Quality Improvement Committee.

Professional Qualifications Needed:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited School of Social Work or a closely related field.
  • License in Missouri to practice as a clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed professional counselor (LPC).
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in mental health service systems for children and families.
  • Experience in schools, inpatient or residential treatment preferred.
  • Minimum seven years supervisory/administrative experience.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and exercise good judgment, particularly in crisis situations and under pressure.
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership.
  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
  • Skilled in budget development and management, staff supervision and training as well as familiarity with various treatment methodologies relevant to St. Vincent’s service populations.
  • Demonstrated personal and professional qualities that provide leadership and set an example for St. Vincent’s staff.
  • A history of successfully building community and referral relationships, generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • Proven track record for managing an effective fundraising department, including strategic planning, grant writing (state and federal), grant and major donor stewardship. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the local funding community.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including donors, funding sources, partner agencies and volunteers.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and exercise good judgment, particularly in crisis situations and under pressure.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter confidentially to Please also include salary history and salary requirements when responding.  Candidate resumes will be reviewed by the Board of Director’s selection committee on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.

Program and Fundraising Specialist
Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas

The Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas is looking for a Program and Fundraising Specialist to join our staff!

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Specialist reports to the Chief Executive Officer and will be a key member of the team.  The Specialist is responsible for assisting with fundraising events as directed by the Chief Executive Officer and implementing programs and procedures in generating revenue.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1.  Assisting with agency special events and third party special events.
2.  Coordinating special events as assigned and serving as a key point person at event.
3.  Contributing to social marketing efforts.
4.  Assisting with the quarterly and monthly newsletters.
5.  Assisting with maintaining the agency website.
6.  Assisting with the maintenance of donor special event database.
7.  Providing follow up reports from each event.
8.  Initial contact for callers/inquires about volunteering for the agency.
9.  Outreach in the community to secure education presentations.
10.  Assist with program activities to assure the effectiveness and responsible administration of the
education program.
11.  Present epilepsy education programs to students, teachers and other members of the school
community and community groups.
12.  Assist with inquiries regarding epilepsy education and information and referrals.
13.  Document and report all activity accurately and in a timely manner.
14.  Assist with advocacy in the schools and legislature.
15.  Assist with analyzing and reporting data activity from website and social media.

Non-Specific to Position:
Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.

– Associates Degree

– Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relations with others.

– Must be able to communicate effectively by possessing strong oral and written communication skills.

– Must be able to work with a minimum of direction and supervision.

-Must be willing and able to travel during work day and to attend some evening work events.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to with Program and Fundraising Specialist in the subject line.

City Engineer
City of Pacific, Mo.

The City of Pacific is seeking qualified candidates for the position of City Engineer. This is a Department head level position that is responsible for overseeing the City’s infrastructure planning and programs, land use and zoning, building and occupancy, and code enforcement activities of the City. This position isa key part of the City’s management team and is closely involved with the City’s short and long-term strategic planning efforts and initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a degree in civil engineering and a background in local government, preferably in an administrative and/or supervisory role.

The ideal candidate will have experience in municipal infrastructure, primarily street, water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer, and will have experience in municipal planning, zoning, land use and building code administration. This position fills multiple roles, including serving the Planning Director and Building Commissioner roles as provided for by Pacific Municipal Code. The position also has responsibility for infrastructure planningand programming, and coordinating the activities of the Public Works Department with Administration.

The position supervises three full-time employees, including the Building Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer, and Department administrative assistant.Professional Engineer licensure in Missouri is strongly desired, though the City may consider candidates with other qualifications closely matching the City’s needs. International Code Council certifications, particularly Certified Building Official, and / or AICP planning certification, may substitute for engineering qualifications. Candidates with advanced municipal government administrative qualifications may also be considered. The starting pay range for this position is $80,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.

The City of Pacific offers an excellent benefits package, including group health insurance and the Missouri LAGERS defined benefit pension plan (L-6). Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to Steve Roth, City Administrator, 300 Hoven Drive, Pacific MO 63069. The full position posting is available online at This position is open until filled.

Deputy City Clerk
City of Kirkwood, Mo.


  • Assists the City Clerk with the operations of the City Clerk's Office.
  • Answers citizens inquiries via phone calls and email, composes correspondence and legislation, maintain files, administers policies relating to city records, receives and responds to Sunshine Law Requests, and attend all City Council meetings.
  • Assists city departments with record retention issues and administers the digital record management system.


  • Minimum of five years of experience in a clerical environment or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Possess excellent secretarial, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other software.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to maintain Notary designation and confidential information. Previous City Clerk office experience and/or municipal experience desired. 


Primarily indoor office environment. 

SALARY:  $43,222 - $47,549 per year, based on the successful candidate's credentials.  City of Kirkwood provides an excellent benefits package.

For more information and to apply, click here to visit the City's webpage.

Walk Manager
Alzheimer’s Association


This position is responsible for the implementation of Walk to End Alzheimer’s® events to meet or exceed goals through volunteer recruitment and engagement as well as through corporate development. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the fastest-growing walk program in the country, ranking as the third-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States. Measurable outcomes for this position include: achieving designated financial and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, community partnerships, as well as increasing Walk-brand awareness and visibility in the community.

Based in St. Louis, MO, this position requires frequent travel within the assigned territory.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for recruitment of volunteer community leaders and training, coaching, and management resulting in the attainment of revenue and team goals.
• Build relationships with key volunteers, participants, sponsors and community leaders as well as existing and new corporate partners.
• Responsible for overall Walk to End Alzheimer’s volunteer committee development, team recruitment and retention strategies, budget, timeline, marketing/PR, logistics and best practice implementation.
• Through volunteer networks, prospect, cultivate and steward Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams, sponsors and walkers to achieve development goals.
• Execute plan for maximizing team participation to achieve revenue goals by retaining existing teams, attracting new ones from all sectors of the community and by providing fundraising guidance and support.
• Maintain year-round relationships with key corporate sponsors and constituents to ensure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities.
• Work with the volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities.
• Ensure Walk to End Alzheimer’s standards are being followed.
• Responsible for other duties as assigned.
• Actively participate in learning opportunities for professional growth and self- improvement.

Minimum requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• 3-5 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals
• Preferred peer-to-peer fundraising experience or equivalent sales background
• Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners
• Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships
• Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy
• Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
• Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written
• Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfill the job goals.
• While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required. Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.
• Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the job
• Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs of materials
• Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio software

Please apply online at our website:

Development Associate
Arch Grants

Arch Grants is hiring a Development Associate to support fundraising activities for its mission of creating a new startup-based economy in St. Louis by attracting and retaining dynamic entrepreneurs. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Development in support of the organization’s fundraising efforts by assisting with administrative tasks, grant reporting, donation tracking and processing, data entry and management, and project management. Individuals with relevant experience in these core competencies and a passion for the mission of the organization are encouraged to apply.

Job Title:  Development Associate

Reports To:  Director of Development & Operations (DoD)

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and executing identification, cultivation and solicitation processes for major gifts.
  • Work with the DoD and other staff to provide support for grant application & reporting submissions.
  • Manage gift processing functions, including CRM gift entry and acknowledgment letters.
  • In conjunction with the DoD, develop and implement a solicitation strategy for major donor prospects, including preparation of written proposal materials, and other materials needed to secure major gifts.
  • Assist in scheduling and preparing DoD & Executive Director (ED) for all fundraising-related meetings, including follow-up communications and CRM tracking.
  • Prepare materials and manage execution for all Board & Committee meetings.
  • Manage gift systems including prospect/donor coding, filing and contact tracking in the CRM database (Salesforce).
  • Develop external communications including online campaigns and donor newsletters.
    Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum of 2-3 years experience in a nonprofit fundraising environment

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Excellent communication, problem-solving and task management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously through effective goal setting, meeting established deadlines, and using time effectively
  • Ability to anticipate and provide relevant development-related information to DoD and ED
  • Ability to provide support for 6-10 evening fundraising/donor events throughout the year
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, Constant Contact and Salesforce preferred

Qualified applicants may apply by emailing a resume and cover letter in PDF format to Gabe Angieri, Director of Development & Operations, at Applications without a well-written cover letter expressing interest in the role and summarizing relevant experience/education will not be considered. Arch Grants is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Associate Director of Operations
Annie's Hope - The Center for Grieving Kids

Position Description

Annie’s Hope – The Center for Grieving Kids is a community-based nonprofit whose mission is to serve children, teens, and their families who are surviving the death of someone significant. The organization began in 1998 with three board members meeting over a cup of coffee. From this grassroots start, an eight-week support group was initiated in donated space. Since then, the organization has expanded to over ten programs and services, more than 400 volunteers, eight staff persons (paid & volunteer), and a budget of over $700,000. The vision of Annie’s Hope is to transform the response to and care for grieving families by being the “go-to” center for grieving kids and families in the greater St. Louis region.

Annie’s Hope is in search of a friendly, warm, compassionate person who can help to advance the organization in the areas of operations, human resources, finance, accounting, and information technology.

Skills and Experience:
• Willingness and ability to convey warmth, compassion, respect, and non-judgment to persons in grief
• Deep knowledge of and experience with human resources principles and practices
• Knowledge of financial and accounting principles and practices utilizing Quickbooks
• Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
• Exceptional organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities
• People-oriented, results-driven, and excellence focused
• Analytical talents to evaluate data and make operational decisions
• Excellent leadership, negotiation, active listening, and problem-solving skills
• Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels
• Experience in a CRM platform
• Competence using Microsoft Office Professional
• Information technology skills
• Effective stress-reducing strategies

Duties and Expectations:
• Oversee all operations
• Identify and ensure adherence to best practices
• Directly supervise the Administrative Assistant and Accounting Specialist
• Manage all aspects of Human Resources – payroll, benefits, conflict-resolution, training, evaluation, hiring, firing, legal considerations, etc.
• Oversee tasks relevant to the Board of Directors, such as reports, budgets, onboarding new members.
• Liaison to vendors
• Liaison to landlord
• Assess/create/update policies & procedures
• Attend fundraising events
• Serve as an Ambassador for Annie’s Hope

Key Requirements:
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred.
• Education or experience in Human Resources, Non-Profit Management, Business, or a related field.
• Minimum of three years of work experience, non-profit setting preferred.

Reporting Relationships:
• This position reports to the Executive Director
• Administrative Assistant and Accounting Specialist reports to this position

Hours and Paid Time Off:
• This position is an “at-will,” 40 hours per week, five days a week, exempt role.
• After three months of employment, Paid Time Off (PTO) is ten days accrued per calendar year (pro-rated as appropriate), plus a minimum of eight pre-determined holidays, the day after Thanksgiving, and any workdays between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
• Health, dental and vision benefits
• Simple IRA
• Mileage Reimbursement

Please email:

* Resume
* Writing sample explaining what our mission means to you and how you can add value to the Annie’s Hope team
* Three letters of recommendation

Becky Byrne, Executive Director
Annie’s Hope – The Center for Grieving Kids
1333 W. Lockwood, Suite 104
St. Louis, MO 63122

For more information about Annie’s Hope, please visit

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